Maxant’s friend and landlord, Hugh Ernisse of Washington Street, was seated in the front row of the selectmen’s meeting.  He raised his hand
Maxant's friend and landlord, Hugh Ernisse of Washington Street, was seated in the front row of the selectmen's meeting. He raised his hand several times seeking to be heard but was not called upon by selectman Chair Jim Fay to speak. Later in the meeting while the board was still in session, Ernisse slipped Fay a note through selectmen secretary Janet Lewis. (Nashoba Publishing/Mary Arata)