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September 28
New Articles: None
Images and/or text changed: Appalachian Trail Map, Baxter State Park, Brunswick, Frenchtown Township, Gorham, Gray, Island Falls, Litchfield, MattawamkeagNarrow Gauge Railroads, Northeast Carry Township, PattenPenobscot River West Branch & Lobster Lake


August 13, 2017
New Articles: Freeport Historic Register.
Images and/or text changed: Bridgton, Brunswick, Cape Elizabeth, Casco, Freeport, Harrison, Matinicus and Criehaven Islands, Pownal, Rumford, South Freeport, Westbrook.

July 17, 2017
New Articles: Fireflies, Fruits, Katahdin Woods and Waters, Lynchtown Township, Parmachenee Township
Images and/or text added:
Agriculture, Avon, Lincoln Plantation, Madrid, Phillips, Rangeley, Roosevelts in Maine, Presidential Visits, Rumford, Skowhegan, Thoreau, Percival Baxter.

June 19, 2017
New Articles: Brown-tail Moth, Lang Township, T2 R9 WELS, Woodchucks
Images and/or text added: Bald Mountain Township T2 R3 BKP EKR, Bald Mountain Township T4 R3 NBKP, Bancroft, Carrying Place Township, Carrying Place Town Township, Eastern Phoebe, Egrets, Glenwood, Graduation Rates, Gray Catbird, Monson, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Sebastian Rasles, Township D.

May 25, 2017

New Articles: George H. Bass, Ripogenus Dam, State Budget 2014-2015, Elizabeth Strout.
Images and/or text added:
African Americans, Augusta Historic Register, Chesuncook, Gardiner, Greenville, Biting Insects, Poland, Railroads, Richmond, Roosevelts in Maine, Rumford, William Wingate Sewall, Talmadge, Thomaston, Topsham, Waldoboro, Waltham, Washburn, Waterville, Westfield, Vinalhaven.

April 19, 2017

After a review and edits of 940 articles, a statistical summary has been posted to the facebook site above. The following are some that had significant changes, including updating obsolete videos:

Brewer, Dyer Brook, East Machias, Fort Fairfield, Gardiner, Grafton Township, Island Falls, Isle au Haut, Freeport, Lincoln, Lisbon, Livermore Falls, Mars Hill, Madison, Oakland, Pittsfield, Poland, Presque Isle, Readfield, Riley Township, T1 R4 WELS

February 20, 2017
New Articles: Lighthouse Photo Gallery, Soldiertown TWP Somerset
Images and/or text added:
Appalachian Trail, Belfast, Bethel, Boothbay Harbor, Bradford, Bremen, Bridgewater, Bristol, Brooks, Brooksville, Butterflies, Calais, Constitutional Amendments List, Fairfield, Farmington, Frenchboro, Grouse, Katahdin Winter, Litchfield, Pittston, Pittston Academy Grant, Poland,Rank of Maine Education, Rockwood Strip, South Portland, South Thomaston, St. George, Weld, Winter Harbor

January 13, 2017
New Articles: Amendments to Maine Constitution
Images and/or text added:
Abandoned, Abortion, Acadia National Park, African Americans, Agriculture, Alna, Abbot, Citizen Initiatives, Congressional Districts, Electoral College, Oliver Otis Howard, Matinicus and Criehaven Islands, Political Party Balance in the Legislature, Political Party Enrollment, Presidential Election Results, Princeton, Ellis Spear, Women Membership in the Legislature

December 24, 2016
Images and/or text added:Auburn, Augusta Historic Register, Bailey Island, Bangor Historic Register, Baseball Maine in the Majors, Bates College, Bath, Brownville, Camden, Canoe Trip Sheepscot, Cundys Harbor, Durham, Glenburn, Hobbstown, Islesboro, Lewiston, Local Government, Masardis, Mercer, Milbridge, Norridgewock, Monhegan, Palermo, Poland, Portland Historic Register, Prisoners of War, Reed, West Bath, Westfield

November 12, 2016
New articles: Ed Pert,
Images and/or text added:Auburn, Bangor, Bar Harbor, Belmont, Bowdoinham, Brighton, Buckfield, Burlington, Canoe Trips,Cranberry Isles, Durham, Fairfield, Falmouth, Freeport, Gray, Hebron, Hollis, Kineo Township, Kittery, Lincoln, Livermore Falls, Lyman, Mechanic Falls, Mercer, Norridgewock, Penobscot River, Poland, Portland Historic Register, Potatoes, Edward Preble, Presidential Visits, Princeton, Prospect, Railroads, Rainbow Township, Richmond, Rockland, Skowhegan, Smithfield, South Thomaston, Swan Island, T2 R10 WELS, Thomaston, Turner, Webster-Ashburton Treaty, Weld, Winn, Yarmouth

