The Hanover Board of Select Persons met March 26 for a Board meeting. It was a week later than usual because of conflicting schedules. The Board examined reports and signed warrants. Planning Board Chairman Jeff Watts submitted his resignation. It was accepted. The Select Board is working toward finding a replacement for Jeff’s position on the Planning Board. If anyone is interested in working with the Planning Board there are vacancies for alternates to the Planning Board and the Appeals Board. Anyone interested should contact the Town Office or one of the select persons.
The Maine Department of Transportation closed one lane of Route 2 in Hanover part of a day last week while they cut away blown down and damaged trees near Howard Pond Stream Bridge. Their work greatly improved the visibility around the Mill Hill Road Intersection.
The Oxford County Soil & Water Conservation District whose office is in South Paris, Maine, has released their 2012 Annual Report. Yearly they have a contest to pick the report’s cover picture. This year the winner was a picture captured by Jade Gianforte. The picture was taken from the ledge area high above Rumford Point and looking toward the west overlooking parts of Hanover, Bethel and other area towns. Visible in the scene is the John Martin Bridge scheduled to be rebuilt this year. Gianforte grew up in New York and now works for the US Department of Agriculture in Farmington.
The American Radio Relay League Maine State Convention was March 29 and 30. The two-day event was at the Ramada Inn in Lewiston. Among local enthusiasts attending were Norman Clanton of Newry and David Worcester of Hanover.
The ice left the Androscoggin River on March 25. With the ice out and the snow slowly melting there shouldn’t be much danger of high water unless we get a huge rainstorm.
Do I dare take the snowplow off yet? That would bring a snowstorm for sure!