Entries by Mary Grow

Selectmen approve new schedule at transfer station

by Mary Grow Starting this fall, the China transfer station will be open five days a week, from Tuesday through Saturday, instead of the current four days. At their Aug. 6 meeting, selectmen approved a new schedule under which the facility will be open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; from […]

TIF committee wants more info before expanding broadband coverage

by Mary Grow China Selectman and Broadband Committee member Neil Farrington presented an outline of his proposal to increase tower-based broadband coverage around China Lake’s east basin to the TIF (Tax Increment Finance) Committee at its July 30 meeting. The reception was mixed. The Broadband Committee has worked with Hussey Communications to experiment with adding […]

China town manager presents several proposals to selectmen

by Mary Grow China selectmen spent much of their July 23 meeting discussing the Tax Increment Finance Committee’s causeway project, which consists of replacing the bridge at the head of China Lake’s east basin and, as phase two, improving the boat landing and access to the lake. Additional parking is a prerequisite for state improvements […]

China company retains contract for bridge replacement at the head of China lake

by Mary Grow The bid for the China Lake causeway bridge replacement is still awarded to Comprehensive Land Technologies, of South China, after a last-minute discussion almost led to reconsideration. At the rescheduled China Tax Increment Finance Committee meeting held July 19, members of the subcommittee overseeing the project objected that China selectmen had awarded […]

Vassalboro public hearing planned for Brock Trailer Park

by Mary Grow After another discussion with Codes Officer Richard Dolby at their July 12 meeting, Vassalboro selectmen have scheduled an August 23 public hearing on Brock’s trailer park off Webber Pond Road. The hearing will be at 6:30 p.m. in the town office. Dolby said a septic system serving two mobile homes has failed, […]

Vassalboro planning board approves five applications

by Mary Grow Vassalboro Planning Board members approved all five applications on their July 10 agenda, including the Vassalboro Sanitary District’s plan for connecting Vassalboro’s sewer systems to Winslow’s and a new four-lot subdivision on Hussey Hill Road. The Sanitary District’s engineer, Richard Green, of Hoyle, Tanner and Associates, explained that the district intends to […]

Vassalboro residents learn about sewer expansion project

by Mary Grow Ten people showed up for the Vassalboro selectmen’s June 28 public hearing on a Community Development Block Grant for the sewer extension project, not all of them members of the Vassalboro Sanitary District Board of Trustees. Despite the audience being larger than usual for a local hearing, no one had questions, so […]

China bridge contract awarded to local contractor

by Mary Grow China selectmen unanimously awarded the bid to replace the causeway bridge at the head of China Lake’s east basin to the low – and local – bidder, Jason Tyler’s Comprehensive Land Technologies, Inc., of South China. At their July 9 meeting board members briefly discussed the four bids received, which ranged from […]