August 6, 2010 -

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Getting utility service to Maine's island communities has always been a challenge.  Many remain separated from mainland utility infrastructure like electric distribution lines; most do not have water or sewer pipeline connections to the mainland.  Squirrel Island, near Boothbay Harbor, is one exception, with a water pipe from the mainland.  Back in 1919, this pipe -- and who should pay for it -- was the subject of legislative debate.

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