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Demolition offers new view of technical school

By Stephen Betts | Jul 08, 2019
Photo by: Stephen Betts The new Midcoast School of Technology is in plain view from Main Street in Rockland with the removal of the former school building.

Rockland — The view from the Owls Head end of Main Street in Rockland has changed dramatically.

The former Midcoast School of Technology building has been reduced to a concrete slab after two weeks of demolition. The removal of the 57,000-square-foot building by JBI has opened up a view of the new school, which will open next month.

The old building was built in 1968 as a marine repair shop and was purchased by the Region 8 Cooperative Board in 1976.

The new building is two stories with a total of 90,000 square feet.

The Rockland Planning Board will consider Tuesday evening, July 9, an application by the school to install solar panels on the roof, create an amphitheater in the back of the building, and erect a 6-foot high vinyl chain-link fence on the north, east and south sides of the property.

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Comments (4)
Posted by: T A Schwab | Jul 12, 2019 08:58

I agree Doug Curtis WRONG place

Posted by: Doug Curtis Jr. | Jul 09, 2019 07:29

Don't put a fence around it. Let's save the view and the taxpayers a little money.

Posted by: Doug Curtis Jr. | Jul 09, 2019 07:26

Some of my neighbors remember what it was like with a beautiful view of the ocean and the grass field all the way to the Ocean.  I think it is a great school, just in the wrong place.

Posted by: Gerald A Weinand | Jul 08, 2019 15:22

For a recent look inside please see:

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