He favors an occupancy tax and a county planner, believes shared services can be extended “to have a multi-county approach” and foresees uses for the soon-to-be-vacant County Nursing Home.
“The nursing home is a county-owned facility with multiple purposes. (Creating) county offices is the obvious one.
“But one of things we could do — because a big asset is local agriculture — is to make it more profitable by figuring out how to package and market goods, and you need a commercial-grade kitchen for that.
“The nursing home has a commercial-grade kitchen, and that could create jobs. It would be a great utilization of a county asset.”
RETIRED THIS YEAR
Sherwin grew up in Malone, the son of a doctor, and went to Dartmouth University and the University of Nevada at Reno, where he also attended medical school.
He remained in the West and had a practice there for many years before moving back to Malone in 1997.
He again opened a medical practice until his retirement earlier this year.
His wife, Barbara, is a nurse practitioner at the County Jail, and he volunteers at Barnabas House Homeless Shelter and serves on the Board of Trustees at Lifeway Community Church in Bangor.
He has two adult children and three grandchildren.
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