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   Maine Rejects Kittery's Request To Delay Decision On Oyster Farm Expansion
by MaineBiz
Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 4:24PM EDT

The Maine Department of Marine Resources denied a request by the town of Kittery to delay its decision on a proposed expansion of an oyster farming operation by Spinney Creek Shellfish of Eliot.

Seacoastonline.com reported the town's request was prompted by a group called Friends of Spinney Creek. According to the group's posts on www.ourkittery.com, the group petitioned that Spinney Creek's lease application be denied, as currently written, due to Spinney Creek's status as an area of ecological significance and conservation efforts, as designated by Eliot residents.

The group also cited potential risks to safety and navigation, reduction in the quality of life for the community, additional noise from the expanded operation and decline in property tax values as scenic vistas are obstructed and waterway access diminished.

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