Priorities: $75,000 for a Stretch Along Andro River

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[i]Editor's Note: Best use of your tax dolloars?[/i]

Trust seeks money to buy Lewiston parcel

By Terry Karkos , Staff Writer
Wednesday, November 1, 2006

LEWISTON - Jonathan P. LaBonte of New Auburn is president of the Androscoggin Land Trust, which is seeking $75,000 from the Land for Maine's Future Program to buy 14.3 acres along a three-mile stretch of the Androscoggin River between Deer Rips and Great Falls dams.

The proposed Androscoggin River Park would consist of a non-motorized trail network and non-motorized boat launch site, and the future possibility of a blue ribbon fishery.

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Wasn't it this program that recieves 20% of the cigarette taxes that are collected off the latest dollar a pack tax? 14 acres in Lewiston along the andro for a wilderness park, what a joke!!! Multi use if you walk with a kayak. I for one am so damn sick of these kinds of people.

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New plan could improve health of Androscoggin
Paper mills and a power company could appeal the cleanup proposal for part of the river near Lewiston.

By JOHN RICHARDSON, Staff Writer
January 22, 2008

The Androscoggin Pulp/Paper Mill, the Rumford Pulp/Paper Mill would face tighter limits on discharges of phosphorous, other compounds.

The mills and FPL Energy, [dam] owner at Gulf Island Pond, would have to increase the rate at which they inject oxygen into the river to make it livable for native fish -- a requirement that could cost tens of millions of dollars.

The Conservation Law Foundation in Brunswick called the deadline a significant victory.

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Why not... as long as a few people can walk along the andro in Auburn who cares if a few hundred paperworkers, and another few hundred related jobs are eliminated further up stream?

Perhaps instead of a thread trying to prove we don't need local government we need one proving that rural Maine is under attack by the "population centers".

Bob Stone
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I think this is a perfectly legitimate request. The Androscoggin Land Trust is doing great work around here.

Dan Billings
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LMF exists and a bond was approved by voters. The money is going to be spent. I would much rather see land bought near population centers where it might be developed than in rural Maine.

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Planning study urged for new state park
The site along the Androscoggin River would be Maine's first new state park in a quarter-century.

The Associated Press
February 9, 2008

LEWISTON — A push is under way to turn 2,600 acres of state-owned land along the Androscoggin River into Maine's first new state park in a quarter-century.

"It's about getting things in place so that when the economy does bounce back we're ready to move forward," Sen. Rotundo said.

It's not known how much it would cost to complete a planning study or to create a park.

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You know, if the state stopped using taxpayer dollars to buy up all this private land, and thus erode the property tax base of the state, and instead took some of the land already gobbled up by these socialist land-grabs and sold it off to private individuals, we could eliminate the budget deficit. Think about it; kill two birds with one stone.

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Dan and DalekMagi, I agree with your comments. Leave rural areas alone in using the funds currently available, but Maine voters should stop voting to fund this program in the future.

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STATE HOUSE NOTES: Lawmakers pledge support for new park

By SUSAN M. COVER Blethen Maine News Service
February 11, 2008

AUGUSTA — There hasn't been a new state park in Maine in more than 20 years, but three Androscoggin County lawmakers are hoping to change that.

Sens. John Nutting, Peggy Rotundo, and Lois Snowe-Mello, have written a letter to the state Department of Conservation in support of creating a state park along the Androscoggin River.

The state already owns the land, which includes riverfront property in Turner and Leeds, Nutting said.

http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/story.php?id=168684&ac=PHnws

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IS THERE LEAD IN THE DRINKING WATER IN AUGUSTA?????

The state can't afford to take care of the parks they have now and they want to add another one? Unbelievable.

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This is a disappointment seeing Senator Lois Snowe-Mello's name attached to this bill. I do not see the need for another park in the county and at a time when we are looking for the conservative legislators to be fighting against any new spending during this disastrous economy mess we are in. The $200 million "Shortfall" the state is facing is bringing out all the welfare spenders crying about the budget cuts their departments are facing.

I have respected Senator Snowe-Mello since she has been in Augusta and it is disheartening to see her do this now. Senator, have you been around the never ending spenders in Augusta too long?

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