Nov. 13, 1834

A Pumpkin vine which grew in the garden of Mr Joshua Adams in Unity, measured 142 feet 9 inches in length.

Nov. 10, 1854

A Good Orchard.—Our eyes were gladdened the other day, by the appearance of our friend and neighbor, Sylvanus Hemmenway, of Searsmont, who came into our sanctum with benevolence in his countenance and a bushel of rich and finely-flavored apples on his shoulder. Mr. H. is one of the most successful fruit-growers in the country. He tells us that he has raised about six hundred bushels this year, more than half of the best varieties of grafted fruit, and worth 75 cents a bushel; not a bad operation.

Nov. 12, 1874

On Monday a number of Belfast ship-carpenters left for Bucksville, S. C., where they will be engaged for the winter.

On Wednesday noon, two drunken men took possession of J. Y. McClintock’s horse and wagon, standing in front of his house, and started off on the Northport road. One of them was so drunk that he fell out in a few minutes. Pursuit was made and the other one, who had kept on with the team, was captured in Northport, brought back and lodged in jail. He says his name is John Highland, of Boston.

Capt. Henry Wyman has of late been making many needed improvements in the vicinity of the depot, and is building a little village of his own—having eight buildings already, and proposes to erect more. His latest addition is a very neat tenement house on Pleasant street, opposite the shoe factory, fitted up in excellent style, with every needed convenience and improvement. It gives good accommodations for four families. The high elevation gives it a most commanding view, and must be appreciated by the tenants.

Nov. 15, 1894

The County Commissioners have made their decision on the petition for a highway in Belfast and Waldo. They located a road from the Whitcomb road in Waldo to the town way at E. J. Munroe’s place in Belfast, as prayed for, but did not lay out the section beyond to the other road, deeming the present highway sufficient for travel.

A new firm is to open in the meat and provision business in Peirce’s block, opposite City Drug Store, November 19th. The members are two progressive and enterprising young men, Roscoe S. Littlefield and Arthur Staples. The former has been turnkey at the jail for the past two years, and the latter, a son of B. S. Staples of City Point, is well posted in the business, having assisted his father in that line for some time.

Nov. 12, 1914

Mrs. Winchester, forewoman of the packing room of the Lubec Sardine Co. plant in this city, was recently presented with a handsome gold bracelet set with a fine cameo, and a sapphire ring, in appreciation of the esteem in which she is held by the help in that room. Last season she received a gold watch from the workers in the room. She is very popular with all who know her.

Compiled from archival holdings by Sharon Pietryka, Reference & Special Collections Librarian at the Belfast Free Library.