The Sept. 4 Hanover Public Hearing to discuss snowplowing on the South Shore Road was well attended by property owners along that road and other interested persons. Chairman of the Select Board Brenda Gross opened the meeting and Select Person Dick Stratton presented a financial projection if it were decided to plow the South Shore Road. Although never plowed by the town, the road has been privately plowed for a few years. Select Person Frank Morrison discussed possible changes that might be needed before the town’s road contractor could safely plow the road, including possibly cutting some trees. Following the Select Board’s presentation there were comments and discussion among those present. It is expected the Board will further discuss the situation at their meetings. The next scheduled meeting is Sept.18 at the Town Office at 6 p.m.
The Hanover Planning Board met Sept. 5 to discuss several pending applications and issues. The Board did a site visit to a South Shore Road property for a new deck near the edge of Howard Pond and upon returning to the meeting the application was denied. Discussed also was the possibility that a cottage owner had developed apartments in a building permitted as a single-family dwelling. The Board additionally discussed some forestry issues and CEO Joelle Cory-Whitman said the DEP and other agencies were involved.
Last Saturday evening an unexpected rain and windstorm blew through the area. Electrical power was off at homes along most roads and streets in Hanover, Route 2 corridor in Rumford and parts of Milton Twp. and Woodstock. The electricity was out for about an hour. Grammie would have said, “ It must have been the tail end of that hurricane.”
Members of Rumford Grange 115 were busy much of last Saturday setting up the Grange display at Oxford Fair. Helping out were Wendell Easter, Butch and Vicki Clark and Donna and Clem Worcester.
Congratulations to Peg Susbury for being recognized by the Town of Rumford as a distinguished citizen. Her award was for serving on the Rumford Library Board of Directors for many years.