Staff Writer

FRANKLIN GRANGE #124 — Built for less than $750 in 1892, Franklin Grange in Bryant Pond has been an active part of the community for as long as it’s been there. Variety shows, suppers, and auctions continue to take place in the 32×72-foot, 2 + story, classically shaped building. The porch was added in 1893. And a Grange Store operated within its walls until 1959. Longtime member Bertha DeHaas said the low cost of the hall was the result of volunteer labor as well as donations of wood, nails, glass, windows and other construction materials.

CANTON — Residents can say ôthank youö to longtime Selectman Bill Bryant from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Municipal Building.

For more than 25 years, Bryant has served as fire chief or selectman for this growing town. He ended his years with the Board of Selectmen earlier this month. But chances are, he’ll continue to help the town whenever and wherever he can.

CANTON — Residents can say ôthank youö to longtime Selectman Bill Bryant from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Municipal Building.

For more than 25 years, Bryant has served as fire chief or selectman for this growing town. He ended his years with the Board of Selectmen earlier this month. But chances are, he’ll continue to help the town whenever and wherever he can.

CANTON — Residents can say ôthank youö to longtime Selectman Bill Bryant from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Municipal Building.

For more than 25 years, Bryant has served as fire chief or selectman for this growing town. He ended his years with the Board of Selectmen earlier this month. But chances are, he’ll continue to help the town whenever and wherever he can.

CANTO– — Residents can say ôthank youö to longtime Selectman Bill Bryant from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Municipal Building.

For more than 25 years, Bryant has served as fire chief or selectman for this growing town. He ended his years with the Board of Selectmen earlier this month. But chances are, he’ll continue to help the town whenever and wherever he can.

CANTON — Residents can say ôthank youö to longtime Selectman Bill Bryant from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Municipal Building.

For more than 25 years, Bryant has served as fire chief or selectman for this growing town. He ended his years with the Board of Selectmen earlier this month. But chances are, he’ll continue to help the town whenever and wherever he can.

CANTON — Residents can say ôthank youö to longtime Selectman Bill Bryant from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Municipal Building.

For more than 25 years, Bryant has served as fire chief or selectman for this growing town. He ended his years with the Board of Selectmen earlier this month. But chances are, he’ll continue to help the town whenever and wherever he can.

CANTON — Residents can say ôthank youö to longtime Selectman Bill Bryant from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Municipal Building.

For more than 25 years, Bryant has served as fire chief or selectman for this growing town. He ended his years with the Board of Selectmen earlier this month. But chances are, he’ll continue to help the town whenever and wherever he can.

CANTON — Residents can say ôthank youö to longtime Selectman Bill Bryant from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Municipal Building.

For more than 25 years, Bryant has served as fire chief or selectman for this growing town. He ended his years with the Board of Selectmen earlier this month. But chances are, he’ll continue to help the town whenever and wherever he can.

CANTON — Residents can say ôthank youö to longtime Selectman Bill Bryant from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Municipal Building.

For more than 25 years, Bryant has served as fire chief or selectman for this growing town. He ended his years with the Board of Selectmen earlier this month. But chances are, he’ll continue to help the town whenever and wherever he can.

CANTON — Residents can say ôthank youö to longtime Selectman Bill Bryant from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Municipal Building.

For more than 25 years, Bryant has served as fire chief or selectman for this growing town. He ended his years with the Board of Selectmen earlier this month. But chances are, he’ll continue to help the town whenever and wherever he can.

CANTON — Residents can say ôthank youö to longtime Selectman Bill Bryant from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Municipal Building.

For more than 25 years, Bryant has served as fire chief or selectman for this growing town. He ended his years with the Board of Selectmen earlier this month. But chances are, he’ll continue to help the town whenever and wherever he can.

CANTON — Residents can say ôthank youö to longtime Selectman Bill Bryant from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Municipal Building.

For more than 25 years, Bryant has served as fire chief or selectman for this growing town. He ended his years with the Board of Selectmen earlier this month. But chances are, he’ll continue to help the town whenever and wherever he can.

CARTHAGE — The town may do something they’ve never done before — hold their annual March town meeting in April.

The c–uses are many, said First Selectman Steve Brown. First and foremost is the fact that the audit probably won’t be done in time to hold the meeting, even on the last Monday of the month. For as many years as anyone can remember, the annual event takes place on the first Monday night in March.

And the audit didn’t get done because of personal tragedies, bad weather that required rescheduling and rescheduling, and the multitude of work the town office still does by hand.

So the board is looking at setting April 7 for the annual event. And chances are, although the town meeting won’t be in March, it still will be preceded by a spaghetti supper put on by the Webb River Grange.

There’s still a chance that the town meeting could take place in March, on March 31, although that chance is very slim.The town report must be printed and the audit completed.

The town’s Budget Committee meets at 9 a.m. on Sunday morning, March 28, to go over the current year’s budget to see how it worked. They’ll also put together figures for the next fiscal year.

ANDOVER — It was a close race with very little turnout, but appointed treasurer Sandra Conrad retained her seat at this week’s election over challenger Judith Tabb.

Conrad, in the only contested municipal race, received 31 votes to Tabb’s 29. Both were making a first time bid for the part-time position. Conrad, who is also deputy town clerk and tax collector, was appointed to as town treasurer by selectmen a couple of months ago to fill out the term vacated by David Belanger.

Winning re-election to additional three-year terms were: Town Clerk Elaine Morton, with 56 votes; Fire Chief Kennth Dixon, with 37 votes; Selectman Trudy Akers, with 61 votes; SAD 44 representative Sidney Pew with 46 votes; and Road Commissioner Marshall Meisner with 56 votes.

CARTHAGE — A sure sign of spring popped up in Carthage this week –ôthe road postedö signs along Route 142 that restrict travel by heavy trucks.

And another sign of spring appeared right near the seasonal signs – those pot holes.

HANOVER — Selectmen and the Planning Board, as well as people interested in serving on a Comprehensive Plan Committee, will hear what the Androscoggin Valley Counsel of Governments has to offer at 5 p.m. on Tuesday during the town’s regular selectmen’s meeting.

AVCOG representative John Maloney will outline the steps the town needs to take for developing its first comprehensive plan.

Town Clerk Clem Worcester said chances are that along with interested residents, at least one member from the Board of Selectmen and the Planning Board will serve on the committee.

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