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Brooklin Boston Post Cane finds new home

On Tuesday, April 30, 99-year-old Ernest Hildebrant of Brooklin became the new holder of the town’s Boston Post Cane. Awarded to the oldest living resident in the town, the cane has gone through several homes in the community for many decades. Hildebrant received the cane in a quiet ceremony at his home on River Road, with his daughter Alice and selectmen Deborah Brewster and David Reiley.

Ernest Hildebrant

Ernest Hildebrant

Ernest Hildebrant poses with the Boston Post Cane and a photo of himself when he was 2 years old after receiving the cane at his home on April 30.

Photo by Monique Labbe

Presented by the selectmen

Presented by the selectmen

Brooklin selectmen David Reiley, left, and Deborah Brewster present Ernest Hildebrant with the Boston Post Cane at his home on April 30.

Photo by Monique Labbe