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Hallowell installs historical crane to recognize quarrying history

Jun 18, 2014

Hallowell installs historical crane to recognize quarrying history

An old wooden crane that once worked in the granite quarries of Hallowell, Maine, now serves as a monument to the town’s quarrying history. Workers have installed the historical crane at Hallowell Waterfront Park, the Portland Press Herald reports. “We hope people ...

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Quarry faces 6-month moratorium in Eddington, Maine

Apr 10, 2014

Quarry faces 6-month moratorium in Eddington, Maine

The proposed quarry in Eddington, Maine will likely be delayed by an upcoming moratorium. The moratorium would put construction of the 20-acre quarry on hold for six months, WLBZ2 reports. Construction company Hughes Brothers wants to add the quarry to a 110-acre ...

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Maine stone crushing operation ordered to pay former employee $6,000 in back wages to resolve lawsuit

Dec 05, 2013

Maine stone crushing operation ordered to pay former employee $6,000 in back wages to resolve lawsuit

The Mining Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced Tuesday that Ferraiolo Construction Inc. and owner-president John Ferraiolo, operators of the Portable Pioneer Plant in Thomaston, Maine, will provide $6,000 in compensation to a former employee and take other corrective action ...

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Maine man arrested for trespassing, observing rock blasting

Oct 02, 2013

Maine man arrested for trespassing, observing rock blasting

A Maine man was arrested last weekend for trespassing on a Westbrook quarry site. The Associated Press reported 53-year-old Warren Knight was arrested Saturday on a charge of criminal trespassing on Central Maine Power Company property. Knight, who owns a family farm ...

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Maine Land Use Planning Commission approves gravel pit in Madrid Township

Aug 15, 2013

Maine Land Use Planning Commission approves gravel pit in Madrid Township

The Maine Land Use Planning Commission on Wednesday approved an application for a gravel pit in the Madrid Township, according to a report from the Franklin Sun Journal. Mark Beauregard requested a permit for the gravel pit earlier this year. The ...

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Mount Desert bans future quarries

Jul 30, 2013

Mount Desert bans future quarries

Resident in Mount Desert, Maine, voted last week to enact an ordinance banning new granite quarries and other mineral exploration and extraction, according to a report from Fenceviewer. At a special town meeting, the citizens voted 92-50 in favor of the ...

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Hall Quarry citizens to vote on quarry regulations in special town meeting

Jul 23, 2013

Hall Quarry citizens to vote on quarry regulations in special town meeting

Citizens in Mount Desert, Maine, this week will vote on quarry regulations at a special town meeting, according to a report from Fenceviewer. The special town meeting, which will take place July 25, was scheduled after residents attending a public hearing ...

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Hall Quarry Planning Board considers quarry license ordinance

Jun 25, 2013

Hall Quarry Planning Board considers quarry license ordinance

The Hall Quarry Planning Board in Mount Desert, Maine, is considering a proposed quarry licensing ordinance that a special citizen’s advisory committee created, Fenceviewer reported. The proposed ordinance comes less than a month after residents’ appeal of a decision to allow ...

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Hall Quarry residents appeal quarry decision

May 21, 2013

Hall Quarry residents appeal quarry decision

Some residents living near a granite quarry in the village of Hall Quarry in Mount Desert, Maine, are appealing a decision by the town’s code enforcement officer to not order an end to quarrying at the site, Fenceviewer reported. Harold MacQuinn, Inc., ...

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Hallowell, Maine, to display piece of granite history

Apr 26, 2013

Hallowell, Maine, to display piece of granite history

The Hallowell City Council in Maine has approved the installation of a historical granite crane in Waterfront Park, Kennebec Journal reported. The city received the crane as a gift a decade ago. The installation will cost $25,000 to $30,000, which Hallowell residents ...

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Residential concerns prompt quarrying suspension in Maine

Apr 02, 2013

Residential concerns prompt quarrying suspension in Maine

Last week, the Business and Economic Development Committee in Bangor, Maine, backed moratorium on future quarry development in the area, the Bangor Daily News reported. The Bangor City Council will likely vote on the moratorium on April 8. The suspension, which could ...

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