Town accepts rescue sled

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WEST PARIS – Selectmen voted unanimously last week to accept a fully equipped rescue sled from the Mollyockett Sportsman’s Club, adding to the town’s emergency equipment.

Town Manager John White said the sled will be housed at the fire station on Kingsbury Street, available for use in the event of an emergency winter rescue.

“This will be a great addition to our emergency services capability,” he said.

In other business, Richard Shepherd of the Maine Fire Marshal’s Office spoke of safety rules and regulations concerning mechanical rides that are used during the town’s Old Home Days celebration.

Shepherd’s information included state requirements for the permitting process as well as requirements for ride inspections.

Also, resident Sylvia McCann was authorized to begin a fundraising campaign to pay for granite benches to be installed near the war memorial in the village center.

“It will be nice to provide a place for people to sit in the park while they remember those who have served their country in so many wars through the years,” McCann said.

Selectmen approved the appointments of Sandra Broberg, Rodney Abbott, Les Pulsifer, Betty Jones, Janet Fornier and Elaine Emery as directors for the West Paris Library.

The group will elect officers at their next meeting.

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