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Outdoor classroom is just the beginning

In May 2022, Searsport schools received an award from Maine Department of Education’s Rethinking Responsive Educational Ventures program to implement its Viking Longhouse Pilot. This pilot is in the outdoor education category, which involves the creation of an outdoor classroom for all of Searsport schools and the community to access.

Mount Desert Islander: H&S Names New Vice President

Herrick & Salsbury Inc. has announced that Tara A. Hartson of Mount Desert has been named the new vice president of the company. Stephen R. Salsbury, president of Herrick & Salsbury Inc., made the announcement while adding that there is an agreement in place to transition ownership of the company to Hartson as well.   

Gravel pit off North Street can move ahead, planning board rules

A 10-acre gravel pit off North Street found unanimous Planning Board approval on May 5, following a preliminary application review in April. The pit, which is planned as two pits — an existing 1-acre pit enlarged to 2.3 acres and a second 7.5-acre pit — was proposed by E. Skip Grindle, who operates a landscaping […]

Ellsworth American: $8.6M Trenton solar project planned

Herrick & Salsbury, Inc.’s own, Steve Salsbury, proposed a concept on behalf of Renewable Energy Development Partners, LLC (REDP), to build a solar farm on a currently undeveloped 98-acres of land located 2,400 feet from the Bar Harbor Road. The project will include 17,785 double-sided panels and will generate 7 megawatts of energy. Chairman John […]

Ellsworth American: Brooksville’s Bakeman Beach Project

Herrick & Salsbury Inc. was commissioned by the Bakeman family to survey and divide a piece of land in Brooksville. Part of the property contained a beautiful sand beach that historically been used by the community for recreational uses including swimming, sunbathing, fishing and kayaking. The beach, locally known as Bakeman Beach, was going to […]

Mount Desert Islander: Fresh Meadow Parcel

The Maine Coast Heritage Trust commissioned Herrick & Salsbury Inc. to survey and divide a 60-acre parcel of land locally known as Jones Marsh and Fresh Meadow. Half of the land was deeded to the Island Housing Trust for potential future housing and the remaining half was deeded to Acadia National Park for permanent conservation. […]