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Chebeague Island residents are free at last, free at last as of today. They won their independence yesterday, April 5, 2006, seceding from the town of Cumberland. Chebeague Island will officially become a town on July 1, 2007.
The secession effort was the fourth since 1980 and began as a tax revolt in 2002. […]

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A legislative committee has voted in favor of a bill allowing Chebeague island to secede from the town of Cumberland and SAD 51. Residents want to break away to avoid rapidly rising taxes and property values of Cumberland and claim they are getting less in return than they are paying now.
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