Its nuclear plant shut, Maine town full of regret Wiscasset, Maine, long in economic depths ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page FRED FIELD FOR THE GLOBE Ashley Dowdy, who lives near Maine Yankee with her children, has seen a decline in the schools. FRED FIELD FOR THE GLOBE “We went from having anything we wanted to having nothing,” said longtime Wiscasset resident Tony True. FRED FIELD FOR THE GLOBE Sue Thompson said many friends left town and trash pickup is costly, but there are benefits to the closing. FRED FIELD FOR THE GLOBE Judy Colby, a Wiscasset selectwoman, said seven fire engines are among the vestiges of the town’s bygone wealth. Now many residents struggle to pay their taxes to cover services.