High property taxes in Maine are leading to the demise of many small towns. Maine is the postcard happy place that many people see it as - nice coastal towns. No, rural Maine is falling apart as property taxes increase. Small rural towns with only 100-200 residents aren't great attractions. Business go out of business, the population is aging so they just hand everything over to the state government and don't worry about anything. By so doing the local taxes decrease while government costs are increasing. Small rural towns just become "unorganized territory" that don't have any local government. By doing so, is this going to cause our taxes to increase to help Maine's state government take care of everything from education to snow removal for all these rural towns that are benefited by not doing anything?