Title

The Damariscotta River draws retirees, lobstermen, and others to the picturesque

Source

Salt

Date

1-2000

Pages

24-39

Abstract

The Damariscotta River draws retirees, lobstermen, and others to the picturesque towns of Damariscotta and Newcastle. The Damariscotta River Association was formed in 1973 to fight encroaching development, which it has done with the help of conservation easements, land trusts, and land purchases. Socioeconomic tensions exist between wealthier newcomers and longtime residents, such as lobstermen. Despite preservation efforts, population growth is putting pressure on resources, river access, and land. Residents discuss the issues facing the area from their various points of view.

Subjects

Cities and towns Growth, Damariscotta, Damariscotta River Association, Newcastle

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