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State expands Colonial Pemaquid
The state has added a small but significant piece of land to the Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site in Bristol….The newly acquired property contains foundations of two Colonial houses and hearths, as well as a barrel that lined a well. Its purchase will allow more research at the site.

State rejects plan for rebuilt dam
A group working to restore a 160-year-old sawmill on the Crooked River in Harrison would have to do it without rebuilding a dam there, under a preliminary state ruling. The Maine Department of Environmental Protection has issued a draft order denying permission for a dam to generate power for Scribner’s Mill, which is being restored as a living history museum.

Formerly busy Grange hall up for sale
Dick Willette talks fondly about the heyday of the Cascade Grange.
“That place used to be packed,” he said. “There wasn’t even standing room for anybody. It was amazing how many joined the Grange and attended the Grange.”
The amazing days are over, however, for an organization that started as a gathering place for farmers.

Coastal history focus of talk in Searsport
Much evidence of the earliest inhabitants of Maine has been lost, and now much of the remaining evidence of American Indian sites along the coast are threatened, according to Dr. Steven Cox, an archaeologist and specialist in coastal Maine sites.

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