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Adult Book Discussion – “This is How it Always Is” by Laurie Frankel – Weds, Jan 3 at 7:00

An Amazon Best Book of January 2017: In recent years we’ve seen an increasing number of memoirs from transgender individuals and from parents forging uncharted waters in order to help their transgender children live happy, healthy lives in a society that still largely defines gender by what’s in your pants. In her novel “This is How It AlwaysIs Laurie Frankel takes those real-life experiences and puts them into a big-hearted story of family and secrets.
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Story Times - We will take a break from Story Time from December 15 - January 4. 

Baby & Toddler Story Time (Ages 0-2-years old) - Wednesdays 10:30-11:00.  Our baby and toddler story time uses songs, fingerplays, board books, rhymes, and bounces to promote literacy development in children 2-months to 2-years-old.  After story time ends, there is time for caregivers and children to socialize.

Preschool Story Time (Ages 3-6-years old) - Thursdays 10:30-11:30.  Preschool story time incorporates movements and games, stories, songs, and rhymes. Each story time begins with literacy activities, followed by a hands-on learning experience. When story time ends, you will have time to choose a related book from the librarians’ selection or a take-home extension activity. 

Family Time Program – Saturdays at 11:00-12:00 

Family Time is a drop-in event that will occur every Saturday from 11:00-12:00, unless otherwise noted.   All ages are welcome!  Each session will begin with a short story followed by a related activity.  Themes will change each week.       

December programs will be held on December 9th & December 16th.

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Our new website is launched! The Town of South Berwick is pleased to present you with our NEW WEBSITE!

Our goal with this site is to provide Town residents and visitors an easier way to access our information.

The content is better organized and more user-friendly allowing you to easily navigate through the site on any device.  

Please be patient as we will be continuing to work through ensuring all information has been updated and shared on this site.  

If you do find that a link is not working properly or have any suggestions or comments, please feel free to share them with Deanna Remick at or with Bridget Pote at  

Please be sure to sign up for notifications at enotify.

Our new website is powered by Revize.
York River Study Upcoming Events and Information To those interested in the York River and activities of the York River Study Committee:

Monthly Resource Topic Meetings
The next watershed resource topic meeting on the Watershed Build-out Study is  Thursday, December 7, 12:30pm - 2:00pm at the York Public Library Community Meeting Room.  Meeting description:  The contractors conducting the build-out study will review data collected for the project.  Meeting participants will be asked to look at the data sets to ensure that the contractor has collected any data that exists.  There also will be a few data layers identified which will need to be created, so maps will be provided for participants to start identifying those particular features.  Please indicate if you plan to attend the meeting by emailing in advance.

Notes and links to presentations from the November 9 meeting on fish, wildlife and habitats in the York River watershed are available online.  Click here.

Presentations on findings from historic resource surveys

Contractors hired by the York River Study to conduct historic resource surveys in the upper part of the watershed earlier this year will present findings at the Monday, January 8, 2018 meeting of the Eliot Historical Society at 7:00pm at the Eliot Grange.  The meeting is free and open to the public.  Final reports from the two studies will be available in December.

Report of interest
A newly released report from The Nature Conservancy, Resilient Coastal Sites for Conservation in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic US, found York River salt marshes and tidal habitats to be in the top 1% of over 1,500 northeastern coastal sites surveyed for resilience - that is, most likely to support biological diversity and ecological functions under different scenarios of the sea level rise.  Click here for more information.

All York River Study meetings, events and reports are posted on the website.  Please check the home page at regularly for updates.


Jennifer Hunter
York River Study Coordinator

2006 Ford Explorer up for bid The Town of South Berwick has the following vehicle up for bid:

2006 Ford Explorer - White
Fairly Good Condition
Inspection expired 10/2017
Mileage $148,366
4 Wheel Drive - Operating Condition
Minimum Bid $1500

Sold as is - where is.

Vehicle is located at 180 Main Street at the South Berwick Town Hall behind the Police Station.

Contact Joe at 207-384-3011 or with any questions regarding the truck.

Bids must be in a sealed envelope marked "Ford Explorer Bid" and received in the Town Office by Monday, December 11, 2017 by 4:00pm.  All bids will be opened and read aloud on Tuesday morning December 12th at 10:00am.  The Town reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.

Send bids marked Ford Explorer Bid to:

Town of South Berwick
Attention Town Manager
180 Main Street
South Berwick ME  03908

Stormwater Survey Integrated Environmental Engineering, Inc. has asked individuals in our community to complete a survey to let them know how aware they are of efforts to protect stormwater from pollution.

Click HERE for more information.

To complete the survey go to

Kristie L. Rabasca, P.E.
Integrated Environmental Engineering, Inc.
12 Farms Edge Road
Cape Elizabeth ME  04170