10 Feb WCME Midcoast News Feburary 10
Train In Vain
There is no Amtrak Downeaster service today between Brunswick, Freeport and Boston as rail crews continue to work on clearing snow and ice from tracks and take stock of recent storm damage to rail equipment. The Downeaster makes five round trips per day between Boston and Maine and says it plans to resume normal service Wednesday.
In Brunswick, the town council unanimously votes to approve an overnight parking ban near Bowdoin College, along Page street, where students have apparently been leaving their cars on a long-term basis. The measure allows parking permits at a cost of $25 for Page Street residents, and the new ordinance is subject to review a year from now.
A New Day at the Harbor
Brunswick councilors have voted to set February 23rd as the date for a public hearing on proposed amendments to the town’s harbor ordinance–amendments that have been developed over many meetings by the town’s Rivers and Coastal Waters commission. There is talk of an eventual mooring fee for Brunswick. There is no such fee in place at present.