Stockholm receives grant from Maine Boating Facilities Program

A grant from the Maine Boating Facilities Program has Stockholm residents excited about community improvements it will fund. The goal is to execute a number of projects as part of the town's development plan, says David Strainge, a member of Stockholm's Planning Board. He also represents a group called Stockholm Landing and Trails. Strainge says the program recently awarded the town a grant for $73,800. He says it's a matching grant, with town officials hoping to match it for a variety of projects. "This project is a boat landing that will allow people to trailer boats into the Madawaska river," said Strainge. "It will give access to the river whether you're a paddler or a motorized boater. It really should be an improvement to our downtown and we think it's a huge asset to our little town." He says a committed team of local citizens is working to raise at least $25,000 towards the local match for a boat launch project, expected to get underway this summer. Strainge says recreational enhancements are planned through a series of projects, with the goal being to make Stockholm a recreational community where folks can come to boat, enjoy trails and other healthy outdoor activities.

Prepping for Relay

Tomorrow's the big day - we've been telling you about Relay for Life for the last two weeks and the event will be happening tomorrow starting at 11 a.m. and running until 11 p.m. Organizers were out on the track preparing this afternoon. News Source 8's Katie Zarrilli brings us our final piece of the series.

Splash pad to open this weekend on limited basis

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