A brief history of Castine, leading up to the tensions between the town and the
A brief history of Castine, leading up to the tensions between the town and the Maine Maritime Academy that erupted over the historic Abbott House. The town has lost year-round residents, has an aging population, and is struggling to improve its business climate as businesses close. The town lost a lawsuit against the academy regarding its plan to expand and turn the Abbott House into a president's house, but residents felt the decision validated the town's zoning by allowing the home to only be used as a residence. Under the academy's new leader, Bill Brennan, the academy and the town are enjoying greater cooperation and mutual support.
Moore, Joshua F., "A brief history of Castine, leading up to the tensions between the town and the" (2010). Maine News Index - Down East Magazine. 3841.
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