"Cover Story" piece on suburban sprawl, a proposed subdivision on South Freeport
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"Cover Story" piece on suburban sprawl, a proposed subdivision on South Freeport's Everett Hill, and Freeport's future. Developer Joe Wishcamper, who is also chairman of The Nature Conservancy's (TNC) Maine chapter, regards Everett Hill as a prime spot for a luxury subdivision, not a nature sanctuary. But Amos Eno, executive director of the Washington-based National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), opposes Wishcamper's project. Eno has threatened to withhold his organization's funding from the town until it has "a valid open space program." On Feb. 17, Wishcamper asked the local planning board to table the project to see if Eno and the Campaign for Freeport Open Space could raise $635,000 to buy the land. But just three weeks before the June 10 deadline, the group was still short about $400,000.
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Austin, Phyllis, ""Cover Story" piece on suburban sprawl, a proposed subdivision on South Freeport" (1999). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3549.