In-depth article on Kittery, the oldest incorporated town in Maine and home to a
In-depth article on Kittery, the oldest incorporated town in Maine and home to an outlet strip with 126 stores, spread out in 14 different malls. In the 1930s, there were 32 dairy farms in the town; now the only one is the Rustlewood Farm, owned by Chet and Elsa Johnson. Employment from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard has been steadily falling from its World War II high of more than 25,000, to a little over 3,300 workers employees in the submarine repair business today. With details on the debate between Maine and New Hampshire over ownership of the shipyard; and a description of the base and how its buildings might be used if the yard is shut down. The Foreside Committee has secured a community development block grant to conduct a renovation study of Kittery's fading downtown, which is on a one-way street near the shipyard's main entrance. Includes figures on the town's taxes and outlet sales compared with Freeport. Related "Maine Perspectives" piece.
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Skelton, Kathryn, "In-depth article on Kittery, the oldest incorporated town in Maine and home to a" (1998). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3133.