It is time to again to put Kittery First.

Nomination Papers Available August 16th for Town Council and School Committee

Nomination papers for two nominees for Town Council and two nominees for School Committee for three-year terms will be available August 16, 2017, at the Town Clerk’s office, 200 Rogers Road. Nomination papers may be obtained Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Town Clerk’s Office and must be returned to the Town Clerk by 6:00 p.m., on Monday, September 25, 2017.

Anyone who wishes to be considered as a declared write-in candidate, must file a declaration of write-in candidacy with the Town Clerk, by 6:00 p.m. on September 8, 2017. The candidate must meet all the other qualifications for that office. The Election will be held on November 7, 2017 at the Kittery Community Center.

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Kittery Police Logs Aug 2 to 8th

 

Kittery Police Department Log 08/02/2017 to 08/08/2017

For Date: 08/02/2017 – Wednesday

Call Number Time Call Reason Action

17-23913 0022 911 – DISTURBANCE/DISORDERLY Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol BENJAMIN CYR

Location/Address: STATE RD

Refer To Incident: 17KIT-518-OF

17-23914 0057 Phone – DISTURBANCE/DISORDERLY Arrest Made (ON VIEW)

Primary Id: Patrol BENJAMIN CYR

Location/Address: HALSTEAD ST

Refer To Arrest: 17KIT-256-AR

Arrest: STUTTS, CHRISTOPHER LEWIS

Address: 19 COLEMAN AVE KITTERY POINT, ME

Age: 35

Charges: VIOLATING CONDITION OF RELEASE

17-23956 0804 Initiated – Violation of Crt order Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol ZACHARY B HARMON

Location/Address: DENNETT RD

Refer To Arrest: 17KIT-257-AR

Arrest: PALOS, KAYLA E R

Address: 24 OLD DENNETT SOUTH RD Apt. #A KITTERY, ME

Age: 21

Charges: Warrant Arrest Other Agency

17-23959 0927 Initiated – MOTOR VEHICLE STOP Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol GREGORY J CALDWELL

Vicinity of: US ROUTE ONE

Refer To Summons: 17KIT-258-AR

Summons: HOAG, NATHAN G

Address: 29 LINWOOD ST CHELMSFORD, MA

Age: 18

Charges: POSSESSION OF SUSPENDED OR FICTICIOUS LICENSE

17-23967 1111 Walk-In – FOUND GUN Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol BRIAN L CUMMER

Location/Address: ARMOUR DR

Refer To Incident: 17KIT-519-OF

17-23972 1321 Phone – CIVIL OFFENSES ALL TYPES Logged Information See L

Location/Address: LEWIS RD

17-23973 1350 Walk-In – Lost and Found Articles/ Services Rendered

Location/Address: ROGERS RD EXT

Refer To Incident: 17KIT-516-OF

17-23975 1411 Walk-In – Lost and Found Articles/ Taken/Referred to Other

Primary Id: Patrol ZACHARY B HARMON

Location/Address: ROGERS RD EXT

Refer To Incident: 17KIT-521-OF

17-23992 1702 Initiated – Community Policing Logged Information See L

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

17-23994 1706 Phone – DOG LOCKED IN A CAR Services Rendered

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

17-24005 1933 Phone – Lost and Found Articles/It Logged Information See L

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

17-24006 1937 Initiated – Community Policing Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol William WALSH

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

17-24030 2302 Phone – Animal Complaints All Gone on Arrival

Location/Address: ELIOT RD

For Date: 08/03/2017 – Thursday

17-24081 0217 Initiated – SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY Logged Information See L

Location/Address: ROGERS RD EXT

17-24099 0526 Phone – ATL / BOLO Type Info Gone on Arrival

Location/Address: ROUTE 236

17-24108 0938 Initiated – Community Policing Services Rendered

Primary Id: Sergeant GARY P EATON

Location/Address: BELLAMY LN

17-24111 0955 Initiated – Animal Complaints All Taken to Creature Comfor

Location/Address: CUTTS RD

17-24118 1113 Initiated – Community Policing Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol BRIAN L CUMMER

