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Greetings, Brooks. I hope everyone is keeping cool. Stay hydrated.

We are sad to report the passing of Retired Command Sergeant Major Daniel “Jimmy” Mulcahey on July 14, 2022. He was 94 and, up until a few years ago, was actively volunteering his time at the Brooks Town Office keeping tax maps up to date. He was also responsible for setting up and maintaining the military display room at the Brooks Historical Society Pilley Museum.

A “celebration of life” and collation for Jimmy will be held on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Varney Memorial Community Building in Brooks. Jimmy’s daughters are hoping there will be lots of anecdotes and stories shared about their dad.

Many thanks to all who came out in support of the “Ed Mulligan” variety show at the Marsh River Theater. There was a wonderful, eclectic group of performances on both nights. A special thank you to Nancy Quimby (producer), Dan Miron (emcee) and the many talented people who wowed us with their performances.

The Marsh River Theater is a great resource and we’re lucky to have it. I’ll have more information on the upcoming shows in the future.

This past Sunday night, a private fireworks display in the village was very disturbing and concerning to many residents. Select Board member Linda Lord reports that the state does have a noise ordinance. If you hear fireworks after 10 p.m., call the Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Trafton states that this is the appropriate thing to do. The number is 338-2040 (you will be speaking with Dispatch). It would be great if people would exercise a little common sense and show regard for their neighbors.

Until next time … peace.

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