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  • Published
    February 2, 2023

    Studying the health of the Megunticook

    Amid strong debate in the town about the future of the Montgomery Dam and other structures built in the Megunticook, the town's citizen committee has been working with environmental experts to determine the health of the river. Much work remains to be done.

  • Published
    January 13, 2023

    Camden Planning Board, developer debate need for biological study

    An engineer hoping to secure permits for a 10-lot subdivision off Route 1 tried to talk the Planning Board out of requiring a biological study to see how the project will impact the ecosystem. It was also noted this may only be the first phase of a larger development.

  • Published
    December 8, 2022

    Editorial: Good neighbors make strong communities

    The Camden Planning and Code Office is to be commended for its thorough and strong response to an instance of homeowners using herbicide on a neighbor's property, killing trees. The goal of the action was to clear a view of the water, but the results could be far-reaching.

  • Published
    December 1, 2022

    Homeowners in violation for using herbicide on neighbor’s property

    The town of Camden has sent a notice of violation to the owners of property on Metcalf Road for using herbicide to kill a neighbor’s trees right next to Laite Beach.

  • Published
    December 1, 2022

    Column: Put it in a pipe

    We go to a lot of trouble to keep water running below our roads and not on top of them. It seems that the more we abandon the streams and brooks — which are nature’s historic drainage pathways — the more it costs us in the long term.

  • Published
    November 24, 2022

    Column: The elephant at the transfer station

    The Swap Shop is closed for winter at the Mid-Coast Solid Waste transfer station, and that means that anything loaded into the car for a dump run is all out of second chances.

  • Published
    November 17, 2022

    Column: All natural engineering? 

    Rocks are the original nature-based solution, and try as we might, humans have not engineered anything that can hold a candle to well-chosen natural stone when it comes to durability and even long-term aesthetics.

  • Published
    October 17, 2022

    Sen. King talks climate change with local leaders

    U.S. Sen. Angus King met with local town officials Friday to discuss ways to prepare coastal infrastructure for flooding and other problems associated with climate change.

  • Published
    September 23, 2022

    Rockport Planning Board approves cell tower

    Ultimately, the power of municipal Planning Boards to restrict cell towers is limited under the law. The decision came despite concerns raised by some residents about the impact a 150-foot tower would have.

  • Published
    September 21, 2022

    Megunticook Advisory Committee begins its work

    The town’s new Megunticook River Citizen’s Advisory Committee began its work Tuesday, Sept. 20 in an upstairs room at the Camden Opera House, the first step in a process that could take years to complete.

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