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Northern Light Mercy Hospital Sells State Street Property

Northern Light Mercy Hospital has sold its historic State Street property to developers, who say they plan to use it largely for residential housing for all income levels. Small commercial components are also anticipated.

In a written statement hospital officials say that little will change at the State Street hospital in the near term. Mercy will lease back and occupy the property until it is able to relocate operations to an expanded Fore river campus opened in 2008.

Construction there is scheduled to begin this spring with completion expected in 2022.

Ed is a Maine native who spent his early childhood in Livermore Falls before moving to Farmington. He graduated from Mount Blue High School in 1970 before going to the University of Maine at Orono where he received his BA in speech in 1974 with a broadcast concentration. It was during that time that he first became involved with public broadcasting. He served as an intern for what was then called MPBN TV and also did volunteer work for MPBN Radio.