Title

A brief history of Castine, leading up to the tensions between the town and the

Authors

Joshua F. Moore

Source

Down East

Date

11-1-2010

Pages

42-49, 75

Abstract

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.

Subjects

Castine

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