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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 31, 2023

    Camden breakwater project floated, again

    The Harbor Committee sent a letter to the town talking about the need for a Camden breakwater to protect the harbor. The issue has come up before and the cost for such a project is high.

  • Published
    January 31, 2023

    Camden Select Board member attacked in letters over river study grant

    Residents have been sending letters to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation attacking, threatening and accusing Camden Vice Chair Alison McKellar for her support of a Megunticook River restoration project.

  • Published
    January 20, 2023

    Camden hires firm to provide reval

    Officials say the town is overdue for a revaluation of local properties and they are hiring KRT Appraisal for the two-year project.

  • 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 29, 2022

    10-unit subdivision proposed off Route 1 in Camden

    The project is planned for a 43.48-acre parcel at 440 Belfast Rd. (Route 1) and is described as an “open-space residential development” putting in nine new stand-alone, single-family condominiums. These would be added to the one unit already existing on the property.

  • Published
    December 14, 2022

    Camden dam neighbors turn to DEP for water level; Select Board considers lobster business on public landing

    Camden Select Board learned Dec. 13 that a petition has been sent to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection seeking a constant water level at Montgomery Dam. In other business, fisherman Mark Bradstreet hopes to sell lobsters from a stand on the public landing.

  • Published
    December 1, 2022

    Camden approves traffic calming policy

    Residents can now petition the town of Camden to implement traffic calming measures in their neighborhoods to reduce speeding and increase safety.

  • Published
    November 18, 2022

    Select Board approves big-ticket items for Snow Bowl, harbor

    The town of Camden finds itself in need of 8,000 feet of steel cable for the Snow Bowl and new float systems for the harbor. The Select Board has approved the requests from staff to purchase these items.

  • Published
    November 15, 2022

    Seaside sauna OK’d for winter, but then what?

    While officials continue to await adoption of a governing policy, the languishing drama and controversy surrounding a mobile sauna at a Rockport Marine Park heated up with a committee member claiming some folks are “horrified” by the commercial use at a beautiful park.

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