PHOTO BY ROBERT LEVIN

Trash, smell, transients spur code complaints



PHOTO BY ROBERT LEVIN

Reports of filthy conditions and possible drug use occurring at this Greeley Avenue house in Bar Harbor are under investigation by town officials.

BAR HARBOR — A trash strewn, overgrown property that lies in an otherwise well-kept neighborhood is drawing attention from town officials, who are demanding to be let in for an inspection.

Neighbors, too, are pushing for action at 36 Greeley Avenue, where they say conditions have grown so deplorable that a foul odor now emanates from the house and foul-mouthed young men and women are regularly seen coming and going. Neighbors also suspect drug activity.

Town officials on Aug. 8 had an order served on homeowner William Thurston telling him to schedule an inspection and to disallow anyone from occupying the house until safe and sanitary conditions are restored. The order was first sent to Thurston July 22 but was never picked up from the post office.

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Robert Levin

Robert Levin

Former reporter Robert Levin covered the people, businesses, governmental and nonprofit agencies of Bar Harbor. [email protected]
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