Rockland Holds Off on Site Changes at Methadone Clinic 

Catherine Pegram

The planning board in Rockland will wait until at least next month to decide whether to approve changes to the parking plan at a closed methadone clinic. Code Enforcement Officer John Root says the board wants more information from representatives of the Turning Tide clinic first. They met with the board this week, asking to add 16 more parking spaces to the facility. Right now 18 spaces are available to clients.The clinic was closed when the owner was arrested last summer for cocaine possession.Root say the director of the Discovery House methadone clinic in Waterville also attended the meeting and has previously expressed interested in running a facility at the Turning Tide clinic.The planning board will take up the matter again January 4th.