September 23, 2017
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Nearly 1,500 acres of old Air Force land in Maine being sold off

The Associated Press

MOSCOW, Maine — There have been only two bids so far for nearly 1,500 acres and several large buildings in Moscow that was once home to the Air Force’s Over-the-Horizon-Backscatter radar system.

The Morning Sentinel reports that as of late Tuesday, one bidder had offered $110,000 in the online auction held on the U.S. General Services Administration’s website, while a second bidder made an offer of $120,000.

The bidders are not named.

The auction for the property, which once held equipment that scanned from Greenland to Cuba for approaching Soviet missiles and planes, does not have an end date.

The land used to house a radar system that was developed in the 1970s and shut down in the 1990s.

Town officials want the property sold because it has been tax exempt.


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