2015-09-18 / Community

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Top, Glenn Nerbk, center, between rows, takes charge of the community balloon toss, one of several events at a neighborhood block party held in and around School Street Park on Saturday, Sept. 12, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Ferry Village Neighborhood Conservation Association. Right, South Portland City Councilor Tom Blake gives a talk in School Street Park on the history of the Ferry Village Neighborhood Conservation Association, formed 30 years ago to fight a proposed 85-unit condominium complex planned for High Street, on a spot previously occupied by two single-family homes. “What we have accomplished here in Ferry Village was unbelievable,” he said, noting that the association won a resulting lawsuit that changed Maine law, such that intertidal lands can no longer be used to calculated so-called upland density, in order to determine the number of units allowed on shorefront developments. (Duke Harrington photos) Top, Glenn Nerbk, center, between rows, takes charge of the community balloon toss, one of several events at a neighborhood block party held in and around School Street Park on Saturday, Sept. 12, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Ferry Village Neighborhood Conservation Association. Right, South Portland City Councilor Tom Blake gives a talk in School Street Park on the history of the Ferry Village Neighborhood Conservation Association, formed 30 years ago to fight a proposed 85-unit condominium complex planned for High Street, on a spot previously occupied by two single-family homes. “What we have accomplished here in Ferry Village was unbelievable,” he said, noting that the association won a resulting lawsuit that changed Maine law, such that intertidal lands can no longer be used to calculated so-called upland density, in order to determine the number of units allowed on shorefront developments. (Duke Harrington photos)

Top, at the 30th anniversary party for the Ferry Village Neighborhood Conservation Association, Jack Duffy gives an impromptu guitar lesson, ” from left, Zenon, Solaya and Giselle, who are flanked by their grandmother DeeDee Blake, left, and their mom, Bethany Blake. (Duke Harrington photo) Top, at the 30th anniversary party for the Ferry Village Neighborhood Conservation Association, Jack Duffy gives an impromptu guitar lesson, ” from left, Zenon, Solaya and Giselle, who are flanked by their grandmother DeeDee Blake, left, and their mom, Bethany Blake. (Duke Harrington photo)

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