Walking the Boundary

By Larry Chase
As required by N.H. state law, Paul Currier (foreground), a member of Andover’s Planning Board, and Nick Brodich, a Wilmot Selectman, “perambulated” the common boundary between the two towns late last year, with Molly, Currier’s dog, taking notes.  Also on the nine-hour hike were Andover Selectman Vicky Mishcon, who took this photo, and local forester Tim Wallace, the group’s guide. The rock being examined in the photo, on the side of Ragged Mountain, marks the meeting point of the towns of Andover, Wilmot and Danbury.   One definition of “perambulate,” according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is “to make an official inspection of (a boundary) on foot.”