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RIVERSIDE TRAIL IN BREWER? 

THE CITY DISCUSSED APPLYING FOR A STATE GRANT TO GET STARTED ON PHASE ONE OF THAT PROJECT DURING A CITY COUNCIL MEETING LAST NIGHT…..

THE RIVERSIDE TRAIL WOULD RUN FROM SOUTH BREWER TO INDIAN HEAD TRAIL PARK…..

AND WOULD INCLUDE SPOTS WHERE VISITORS COULD LEARN ABOUT THE CITY’S HISTORY…..

PEOPLE AT LAST NIGHT’S MEETING SAID THEY SUPPORT THE PROJECT… AS A WAY TO HELP REVITALIZE THE DOWNTOWN AREA…..

BUT COUNCILOR JOSEPH FERRIS SAYS NO MATTER HOW GOOD IT SOUNDS… THEY’LL HAVE TO BE FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS…..

&quot:You know, of course it’d be wonderful to have it developed and all the dreams we’ve been talking about now for years to come true…but it’s real money. And as you know, these are hard times right now.&quot:

IF APPROVED, THE GRANT WOULD PROVIDE NEARLY 350-THOUSAND DOLLARS OF THE PROJECT”S MORE THAN ONE-MILLION DOLLAR PRICE TAG…..

CITY COUNCILORS SAY THEY’RE ALSO SEEKING FUNDS FROM MAINE’S CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION AND THE D-O-T…..