READFIELD — The Select Board will begin executive sessions at 7 tonight at the Town Office, 8 Old Kents Hill Road.

The sessions will be with legal counsel regarding contract negotiations, disposition of property and personnel matters. No other town business will be acted on.

For more information, call 685-4939.


Park study shows statewide support

A poll in October by the independent polling firm Critical Insights shows 60 percent of Maine residents support the Friends of the Maine Woods’ call to study the economic benefits of the proposed Maine Woods National Park.

The proposal by local philanthropist Roxanne Quimby would create a national park in Maine’s north woods using a 70,000-acre gift of land, plus a $40 million endowment for its continued maintenance and upkeep.

The poll says a study enjoys broad support from Mainers, with 88 percent of poll respondents having lived in Maine 10 years or more. Friends of the Maine Woods, which continues to lead the effort to collect petitions requesting a study, has forwarded the poll results to U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar.


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