Asphalt Odors Invade Cemetery
Today I had another experience relating to the proposed asphalt plant. I talked to the widow of Ron Snyder, a much liked and admired former resident of West Bethel. Ronnie was a true outdoors man. He worked in the woods all his life. He loved to take long hikes in the wonderful Maine woods, smelling the fresh scent of the pine trees. Gloria, his wife, visits his grave often at the Riverside Cemetery located on the North Road in Bethel. Last fall she was there and, unfortunately, the Bruce A. Marza asphalt plant was emitting a horrible odor which was filling the whole area at the same time a local family and friends were attending a graveside service for a former resident of Bethel.
I am sure if we let this plant be established in Bethel on the North Road there will be many bad experiences like this. You could be the next person to experience it. Please consider our health, environment, and wonderful town and townspeople and let our town Planning Board know how you feel.
Gina Douglass and Judy Barker