Museum makes archives available to researchers

The Old Berwick Historical Society now allows the public to explore a list of items in its collection at the Counting House Museum by downloading a spreadsheet and making searches.

Society members have collected some 13,500 items, covering a wide spectrum of community life, including historic maps, papers, photos and objects that reflect the heritage of the Piscataqua region, with a concentration on the Salmon Falls River, the Berwicks, York and Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

In addition to the main collection, the museum houses over 30,000 artifacts from the Chadbourne Archaeology Project.

Volunteers maintain the collection as a research center, and can help researchers refine a search and make the archives available for study.

Because of limited volunteer coverage, an appointment is strongly recommended before visiting the archives. Call 384-0000 or send email to [email protected]

The Counting House is staffed from 1 to 4 p.m. on weekends and at other times by appointment.

Admission is by donation.


Bernstein Shur employees volunteer at camp, trails

Hundreds of Bernstein Shur attorneys and staff members, representing the firm’s three New England offices, recently teamed up for a day of service to give back to their respective communities and local organizations.

In Maine, a group of employees from the firm’s Augusta and Portland offices assisted Pine Tree Camp with extensive building maintenance and grounds cleanup for the camp’s 38 buildings, two overnight camping areas, more than a mile of nature trails and Maine’s only fully accessible treehouse.

More than 50 employees from the firm’s Portland office assisted Saco Bay Trails with extensive trail repairs, maintenance and improvement projects in preparation for the fall hiking season.

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Cumberland Farms gives $8,000 to pediatric hospital

Cumberland Farms has donated more than $8,000 to The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center as a result of its fourth annual Cups for Kids fundraiser.

In total, the brand was able to donate over $125,000 to life-changing technologies and pediatric care programs to five hospitals in the Northeast and Florida, exceeding its 2014 goal of $100,000.

Cups for Kids is an annual fundraiser held by the leading convenience retailer that donates 5 cents from every iced coffee or Chill Zone beverage to various pediatric hospitals.


SIS Bank donates $1,000 to Stuff the Bus program

SIS Bank has donated $1,000 to the Stuff the Bus program as a result of its “SIS Home Runs for Good” campaign.