Title

An article on the town of Winthrop, which was once called Pond Town Plantation b

Authors

Andrew Vietze

Source

Down East

Date

5-1-2004

Pages

52-55, 85

Abstract

An article on the town of Winthrop, which was once called Pond Town Plantation because of the 10 lakes and ponds that are either inside or bordering the village. Close to 10 percent of the town's housing is seasonal. Many of the residents commute to nearby Augusta, and 40 percent of Winthrop residents who have jobs are employed at the executive or managerial level. The town's economic base remains strong, despite the loss of 300 jobs in 2001 when the Carleton Woolen Mill closed downtown. The mill now has new owners and is being transformed into a "commerce center." Town Manager Cornell Knight is credited with much of the revitalization of the downtown, and he is confident about the future of the old mill building.

Subjects

Carleton Woolen Mills, Winthrop

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