Author Archives: George Fergusson

13 August 2018: The CLA Annual Meeting Happened

The 2018 Clary Lake Association Annual Membership Meeting was held Saturday afternoon at the old MacDonald farm in Jefferson over looking Clary Lake, now the home of Jessie Spector and Logan Higger and the site of Sowbelly Butchery While  attendance was … Continue reading

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Annual Membership Meeting Reminder This Saturday!

A quick reminder that our 2018 Annual Membership Meeting is this coming Saturday, August 11th at 2:00 PM at Derby Oak Farm in Jefferson (the old John Robert MacDonald farm). Here’s a Google Map showing where it is. If you haven’t already … Continue reading

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Invasive Milfoil Confirmed in Cobbosseecontee Lake

We really need an invasive plant patrol program here on Clary Lake. Breaking News From Maine Department of Environmental Protection Invasive Milfoil Confirmed in Cobbosseecontee Lake Rapid response aims to keep plants in check AUGUSTA, August 7, 2018 – Maine … Continue reading

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July 2018 Water Level Chart Archived

I have archived the July 2018 Water Level Chart (at left). The water level in July continued the steady decline seen in June though at a slightly reduced daily rate, falling only 4.32″ over the course of the month. An indication of … Continue reading

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29 July 2018: Have You Seen This Plant? [UPDATED]

 Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) is a common invasive plant in Maine. The plant propagates by seed and invades many types of wetlands where it crowds out native plants and degrades wetland habitat. We certainly don’t want it getting a foothold … Continue reading

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27 July 2018: Final Sale Motion Hearing Audio, No Ruling Yet

Oral arguments of the Final Sale Motion hearing took place today before U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Michael Fagone. Trustee Jeffrey Piampiano was represented by attorney Kaitlyn Husar, the Clary Lake Association [CLA] was ably represented by attorney Randy Creswell, and Richard Smith and Aquafortis Associates LLC [AQF] were represented by attorney Louis Carrillo. Continue reading

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26 July 2018: Final Sale Motion Hearing Tomorrow

A quick reminder: oral arguments on the Final Sale Motion are scheduled for tomorrow morning at 10 AM at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Portland. This will be the 4th and presumably final hearing on the proposed sale of the … Continue reading

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23 July 2018: Membership Update

Renewals and new memberships for the upcoming 2018/2019 Membership year have been arriving steadily. We’re currently at 79 which is more than half way towards our goal of 150 for the upcoming year, and well ahead of where we were … Continue reading

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16 July 2018: CLA Welcomes Its Newest Water Quality Monitor

Please join me in welcoming our newest Water Quality Monitor, Kelsie French! Kelsie and her brother Jeffrey own a camp over on Duncan Road and have been long time supporters of the Clary Lake Association. Kelsie has been helping out … Continue reading

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12 July 2018: Final Sale Motion Hearing Scheduled

The Judge in the Paul A. Kelley Jr. Bankruptcy case has issued an Order and Schedule for oral arguments on the a Final Sale Motion on July 27th, 2018 at 10:00 AM. The hearing will be at the U.S. Bankruptcy … Continue reading

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06 July 2018: Sale Motion and Evidentiary Hearing Audio [UPDATED]

President Malcolm Burson and my wife Margaret and I attended yesterday’s Sale Motion hearing. Other parties in attendance were Butch Duncan, Richard Smith and Paul Kelley, counsel for the Clary Lake Association Randy Creswell, Bankruptcy Trustee Jeffrey T. Piampiano represented … Continue reading

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05 July 2018: No Sale Today, Bankruptcy Case Continued

I had hope to be able to tell everyone today that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court had approved the sale of the Clary Lake dam to the Clary Lake Association, but that announcement is going to have to be postponed for … Continue reading

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04 July 2018: Loon Chicks Missing

Both loon chicks have apparently gone missing, nobody has seen them since sometime late last week. I took some photographs of them one week ago, on Wednesday June 27th and I haven’t seen them since. They were spotted last Thursday, … Continue reading

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June 2018 Water Level Chart Archived

I have archived the June 2018 Water Level Chart (at left). The water level in June continued the steady decline seen in May though at a slightly reduced daily rate, up until the 28th of the month when we received a welcome … Continue reading

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28 June 2018: Bid Deadline Passed, No Bids No Auction

The deadline for the submission of competing bids on the Clary Lake dam was Noon today. There were no competing bids received so there will be no auction. I guess nobody but the Clary Lake Association wants the dam! Next … Continue reading

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28 June 2018: Recent Filings in the Kelley Bankruptcy

There have been some filings in the past few days in the Paul Kelley bankruptcy case including 2 Proof of Claims (Ford Motor Credit and Preti Flaherty), a Request for Notice (from Butch Duncan), and an interesting Supplement in Support of … Continue reading

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27 June 2018: Loon Family Pictures

Well it turns out the loons had two chicks this year, not one as I originally thought. I went out this evening to get some pictures, and the loons cooperated happily. Even when I knew there were two I could … Continue reading

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24 June 2018: Loons Have a Baby! [UPDATED]

For the second year in a row, our resident loon family has successfully hatched a baby loon. Just one this year rather than the usual 2. I noticed one parent or the other hanging around the nest area today and … Continue reading

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24 June 2018: Update on Clary Lake Dam Purchase Initiative

Late last week we sent a letter out to our membership with an update on the Clary Lake dam purchase effort explaining where we are, what’s up ahead, and what to expect. We also sent the letter out by email … Continue reading

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12 June 2018: Loon Nest Update

The loons are still sitting on their nest and while it’s sitting rather high out of the water, I think it’s still surrounded by water which is important for keeping predators away from the nest. The lake has fallen almost … Continue reading

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