May 22, 2018
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Lincoln Web site touts plow services

By Nick Sambides Jr., BDN Staff

LINCOLN, Maine — David Littlefield was dog-tired Monday night. The 47-year-old Lincoln man had worked since 8 p.m. Sunday plowing driveways — a lot of driveways.

“I got 60 — 10 businesses and 50 driveways — and I do it all myself,” Littlefield said Monday. “I still got eight of them to do. I take a lot of pride in it. A lot of them I do two or three times.”

Monday’s storm cost him a blown transmission on one pickup truck, he said, but otherwise had been lucrative. He earns $25 to $60 per job, depending on the driveway length.

Littlefield is among the Lincoln Lakes region residents listed at no charge on the town of Lincoln’s Web site, Town officials offer the listing to reduce the number of telephone calls they receive seeking plowing services, Town Manager Lisa Goodwin said.

“We have a lot of calls from people who don’t know who to contact to plow their driveways,” Ruth Birtz, the town’s zoning enforcement supervisor and economic development director, said Monday. “Without that information, they would be snowbound. … It’s just part of Lincoln looking after its residents. We would like to think that we do a good job of that.”

The listing also boosts entrepreneurs such as Littlefield, who works whenever it snows. Such a service does not require licensing. Anyone interested in having a service listed is asked to call Goodwin at 794-3372. The listing is not an endorsement and implies no guarantee of service.

The storm and listing provided enough work Monday so that Littlefield had to turn away two calls, he said. Another driver listed, David Irving, said he probably would take his name off the list because he already had too many other jobs.


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