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.
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