Category Archives: Association News

Posts about Clary Lake Association stuff.

21 April 2018: CLA Fundraising Campaign Extended

We reached our initial Phase 1 fundraising goal of $90,000 much sooner than expected and while the Board hadn’t discussed trying to raise additional funds for permanent repairs so soon, it only makes sense that we maintain our forward fundraising … Continue reading

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19 April 2018: We Have Reached Our Phase 1 Fundraising Goal!

In only two short weeks of fundraising we have met our phase 1 goal of $90,000!!!! Many, many thanks to everyone who contributed,  and special thanks to our patron who has matched donations dollar for dollar. I’m truly grateful for … Continue reading

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11 April 2018 Lincoln County News: Clary Lake Group Raising Funds to Purchase Dam

There is an article in this week’s Lincoln County News by staff writer Greg Foster about our plan to purchase the Clary Lake dam. It is for the most part factually accurate which is particularly impressive given the both complexity … Continue reading

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07 April 2018 Centralmaine.com: Fundraising starts to buy Clary Lake dam in Whitefield

There is an article in this morning’s Centralmaine.com newspapers (Kennebec Journal, Morning Sentinel) by Staff writer Jessica Lowell. There are a couple of minor inaccuracies but all in all it’s a good article, and GREAT publicity. It’s also nice to … Continue reading

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05 April 2018: And We’re Off!

At a Special Clary Lake Association Membership Meeting held last night (picture at left) the Membership overwhelmingly voted to approve the purchase of the Clary Lake dam from the dam owner’s bankruptcy estate for $80,000 and has further authorized the … Continue reading

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Upcoming Special Membership Meeting Reminder

A quick reminder for our Clary Lake Association Members: we’re holding a Special Membership Meeting this coming Wednesday April 4th at 5:00 PM at Sheepscot General Store on Townhouse Road in Whitefield. The purpose of the meeting is to vote on two  Articles … Continue reading

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05 February 2018 Reminder: WLO Appeal Hearing for Oral Arguments Tomorrow, February 6th

A quick reminder that a hearing for oral arguments in the Clary Lake Water Level Order Appeal is scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday February 6th at 1:30 PM at the Lincoln County Courthouse in Wiscasset. The hearing is expected to last … Continue reading

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15 January 2018: Bruce J. Relyea Has Passed Away

It is with sadness that I inform you of the passing of Bruce Relyea. Bruce was a friend of mine, a faithful steward of Clary Lake, and a long time member of the Clary Lake Association. Bruce and his wife … Continue reading

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Season’s Greetings from the Clary Lake Association

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Everything you ever wanted to know about Sea Lamprey!

Unfortunately I have another engagement Monday night or I’d be going to this presentation. It sounds fascinating: Come learn about Sea Lamprey  with expert Lee Margolin     Sea Lamprey expert Lee Margolin will be presenting about Sea Lamprey and … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Clary Lake Association

On behalf of the Clary Lake Association Board I’d like to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy family and friends, don’t overeat, don’t drink and drive, and most important, DON’T TALK POLITICS 🙂

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03 November 2017: Anyone Lose A Canoe?

David Hodsdon emailed me a photograph of a canoe this morning that washed up on his shoreline. The lake has risen about 15″ as a result of heavy rains and this canoe floated off. If it’s your boat, come get … Continue reading

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07 September 2017 Lincoln County News: Commissioners Hear about Clary Lake Dam

Last Tuesday September 5th CLA Board member Jane Chase and I and my wife Margaret attended the Lincoln County Commissioners meeting in Wiscasset to update them on the current status of the Clary Lake water level crisis. The meeting which … Continue reading

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Clary Lake water level story will run Thursday on “Maine Things Considered”

Most of you have heard that Susan Sharon of Maine Public Radio is doing a story on Clary Lake, I posted about it last week. I had expected a little more notice about when the story was going to run but I … Continue reading

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23 August 2017: Maine Public Radio is doing a Story on Clary Lake

Maine Public Radio Deputy News Director and General Assignment Reporter Susan Sharon is going to be doing a story on Clary Lake. She came out to Whitefield last Monday to interview me and Malcolm Burson. Her visit included a boat … Continue reading

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22 August 2017: CLA Petition to DEP Submitted

I want to thank EVERYONE who signed our petition to DEP and to let everyone know that the Petition which the Board introduced at the Clary Lake Association Annual meeting on August 12th, along with over 350 signatures collected both … Continue reading

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15 August 2017: Membership Update

At our Annual Meeting just concluded, we added 22 people to our membership rolls, less than usual only because so many people joined or renewed their membership before the meeting. This brings our current member total to 104, by far … Continue reading

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12 August 2017: Annual Meeting a Great Success

The Annual 2017 Clary Lake Association meeting was a great success. I’ll post a thorough update in a few days, but for now I just wanted to get a few pictures online and say THANK YOU!! to all the people … Continue reading

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12 August 2017: ANNUAL MEETING NOT CANCELED!!

Despite the somewhat wet and rainy conditions outside your window this morning, we’ve been assured that Partly Sunny conditions will arrive for this afternoon. The rain is forecast to stop later this morning with only a chance of showers late … Continue reading

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09 August 2017: ClaryCam2 Back In Service

ClaryCam2 is back in service! David Hodsdon has replaced the dead camera with a new one of the same make and model and we got it hooked up and connecting this afternoon. From the looks of it I’d say he … Continue reading

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