The Hanover Select Board met on Jan. 18 with two select people attending along with the town clerk. Robert Fortin was re-appointed to a five-year term as a planning board member. Clem Worcester was re-appointed to a two-year term as the registrar of voters for Hanover. The Board also discussed possibly providing a discount to those who pay property taxes early and a penalty fee for those who pay taxes after the deadline. Voters would need to approve the plan before it becomes effective.
An Automobile rollover accident occurred Sunday morning, Jan. 16, on Route 2. Snow flurries made the road slick. Medcare Ambulance, Rumford Fire Department and police responded.
You may recall reading about last summer’s hiking trip along the Appalachian Trail by Daren and Brad Worcester. They traveled from New Hampshire to Mt. Katahdin in 22 days. Many folks followed their journey on Daren’s website. After a few months of pondering Daren has compiled 14 lessons learned while hiking the Appalachian Trail. The lessons indicate that lighter packs are good and he recommends some products that are helpful. The information is interesting and may be seen at www.darenworcester.com
For most of us it has not been trail hiking and camping weather lately. Snowstorms occur every few days and admittedly it is icy cold! Snowmobile trails are now open in the area. One active trail goes from Hanover Village to ITS 82 in Andover.
Many trail riders like to stop at Gordie Howe’s for fuel for their machines and food for their bellies.
What is best for keeping your auto going during a cold snap? Park your vehicle where it will be in the full sunshine a while before trying to start even if you need to delay your journey a few hours. Make sure to keep the battery fully charged and that lights and radios are turned off. Perhaps you can avoid buying a new battery or starter until warmer weather.