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 …

‘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 …

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.”

Law speeds legal process for development disputes 

Portland Press Herald:  “Developers and municipal leaders in Maine say a new state law enacted Wednesday will help prevent opponents of development from killing real estate projects with lawsuits that take years to resolve. The law pertains to legal challenges filed by neighborhood groups, adjacent landowners or other parties who disagree with municipal approval of Read More …

Portland may sell tax-acquired properties

Portland Press Herald:  “The Great Recession appears to have helped build the city’s inventory of tax-acquired properties. The number of tax liens, which is the first step in the foreclosure process, peaked in 2008 and 2009 at 733 and 712, respectively. In 2015, that number had dropped to 553. Still, these numbers represent a small Read More …