"News & Issues" piece on a fund-raising campaign to save a 122-acre tract of woo
"News & Issues" piece on a fund-raising campaign to save a 122-acre tract of woods in South Freeport from development. The campaign has received a donation of $50,000 from Joe Wishcamper, the land's owner, to be applied toward the purchase price of $635,000, and Wishcamper has extended his deadline two months to Aug. 15. With Wishcamper's gift, the Save Freeport group has raised about $400,000 so far, according to Peter Troast, a leader of the campaign. If the campaign fails, Wishcamper will proceed with the original 38-lot subdivision, which would be Freeport's largest. Opponents have used the plan as an example of sprawl that harms the environment and the community.
Fund raising, Freeport, Freeport Growth, Wishcamper, Joseph
Austin, Phyllis, ""News & Issues" piece on a fund-raising campaign to save a 122-acre tract of woo" (1999). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3643.