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Friday, April 23, 2010

Court Decision Paves Way for Rifle Range Cleanup

Geez.....this thing has been sitting there like an abandoned ghost town for years. It's amazing how long things are tied up in legal wrangling.


I hope the new owners are not thinking of a new gun range.


Here's the deal.........



By David Dunkle

Warren — State and town officials said April 13 that a recent decision of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court means the state will have some money to improve safety at the former R.D. Outfitters rifle range on Route 90 in Warren.

"It means the state is going to get some money," said Project Manager Mike Parker of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. Parker said he has been working on issues with the gun range for the past 10 years.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Commercial Building For Sale Rockport Village - $595k -- Reviewed by Marc Charles

Yes.....we're in a Depression. Most real estate brokers, investors and speculators refuse to accept the truth. But deep down they know the game has changed.....big time.

No one wants to admit business and sales are down because it makes them look weak, stupid or ineffective.

But Depressions happen when Central Banks control the money supply.

However, even in a Depression you can make money, prosper and find incredible deals.

Now.......this building for sale in Rockport Village is not the deal of a lifetime, nor is a deal period. I think it's still over valued and over priced...by as much as 40% or more.

However, you won't find buildings like this on the coast of Maine, in a breathtaking village like Rockport very often.

Plus, the Lucinda Corporation has purchased properties in the same area, and is restoring them to their former glory.....

So....whenever big money commits to something it's worth a look.

Granted, MBNA Bank committed major money to many parts of the Midcoast in the 1990's....and now they're long gone. But a lot of money was made when they made the investments, and the market exploded to the upside.

The point is...this building is unique. It might make sense to offer 20% less and pay cash for it.

Anyway....here it is.......



23 Main Street Rockport Maine 04856

Year Built: 1850
Square Footage: 3356 sq ft
Lot Size (Acres): 0.50
Rooms: 9; Bedrooms: 3
Baths: 2 ½ Baths: 1; ¾ Baths:
 
Four story beautifully renovated downtown building with stunning Rockport Harbor views from every floor. Townhouse living with office and retail opportunities. Live in the center of the rebirth of Rockport.

http://waldo.villagesoup.com/realestate/listing/23-main-street/315940

Rockland Maine Taxes Set to Rise ---

The entire business / revenger model is flawed.


But that's irrelevant because the majority of citizens have been forced to lock step and obey.


I know....I know.......it's far fetched.


But come on....


We're in a DEPRESSION. Property values are plummeting. Unemployment is much higher than city or government officials will ever admit.


On top of that, foreclosures, bankruptcies, business failures are at historic highs.


What does Rockland do? Increase property taxes.


The reason you can't find any savings or decrease the size of the budget is because everyone is in fear for their job...or position of power.


Are you telling me we couldn't slash 30-40% from the fire, police, recreation and maintenance budgets WITHOUT a decline in the quality of services? Come on. Fear mongering.


But the reality is not what's important to politicians and career government workers.

Rockland purchased a $500,000+ fire truck. How many times has it been used?


Rockland hires new police, buys cars, hands out overtime, pays all medical, dental and health insurance......and yet there's very little crime in Rockland when compared to other towns with 5,000 people.


Whatever.


Funding the government indoctrination camps (public schools) is another fiasco. Do public schools really work?


Here's the story........................



Rockland — The loss of more than $500,000 in state revenue sharing will mean a greater shift to property taxes to pay for the 2010-2011 Rockland municipal budget which was released April 16 by City Manager Rosemary Kulow.

The proposed spending for city operations is up 1.7 percent to $11 million but the loss of the revenue sharing means additional money will need to come from property owners.

And the projected jump in Rockland's payments to Regional School Unit 13 means that the tax rate may reach $18.25 in 2010, up $1.05 (6 percent) from the current $17.20. This means a person owning a home assessed at $150,000 will pay an additional $158 in property taxes.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Owls Head Maine Home For Sale 75 Ingraham Drive -- Owls Head

This one is down the road from our house.....


