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Crews Start Work on Washburn Mill Pond Dam and Berm Removal

Crews Start Work on Washburn Mill Pond Dam and Berm Removal

| March 10, 2014

Crews have been in Washburn for about a week and a half working on a major project in town – the removal of the mill pond dam and berm. “This is the first part of it…we’ve gotta wait a year for the spring flush to see just where the brook is gonna go,” said councilor […]

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Town of Washburn and Maine DEP Moving Forward With Mill Pond Dam and Berm Removal

Town of Washburn and Maine DEP Moving Forward With Mill Pond Dam and Berm Removal

| January 29, 2014

The town of Washburn and the Maine D.E.P. are moving forward with the removal of the mill pond dam and berm after final funding came in last week. On Wednesday, all agencies involved with the project met to make sure they’re all on the same page. Nick Archer, Regional Director of the Northern Maine Office […]

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Washburn Fire

Washburn Fire

| December 23, 2013

Washburn Fire & Rescue responded to a fire at a home in Washburn early Saturday morning at a home at 1191 Main Street just after 3:30 am. Crews battled the blaze for about 2 hours with mutual aid from Caribou and Mapleton. The fire was contained to the basement and kitchen area of the home but […]

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Washburn Pump Project Working Well in Community

Washburn Pump Project Working Well in Community

| December 11, 2013

A project that was initially a DRAIN on the Washburn Water and Sewer District is now reaping success.  Behind this locked door, UNLOCKS a project that’s got the Washburn Water and Sewer District PUMPED. They put in this pump station a year ago and it got off to a slow start because of some initial problems, […]

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Plans in the Works For Removal of Mill Pond Dam in Washburn

Plans in the Works For Removal of Mill Pond Dam in Washburn

| November 25, 2013

They’re calling it a “significant habitat restoration project” — plans are in the works between the town of Washburn and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection to remove the lower dam and the upper berm of the mill pond in town — which would open up almost 30 miles of drainage to Atlantic salmon and […]

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