Court looking the Buy Land in York County

The York County Courthouse Site Selection Commission will make a recommendation regarding the site to the Supreme Judicial Court.  The following will be among the criteria considered in site selection: A location that allows for reasonable access from a major road. A parcel of approximately seven (7) buildable acres appropriately zoned for courthouse use. A Read More …

USDA grants $380K to help forest industry

Bangor Daily News: “The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded the Maine Forest Service a $380,000 grant to develop programs to help a forest product industry hit by a sharp decline in demand for softwood species. The USDA grant announced Monday will allow the Maine Forest Service to establish a Wood Energy Assistance Team focused Read More …

‘Newcastle Landowners Concerned About DOT’s Sherman Marsh Plans’

Lincoln County News:  “The Maine Department of Transportation’s plans to place a conservation easement on more than 130 acres around Sherman Marsh has frustrated a group of property owners living around the marsh. Eight Newcastle residents visited the Newcastle Board of Selectmen on Monday, May 9 to voice their concerns and frustrations regarding the impact Read More …

Grand Lake Stream gets $650,000 to plan for development

Bangor Daily News: “This community of about 85 residents has received $650,000 to apply toward future housing and economic development projects to attract younger residents to the area and create jobs. The grant will ‘hopefully make way for small businesses, which would employ some people in town,’ said Grand Lake Stream Selectman Louis Cataldo.”  

‘North Woods lawless’

Portland Press Herald: “A controversial operation in the town of Allagash raises questions about the Maine Warden Service’s undercover operations. … some 30 armed wardens backed by state troopers and shadowed by two film crews from the television show “North Woods Law.” Riding in two dozen vehicles, lights flashing, they rushed up the only road Read More …

Orland Village dam removal to be voted on

Bangor Daily News:  “Orland residents will get a chance to decide the fate of the Orland Village Dam at an upcoming town meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. June 15 in the gymnasium of the Orland Community Center at 21 School House Road in Orland. They’ll have two options: Keep the dam and be willing to pay Read More …

Conflict of interest on I-395 project

Bangor Daily News:  “A local selectman and state representative who owns a business that could benefit directly if the proposed I-395-Route 9 connector is built has cast votes pertaining to the project and publicly supported it, raising questions about whether his actions violate local and state conflict-of-interest regulations governing elected officials.”

Mounted shooters seek changes to Saco ordinance

Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram:  “Ledoux, president of the Maine Cowboy Mounted Shooters, said the little-known sport – in which pistol-wielding competitors fire blanks at target balloons while riding horses through a short course – is growing in popularity across the country and attracting interest in expanded competitions in southern Maine. However, the Read More …