$190,000 --- still a little steep IMHO.


More like $110k.


Keep in mind its like a modular...only has 1 small bathroom, and almost no land.


But here's the deal...................






Year Built: 1950
Square Footage: sq ft
Lot Size (Acres): 1.5
Rooms: 5; Bedrooms: 3
Baths: 1
Charming ranch perched on Ingraham Hill. Handsome one acre lot with seasonal views to the harbor. Enjoy the convenient location, just a short drive to the Owls Head Light and the village center or head in the other direction to take in a dinner and a mo.....
 

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Rockland OKs Longer Hours for Music at Trackside -- Midcoast Maine

Party On Garth!

MC




 By Stephen Betts

Rockland — The Rockland City Council agreed March 29 to amend the entertainment license for the Trackside Restaurant to allow music to be played beyond 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.

The council voted 4-0 (with Councilor Tom Molloy absent) to change the conditions on the license that were imposed March 8.

The council had imposed the 11 p.m. limit on when music could be played after three neighbors to the restaurant complained about noise, vibrations and lights. The Trackside Restaurant is located in the train station at the intersection of Pleasant and Union streets. The station is located in a commercial zone, directly across from residences.


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Monday, April 19, 2010

Cafe Miranda Offers New Organic Wines -- Rockland Maine 04841

http://www.cafemiranda.com/

da scoop
Open 7 days for supper all year starting at 5 p.m. (except major holidays).

Plenty of tables available, walk-ins welcome! Call 207-594-2034.

We have been sourcing local foods and supporting related local businesses since 1993.

Our food is wholesome, generous portions & big flavor. Something for everyone! Meat & potatoes, Bar-B Q, Burgers, Thai, Mex, Asian, Meats, Vegetarian, Kids, Seafood from Port Clyde Fresh Catch.

Keep your eyes here for updates!

Evan, Kerry & the Crue....

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Friendship Fire Chief Resigns

Friendship — Selectman Elizabeth Dinsmore confirmed March 25 that Friendship Fire Chief Philip Bramhall has resigned.

Selectmen voted at their March 22 meeting to appoint Kyle Martin to the position of fire chief and Kevin Benner has been named captain, according to Dinsmore. At the same meeting they accepted Bramhall's resignation as fire chief.

"It was an honor and a privilege to serve the town of Friendship in the fire department for 37 years," Bramhall said March 26. He said he joined the department at the age of 13.

He has also plowed snow for the town. He served as a selectman and assessor for five years. He will continue to serve as the town's director of emergency management.

"I've given to my community, given service to the town and enjoyed every bit of it," he said.
He said opinion differences had arisen in the fire department.

"I didn't feel like I could resolve them to everybody's satisfaction," he said. "I felt it was in the best interest of the town to step down."

He added that his wife said it would be nice to have him around more.

"I've worked with a great group of guys," he said. "In every organization, not everyone agrees on everything."

He said he wanted to thank all of the people who have volunteered their time with the fire department while he has been chief.

Bramhall cited personal reasons in his resignation letter, according to Selectman Wesley Lash. He said disagreements had arisen between the leadership in the fire department and some junior members in the department that could not be resolved.

At one point the fire chief, selectmen and members of the volunteer fire department met behind closed doors in an attempt to resolve the issues, Lash said. He said some of the disagreements had gone on for a long time.

Lash said town officials wanted to set up further meetings and that plan was refused.
"None of those fellows wanted to see him resign," Lash said of the fire department members. "They just wanted him to listen to their grievances."

Bramhall served as the town's fire chief for nine years. Lash had been fire chief before that.
Martin is also the town's road commissioner. Dinsmore said he was the only one who put in for the fire chief position.

Martin has been a member of the fire department for more than 20 years, according to Lash. He has completed Fire Fighter I and II courses. In addition, he has National Incident Management System qualifications through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.





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