Just when you think that Spring has arrived, the weatherman announces that Monday will bring anywhere from 3 to 6 inches of snow. Of course, since it is still March, we kind of expect something like this. Sunday was a beautiful day. The sun was shining and the snow was melting. The Robin was back hopping around on the part of the lawn where the snow has melted. He seemed happy to see some bare ground even though the grass is not green yet.
My brother, Steve McLain, spent most of Saturday in town helping compile the Annual Report for the Town of Gilead.
Steve and Lise McLain went to the Rotary Breakfast last Sunday with Brad McLain, Carole Mason, Ryan Seames and Emily Philbrick.
Our granddaughter spent last Saturday evening and Sunday with us. We had a director’s meeting for the Oxford County Mineral and Gem Association on Sunday afternoon. Sidney went with us and spent the afternoon visiting with Kevin Briggs, since the meeting was at his father’s house in Bryant Pond.
The "crew" gathered last Friday and Saturday at the Town Office to volunteer to help with finishing off the town report. Alicia McLean, Jeremy Morin and Lin Chapman worked on Friday, and then on Saturday, Jeremy Morin and Lin Chapman were joined by Hugh Chapman and Steve McLain. The photocopies were laid out on the big table in the meeting room. Jeremy, Lin and Hugh put the books together and Steve was in charge of stapling them. Jeremy and Steve spent Saturday afternoon delivering as many of the reports as they could. This was a good example of teamwork and working together to get a boring job done.
This is the last reminder that Town Meeting is coming right up this Saturday, March 26. Please arrive early. Your vote does matter! Ask questions and find out why you, as a voter, are being asked to borrow or raise money for the items on the warrant. Do not rely on hearsay. Sometimes bad decisions are made when a voter does not have all the right information they should have when making decisions on how their tax money is spent.
Anyone needing to register to vote will need to bring proof of residency with them. Proof of residency can be a current document that shows the name and address of the person applying to register to vote.
According to the Maine Municipal Association, the residence of a person is “that place where the person has established a fixed and principal home to which the person, whenever temporarily absent, intends to return."
"The law clearly wants to see an actual fixed and principal home in the municipality where registration is sought. Thus, when as applicant asserts that she or he is absent from the town in which registration is sought, the applicant must show not only that the absence is merely temporary, but that the person is absent from an actual home.”
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