Expected storm postpones Eddington quarry hearing

Posted Feb. 12, 2014, at 6:20 p.m.

EDDINGTON, Maine — The heavy snow expected to start falling Thursday night caused town officials to again postpone a public hearing on a proposed quarry on Fox Hill, Town Manager Russell Smith said late Wednesday.

The new hearing is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at Eddington Elementary School.

Hughes Bros. Inc., a Hampden-based earthwork contractor, is trying for a second time to get permission to operate a ledge quarry on Fox Hill that would start out as a 5-acre operation and possibly grow to 20 acres.

The company’s first application, for a 10-acre quarry, was denied by the Eddington Planning Board in October, after a two-hour review.

Planners also may vote on a proposed 180-day moratorium on quarries, which would need selectmen and town approval, Smith said.