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Cushing 2010
  • Published
    February 25, 2010

    Federal grant reduces Cushing budget

    The proposed $525,135 municipal budget in Cushing is down more than 8 percent, in part due to a federal grant the town received for snow removal. The 2010 draft budget is down by $46,963 from last year's budget of $572,098. The amount to be raised in property taxes to support the town budget is expected to be $322,635, down 10 percent ($37,163) from the $359,798 raised in taxes last year. This figure only ...

  • Published
    February 24, 2010

    Cushing debates change in town government

    Townspeople in Cushing debated Feb. 22 whether to reduce the number of selectmen from five to three. Residents will have the following question on their ballot at the polls March 15: "Shall the town vote to reduce the number of selectmen from five to three and to be accomplished by the removal of seat number four and seat number five at the annual town meeting of the year 2011?" Seats four and five are ...

  • Published
    February 24, 2010

    Cushing selectmen clash over tractor issue

    More than 30 residents turned out in Cushing for a sometimes heated public hearing Feb. 22 on whether to buy a used front-end loader from one selectman or continue to lease a tractor from another. Selectman Robert Stackpole said the town's practice of paying Chairman Alton Grover $4,800 per year to provide the town with a tractor for loading sand is a conflict of interest. Stackpole circulated a citizen ...

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