They Say You Can’t Go Home Again

A version of this article ran in the Kennebec Journal on June 7, 2012 as part of their series, ” HALLOWELL: The way it was”under the title HALLOWELL 250th: Going home again BY AL AND DAWNA TREGEMBO Returning to Hallowell after many years away is a strange but wonderful experience. Some things remain the same, […]

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History of the Gaslight Theater in Hallowell

A version of this article ran in the Kennebec Journal on June 30, 2012 as part of their series, ” HALLOWELL: The way it was”under the title “Augusta Players continue as Gaslight Theater” BY RICHARD BOSTWICK The Gaslight Theater is a continuation of the Augusta Players, a Little theater the group with a long and […]

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Raising Kids (and Cain) in Hallowell

A version of this article ran in the Kennebec Journal on June 23, 2012 as part of their series, ” HALLOWELL: The way it was” under the title HALLOWELL 250th: Familys experience a gift from Hallowell By Betsey Remage-Healey We didn’t plan to move to Hallowell.  We’re not much good at planning, period.  But there […]

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Bill Vaughan Pilot, Family Lore

A version of this story was published in the Kennebec Journal on June 16, 2012 by TED VAUGHAN Now here’s the family lore on Bill Vaughan the pilot! To start, it’s January 1940, and I don’t have much from his days at Colby where he was no star student, but he sure spent a lot […]

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Paul Plumer, an amazing artist

Originally published in the Kennebec Journal on June 9, 2012 by KATY PERRY I don’t believe any artist has ever captured the scenic beauty of Hallowell and its neighbor, the Kennebec River, as impressively as the late Paul Plumer.  Standing atop Lowden Hill and viewing the panoramic view towards Augusta, Paul caught, not only the […]

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How Hallowell got its park

A shortened version of this article was published in the Kennebec Journal on June 2, 2012.  This is the whole story.  By STEVE VELLANI Hallowell has a long and colorful history and part of that history is of an active and involved citizenry. Two recent events come to mind: the march on the Capital in […]

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Goodrich-Caldwell Post 6 American Legion

Originally published in the Kennebec Journal on May 26, 2012: HALLOWELL 250TH: Legion post has long history By MIKE MADDEN In June of 1919, a group of veterans met on the corner of Winthrop and Water Streets in front of a bank building to discuss forming an American Legion post in Hallowell. On June 24th, […]

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A Hallowell Bridge Long Gone

Originally published in the Kennebec Journal on May 19, 2012. By DON WATSON There is a fascination we have with bridges. Movies in War, ‘A Bridge Too Far’, Over River Kwai, and romance, The Bridges of Madison County. Who has not seen the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco? Bridges to drive over, to leap […]

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Hallowell 250th: City Clerk Deanna Mosher Hallett

This is the full version of an article published in the Kennebec Journal on May 12, 2012. By DIANE POLKY A good many people have passed through the corridors of the beautiful old yellow building on the north east corner of Second Street and Winthrop Hill in Hallowell. Mayors, city councilors, managers, residents and theater-goers, […]

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Hallowell 250th: Granite Hauler’s Whistle Sparks Memory

as published in the Kennebec Journal on May 5, 2012 BY GERRY MAHONEY The following piece was submitted to the Hallowell Register in September 1891 by Rufus R. Hains, of Los Angeles, California. Hains was the son of Jonathan Hains, the operator of a quarry on Granite Hill in Hallowell, known in the early days […]

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