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  • Published
    May 12, 2022

    Camden Select Board approves river restoration grant, takes action on Rockport sewer bills

    The Camden Select Board voted 4-0 to go forward with a grant application concerning river restoration for the Megunticook on May 10. It also has decided to take legal action against Rockport for unpaid sewer fees.

  • Published
    May 5, 2022

    UPDATED: Select Board won’t send your question to town meeting? You may be able to throw your own

    The Camden Select Board's decision to throw out two petitions signed by about 1,000 residents altogether may not be the end of the matter. One citizen group in the town has discovered they have legal recourse to set their own town meeting.

  • Published
    April 6, 2022

    Select Board throws out both petitions concerning Montgomery Dam

    Members of the public expressed outrage Tuesday, April 5 as the Camden Select Board decided not to put any articles on the town meeting warrant concerning the Montgomery Dam. Two different groups had gathered signatures seeking to put questions on the ballot around dam removal and river restoration issues that have been hotly debated in the town for some time.

  • Published
    March 10, 2022

    Restoring the Megunticook: Balancing wants and needs

    Restore Megunticook is written by a diverse group of Camden residents who want to face climate threats responsibly and are committed to a civil community conversation about the ecology of the Megunticook River. Their views do not reflect the editorial position of The Camden Herald.

  • 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 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 3, 2022

    River restoration — what will it cost?

    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
    February 24, 2022

    Save Montgomery Dam petition signed, delivered to town office

    A group of Camden residents who want to save Montgomery Dam from removal have turned in a petition to the town office in Camden.

  • Published
    February 24, 2022

    The waterfalls of Harbor Park

    Members of the Save the Dam Falls Committee contribute “Dam Straight" columns concerning the preservation of the waterfall and Montgomery Dam at the head of Camden Harbor. The Save the Dam Falls Committee is an ad hoc group of concerned citizens. “Dam Straight” does not represent the editorial position of The Camden Herald. Opposing views are welcomed in letters and guest columns.

  • 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.

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