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West Bath residents work to preserve the Littlefield School, which was built before the Civil War.

Once enlivened with grade-school children, the Littlefield School now sits idle.
The 24-by 28-foot Greek revival-style structure built in 1853 is the sole survivor of three one-room schoolhouses in West Bath. It served as a school until about 1947, then as a meeting spot for various organizations. But since the 1980s, the familiar landmark has sat vacant, its original clapboard siding, frame and support beams deteriorating from time and circumstance.

Farnsworth homestead to be open for the holidays
Farnsworth Art Museum is hosting free open houses at the Homestead on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Dec. 21.
The home of William Farnsworth on the museum campus will be decorated for the holidays as it would have been in Victorian times. A large selection of 19th-century toys, dolls and games will be on display. The home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Tribal dictionary captures language, culture
Thousands of years of oral tradition was unveiled in written form Monday with the release of the Passamaquoddy-Maliseet Dictionary — which in Passamaquoddy is Peskotomuhkati Wolastoqewi Latuwewakon.

Boston’s historic Old South Church sustains damage from MBTA construction…

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