Charting a better future

Sen. Chris Johnson

Wiscasset Newspaper -Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 – 9:00am

In 2003 Maine was growing, but much of the growth was sprawling, as communities lost focus on their downtowns and historical and cultural centers. Believing strongly that Maine is a special place and that we could do better, GrowSmart Maine was founded that year.

The founders didn’t think that the sprawl should typify growth in Maine, with strip malls, big boxes and the abandonment of established downtown areas, forms of growth that erode our downtowns and community centers.  Read more…

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