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Consultant Bill Dennis presented a vision through a series of maps and slides at the recent charrette, October 22nd through 26th. Dennis was hired to study the town, conduct a series of planning sessions and make recommendations.
Envision Victor kicks off its Series of Decades stories, each featuring a decade in the 20th century. Storytelling fellow Cat Caldwell begins the series with a conversation with Verl Bagley, who at 93, remembers a time in the valley when life was a little simpler.
More than 200 Damariscotta residents are exprected to attend and participate in a charrette that might determine the future of their community. “It is a unique opportunity, the first in Maine, for citizens to tell us what they want the town to do about development...” said Town Manager Greg Zinser.
Change could be on the way for what has been considered an eyesore for years in downtown Biddeford. The Maine Energy Recovery Co. plant will be part of a new green initiative in the city.
The Heart of Biddeford (HOB) downtown revitalization group is wagering that memories of the past will serve as an effective tool in shaping the city’s future. On October 15, it launched a “HeartSpots Memory Lane” project to capture public reminiscences.
The non-profit Heart of Biddeford (HOB) hopes citizens will record memories for its upcoming "HeartSpots" project. Organizers posted wooden signs at special places downtown and set up phone lines so residents can call in and tell their stories, which will then be available for others to hear on a website.
Congratulations are in order for Megan LaValley, the student from Burr and Burton Academy who will become the youngest member ever appointed to an official town governing board—in this case the Planning Commission.
On October 22nd through 26th, DPAC will host a team of community planners to examine the values expressed by the public to develop a vision statement for the town for the next 20 years.
Susan Westa, Ed Eramian and Virge Lorents gave a joint presentation on the Borderlands Project at the fall meeting of the Thames River Basin Partnership at the Wyndham County Extension Center. This exciting project involves an exploration of how to balance development and conservation in the rural Connecticut-Rhode Island border region.
“HeartSpots: Downtown’s Memory Lane” kicks off October 15 in Biddeford. Heart of Biddeford (HOB), in partnership with the city and sponsored by the Orton Family Foundation, is working over the next two years to engage the community in remembering its past to help create a vision for the future.