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    April 1, 2011

    Camden to consider assistant fire chief, Gateway 1 options

    When the Camden Select Board meets Tuesday, April 5, its members will consider a recommendation from the town's personnel board for a career assistant fire chief position. The recommendation follows a request from Fire Chief Chris Farley. The personnel board has recommended the position be a salaried position. A spreadsheet lists several towns as comparable and shows a salary range for assistant fire chief from ...

  • Published
    March 1, 2011

    Governor, transportation agency suspend Gateway 1 effort

    Don White, of Camden, said Tuesday afternoon, March 1, that the Maine Department of Transportation's Gateway 1 program had been suspended. White is chairman of the Gateway 1 Implementation Steering Committee. On March 1, White and the other municipal representatives on the committee received a letter from DOT Commissioner David Bernhardt telling them the decision to suspend the Gateway 1 planning process was ...

  • Published
    March 1, 2011

    Camden voters to review Gateway 1 agreement, change to subdivision rules

    A public hearing on endorsement and approval of the Gateway 1 Interlocal Agreement will be on the agenda when the Camden Planning Board holds its regular meeting Wednesday, March 2 in the Washington Street Conference Room. Prior to presenting the Gateway 1 agreement, the board will hold a public hearing on an amendment to the town's subdivision ordinance that would require at least 75 percent of lots in a given ...

  • Published
    February 15, 2011

    Rockport passes purchasing policy changes, rejects anti-idling

    The Rockport Select Board approved changes to the town's purchasing policy, rejected an anti-idling policy, and reviewed work under way on the Gateway 1 process and a salary and benefits review in a meeting that lasted more than two hours on Feb. 14. Purchasing policy passes as submitted The Select Board gave unanimous approval to revisions to the town's purchasing policy after a discussion in which board ...

  • Published
    January 30, 2011

    Lincolnville focuses on Gateway 1 agreement with other coastal towns

    In an attempt to better understand a proposal that would formally link 21 Route 1 towns from Brunswick to Stockton Springs, Lincolnville selectmen are talking to the architects of Gateway 1 Monday evening, Jan. 31, and encourage citizens to attend the meeting. The purpose: to review the Gateway 1 Interlocal Agreement, "what it says, doesn't say, means and doesn't mean," according to the meeting notice issued by ...

  • Published
    January 21, 2011

    What’s down the road for Lincolnville?

    Lincolnville is embarking on a six-month project to engage citizens and business owners in talking about planning for growth and its transportation network. Three initial brainstorming sessions are scheduled for Jan. 27, Feb. 17 and March 24, all from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Lincolnville Central School. The sessions represent a collaboration of the town selectmen and various committees, including the comprehensi...

  • Published
    January 12, 2011

    Camden hears initial findings on economic report

    A preliminary report created for Camden by Development Concepts, designed to address issues of economic growth under a grant from Gateway 1, was presented to about 30 residents at a meeting Jan. 10. According to the report's findings, Camden has the oldest median age, as well as the smallest household size, in the Midcoast. The town also has "drastically higher housing costs" than the remaining 19 towns in the ...

  • Published
    December 9, 2010

    Coffman cites Constitution in criticism of Agenda 21, Gateway 1

    Dr. Michael Coffman addressed a meeting of the Constitutionalists of Maine on Dec. 6 in Waldoboro and talked about Agenda 21, the Gateway 1 plan, constitutional protections, and sovereignty.Coffman said he was working on global warming and acid rain issues in the 1990s when he realized there was a secret agenda standing in the way of his science. “So I had to find out what that agenda was,” Coffman said.He said ...

  • Published
    December 7, 2010

    Rockland not swayed by conspiracy theory

    Rockland city councilors voiced support for a regional plan to coordinate land-use and transportation planning along Routes 1 and 90 despite claims by some local residents that the proposal is part of a global conspiracy to strip away private property rights. The City Council will formally vote Monday night, Dec. 13 on an inter-local agreement with the Gateway 1 communities but at their Dec. 6 agenda-setting ...

  • Published
    December 2, 2010

    Local residents claim regional road planning is international plot

    A group of local citizens has voiced strong opposition to an effort for Midcoast communities to coordinate their local transportation plans, claiming it is part of an international movement for a one-world government. Horatio "Ted" Cowan III of Rockland, who ran for the Maine House of Representatives this year, was one of several members of the Maine Tea Party to speak out at a Nov. 10 meeting of the Gateway 1 ...

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