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Mobile Homes Are a Crucial Source of Affordable Housing. Politicians Are Trying To Zone Them Out of Town.

Across the country, legislators are piling on regulations and restrictions that make it harder to build and maintain affordable housing at a time of desperate need. In Dover-Foxcroft, a small town in Maine,a drafted moratorium on manufactured housing says it "threatens the area's character and cultural value of the town." In Blount County, Alabama, there's an outright ban on homes smaller than 1,800 square feet. In Tate County, Mississippi, new zoning restrictions mean some residents can't place a manufactured home on their own land.
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The ‘Maine Red Hot Dog Festival’ Is This Weekend In Dexter

Another great day of food & fun is coming to Dexter, this weekend!. If you ask me, the more summer activities in Maine, the better. After the misery of Covid-19 canceling so many things we love, the whoopie pie festival, clam festival, lobster festival, and the Moxie Festival, have all come back. And, you can also add another Pine Tree State tradition to the list.

EVENTS: Recycled Shakespeare Company to perform Much Ado About Nothing

Recycled Shakespeare Company (RSC) is bringing fun and romance to the end of summer with their free performances of William Shakespeare’s much-loved comedy, Much Ado About Nothing. Come hear some of the best witty repartee by Shakespeare when a strong independent woman tries to maintain her liberty in a...

Man arrested after crashing into Old Town home, running away

OLD TOWN, Maine (WABI) - A Greenbush man who fled the scene after crashing into an Old Town house last week has been arrested. 57-year-old Roger Eldridge is charged with aggravated criminal mischief, eluding an officer and violating his probation and bail. Police say a vehicle driven by Eldridge crashed...

Stay in a Tiny Home With Big Vibes at This Airbnb in Passadumkeag, Maine

Minimalism is the new norm. Simple means more these days and more and more people are starting to sell their things, purge what they don’t need, pack their stuff into tiny homes, vans, and busses, and live simply on the bare minimum. The trend of minimalism can even be seen with modern decor and company logos that take away the razzle-dazzle and strip things down to simplicity.

Greenville to celebrate 30th annual Maine Forest Heritage Days

GREENVILLE — The 31st annual Maine Forest Heritage Days is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 12 and Saturday, Aug. 13. The 2022 event includes a craft fair, chainsaw carving, a woodsman demonstration featuring chopping and ax throwing, the regional Game of Logging competition, museum exhibits, and a concert. The Forest...

Maine political candidates visit farms across the state

LEVANT, Maine (WABI) - In an effort to better understand what Maine agricultural workers contend with, political candidates from both sides of the aisle and all across the state took a bus tour of farms on Tuesday. “We are hoping to introduce legislators to real farms in Maine and help...

Dover-Foxcroft farm donates hundreds of pounds of food

DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine (WABI) - One organization in Maine is once again accepting food donations as they work to help a need in their community not seen since the start of the pandemic. They’re hoping others who can help will step up, like a Dover-Foxcroft farm donating hundreds of pounds of...

Maine Red Hot Dog Festival returns to Dexter on Saturday

DEXTER — The Maine Red Hot Festival will be back in downtown Dexter on Saturday, Aug. 13 as the annual event will feature activities with free admission from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. — rain or shine. The festival serves as a fundraiser for the Dexter Revitalization Committee,...

Maine Red Hot Dog Festival to return to downtown Dexter this weekend

DEXTER, Maine — After a two-year hiatus, the Maine Red Hot Dog Festival is back Saturday in Dexter. The festival was started five years ago as a way to bring more revenue to the town, and it has quickly grown into a highly anticipated event. Organizers expect to see upwards of 7,000 people come to Dexter to celebrate one of Maine's most infamous staples: the red snappah.