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Maine news, events, photos, videos, and blogs – Bangor Daily News – Maineville

Warren postpones methadone clinic plan

By Heather Steeves

BDN Staff

WARREN, Maine — Bob Emery, who is interested in buying an old town school, walked away from a Thursday night planning board meeting without approval or rejection.

Once the board officially stated into record that Emery intended to rent the old school to a methadone clinic, the board decided it could not discuss the issue. The town has a moratorium in place that prevents any action from being taken in relation to methadone clinics.

The planning board previously had approved Emery’s use of the building but in December rescinded its approval after discovering that the old school would become a methadone clinic.

The lack of action on Emery’s new application to use the building comes in the midst of a legal dispute between the town and the company that would rent the building.

CRC Health Group, a national drug abuse treatment company, has threatened to file lawsuits against the town in federal court, stating that a recently enacted moratorium against methadone clinics is against the Americans With Disabilities Act. CRC Health Group plans to move into the school and has filed applications with the state to open the clinic.

The clinic cannot be approved until state officials do a walk-through of the school site.

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