Preliminary budget figures show increase of $68K overall

Town Manager Bill Jackson was pleased to inform selectmen that the ambulance revenues, currently at almost $82,000, could exceed $100,000 by year's end due to some diligent billing by Ambulance Director Eric Perry. Finance Officer Denise Vallee advised selectmen that no money was put into the fuel tank replacement budget for the last three years, but there are two 5,000 gallon tanks at town hall that need to be removed and replaced. She said one estimate submitted by a local ...

Danderson named to Benson working group on jobs/economy

BERLIN -- Mayor Robert Danderson has been named to Governor-elect Craig Benson's policy working group on jobs and the economy. Danderson is one of six people on the working group which will develop executive and legislative initiatives for the new administration. Benson created three policy working groups. The other two groups are heathcare and education reform. Each group also includes a member of Benson's transition team. "As we move from the campaign to the corner ...

City and NFHP hire firms to design Riverside Drive and Visitor Center projects

The city and Northern Forest Heritage Park have hired architectural and engineering firms for separate projects that will work together to highlight the river and promote tourism. The city has selected Wright Pierce of Topsham, Me., to do the preliminary design for the reconstruction of Riverside Drive from the Northern Forest Heritage Park to the 12th Street Bridge. The project calls for tearing up and resurfacing the approximately 5,000 feet of Riverside Drive from the park to the ...

SAU 20 budget approved

The 2003-2004 proposed budget for SAU #20 was unanimously approved last night at the district’s public hearing in Gorham. SAU #20 Superintendent Jack Caldon and Business Administrator Pauline Ploude met with the public and district school boards to discuss the proposed 2003-2004 SAU #20 budget. “It’s a time when we really need help and support from you folks,” said Caldron. “Budgets are very important in this day in age because there is a lot of stuff that we need to do.” The total ...