Stories about Otisfield

Otisfield board denies cellphone tower appeal

OTISFIELD — The Board of Appeals on Tuesday unanimously voted to deny an appeal of the Planning Board's decision to approve a permit to construct a communications tower on Scribner Hill. The decision followed 90 minutes of fact-finding and discussion. “It was difficult, ... 2

Decision on cellphone tower appeal expected Tuesday

OTISFIELD — The Zoning Board of Appeals is set to vote Tuesday on whether the Planning Board misinterpreted a town ordinance when it approved a permit for a cellphone tower on Scribner Hill. The appeals board will meet March 20 beginning at 7 p.m. in the Otisfield Community Hall on R...

M. Delehanty: It is only a cell tower

Yikes, and here I thought a cellphone tower was going up on “the hill.” After reading the letter to the editor from Michael Everding (March 13) about “plummeting” property values, “devastating” impact on homeowners and “living under the shadow of such a m... 1

Gray man injured in float plane crash on ice-covered Otisfield lake

OTISFIELD — A 65-year-old man suffered chest and leg injuries Saturday afternoon when his single-engine plane crashed into the ice on Pleasant Lake in Otisfield, police said. James Schaff of Gray was taken to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston where he was being treated, Maine ...

Norway man sentenced for burglary spree

PARIS — A Norway man who admitted to being the driver in a series of burglaries last year was sentenced to five years in jail with all but one year suspended Tuesday in Oxford County Superior Court. Christopher Corriveau, 24, of 16 Cottage St., pleaded guilty to 19 counts of burglary...

M. Everding: Kill the tower

Recently, the Otisfield Planning Board granted U.S. Cellular a permit to build a 180-foot cell tower in the middle of one of Otisfield's most heavily populated residential neighborhoods. If that decision is not reversed by the Appeals Board, then the market value of the residences in the i... 2

Otisfield board hears objections to cell tower permit

John Poto, standing, a former Otisfield Planning Board member, argues Tuesday evening that the Planning Board did not correctly interpret the ordinances when it approved a permit for a cell tower on Scribner Hill.

Briefly

Commercial travelers MECHANIC FALLS — Twin City Council 160 of the United Commercial Travelers of America will meet on Saturday, March 10, at Bucknam Oaks, at 5 p.m. Installation of officers for the ensuing year will be held. A potluck supper will follow the meeting....

Western Maine briefs

Free tax prep MEXICO — Oxford County Ca$h Coalition is sponsoring free tax preparation at Region 9 Adult Education until the end of March. This program is for families with less than $50,000 in income who need help filing their taxes. All volunteer preparers ...

Well done - Hartwick College

ONEONTA, N.Y. — Two Maine students have been named to the fall term dean's list at Hartwick College. They are: Junior Ashley Hunt of Naples, daughter of Barbara and Darryl Hunt. She is majoring in anthropology. Freshman Sydney Dunbar of Otisfield