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Up and down the Kennebec Valley: Inventions, agriculture & others

by Mary Grow Previous articles have talked about how agricultural work changed from the 1700s through the 1800s, as manpower was replaced by animal-power and then machines. Other changes, too, helped farmers produce more or expend less effort or both. One example is the development of wire for fences. (Barbed-wire fencing was mentioned in the […]


VASSALBORO: Website management topic undecided, again

by Mary Grow Vassalboro select board members sat behind their new laptop computers at their Oct. 5 meeting, for a long discussion that partly focused on the themes of residents’ knowledge of and involvement in town government. One topic, left undecided again, was selecting a company to manage the town’s website, including presenting select board […]


China planners OK permit application for Branch Mills dam

by Mary Grow At their May 23 meeting, China Planning Board members unanimously approved a permit application related to the planned rebuilding of the dam in Branch Mills, on the West Branch of the Sheepscot River. Codes Officer Nicholas French said the application is to move more than 100 cubic yards of earth, an activity […]


Webber and Threemile ponds restoration work update

by Landis Hudson, Maine Rivers Project partners who worked on and completed the China Lake Alewife Restoration Initiative are turning their attention to Webber Pond, Threemile Pond and Seaward Mills Stream. The seven-year China Lake project involved fully removing three dams and installing fishways at three other dams. In 2022 more than 800,000 adult alewives […]