There are so many signs of spring that are showing up every day. Lots of spring birds have arrived. The lawn has been covered with Grackles, Starlings, Red-Winged Blackbirds, Cowbirds and now the Robins have arrived.
My brother, Steve McLain, arrived early Saturday to start the wood stove in the Town Hall to warm it up for the Town Meeting that evening.
Alfred Leighton, another selectman, tended the stove during the day and helped set up the chairs for the meeting. He had some help from a couple of his grandchildren.
Mary Tyler called with information on another sign of spring. A little woodchuck appeared at her house. He came out from under the storage shed and checked out the nice weather. He did not come out on Groundhog Day and make any predictions, so no one can blame him for the one that Punxsutawney Phil did.
Hugh and I went out to Easter dinner with some other family members at the Northland’s Restaurant and Dairy Bar. Others there were Tim and Michele, and grandchildren, Ajay and Sidney; Michele’s parents, Leo and Ann Croteau; Michele’s brother and family, Paul, Tina, Leo, and Paul, Jr. We all had a delicious meal and a great time visiting.
The Annual Town Meeting was held on Saturday, March 30, 2013. The town officers must be doing something right since there were only 24 voters who turned out to take action on the 32 articles. Paul Handlen moderated the meeting, listened to comments and questions and still finished the meeting in 38 minutes.
Those elected to the fill the offices: Stephen McLain-three-year term as a selectman, Ann Choquette-three-year term as a school board member and Nikki Petillo-one-year term as a school board member.
There was a total of $213,415.36 raised. This figure is $66,358.64 less than last year. Of course, this does not include the school budget. That will be voted on later.
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