Campground Expansion Under Scrutiny

Campground Expansion Under Scrutiny

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.

Police Warn About Burglaries

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.”