Parkman voters approve Sunday sale of liquor for off-premises consumption

Posted March 22, 2011, at 10:28 p.m.

PARKMAN, Maine — The sale of liquor for consumption off-premises, including Sunday sales, was approved by residents Saturday during a referendum vote.

In a two-article warrant, residents voted 56-15 to allow the sale of liquor for consumption off-premises on days other than Sunday, and voted 54-17 to allow the same on Sundays.

Residents also conducted their annual town meeting Saturday. Most of the vacant seats had competition this year. Elected selectman was Trina Gray, who received 72 votes to Christian McGinn’s 36 votes. Ann Bridge, who was re-elected to the SAD 4 board of directors, received 38 votes compared with Starre White’s 28 votes. Stephen Northup, who was elected road commissioner, received 63 votes to Seth Elderkin’s 40 votes. Frank Rollins won a planning board seat with 31 votes. His opponent was Joshua Morin, who received 24 votes. Margaret Wood was elected as a Harvey Memorial Library trustee, and Pat Johnson was re-elected chairman of the Board of Selectmen.

Residents supported holding Parkman Days, but instead of raising $3,000 for the event, they directed the committee to secure private funding.

In a change from past practice, residents voted to give the town’s snowmobile registration refund to the Parkman Trailblazers rather than donating a portion of the funds to the West Road Riders Snowmobile Club.

The $15,000 the town received from the sale of the former McKusick Elementary School will be placed into a savings account and its use will be determined later, as approved by voters.

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