Gorham Notes


Baxter House Museum, 67 South St., is open to the public from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays through August. Admission is free. The house was built in 1797 and later became the boyhood home of James Phinney Baxter, father of Maine Gov. Percival Baxter. It contains Baxter family furnishings and other artifacts from the town’s history.

Seniors annual picnic

Lakes Region Senior Center will host its annual summer picnic at the Little Falls Activity Center, 40 Acorn St., Monday, July 9, with lunch served at 11:30 a.m.

Rippleton Cross will provide the entertainment following lunch.

Cost is $5 and $8 for non-members. The public is invited.

Concerts on holiday break

There will not be a concert at the municipal gazebo on Tuesday, July 3.

The free summer concert series on Tuesdays will continue 6-7:30 p.m. on July 10 with the Jim Gallant Band. Gorham Recreation Department sponsors the concerts at the gazebo on the lawn adjacent to Baxter Memorial Library.

U.S. taxpayer debt

The Bureau of the Fiscal Service reported on June 21 that the U.S. public debt was $21,130,804,062,854.82.