Title

Article on Waldoboro, noting that the town along the Medomak River has not chang

Authors

Jeff Clark

Source

Down East

Date

6-1-1995

Pages

42-47, 74-77

Abstract

Article on Waldoboro, noting that the town along the Medomak River has not changed much over the last fifty years. Unlike its neighbors in nearby Damariscotta and Wiscasset, Waldoboro never succumbed to the development trends of the eighties, nor has it ever been a tourist destination. When the town's Route 1 landmark, Moody's Diner, underwent extensive remodeling, the Moodys went to great pains to ensure that the eatery looked the same as it always had. Waldoboro native Elizabeth Fitch Vannah, 70, insists that the town has actually changed considerably over the years, though she concedes that the town's essential identity remains intact. She notes an influx of out-of-staters who have moved in, and a change in downtown businesses. Sam Pennington, publisher of the "Maine Antique Digest," moved to Waldoboro in 1973, and said he appreciate the blue-collar reputation of the town. Home and land prices run 10 and 15 percent below comparable properties in more popular nearby towns.

Subjects

Waldoboro

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