Location/Address: STATE RD

17-24119 1146 Initiated – Community Policing Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol BRIAN L CUMMER

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

17-24127 1424 Initiated – Community Policing Logged Information See L

Primary Id: Patrol ZACHARY B HARMON

Location/Address: GOVERNMENT ST

17-24128 1433 Initiated – Community Policing Services Rendered

Primary Id: Sergeant GARY P EATON

Location/Address: POCAHONTAS RD

17-24137 1656 Initiated – Community Policing Logged Information See L

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

17-24154 1931 Initiated – Community Policing Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol William WALSH

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

17-24155 1938 Walk-In – Lost and Found WALLET Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol William WALSH

Location/Address: DION AVE

Refer To Incident: 17KIT-523-OF

17-24157 2001 Phone – SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY Gone on Arrival

Location/Address: PHILBRICK AVE

17-24160 2026 Walk-In – Fraud Negot A Worthless Logged Information See L

Primary Id: Patrol William WALSH

Location/Address: ROGERS RD EXT

Refer To Incident: 17KIT-525-OF

17-24177 2329 Phone – ALARM NON RESIDENCE TYPES False Alarm UNFOU,ACCIDE

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

17-24178 2338 Phone – SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY Gone on Arrival

Location/Address: IDLEWOOD LN

For Date: 08/04/2017 – Friday

17-24183 0143 Initiated – Community Policing Logged Information See L

Primary Id: Patrol TRISTAN G VALENTI

Location: KITTERY FORESIDE

17-24193 0240 Phone – DISTURBANCE/DISORDERLY Logged Information See L

Location/Address: OLD POST RD + DENNETT RD

17-24204 0614 Phone – Animal Complaints All Services Rendered

Location/Address: WHIPPLE RD

17-24209 0915 Initiated – STRAY CAT Taken to Creature Comfor

Location/Address: WILSON RD

17-24215 1025 911 – CIVIL OFFENSES ALL TYPES Services Rendered

Location/Address: LEWIS RD

17-24218 1035 Phone – SMALL DOG AT LARGE Gone on Arrival

Vicinity of: MOORES ISLAND LN + PEPPERRELL RD

17-24232 1348 911 – ATL / BOLO Type Info Gone on Arrival

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

17-24233 1406 Initiated – Community Policing Services Rendered

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

17-24235 1417 Phone – ALARM RESIDENTIAL False Alarm UNFOU,ACCIDE

Location/Address: WHIPPOORWILL LN

17-24246 1651 Initiated – Community Policing Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol GREGORY J CALDWELL

Location/Address: BADGERS ISL

17-24249 1725 Initiated – Community Policing Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol RYAN M SANFORD

Location/Address: POCAHONTAS RD

17-24253 1903 Cellular – BOLO/ERRATIC OPERATION Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol GREGORY J CALDWELL

Location/Address: STATE RD

For Date: 08/05/2017 – Saturday

17-24304 0041 Initiated – Community Policing Logged Information See L

Primary Id: Patrol TRISTAN G VALENTI

Location: KITTERY FORESIDE

17-24306 0102 Phone – SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY Gone on Arrival

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

17-24309 0202 Phone – Noise Complaint Logged Information See L

Location/Address: WHIPPLE RD

17-24336 0935 Initiated – Community Policing Logged Information See L

Primary Id: Patrol Molly BOSSI

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

17-24340 1008 Phone – DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE Arrest Made (ON VIEW)

Primary Id: Patrol Molly BOSSI

Location/Address: DANA AVE

Refer To Arrest: 17ELI-135-AR

Arrest: BURNETT, JUSTIN R

Address: 4 DANA Apt. #13 KITTERY, ME

Age: 38

Charges: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ASSAULT DV

Refer To Incident: 17KIT-529-OF

17-24344 1140 Phone – DISTURBANCE/DISORDERLY Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol GREGORY J CALDWELL

Location/Address: STATE RD

Refer To Incident: 17KIT-530-OF

17-24350 1257 Phone – Motor Vehicle Accident Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol RYAN M SANFORD

