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2008-10-07 15:00:20

By Barry Matulaitis PERU - Although selectmen disagreed Monday on the best way to solve a water problem on the side of Ridge Road near the Cayer residence, they noted that steps should be taken to divert the water before winter. Road Commissioner Joe Roach said he spoke with property owner Paul Cayer last week regarding water draining from Cayer's cellar and down the road. The two reached an agreement that the town would work to steer the water into a ditch, preventing it from coming onto...

2008-10-03 15:00:14

By DIANA BOWLEY; OF THE NEWS STAFF GREENVILLE - Rather than rebid the Greenville Junction Wharf rehabilitation project, selectmen agreed Wednesday to continue negotiations with the low bidder for an amended scope of work that would not compromise the quality of the structure. Town officials have about $825,000 available to rehabilitate the rotting wharf. The plan is to install steel pilings on the north side of the wharf, make improvements on the south side, and add amenities such as a...

2008-10-01 15:00:21

By Barry Matulaitis ANDOVER - Selectwoman Trudy Akers is displeased with a recent article in the Bethel Citizen, stating at Tuesday's selectmen's meeting that she felt Chairwoman Susan Merrow was unfairly taken to task for the tardiness of the town's tax commitment. "You can't blame Susan," Akers said. "It was a combination of reasons." A critical part of the democratic process, emphasized Akers, is the ability of people to share different viewpoints with one another in a diplomatic...

2008-09-16 15:00:20

By Donna M. Perry LIVERMORE FALLS - Selectmen voted unanimously Monday to pay Town Clerk/Treasurer Kristal Flagg a $200 week stipend for handling the extra workload as interim town manager. Flagg will take over for Town Manager Martin Puckett, who has taken a job as a town manager in Aroostook County, when he leaves Sept. 26. Selectmen have hired the Maine Municipal Association to help conduct a search for a new town manager. Resumes are due by Oct. 9 and selectmen don't believe they'll...

2008-09-11 15:00:18

By Eileen M. Adams MEXICO - Selectmen set a special meeting for Monday, Sept. 22, to discuss developing a survey that people could answer when they go to the polls on Nov. 4. Answers to the survey would be used by town officials putting together the next municipal budget. Of concern is whether residents want to continue receiving the same municipal services. If not, then the board wants to know which services people would prefer to reduce or eliminate. The Budget Committee is also...

2008-09-08 15:00:33

By Terry Karkos RUMFORD - Concerns about buildings deemed dangerous or public nuisances drove selectmen to schedule a public hearing for 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18. Town Manager Len Greaney said he expects Brian O'Keefe of Chelmsford, Mass., to attend the hearing regarding O'Keefe's three- unit building at 14 Prospect Ave. The hearing, Greaney said, would determine if O'Keefe's building is dangerous or a nuisance, according to Maine law. Should that happen, barring no appeal or lack of...

2008-09-04 15:00:17

By M. Dirk Langeveld PARIS - A judge dismissed a lawsuit against two Paris selectmen after the complainant said the accusations were no longer relevant. Paris resident Robert Moorehead filed an appeal in April charging then Chairman Ernest Fitts III and Selectman Glen Young with a conflict of interest in their votes to create an ad hoc committee to review the subdivision ordinance in January. The ordinance passed 487-468 vote in June 2007. The ad hoc committee was formed after Fitts...

2008-09-03 15:00:22

I am writing to urge voters at the special Otisfield town meeting at the Community Hall at 7 p.m. on Sept. 4 to elect Karen Turino to the Board of Selectmen. Although her name might be unfamiliar to some, many will recognize her from shopping at Hannaford, where, until her recent retirement, she was assistant personnel manager. She has also been a consistent attendee at selectmen's meetings for the past three years. Her education includes a bachelor's degree from Skidmore College with credits...

2008-08-23 15:00:22

By Eileen M. Adams RUMFORD - Town Manager Len Greaney set a selectmen's workshop with casino proponent Seth Carey for next week to discuss details on the project. That meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at the Municipal Building. Greaney said Friday afternoon that he wants to schedule two other meetings to discuss the proposal. One will be with a group or individuals who oppose the casino for Oxford County or the Rumford area. That will likely be held in early September....

2008-08-02 15:00:12

By Mary Standard SUMNER - Fire Chief Robert Stewart told selectmen Thursday night that state police suggested he approach them to condemn and remove the house on 30 Front St. in West Sumner for health and safety reasons. He said the two-story, wood-framed house is overrun with trash inside and out and both chimneys have been condemned, according to Selectman Mark Silber in a phone interview Friday night. The house belongs to Duane and Naomi Waterman and was being searched this week in...