Blog :: 2013

Living in Farmingdale, Maine

Farmingdale was incorporated as a town in 1852 from parts of South Hallowell and North, East, and West Gardiner.

It borders Hallowell to the north, Gardiner to the south, and Manchester and West Gardiner to the west, with the Kennebec River forming its eastern boundary.

The first settlers, the Abenaki Indians, had a permanent settlement at Cushnoc, on the east bank of the Kennebec River, near the falls, in what is now [...]

Living in Vassalboro, Maine

Known for its rich farmlands and its vibrant mill town past, Vassalboro sits between the banks of the Kennebec River and the West Basin of China Lake.  It borders the city of Augusta to the south, and the towns of China to the east, Winslow to the north, and across the Kennebec River, Sidney to the west.  Before Sidney became a town in 1792, [...]

5 Trick or Treat Safety Tips

Whether you're going trick or treating with the kids, or you're giving away candy, here are some ways to stay safe and avoid a real scare on Halloween night.

Trick or Treating Securely

A safe journey begins before you hit the street.

1. Costumes

What everyone wears and how they wear it affects their comfort and their safety.

  • Costumes shouldn't be too big or too small.  To avoid trips and rips, they also shouldn't be too
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