March 29, 1832

For Sale: One half of the Fulling Mill in Frankfort, which is called the Gillman Mill; the other half of the mill is for sale by Capt. Jesse Kilby. For further particulars enquire of Cornelius Thomas at Frankfort or the subscriber at Fairfield. George McIntire.

This is to give notice that I have taken the town poor of Belmont to support for one year from the 14th of March, 1832, and I have made suitable provisions for their support at my dwelling house in said Belmont, and I further give notice that I shall not pay any debts for their contracting within said time. Melzer Thomas.

March 31, 1870

As a means of increasing the city revenues, we suggest that the dog tax be enforced. It is estimated by a ‘figurative man’ that the dog population of Belfast exceeds that of persons, and that a strictly enforced tax of $2 would net about $10,000 to the treasury.

The centre pier for the Railroad bridge in the Sabasticook River, is finished, the cap-stones having been placed on it. The stones were hauled and the whole work done by workmen upon the ice, a place the size of the pier being cut out. The abutments upon either side of the river are about finished. The stone work on the Twenty-five-mile Stream is now ready for the bridge. The piling across Unity Pond is also finished.

April 1, 1897

Concerning Local Industries: The Belfast Machine & Foundry Co. has added a department of bicycle repairing to its works. Mathews Bros. have just received one of the largest orders of the season. It is from Boston parties, for large, finely finished veneered doors. The firm reports the outlook for the season as very promising. Geo. T. Read is fitting up special machinery for making some parts of his patent roller-bushing so that he can finish the work much more rapidly than heretofore.

List of letters remaining in the Belfast post office for the week ending March 27th. Ladies: Mrs. A.W. Maxfield, Miss H.A. Orcutt. Gentlemen: Mr. Albert Hopkins, Mr. A.W. Knowlton. Mr. William Sargent, Winfield S. Sawyer.

President Harris of the Maine State College will deliver his very interesting and instructive lecture on “Washington and its Environments” in the Methodist church Tuesday evening, April 13.

It will be genuinely good news to our musical readers to know that the great and much-talked-of Sousa’s Grand Concert Band is to be heard at the Belfast Opera House April 30th in concert.

April 4, 1907

The Belfast band will hold their annual concert and ball in the Opera House, Friday evening. The concert is sure to be pleasing as the band has been practicing diligently during the winter to make this the best they have ever given. The feature of the concert will be a bass viol solo by J. Maurice Wade, who through the efforts of the band members has been induced to locate here. The concert will be followed by a grand ball, with music by Keyes’ full orchestra.

The young men of the Belfast High school have organized a baseball team, with Principal Walter S. Adams as manager and Harold Richards assistant manager. Henry Cunningham has been elected as captain and the outlook is very promising.

The people of East Northport were greatly pleased last week at receiving a fine toned bell for their chapel, a gift from Geo. F. Harriman, Esq., of New York City. It was placed in its tower last Saturday by willing hands and Sunday morning rang out its first call for an Easter service to the delight of all who heard it.