One key to Chebeague Island's successful secession from Cumberland is the high d
One key to Chebeague Island's successful secession from Cumberland is the high degree of volunteerism on the island. Long-time resident Mabel Doughty notes that islanders have always made their own decisions. The 350 year-round residents interact with summer people in a way that is uncommon in some socially stratified coastal communities. Chebeague first tried to secede in 1831. The current impetus followed successful fund-raising efforts for island projects such as a new library and $1 million recreation center. A threat to the elementary school in 2005 catalyzed the rift between the affluent suburb of Cumberland and the tight-knit fishing village, and eventually an amicable separation was crafted. With details on the new town.
Chebeague Island Casco Bay, Secession
Wright, Virginia, "One key to Chebeague Island's successful secession from Cumberland is the high d" (2007). Maine News Index - Down East Magazine. 3514.
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