Vacant buildings demolished in Skowhegan

Posted Oct. 23, 2011, at 11:26 a.m.

SKOWHEGAN, Maine — For people familiar with Skowhegan, the central Maine town is going to have a different look.

Three vacant downtown buildings were reduced to rubble by midday Saturday and the debris was being hauled away in the afternoon.

The Morning Sentinel of Waterville says 10 to 15 tons of debris would be removed from the demolition site at the corner of Madison Avenue and Commercial Street and taken to a Waste Management landfill in Norridgewock. Crew were expected to have the site backfilled with sand and loam by Sunday night.