Planning Board wants time to absorb the outside engineering report, which contains 46 numbered points of concern, including the fact that the expansion is on the floodplain. Several lake residents express concerns about flooding and evacuation plans. Planning Board member Rick St. Jean accuses them and conservation groups of “fear-mongering.”
At a public meeting, Ossipee town officials and residents questioned the environmental impact of the proposed expansion of Westward Shores campground. The town has hired an outside engineering firm as “a second pair of professional eyes” to determine the plan’s compliance with local regulations. The campground’s owner calls concerns about the impact of flooding “way overblown” as residents ask if high water could overwhelm the septic system and prevent campers from safely vacating the property.
The 12-year battle over, the controversial track project in the Ossipee Range is moving ahead. A spokesman says you’ll hear the noise, but it will be no worse than hearing cars on a highway.
Area police departments warn there have been a number of daytime burglaries in several Carroll County towns and nearby communities in Maine. Freedom police chief Josh Shackford said the suspect seems to be roaming around Freedom, Ossipee, Effingham and parts of Maine. Law enforcement has a possible suspect but they don’t have enough evidence at this point to make his name public. Shackford said the suspect is being “hunted.”
A second violent incident at the rehabilitation center’s group homes prompts select board concerns.