The new members reflect the organization’s goal of expanding its expertise and seeking ways for Freedom, Ossipee, and Effingham to work more closely on important lake issues.
Newspaper apologizes, saying it erred in publishing a statement that members of Broad-Leavitt Bay Association’s Executive Committee had questioned the authority of its chairman to publicly support the Ossipee beach purchase. The complaints were from members of the Association, not the Executive Committee. The committee was unanimous in its support.
A majority of Ossipee voters favored the town’s plan to purchase Camp Sokokis for recreation. But the vote failed to muster the required two-thirds majority.
Proponents and opponents square off in the final week. In public letters, Select Board members call opponents “cowardly” and “arrogant,” and signal that non-resident taxpayers won’t be permitted to speak at the town meeting. Members of Broad-Leavitt Bay Association question its chairman’s endorsement of the purchase.
Almost a decade after it was created, the management plan for Ossipee Lake Natural Area is paying off, with damaged plant communities on the rebound, and boaters largely staying away from posted areas. New maps at the reconstructed Route 25 public boat ramp are in the works for 2018.