Prospect Harbor Sidewalk Issue To Be Decided at Town Meeting

GOULDSBORO — Voters will decide at Town Meeting in June whether they want sidewalks in the village of Prospect Harbor.

Selectmen Dec. 8 voted unanimously to approve a landscape design for about two-tenths of a mile of sidewalk.

The asphalt would extend from the end of the Peninsula School driveway on Route 186 then cross over to an art studio now owned by Schoodic Arts for All and then continue on to the Dorcas Library.

Board members voted unanimously Aug. 18 not to approve the plan, but changed their minds after hearing from state Department of Transportation experts.

Supporters say the sidewalks will benefit schoolchildren and the visitors and residents who take classes in the art studio and use the library.

The landscape plan will be paid with a $28,000 federal planning grant. The town’s share, which is an additional $7,000, will be paid by the Dorcas Library.

Voters will decide in June whether to go forward with the $300,000 project. Gouldsboro’s share would be $53,000.

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Jacqueline Weaver

Jacqueline Weaver

Reporter at The Ellsworth American
Jacqueline's beat covers the eastern Hancock County towns of Lamoine through Gouldsboro as well as Steuben in Washington County. She was a reporter for the New York Times, United Press International and Reuters before moving to Maine. She also publicized medical research at Yale School of Medicine and scientific findings at Yale University for nine years.[email protected]
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