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Tuesday 14 October

People Plus Center (Union and Cumberland Sts.)

7 p.m.

Meet the candidates, enjoy some of Marybeth’s famous apple pie!

Candidates for the Town Council at-large seat will be John P. Portela and Katherine E. Wilson.

John Portela is featured in a Times Record story from 8/20/2014.

Katherine Wilson is featured in a Times Record story from 8/19/2014.

School Board candidate-at-large William H. Thompson will also join us.


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Federal Street Recreation Center

5/21/2013: Brunswick Town Council agreed upon the sale of the Rec Center to the Brunswick Development Corporation at its meeting 5/20/2013.


5/9/2013: According to a report by Beth Brogan in the Bangor Daily News, May 8, 2013, Coastal Enterprises Inc., a private, nonprofit development corporation based in Wiscasset, has offered to purchase the Brunswick town office, police station, and Recreation Center for an undisclosed amount of money.

CEI is reported to have proposed that all Federal St. buildings under consideration be demolished.

According to the story, Grace Cleaves, senior vice president of marketing and communications for CEI, confirmed the offer on Tuesday morning. “It’s an 18-month option during which we will explore the viability of a move,” she said.

Brogan reported that the Brunswick Town Council “is scheduled to discuss CEI’s proposal in executive session before its May 9 council meeting.”

(At this time [May 8, noon], the Town of Brunswick web site does not indentify a Town Council meeting scheduled for May 9. )

UPDATE May 10, 5 p.m.: The Town of Brunswick web site now includes an agenda for the May 9 meeting. It’s rather brief:

Executive session – Disposition of real property per M.R.S.A. §405(6)(C)

Suggested Motion:

Motion to go into executive session to discuss the disposition of real property per M.R.S.A. §405(6)(C).

No minutes for the May 9 meeting have been posted as of this time.

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At its regular meeting last Thursday, the NWBNA board discussed the now-derelict building at 16-18 Oak Street with some concern. The board approved the resolution below. Board member Kevin Twine has discussed this with Town Manager Gary Brown and our Town Council representative, Margo Knight.

The board would like for as many neighbors as possible to attend the upcoming Town Council meeting (Monday, 11 July, 7 p.m.), where the resolution will be presented during the “public comments” time (scheduled near the beginning of the meeting).

The meeting will be held in the Municipal Meeting Room, Maine Street Station, 16 Station Ave.

Town Council agenda: http://www.brunswickme.org/council/agendas/2011/agenda071111.pdf

If you would like to support the NWBNA on this but are unable to attend the Town Council meeting, please add a comment below.

July 7, 2011

To the Brunswick Town Council:

We are writing concerning the abandoned, derelict building at 16-18
Oak Street that was destroyed by fire on April 8, 2011.  This building
represents not only a danger to the neighborhood, but is a continuing
embarrassment to the Town of Brunswick, as it is clearly visible to
the thousands of drivers and tourists who drive by every day on U. S.
Route 1.  The condition of this building is of grave concern to the
residents of the Northwest Brunswick Neighborhood Association area.

Accordingly, we respectfully request a speedy resolution of this
problem, and ask that the Council act expeditiously to remove or
compel to be removed this dangerous, blighting influence on our

If the building at 16-18 Oak Street has not been razed by the next
Council meeting on July 25, we request that the Council report back to
us on that date what measures are being taken to promptly implement
this course of action.

RESOLUTION of the Board of the Northwest Brunswick Neighborhood
Association, passed unanimously at its regular meeting of July 7, 2010.

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The Brunswick Town Council will hold a special meeting Monday April 4 beginning at 6 p.m. (note the earlier start time) to discuss town facilities.

Up for discussion are the following:

* Longfellow School – McLellan building swap
* Police Station location (Stanwood and Pleasant Sts.)
* Former Times Record building
* Shooting range facility at NASB
* Recreation Field House at NASB
* Recreation Facility on Federal Street
* Central Fire Station review
* Public Works Facilities
* Curtis Memorial Library future needs
* Parking Facility and Maine Street Station

Full details:


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The final draft of the Brunswick Town Council’s Downtown Master Plan is now available:


It’s on the Town Council agenda for January 24.

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The Downtown Master Plan Committee is pleased to present the Final Draft of the Master Plan for Downtown Brunswick and the Outer Pleasant Street Corridor. The draft plan is available for review and downloading at the following locations:

The draft plan was formally presented to the Town Council at a public workshop on Thursday, October 14th. It contains a number of community‐based recommendations for public consideration and comment. Please forward any comments to towncouncil@brunswickme.org, or to mhknight@brunswickme.org, by November 8th.

Flyer: Brunswick Downtown Master Plan: call for comments

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