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Avon

Location Map for Avon

in Franklin County, named for the river in England and incorporated in 1802. Settled after the American Revolution, by 1886 Avon had two saw mills and eleven public schools, supported by an 1880 census population of 571. The 3,000-foot Mount Blue is located in the southwest corner of the town in Mount Blue State Park. Continue reading

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Bailey Island

Map of Maine Showing the Location of Harpswell, including Bailey Island. Green areas are unorganized territories.

3 [BAY-lee iland] is in the town of Harpswell on Casco Bay. For over two centuries of European settlement, Bailey Island was unconnected from the mainland. Though proposed as early as 1872, a bridge was not built until the twentieth … Continue reading

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Bailey, Jeremiah

U.S. Capitol with Snow

(1773-1853) a U.S. Representative was born in Little Compton, Rhode Island on May 1, 1773. He attended the common schools and was graduated from Brown University in 1794, studied law, was admitted to the bar, and began his practice in … Continue reading

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Baileyville

Location Map for Baileyville

Woodland, site of a paper mill since 1905, is Baileyville’s primary village. (Not the Town of Woodland in Aroostook County.) Baileyville’s eastern boundary is with Canada, defined by the St. Croix River and Woodland Lake. See photos. Continue reading

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Bald Mountain Township T2 R3 BKP EKR

Moxie Bog

is in northwestern Somerset County immediately west of Blanchard, host to the next northerly section of the Appalachian Trail. It should not be confused with Bald Mountain Township T4 R3 NBKP, in northeastern Somerset County north of Moose River. Access … Continue reading

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Bald Mountain Township T4 R3 NBKP

is north of Moose River in northwestern Somerset County. It should not be confused with Bald Mountain Township T2 R3 BKP EKR, in northeastern Somerset County east of Caratunk. The township apparently was once a Plantation. The U.S. Census reports … Continue reading

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Baldacci Inaugural Address 2003

Center for Digital Government presents first place award for its annual Best of the Web competition to Governor Baldacci, January 27, 2005.

Governor John E. Baldacci, January 8, 2003 Madam President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Legislature, Governor Curtis, Governor Brennan, distinguished guests, Chief Saufley and representatives of the court. More than 200 years ago, when Thomas Jefferson delivered his first inaugural … Continue reading

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Baldacci Inaugural Address 2007

Governor Baldacci congratulates Teacher of the Year nominees, March 13, 2009

Governor John E. Baldacci, January 2, 2007 Madam President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Legislature, Secretary of State Dunlap, Treasurer Lemoine, Attorney General Rowe, State Auditor Douglas, Congressman Allen, Governor Brennan, Governor King, Governor Doyle, Chief Francis, Chief Nicholas, Chief … Continue reading

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Baldacci State of the State 2008

NOTE: The video clips offered here, and on the next few pages, do not cover everything spoken by Governor Baldacci. In addition, you may notice that he departs from the written text. Madam President, Mr. Speaker, Madam Chief Justice, members … Continue reading

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Baldacci State of the State 2008 page 2

And I believe a solution exists that will save taxpayer money and improve the treatment of the people in our care. President Lincoln wrote to Congress in 1862: “The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. … Continue reading

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Baldacci State of the State 2008 page 3

But success also depends on innovation. Maine has led the country on health care reform, an innovation that matters to families and businesses alike. Maine has led the country on health care reform, an innovation that matters to families and … Continue reading

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Baldacci State of the State 2008 page 4

For too long, our country and our state have been dependent on costly foreign oil. For too long, our country and our state have been dependent on costly foreign oil.Eighty percent of Maine’s homes are reliant on oil for heat. … Continue reading

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Baldacci State of the State 2008 page 5

It’s my goal that children start school ready to learn, and graduate from college ready and able to succeed here in Maine. Early childhood was the heart of my economic Summit held in November. More than 200 Maine business and … Continue reading

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Baldacci State of the State 2008 page 6

With these tax credits, we will keep more of our home-grown graduates here, and open the door of opportunity for the next generation of Maine entrepreneurs and leaders. Last year, the Legislature overwhelmingly approved Opportunity Maine, a tax credit program … Continue reading

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Baldacci, John E.

Governor John E. Baldacci (2009)

(1955- ), a U.S. Representative was born in Bangor on January 30, 1955. He graduated Bangor High School, 1973 and received a B.A. from the University of Maine, Orono in 1986. A restaurant operator, he was a member of the … Continue reading

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Baldwin

Location Map for Baldwin

Baldwin is the only one of the towns surrounding Sebago Lake that has no frontage on that lake. East Baldwin village is located in the southeast corner of the town. West Baldwin village sits at the western edge of the Saddleback Hills, which span the width of the town. See photos. Continue reading

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Bancroft

Location Map for Bancroft

The Baskenhegan Stream flows through this Aroostook County town, emptying into Baskenhegan Lake in Brookton Township. Rising from Mattawamkeag Lake the Mattawamkeag River flows through the town and the main village. Continue reading

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Bangor

Location map for Bangor

When Maine separated from Massachusetts in 1820, the vast Maine timberlands were put on the block for speculation, which drew investors and fortune hunters. By the 1830s, Bangor was building 500 structures annually. Dow Air Force Base provided an economic and civic boost during the Cold War until closing in 1968. The creation of Bangor International Airport turned the potential liability into an asset. Continue reading

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Bar Harbor

Location Map for Bar Harbor

After Newport, Rhode Island, Bar Harbor was the resort of choice for wealthy eastern Americans until the great fire of 1947 destroyed many homes and forested areas. Acadia National Park dominates tourists’ itineraries when the town’s population swells each summer. The College of the Atlantic is located here. Continue reading

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Bar Mills

is a community on the Saco River in York County centered on the intersection of Maine routes 112 and 4A., otherwise known as Emory Corner. It actually includes parts of the two adjoining towns of Buxton and Hollis but is … Continue reading

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