Protesters disrupt meeting on Moosehead proposal

Posted Sept. 23, 2009, at 2:10 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 30, 2011, at 12:11 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Police have arrested several protesters who disrupted a meeting in which a regulatory panel was preparing to cast the final vote on a development proposal for more than 2,000 homes and resort accommodations in the Moosehead Lake area.

The Land Use Regulation Commission was meeting in Bangor on Wednesday afternoon to vote on Plum Creek Timber Co.’s plan, which critics say would threaten the character of the North Woods region made famous by Henry David Thoreau.

The meeting was put on hold when a half-dozen or so protesters marched up to the panel, yelled at the board members and accused them of selling out. Police were called and arrested several of the protesters, leading them out in handcuffs.

The plan being voted on allows Plum Creek to develop what would be the largest residential development ever in Maine.

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