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By Marissa Bodnar, CBS 13
May 30, 2018 1:16 pm

A former Grange Hall in the heart of Casco Village is being transformed into a medical marijuana growing facility, which isn’t sitting well with some residents.

The building housed the local head start program until it fell into disrepair. Faced with spending money to demolish it or selling, Town Manager David Morton said they sold to a developer, with no idea what it would become.

“Wouldn’t have been my choice for sure,” said Jackie Cole, who’s lived in the town for more than 40 years.

The location, right across from the community center and library, is proving to be a controversial one.

“It’s right in town and I don’t think we need problems,” said Cole.

Some locals have spoken out in opposition since it came up at a selectboard meeting in March.

“How in the heck could we approve a marijuana growing space right in Casco Village?” questioned resident Phil Shane during

Article source: https://bangordailynews.com/2018/05/30/news/plan-to-convert-old-village-grange-hall-into-marijuana-grow-room-divides-town/