August 6, 2016
New articles: Bangs Island, Hope Island, Peleg Wadsworth
Images and/or text added: Belfast, Chebeague Island, Durham, Farmington, Greenville, Guilford, Harpswell West and South, Harrington, Harrison, Hartford, Hebron, Kineo Township, Rockport
New Reader Comments:
Merrymeeting Bay

July 27, 2016
New articles: The Goslings
Images and/or text added: Bucksport, Castle Hill, Gardiner, Gorham, Grand Isle, Gray, Great Pond Plantation, Hallowell, Harpswell, Lake View Plantation, Lincolnville, Littleton, H. W. Longfellow, Masardis, Merrill, Moro Plantation, Oakfield, Perham, Presque Isle, Sidney Perham, Topsfield, Wade, Westfield, Woodland, Woodstock
New Reader Comments: Albion, Alewives, Benton, Lake View Plantation

July 6, 2016
New articles:Coltsfoot, Lady’s Slippers
Images and/or text added:
Lakes, Masardis, Moose, North Maine Woods, Phippsburg, T8 R9 WELS, T9 R8 WELS, T9 R9 WELS, T10 R8 WELS, T10 R9 WELS, T11 R7 WELS, T11 R8 WELS

June 21, 2016
Images and/or text added:Baldwin, Bangor Historic Register, Baseball, Brunswick, Dexter, Dixmont, Eliot, Ellsworth, Embden, Fryeburg, John Calvin Stevens, Portland Historic Register, Rockland, Searsmont, Warren, Woodpeckers
New articles: Arthur Sewall, Boston Post Canes, North Maine Woods, Sandhill Cranes, Stephen Parsons
New comment:Bridgton, Fairfield, Narrow Gauge Railroads, Sabattus, Wesley

March 30, 2016
Images and/or text added:August Historic Register, Boothbay Harbor, Bowdoin College, Bethel, Bingham, Blue Hill, Bradford, Bremen, Bridgewater, Bristol, Brooklin, Brooksville, Brunswick, Buckfield, Bucksport, Buxton, Calais, Cherryfield, China, Clifton, Columbia Falls, Corinth, Cornish, Corinna, Damariscove Island, Fort Kent, Freeport, Frenchville, Maine in the Majors, Oakfield, Rockland, Vassalboro
New articles:Harrison Brown

February 20, 2016
Images and/or text added:Arrowsic, Ashland, Bailey Island, Bangor, Bath, Biddeford, Bowdoin, Cundys Harbor, Durham, Ellsworth, Fairfield, Fort Kent, Houlton, Lewiston, Liberty, Limington, Lincoln Plantation, Lincolnville, Lisbon, Madrid, Magalloway, Masardis, Millinocket, Monson, South Bristol, Waldoboro, Wiscasset, Woodstock, Woolwich
New articles:Capitol Park, Cemeteries, Guy Gannett

January 22, 2016
Images and/or text added: Appleton, Anson, Camden, Castine, Asa Clapp, Neal Dow, Georgetown, Harpswell, Donald MacMillan, Portland Historic Register, Rockland, Scarborough, Sherman, South Berwick, Temple, Togus VA Center, Top 50 Employers, Winslow, Wiscasset, York
New articles:
Joseph B. Stearns


The Encyclopedia began in 2000 with a few hundred articles distributed by CD-ROM. Over the years it expanded to DVD’s to accommodate more articles, videos, and higher resolution still images. Since July 2012 it has been available free on the Internet!

In 2015 it had over 2,000 articles, including over 900 articles on individual cities, towns, plantations, and townships; and 300 brief biographical sketches of Maine artists, authors, and politicians; over 5,000 “additional resources” references in articles; over 7,000 original still photos (90%+) and public domain images; over 175 brief videos/slide presentations, and scores of graphic charts. 3,700+ internal links connect people with events, places with people, etc. [see recent statistical update at https://www.facebook.com/MaineAnEncyclopedia]

The Encyclopedia is a dynamic project, with a commitment to continuous improvement and development. Enjoy, and feel free to provide comments.

– Jim Henderson

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