After three and a half years of public hearings, written comments and hours of testimony, the Plum Creek process reached the decisive moment today – the LURC Commission tentatively voted to approve Plum Creek’s plan for 2,000 house lots including two resorts surrounding Moosehead Lake. Maine people can take great pride in the number of Read More
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In advance of Maine’s winter winds blowing through our 200-year-old house, and blowing a hole through our budget, my wife and I decided to have an energy audit done on the house. We had already purchased our annual allotment of heating oil, but we bought less than usual, figuring that we would undertake some of Read More
Wanting to exercise but not walk this spring, I purchased a bike. Looking for a safe place to ride in peace and away from traffic, I found the section the ET trail between Evans Street and Wainwright recreation fields. To my delight as a birder, I have been pleasantly surprised by the number of birds serenading Read More
NRCM staff and members have had the opportunity to work with others to help relocate mussels in the Sebasticook River over the past two weeks. Many of those who volunteered wanted to share their experiences with others and have done so below. We hope that if you volunteered on this project as well that you Read More
Well it took us a few days to read through them all, but finally we know what the public really thinks about the latest proposal for development at Lily Bay. I think that Julie Sawtelle’s comments are a good summary of the public’s response. “Just tell Plum Creek: ‘No thanks, Lily Bay is just fine Read More
It has been well over a month and a half since I purchased my Milano scooter to save on gas as well as help reduce my carbon footprint on this beautiful earth we must all share! I find it very relaxing to cruise around town on my scooter. It is also much more entertaining when Read More
It has been 13 days and 139 miles since my scooter purchase. You didn’t just read the miles wrong. That is right… 139 miles for just under 2 weeks of riding around town! I have put a total of $5.80 in gas into this scooter. I have reduced the use of my SUV significantly. Usually Read More
I’m at the St. Paul Center at the moment listening to the LURC staff brief the seven Commissioners on their recommendations. You can find the LURC staff recommendations and NRCM’s brief summary of them on our website here. As you’ll read, we still have concerns about development on Lily Bay and about the oversize of Read More
Today, the Plum Creek verdict is one step closer to being in. In a mildly surprising move, LURC staff released a list of recommended changes to Plum Creek’s development proposal on Tuesday night. The 136-page recommendation makes one thing very clear – a lot of changes are necessary. The LURC staff recommendations also make it Read More