Lobster Plant Plans Shifting
by Brenda Tredwell
On Monday, September 20, Gouldsboro selectmen decided not to pursue the $400,000 Community Development Block grant on behalf of the Live Lobster Co. of Chelsea, Mass.
Tom Martin, of the state Department of Community and Economic Development (DECD) stated that the grant is for the purchasing of lobster processing equipment, and to replace the jobs lost after the Stinson’s Cannery here closed this spring. The selectmen’s chief concern was liability. If Live Lobster failed to create the 128 jobs required to meet the stipulations of the grant, the town of Gouldsboro could be responsible for repaying the $400,000.