Plans to replace Damariscotta's Skidlompha Library with a modern library structu
Plans to replace Damariscotta's Skidlompha Library with a modern library structure has has aroused a storm of controversy among those who fear that removal of the 200-year-old building means beginning of the end of the town's historic downtown. The controversy has greatly suprised author-artist Barbara Cooney, 80, who has pledged $550,000 toward the new $2.5 million library and has donated some of her work to support the project. Cooney's son, Barnaby Porter, a member of the building committee, believes people are too hung up on the old building. With some discussion of library projects in Camden, Rockland, and Belfast that have met with some measure of controversy.
Cartwright, Steve, "Plans to replace Damariscotta's Skidlompha Library with a modern library structu" (1998). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3065.
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