Voters Approve Site for New Public Safety Building

WINTER HARBOR — Voters at a special town meeting Friday approved demolition of part of the old Peninsula School to create space for a new Public Safety Building to house the police and fire departments.


Residents also voted to include space in the building for the town office, which currently is housed in a building near the Peninsula School that formerly housed the local high school.

What remains unanswered until architectural drawings are finalized is how much, if any, of the new building would encroach on the baseball field located behind the Peninsula School.

Demolishing the middle, or flat roof, portion of the school would create a three-acre site.

“If the Fire Department wants to move the building back onto the ball field they can, right?” asked Dale Torrey, a fisherman.

The ball field is where the lobster dinner is held every August during the Winter Harbor Lobster Festival.

“That would not be a plan that would get my vote,” said Diana Young, chairman of the Board of Selectmen.

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