Embden residents again to consider renaming Katie Crotch Road

EMBDEN, Maine (Morning Sentinel) -- The town of Embden once again is asking residents to change the name of Katie Crotch Road because it costs several hundred dollars a year to replace the constantly stolen road signs.

The referendum question on whether to change the name to Cadie Road is one of several on Friday’s town ballot. Town Meeting is scheduled for Saturday.


Voters also will consider enacting a recall ordinance and changing the positions of town clerk, treasurer and tax collector to appointive jobs after “problems in neighboring towns” raised concerns about accountability, according to Charles Taylor, chairman of the Board of Selectman.

Elections are scheduled for Friday, with polls open at the Town Office from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The business portion of the meeting will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Embden Community Center.

Katie Crotch Road’s name has been the subject of debate for several years in Embden and New Portland, which also has a section of the road. Embden typically pays several hundred dollars each year to replace stolen signs.

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