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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.  The roof of the building collapsed.  Everyone inside the condos escaped safety, according to officials.  Eight fire departments battled the flames.     Read

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Otisfield (ME) board seeks advice on hydrant spending

Selectmen decided Wednesday night to get a second legal opinion on whether public funds can be used to maintain a dry hydrant at the privately owned Silvaqua Homeowners Association.   Read the article………..

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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)

Living in rural, western Maine where lakes and ponds are abundant means there’s plenty of private, camp and discontinued roads for firefighters to deal with during an emergency when seconds count.   Read the article…………

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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.   Read the article…….

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CAI addresses concerns with senators and representatives

During the August Congress recess, CAI members around the country met with members of the senate and house of representative in their district (local) offices. Each year the August recess is a great opportunity for advocates to schedule in-person meetings

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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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