A recent unruly discussion over the Alna selectmen's bidding policy led First Selectman David Abbott to seek a policy change – and a gavel.
Abbott picked up the gavel on eBay and kept it at hand's reach during the board's May 16 meeting. He also reminded attendees to wait for him to call on them to speak.
A couple of pieces of Edgecomb history are slated to go up for bid in June. Thomaston auctioneer Kaja Veilleux bought the documents, each a quarter of a millenium old, at fellow auctioneer Robert Foster's auction in Newcastle this spring.
Both papers are rare, Veilleux said. One dates to just before the American Revolution and the other to that war's closing days.