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The Selectmen's Building, c. 1780, in Somesville, Mount Desert Island (November, 2001)

The Selectmen’s Building, c. 1780, in Somesville, Mount Desert Island (November, 2001)

1830 Birth date in Leeds of Oliver Otis Howard, who was a Civil War general and, after the war, assisted in founding the predominantly Black Howard University.
1888
First publication of the newspaper Sanford Siftings, published by James H. and F. A. Goodall.
1907
First publication of the newspaper the Ossipee Valley Herald in Limerick, published by Libby & Smith.
1999
Judge Brock Hornby upholds Maine’s “Clean Election Law,” passed in referendum to allow public funding of state candidate elections when candidates take no private funds and limit spending.
2011 Voters rejects a proposal that would require new voters to register at least two business days prior to an election, thus eliminating same-day voter registration, which had been in effect since 1973.


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