Drones are coming to Hanover town hall




When you think of the typical drone user, you might picture a techie with some time to spare or a photographer trying to get an overhead shot.

You probably don’t think of town government, a body better known for fixing potholes and processing marriage licenses than deploying robots to the skies.

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The town of Hanover plans to change that. The South Shore community last week gained clearance from the Federal Aviation Administration to operate a drone that it will use for government purposes like surveying fires, inspecting buildings, and even searching for missing persons — something organizations like the National Park Service have begun doing in places like the Grand Canyon.

But Town Manager Troy Clarkson said the primary

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