First Selectmen Bruce Brierley recently presented Searsmont’s Boston Post Cane to Eleanor Tyler, honoring her as the oldest Searsmont resident. Tyler resides in Searsmont with her husband, Edwin. The cane was previously held by Viola Cushman, who passed away in March, just shy of her 99th birthday. The Boston Post Cane originally presented to Searsmont by the publisher of the Boston Post was placed in the care of the Searsmont Historical Society several years ago for safekeeping, and a replica was created by Brierley and Searsmont resident Wayne Thomas, to continue the tradition of presenting the cane to the oldest resident of the town.