Historic Orono mill torn asunder as town makes way for condo project

Posted Aug. 22, 2011, at 9:38 p.m.

ORONO, Maine — When an excavator’s grapple peeled part of the roof off the old Webster Mill on Monday evening, the crowd that had gathered to watch the demolition of the more than 130-year-old building let out a cheer.  The cheers grew louder when the grapple came down on the wall, sending a cluster of red bricks crashing to the ground and a plume of dust into the air.

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Note: Kevin Bunker and Evan Richert are both Board Members of GrowSmart Maine and both are strong advocates for SmartGrowth and historic preservation in Maine.

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