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Old 02-23-2007, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Indiana and Cape Coral
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Hello, my husband and I are thinking about purchasing a home in Bucksport. Could someone please give me info about the crime rate, things to do, festivals? Any other info would be appreciated also.

Thanks
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Old 02-23-2007, 02:01 PM
 
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Have you googled Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce? The web site has info on things to do and news. You can contact the office. They should be a great help. "The Ellsworth American" is a local paper. You can view their on line paper.
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Old 02-23-2007, 03:11 PM
 
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If you're a boater, Bucksport sits on the Penobscot River only a short distance from Penobscot Bay to the south and Bangor to the north. The fishing is reportedly very good.

What is Bucksport's attraction for you? The location? Low home prices? The downtown is pretty quiet — most of the shopping and restaurants are in Ellsworth, Belfast, and Bangor. The town has some beautiful homes. It also has a paper mill, which causes daily traffic surges at shift changes, and it's on Route 1 on the way to Acadia National Park, so summer traffic flows tend toward the heavy side. Check out the Big Chicken Barn on the highway to Ellsworth — antiques, old books and magazines, curiosities of all sorts.
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Old 02-23-2007, 11:55 PM
 
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My wife and I visited Bucksport last fall and weren't very impressed. The cheap property was nice but the town seemed dirty and the paper mill gave off an odd odor to put it mildly. When I asked one of the locals about it he said it smelled like money. Smelled like cr*p to me. Definitely not one of the prettiest places we visited.
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Old 02-24-2007, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Waldo County
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I travel through Bucksport several times a week. Bucksport is a mill town. It sits at a pretty place on the Penobscot River, and is home to Fort Knox, a major Civil War era fort that was finished too late to do anything, and never had an opportunity to fire a shot. Big restoration project is ongoing there.

The Chamber of Commerce is trying like mad to change the image of the town from a dirty little mill town, to something much nicer. The town has come a long way.

But in driving through the town, I have seen "working girls" strolling along the side of the road, and small groups of street gangs as well.

I look at Bucksport as a town to get through and beyond, although it is coming up in the world.

If you are interested in the town, my recommendation is to look at it very closely.
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Old 02-24-2007, 05:40 PM
 
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But in driving through the town, I have seen "working girls" strolling along the side of the road, and small groups of street gangs as well.

I look at Bucksport as a town to get through and beyond, although it is coming up in the world.

If you are interested in the town, my recommendation is to look at it very closely.
"Working girls"? "Gangs"? In Bucksport? And your proof of these accusations is ... ? Or is any group of teenagers wearing hoodies automatically dubbed a gang and any woman walking down the sidewalk a hooker?
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Old 02-24-2007, 10:22 PM
 
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I haven't seen any of the above either.....They have a great school system. I know a teacher who moved there and loves it. Also have another friend who is happy there. It is much improved and moving upward.
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Old 02-25-2007, 12:40 AM
 
Location: Waldo County
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Nope. Too many years in the inner city.
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Old 02-25-2007, 12:15 PM
 
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Nope. Too many years in the inner city.
Since Bucksport is about as far from "inner city" as a person can get, I'll take that to mean you agree with my post. Thank you.
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Old 02-25-2007, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Waldo County
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Since Bucksport is about as far from "inner city" as a person can get, I'll take that to mean you agree with my post. Thank you.
Ah, no. Not at all. The street gangs are here as are the "working girls". I am not thinking of a couple of boys in hoodies, and the hookers don't look like the stylized hookers on TV, but if people think they don't exist, they are deluding themselves.
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