CARTHAGE — The Webb River Valley Snowmobile Club received a jump-start on the payments for its newly acquired trail groomer Monday night when Patriot Renewables LLC donated $5,000 toward the 1996 Bombadier at the selectmen's meeting Monday night.
Club President Ken Flagg said the gift was “pretty awesome.”
The groomer cost $35,000, and a dozen or so club members use it for about 50 miles of trails that connect with area towns and are used by many local clubs.
Patriot Renewables of Quincy, Mass., is planning to develop up to 12 industrial wind turbines along the Saddleback Mountain ridge. The project has been submitted to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection for review. A decision on whether it will be approved should be known within the next few months.
Flagg said the Webb River Valley Snowmobile Club has about 50 members.