Vicinity of: BADGERS ISL

Vehicle: WHI 2014 KIA 4D SOUL Reg: PC ME 9651WB VIN: KNDJN2A21E7034416

Operator: LEONARD, DANIEL R @ 67 PORTLAND ST – PORTLAND, ME 04101

Owner: LEONARD, RICHARD PAUL @ 11 HARTLEY FARM LN – KITTERY, ME 03904

Vehicle: GLD 2004 OLDS 4D ALERO Reg: PC ME 6720TA VIN: 1G3NL52F84C200978

Operator: ELMO, STEVEN MARK @ 6 CUTTS RD Apt. #53 – KITTERY, ME 03904

Owner: ELMO, STEVEN MARK @ 6 CUTTS RD Apt. #53 – KITTERY, ME 03904

Refer To Accident: 17KIT-208-AC

17-24351 1355 Initiated – Community Policing Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol GREGORY J CALDWELL

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

17-24352 1409 Phone – ALARM NON RESIDENCE TYPES False Alarm UNFOU,ACCIDE

Location/Address: RANGER DR

17-24353 1432 Initiated – Community Policing Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol RYAN M SANFORD

Location/Address: POCAHONTAS RD

17-24356 1505 Phone – Animal Complaints All Services Rendered

Location/Address: ROGERS RD

17-24373 1835 Phone – FIRE, ALL OTHER TYPES OF C Services Rendered

Location/Address: FOLCUTT RD

17-24389 2223 Phone – ALARM NON RESIDENCE TYPES False Alarm UNFOU,ACCIDE

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

17-24400 2321 Phone – SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY Logged Information See L

Primary Id: Patrol GREGORY J CALDWELL

Location/Address: BADGERS ISL

For Date: 08/06/2017 – Sunday

17-24406 0025 Phone – ALARM NON RESIDENCE TYPES Logged Information See L

Primary Id: Patrol TRISTAN G VALENTI

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

17-24437 0902 Phone – LOST CAT Logged Information See L

Location/Address: GEORGE ST

17-24453 1347 Initiated – Community Policing Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol RYAN M SANFORD

Location/Address: POCAHONTAS RD

17-24471 1807 Phone – ALARM NON RESIDENCE TYPES False Alarm UNFOU,ACCIDE

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

17-24473 1827 Initiated – FOUND PHONE Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol BENJAMIN CYR

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

17-24479 1907 Initiated – SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY Logged Information See L

Primary Id: Patrol RYAN M SANFORD

Location/Address: US ROUTE 1 BYPASS BYP

17-24486 2023 Initiated – MOTOR VEHICLE STOP Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol BENJAMIN CYR

Location/Address: STATE RD

17-24515 2334 Initiated – Community Policing Logged Information See L

Primary Id: Patrol TRISTAN G VALENTI

Location: KITTERY FORESIDE

For Date: 08/07/2017 – Monday

17-24534 0720 Initiated – LOOSE DOG Services Rendered

Location/Address: GOVERNMENT ST

17-24536 0841 Phone – PANIC ALARM False Alarm UNFOU,ACCIDE

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

17-24573 0948 Phone – SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY Logged Information See L

Location/Address: STERLING RD

17-24548 1048 Phone – SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY Logged Information See L

Location/Address: HIGH PASTURE RD

17-24549 1052 Phone – Assist Other Agency Services Rendered

Location/Address: MOORE ST

17-24552 1117 Walk-In – FOUND WALLET Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol BENJAMIN CYR

Vicinity of: DANIELS ST

Refer To Incident: 17KIT-534-OF

17-24561 1345 911 – CAR VS DEER ACCIDENT Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol RYAN M SANFORD

