Quarry Plan in Maine Cause for Concern

A proposed quarry has shaken some Sebago, Maine, residents and they are urging townspeople to vote in support of a moratorium banning mines, gravel pits and quarries in the Village District. Gorham Sand & Gravel, the Buxton, Maine-based company that plans to open the quarry off Route 11, said it wants to work with residents to ensure that its operation won’t have a negative impact on their quality of life, according to the Portland Press Herald.

In a letter, dated Nov. 1 that was sent to Town Manager Michele Bukoveckas, Mark Curtis, vice president of Gorham Sand & Gravel, said his company purchased the 200-acre quarry parcel in April after checking with the town of Sebago first to make sure the use was allowed in that zone. Only 42 acres will ultimately be utilized – in phases – for extracting construction aggregate, to build roads, bridges and paved surfaces.

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