Searsport residents aren’t ready to allow cruise ships to come to port (Cruise Maine)

Searsport residents Thursday raised concerns about plans to potentially welcome a cruise ship this year to their small midcoast town, calling for more time and discussion with town officials.

More than 80 people attended a Thursday town meeting led by Town Manager James Gillway and Sarah Flink, executive director of Cruise Maine. The pair fielded dozens of questions about a vessel carrying more than 900 passengers that requested to dock in Searsport in October.

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