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Title, Right and Interest Trial to begin Tuesday, June 22, 2021

After months of extensive preparations by Attorney Kim Tucker and team, the long awaited court case to defend the Right, Title and Interest of the Harriet L. Hartley Conservation Area against the proposed incursion by Nordic Aquafarms begins Tuesday, June 22 at 8:30 am in Courtroom 1, Waldo County Superior Court in Belfast.The case will be heard by Judge Robert Murray and may continue through June 25.

The essence of the case to be presented in Phase One of the trial revolves around the question: Who owns the intertidal zone through which Nordic wants to place their discharge pipes?

Tuesday's proceedings will include an afternoon on-site visit to the area in dispute. Participants are limited to Judge Murray, the respective attorneys, surveyors and other involved parties. The courtroom proceedings are open to the public, and as required by the Court, you must wear a mask, even if vaccinated.

We have been told not to expect a quick decision. Some members of our Board and others will be in the courtroom throughout the proceedings and thus we will keep you informed.

Read the Pre-Trial Briefs

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