LIVERMORE FALLS — Two solar-powered, flashing crossing beacons soon will be erected on Main Street — one near Dunkin’ Donuts and Food City, and the second near the post office and the Treat Memorial Library.

Town Manager Kristal Flagg said she only applied for one beacon because that was all that was initially allowed from the Maine Department of Transportation, but the town will receive two. Although the beacons themselves will be free, the town will be responsible for installation and electrical work costs.

A pair of beacons costs $4,800 without installation expenses, she said.

The beacons may only be put on Main Street because its sidewalks were made wheelchair accessible when road construction occurred in 2011 and 2012, she said. It will be another improvement to the downtown area, she said.

Sarah Delaney of Livermore recently worked with some members of the Livermore Falls Downtown Betterment Group, including Melissa Crocker, to plant flowers under the bulletin sign at Gateway Park. Several children helped with the project. 

Flagg thanked Delaney during a selectmen’s meeting on Sept. 2 for taking the lead in obtaining the plants for the project. However, Delaney was not in attendance.


Betterment Group President Bob Berry said that Delaney, who is not a member of the Development Group, was the “force of nature” behind the Gateway Project.

She is not done.

There is a big gear at Otis Falls Mill on the Livermore Falls/Jay line, and she is hoping to get it brought down and set up in the park, he said.

They are looking for someone with a pulp truck to haul it to the park.

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