Location/Address: DENNETT RD

Vehicle: BLU 2012 HOND 4D CIVIC Reg: PC ME 3370KI VIN: 2HGFB2F52CH531365

Operator: MORRISON, ANNE @ 21 OAK TER – KITTERY, ME 03904

Owner: MORRISON, ANNE @ 21 OAK TER – KITTERY, ME 03904

Refer To Accident: 17KIT-209-AC

17-24564 1438 911 – LOST DOG Gone on Arrival

Primary Id: Patrol ROBERT H BYRNES

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

17-24568 1450 Walk-In – Animal Complaints All Logged Information See L

Location/Address: POCAHONTAS RD

17-24569 1605 Phone – STRAY DOG Taken to Creature Comfor

Location/Address: ROGERS RD

17-24575 1658 Phone – BURNING WITHOUT A PERMIT Logged Information See L

Location/Address: RIDGEWOOD DR

17-24579 1737 Initiated – Community Policing Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol RYAN M SANFORD

Location/Address: POCAHONTAS RD

17-24583 1802 Cellular – LOST WALLET Logged Information See L

Primary Id: DETECTIVE SECRETARY/DISP JULIE A RUGGERI

Location/Address: STATE RD

17-24584 1836 Cellular – STRAY DOG Taken to Creature Comfor

Primary Id: Patrol RYAN M SANFORD

Location/Address: SEAPOINT RD

17-24586 1845 Phone – GUNSHOT HEARD Gone on Arrival

Vicinity of: REMICKS LN

17-24587 1951 Initiated – Community Policing Services Rendered

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

17-24596 2139 Phone – ATL / BOLO Type Info Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol RYAN M SANFORD

Location/Address: ROGERS RD EXT

17-24605 2253 911 – SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY Gone on Arrival

Location/Address: HIGH PASTURE RD

For Date: 08/08/2017 – Tuesday

17-24643 0731 Phone – ALARM NON RESIDENCE TYPES False Alarm UNFOU,ACCIDE

Location/Address: SHEPARDS COVE RD

17-24657 1036 Initiated – Community Policing Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol William WALSH

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

17-24663 1239 Initiated – Community Policing Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol William WALSH

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

17-24664 1300 Phone – SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY Services Rendered

Location/Address: SHAPLEIGH RD

17-24667 1329 Phone – SHOPLIFTING Arrest Made (ON VIEW)

Primary Id: Patrol William WALSH

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

Refer To Arrest: 17KIT-259-AR

Juvenile Arrest

Age: 17

Charges: THEFT BY UNAUTHORIZED TAKING OR TRANSFER

17-24668 1333 Phone – H&R ACCIDENT Services Rendered

Location/Address: WATER ST

17-24689 1628 Initiated – Community Policing Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol William WALSH

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

17-24691 1707 Initiated – Community Policing Logged Information See L

Location/Address: POCAHONTAS RD

17-24698 1921 Initiated – Community Policing Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol William WALSH

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

17-24705 2143 Initiated – Community Policing Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol RYAN M SANFORD

Location/Address: BADGERS ISLAND

Kittery to partner with York in water upgrade

YORK — The Kittery Water District is planning to begin construction later this year on a $6 million, multi-year rehabilitation of its water treatment plant, and in preparation has joined forces with the York Water District to create efficiencies and redundancies that will ensure Kittery residents get water throughout construction.

The project was the impetus for a study completed this year by Tate and Howard Consulting Engineers that investigated ways the two districts and even neighboring districts can cooperate by creating improved system interconnections. The $30,000 study was paid for with a $15,000 state grant, and matching funds from each district.

 

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Kittery continues review of town charter

KITTERY, Maine – The Town Council discussed new town charter amendments and approved language-centric amendments in a workshop on Monday evening.

The first amendment cleans up language, grammar and other non-substantive changes that currently exist in the charter and were accepted by the five present councilors, following the 10-year review of the charter by Chairman Gary Beers, Vice Chairman Charles Denault and Town Manager Kendra Amaral.

The other amendments include clarifying anomalies in the charter, such as making the Personnel Board into a professional position and having the town manager present the capital plan to the Town Council instead of it being reversed as currently written, at the request Amaral. The other amendment would be to bring Kittery Port Authority under the umbrella of town authority.

by Alex LaCasse

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Memorial Circle Improvement Work to Begin July 31

Memorial Circle Improvement Work to Begin July 31

The improvement project for Memorial Circle in Kittery will begin Monday, July 31st.  The project will include installation of sidewalks around the outer circle, new curbing, and paving improvements.  The project is being funded by MaineDOT, Kittery Area Comprehensive Transportation System and the Town of Kittery and is expected to cost approximately $2.6M.

