After weeks of anticipation, the historic elm tree in front of the old courthouse on Main Street came down on Tuesday, May 7. A small crowd gathered to witness the event, taking photos and video. Some folks walked away with circular rounds cut from the thicker branches of the tree.

Arborists said the tree was decaying inside and was unsafe. Its location in Courthouse Square also made it a public safety hazard, town officials said.

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