Growing at the Common Ground Country Fair

Just back from the Fair and it was Excellent; a phenomenal event. Maine is one special place to have a strong network of organic growers, outlets and consumers. We told our story to hundreds of people from all over; Brooklin, Canaan, Dixmont, Freedom, Wayne, Augusta, Lewiston, Waterville, Portland and from everywhere in New England – and almost all can’t believe it. People want to help and many asked, “What can I do? And at the same time, encourage us to keep fighting and keep talking. And we are, Thanks But No Tank is building and our network is growing with support from new friends from all over. Thanks for the words of support these past three days. A quick action: if you are on Facebook, please like our page, just click the button below.

The company building the mega-tank, DCP Midstream from Denver, CO will appear before the Searsport Planning Board for their building permit soon; five members of this board will decide on this gargantuan project. Our case against the Maine Dept. of Environmental Protection has yet to be decided in State Court; we anticipate a ruling soon. In the meantime, if you are in the mid-coast region, please go to your local selectmen’s meetings; ask letters be sent to the Searsport Planning Board and Board of Selectmen to request a decision not be made until the results of the Good Harbor Consulting safety study are known. Below are three towns; more information is on the “Get Involved” page.

 Searsport Meetings:

The next Planning Board meeting will be Monday October 8 at 6:30.

The Board of Selectmen meets on Tuesday October 2 at 7pm.

Belfast Meetings:

The Belfast City Council meets the first and third Tuesday at 7pm at City Hall. IMPORTANT: Please mark your calendar: On October 2, TBNT attorneys Steve Hinchman and Kim Tucker will be present to request the council send a letter to the Searsport Planning Board.  Please come to support this action.

Stockton Springs Meetings:

The selectmen’s meeting is the first and third Thursday of each month at 6pm.  October 4 will be the next meeting.

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