Friday Funny: Don't Mess With the Historical Society

A punch was thrown and hair was pulled at a recent meeting of the Guilford, Maine, Historical Society after tension arose over the removal and display of historic photos from the town museum.

"As members were leaving Tuesday's meeting, the society's secretary, Zarvin Shaffer, 38, allegedly punched member Al Hunt, 48, in the jaw with his fist, and Shaffer's teenage son allegedly pulled the hair of Hunt's wife, according to Investigator Guy Dow of the Piscataquis County Sheriff's Department."

"The disagreement among members was because Robert Shaffer, society president and Zarvin's father, had removed 'one-of-a-kind photographs' of the town from the museum for display in a local restaurant, according to Dow. He said his department received a call last week reporting that some historical society members were troubled that the donated photographs had left the museum's safe surroundings. Dow said the photographs have since been returned to the museum, but the disagreement apparently continued to smolder."

Full Story: 'Heated' historical society meeting leads to assault charge in Guilford


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