DOVER-FOXCROFT – Dover-Foxcroft is celebrating 95-years, we talked to locals to see how the town has grown and why they say it’s the best place to live.
The Town of Dover-Foxcroft celebrates a mile-stone as it turns almost a century old. Before emerging as one, they were two separate towns that didn’t like one another.
“They were rivals in many respects…but on the other hand, it was if you drove through it, it was really one town,” said Chris Mass, a member of the Dover-Foxcroft Historical Society.
In 1922 Dover and Foxcroft merged and it became known as Dover-Foxcroft. Over the years, the population has primarily stayed the same, but like most places, it’s had struggles when businesses shut down. Despite those set-backs, it continues to flourish with one of the oldest buildings right in the heart of town.
“The room upstairs in Central Hall was used for town meetings, and it’s the first place basketball games were ever played in the town. Now the hope is to turn it into a multi-functioning hall. It’s being renovated into a senior center, adult day-care, and banquet hall.
Locals said the best thing about this small town are the people. “We all know each other, so it makes it friendly and nice and…kinda work together,” said Krystal Harmon, an employee at Shiretown Pizza and Sandwich shop.
They say that it’s the perfect place to raise a family and in a great location. “You can skip to the lake, it’s really close or if you want to go shopping in Bangor it’s great,” said Brian Inch, Owner of Central Maine Railroad Club.
As the town grows older, members continues to restore and renovate the beauty it has to offer.