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Center Harbor access on hold in Brooklin

Photo By Jennifer Osborn
Brooklin resident Hendrik Gideonse explains a proposed local food sovereignty ordinance, which voters approved.

BROOKLIN — The town of Brooklin’s proposed deal with Steve White to provide permanent public access to Center Harbor is on hold.

Selectman Deborah Brewster asked voters during the annual Town Meeting Saturday to table an article that would have granted the access.

Selectman Albie Smith said the board had new information about other possibilities regarding Center Harbor.

In other business, Brooklin adopted the Local Food and Community Self-Governance Ordinance.

There were no surprises in the election because everyone ran uncontested.

Selectman Deborah Brewster was returned to the board with 59 votes.

Lori Gallo was voted in to fill the remaining two years of Selectman Michael Roy’s term with 59 votes.

Jeannine Hardy received 60 votes to remain as town clerk.

Road Commissioner Neil Allen was re-elected with 58 votes.

Incumbent School Board member Mike Sealander was re-elected to another three year term with 44 votes.

In other business, voters approved a nearly flat municipal budget totaling $795,481.43.

Voters, with little discussion, approved a school budget totaling $1,794,797.

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Jennifer Osborn

Jennifer Osborn

Reporter and columnist at The Ellsworth American
News Reporter Jennifer Osborn covers news and features on the Blue Hill Peninsula and Deer Isle-Stonington. She welcomes tips and story ideas. She also writes the Gone Shopping column. Email Jennifer with your suggestions at [email protected] or call 667-2576.