The construction phase of the project is expected to take approximately four months, with a completion date of December 15th or earlier.  The Circle will remain open during construction.  Temporary closures may occur, however no closure is expected to last more than 5 minutes in duration.  Access to the adjacent businesses will be available at all times during the project.  The majority of the construction will occur in the evening to avoid impacts on daytime traffic flow through this busy area.  Some daytime work is expected intermittently.  Evening construction hours will be 6PM to 5AM.

A project manager for the construction company and a clerk of the works for the town will be present on site during most construction activities.  Questions or issues with the construction should be reported to the Department of Public Works at 439-0333 during the business day and the Police Department at 439-1638 otherwise.  Follow the Town of Kittery @TownofKittery on Twitter for updates about the project status and planned work.

July 24 Kittery Town Council Packets.

Council Packets for your viewing pleasure. Click this link.

WORKSHOP

6:00 P.M.

The Town Council will meet with the Town Manager and the Planning Board for its quarterly meeting to discuss marijuana.

July 24, 2017 Council Chambers

Kittery Town Council

Regular Meeting

7:00 p.m.

1. Call to Order

2. Introductory

3. Pledge of Allegiance

4. Roll Call

5. Agenda Amendment and Adoption

6. Town Manager’s Report

7. Acceptance of Previous Minutes – 7/10/17 Regular Meeting

8. Interviews for the Board of Appeals and Planning Board

9. All items involving the town attorney, town engineers, town employees or other town consultants or requested officials.

10. PUBLIC HEARINGS

11. DISCUSSION

a. Discussion by members of the public (three minutes per person)

b. Response to public comment directed to a particular Councilor

c. Chairperson’s response to public comments

12. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

c. (070117-3) The Kittery Town Council moves to ordain proposed amendments to Title 16 16.3.2.13 Mixed Use MU of the Kittery Town Code.

d. (070117-4) The Kittery Town Council moves to ordain a proposed amendment to Title 10 of the Kittery Town Code, to add §10.2.4 Local Traffic Only No Through Way Designated, as an Emergency Ordinance to expire in 60 days.

13. NEW BUSINESS

a. Donations/gifts received for Council disposition.

(070217-1) The Kittery Town Council moves to accept a donation in the amount of $30 from Beverly A. Lord to be deposited in account #2063-43600 KCC Fundraising.

b. (070217-2) The Kittery Town Council moves to approve the disbursement warrants.

c. (070217-3) The Kittery Town Council moves to schedule a public hearing for August 14, 2017, in accordance with Sec. 6.09 (4) of the Kittery Town Charter to transfer appropriations between accounts and carry forward requests.

d. (070217-4) The Kittery Town Council moves to appoint a representative to meet with a representative from the Personnel Board to interview Kenneth W. Linscott for his re-appointment to that board until 12/31/20.

e. (070217-5) The Kittery Town Council moves to appoint Suzanne Sayer to the Registration Appeals Board as nominated by the Democratic Party until 12/31/18.

f. (070217-6) The Kittery Town Council moves to appoint Patricia Moore as Acting Town Manager from August 7-11, 2017 during the Town Manager’s absence.

g. (070217-7) The Kittery Town Council moves to discuss a resolution regarding the Economic Impacts of the combined courthouse in York County.

14. COUNCILOR ISSUES OR COMMENTS

15. COMMITTEE AND OTHER REPORTS

  1. a. Communications from the Chairperson
  2. b. Committee Reports

16. EXECUTIVE SESSION

(070217-4) The Kittery Town Council moves to go into executive session with the Town Manager in accordance with 1 M.R.S. §405 (6) (A) to discuss a personnel matter.

17. ADJOURNMENT

Posted: July 20, 2017

 

 

Local Traffic Ordinance vote on July 10th.

On July 10th, the Kittery Town Council will be hold a public hearing to discuss an emergency ordinance on Local Traffic Only. This was proposed by Councilor Spiller.

