September 18, 2013
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FRED FIELD FOR THE GLOBE
Ashley Dowdy, who lives near Maine Yankee with her children, has seen a decline in the schools.
“We went from having anything we wanted to having nothing,” said longtime Wiscasset resident Tony True.
Sue Thompson said many friends left town and trash pickup is costly, but there are benefits to the closing.
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.