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Sep 05, 2017

Appleton

A tax-acquired property at 685 West Appleton Road will be for sale by public auction Sept. 16. The auction will held at the Appleton Town Office at 10 a.m. following a 9 a.m. Select Board meeting. The property can be previewed Sept. 9 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Camden

Camden Fire Department assisted Central Maine Power at 70 Chestnut St. when a large tree branch broke power lines at 3:32 p.m. Sept. 1 and the leaves and branches caught fire, according to Camden Fire Chief Chris Farley. The protocol for the Fire Department involved waiting for CMP to turn off the power, and then extinguishing the fire. Firefighters remained on the scene until 5:03 p.m. The tree debris was removed Sept. 5 by the Camden Public Works Department.

Lincolnville

A permitted burn in Lincolnville rekindled Aug. 31 at 499 Hope Road, set a stump and a tool shed on fire, and burned brush in a wooded area. Lincolnville firefighters, with Hope and Camden firefighters assisting, extinguished the fire, and monitored the area afterward. Lincolnville Fire Chief Steve Gibbons said the cause most likely was that the permitted burn had not been fully extinguished. The takeaway, according to Gibbons, is that following a permitted burn, the fire has to be completely extinguished, and sometimes that involves digging into the ground, and dousing the ground thoroughly, to ensure that the fire is out, and not smoldering in root systems.

Rockport

A public hearing will be held Monday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. at the Rockport Opera House. Residents will be asked to approve amendments to the town's Charter and determine whether or not an ordinance will be enacted to prohibit marijuana retail establishments and social clubs in Rockport.

Jan Rosenbaum was re-elected as chair of the Budget Committee and Tom Murphy was re-elected as vice-chair. The terms are each for one year.

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