On June 2nd Councilor Chuck Denault and Ken Lemont, who support this change, walked the area and spoke with many residents who also support this proposed change to create an emergency ordinance limiting traffic to LOCAL TRAFFIC ONLY and NO THROUGH WAY on WATER ST.,STIMSON ST, RICE Ave and PRINCE AVE.

In speaking with over 2 dozen people, there is a wide support to limit this traffic. However we also found that Water St. East , Commercial St. Gull Ave. Cottle Ln. and Pleasant St. have the same issues with drivers cutting thru as well as concern for enforcement of the ordinance.

One resident told us that they counted over 100 vehicles pass there house on Pleasant St. when the traffic was at a stand still. Everyone we had a chance to talk with had the same concerns and they ranged from parking issues, speeding, kids playing, inconsiderate drivers as well as high traffic with pedestrians walking in the area as well as a concern for enforcement.

After speaking with many of the residents, there seems to be merit in asking that it be extended to Water st., Commercial St. Pleasant St. Cottle Ave. Gull St. as well. Residents expressed concerns that once the NO THRU WAY signs go up on the proposed streets, the traffic will increase on the opposite side of State Rd/Rte 1 as well.

LINK TO PUBLIC NOTICE

Residents expressed that any side road adjacent to the Badgers Island and Memorial Bridge can see heavy traffic as well as when the memorial bridge is up or other traffic issues that arise due to the fact the Sarah Long Bridge has not yet opened or perhaps GPS routing issues.

These roads are all affected by GPS devices guiding people using alternates routes. These roads have long been an escape pathway for motorists for reasons of just the Bridge being up alone.

(See Kittery agenda item below.)

At the July 10th Town Council Meeting:

  • To amend Title 10 of the Kittery Town Code, to add §10.2.4 Local Traffic Only No Through Way Designated, as an Emergency Ordinance to expire in 60 days.

See the full ordinance change below,

Below are two examples and perhaps there are more.

THIS IS THE PROPOSED CHANGE. Yellow indicates the area designated as local traffic.

 Proposed Change #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OTHER IDEAS COULD PERHAPS INCLUDE THESE CHANGES.

Idea # 2


 

 

 

 

 

 

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We will get a copy of it to Frank Dennett.

Chuck Denault    cdenault2@gmail.com

Ken Lemont        klemont@Comcast.net

COUNCILOR JUDY SPILLERS PROPOSED CHANGE.

Proposed Ordinance on July 10th after a public hearing.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Mildred Long Bridge rising from the river

http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20170618/sarah-mildred-long-bridge-rising-from-river

It won’t be open for Labor Day weekend traffic, and it may not be open for Columbus Day weekend, but in about four months, the third bridge crossing the Piscataqua River should be restored.

The new Sarah Mildred Long Bridge is about a month and a half behind the original Sept. 1 projected open date for vehicular traffic, and an updated open date has not been set. Right now, mid-October is the best estimate.

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by Brian Early Portsmouth Herald.

Kittery’s Landmark Hill Plaza to get a facelift

KITTERY, Maine – Landmark Hill Plaza will be redesigned as a mixed-used subdivision after the Planning Board accepted the applicant’s final plan on June 8.

The roughly five-acre plaza located at 518 U.S. Route 1, close to the York town line currently houses a Domino’s, a day care, a senior citizen social facility and an audiologist office. The two existing buildings will be completely refurbished with new exteriors. The new facility will be called Landmark Hill Square, according to developer Michael Brigham of Lorax Sustainable Development LLC.

 

by Alex LaCasse PORTSMOUTH HERALD

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Shipyard plans emergency training Tuesday morning

KITTERY, Maine — Portsmouth Naval Shipyard plans to conduct routine emergency response training on Tuesday between the hours of 7:30 and 11:30 a.m.

This scheduled training exercise will be conducted near the marina adjacent to the former Naval Prison. This training is being conducted to ensure emergency response personnel are prepared and trained to respond to an emergency situation in an industrial facility.

Due to the location of the training exercise, some members of the public may hear noise or see emergency response personnel responding to the training event.