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Maine city agrees to pay overdue island condo fees

The city of Saco has agreed to pay association fees it owes the Island Terrace Owner’s Association through September.  In January 2016, the city acquired a 30,000-square-foot portion of a former mill building on Saco Island from the Island Terrace

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Augusta condo association ‘stunned’ by police chief’s claim of discrimination (ME)

Augusta Police Chief Robert Gregoire, who uses a wheelchair, alleged he was a victim of disability discrimination because his street was not plowed immediately after a big storm, but the Maine Human Rights Commission voted Monday to find no reasonable

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Seasonal Maintenance: A Year-Round Responsibility

Building maintenance follows a schedule based on the seasons, each of which presents a unique set of challenges to a co-op or condo. At certain times of the year, it just makes sense to do certain regular maintenance projects: weatherizing,

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MD General Assembly Considers Bill To Require Written Policies For Homeowner Association Payment Plans

Senate Bill 1115, filed in the Maryland General Assembly, would require homeowner associations to adopt a written policy if it permits payment plans for homeowner fees and other charges. The new law would add Section 11-114.1 to the Maryland Homeowner

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Winslow students volunteer to shovel snow for senior citizens (ME)

A school bus made multiple trips Friday morning to Heartland Estates, off Roderick Road, carrying groups of middle schoolers to and from the community, where more residents are senior citizens.  The teenagers went to the area with a purpose: to

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Condominium fire draws firefighters to Saddleback (ME)

A fire at Rock Pond Condominiums near Saddleback Mountain drew most of the county’s departments northward Tuesday evening, with two units reported destroyed and another damaged.   Farmington Fire Deputy Chief Tim Hardy, reached by phone as departments began clearing

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Fire heavily damages Rumford (ME) condo complex

Rumford’s fire chief said six units were destroyed and several other units were damaged by the fire

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Otisfield (ME) board seeks advice on hydrant spending

the board will ask voters at the annual town meeting in June whether they want to spend public funds to maintain hydrants on private property

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Sprinklers prevent spread of South Portland (ME) condo fire

Two condominiums in South Portland were damaged in an early Sunday morning fire, but officials said no one was injured.   Read the article……….

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Private Roads, public expense: Emergency vehicles at risk on unmaintained private roads in Oxford Hills (ME)

Recently payment regarding a fire hydrant issue arose with the Silvaqua Homeowners Association

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Homeowners’ group wants to discuss hydrant more with Otisfield

The president of the Silvaqua Homeowners Association told town officials that members want a maintenance agreement for a dry hydrant that is financially fair

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Tensions persist over Seacoast Shores access

New rules for using the rights of way dotting the Seacoast Shores neighborhood are the most visible results of a debate over money, waterfront access and a private clubhouse that roiled the neighborhood last year.    Read the article………

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Early morning fire strikes Portsmouth (ME) condo

Smoke detectors woke residents of a burning Sagamore Avenue condominium early Wednesday morning when an outside wall of their two-story condo was on fire near a propane service entrance, said Fire Chief Steve Achilles.    Read more………

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Group (condo assn) that manages Rockland (ME) building runs out of money

The condominium association that manages the building that houses the Police Department, Maine Lighthouse Museum and the Maine Lobster Festival is broke, the city finance director said Monday.     Read more………

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Authorities identify Cape Elizabeth (ME) woman found dead after kitchen fire

A 65-year-old woman was found dead in the smoky kitchen of her Cape Elizabeth condominium Friday afternoon by firefighters who were called there to put out a stove fire.    Read more………

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The 2014 Legislative Agenda in New England

The old saying that the only sure things in life are death and taxes leaves out a third certainty: legislation. Across New England each year, thousands of bills get filed in state legislatures, many of them as mundane as the

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Former condo president guilty of mail fraud (ME)

A former Hampton Beach condominium president pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. District Court in Concord to one count of mail fraud for allegedly embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from his condo association.     Read more…….

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New Castle (ME) residents battle over beach access

All is not well in the Wentworth by the Sea residential community. A disagreement has landed the Wentworth by the Sea Master and Homeowners’ Associations in a legal battle with two residents.   Read more……

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Poland board grants request for vote on subdivision road

Selectmen agreed Tuesday to place Autumn Drive in the Wedgewood Estates subdivision on the April town meeting warrant for acceptance as a town road.    Read more……..

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Portsmouth (ME) fence flap to carry over into new year

The long-running fence flap pertains to a 32 Livermore St. property, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is owned by the General Porter Condominium Association. The fence is described in a listing on the National

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Portsmouth (ME) condos claim gas was shut off without warning

A local condominium association has filed a complaint with the state’s Public Utilities Commission alleging technicians working for Unitil shut off gas at four homes last month without notifying the homeowners.     Read more…….

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Explosion rocks Yarmouth condo, leaves one dead

An apparent propane blast that could be felt for miles kills one man, damages homes and showers debris on a stunned neighborhood.      Read more…….

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