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  • Published
    March 23, 2022

    Camden, Rockport leaders in heated dispute over sewer fees

    Camden and Rockport town officials have exchanged strong words in meetings and correspondence as negotiations have broken down over sewer fees. Camden says Rockport has not paid its bills; Rockport accuses Camden of failing to discuss the matter.

  • Published
    March 22, 2022

    Tannery proposal prompts heated discussion

    The Select Board on March 21 had a sometimes heated discussion with residents concerning a question on the June town meeting warrant over what to do with the tannery property. The board voted to approve a town meeting question for a charter change to make voting by secret ballot going forward and discussed a moratorium on piers and floats in the outer harbor.

  • Published
    March 10, 2022

    Making the case for saving Montgomery Dam

    The Save the Dam Falls Committee contributes “Dam Straight” columns concerning the preservation of the waterfall and Montgomery Dam. Their opinions are their own and do not reflect the editorial position of The Camden Herald.

  • Published
    March 10, 2022

    The erosion of public access

    Alison McKellar is a Camden resident and Select Board member. Her views are her own and do not reflect those of the Select Board or the editorial position of The Camden Herald. We welcome letters and guest columns reflecting other viewpoints via editor@villagesoup.com.

  • Published
    March 3, 2022

    River Restoration group wants citizen advisory committee

    While "Save the Dam Falls" has turned in signed petitions at the town office, their opposition, "Restore Megunticook," was on the streets of Camden March 2 gathering signatures for their own petition.

  • Published
    March 2, 2022

    Sherman Cove pier approved despite concerns about public access

    Select Board Vice Chair Alison McKellar raised concerns that owners of a planned pier in Sherman Cove would interfere with public access to the water. Following a lengthy discussion, the board voted 3-1 to approve the project.

  • Published
    February 22, 2022

    Camden officials mull agreement for former tannery

    Camden town officials are drafting a purchase-and-sales agreement with developer Michael Mullins to bring maker workshops to the former tannery lot.

  • Published
    February 16, 2022

    Group gathers signatures to favor river restoration

    Tony Grassi, of Camden, updated the Select Board Tuesday on the petition effort to put an article on the June town meeting warrant asking if voters favor efforts to restore the Megunticook River including removal of Montgomery Dam.

  • Published
    February 8, 2022

    Camden, Lincolnville select boards seek rules of engagement when it comes to dams

    The Camden and Lincolnville select boards met Monday night, Feb. 7, to discuss how both towns can be involved in approving and funding shared dam projects.

  • Published
    February 3, 2022

    When you know better, do better

    Alison McKellar is a Camden resident and Select Board member. Her views are her own and do not reflect those of the Select Board or the editorial position of The Camden Herald. We welcome letters and guest columns reflecting other viewpoints via editor@villagesoup.com.

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