Belinda Osier, Co-President

Belinda grew up in New Harbor and attended Bristol schools. She is a graduate of Bates College with a degree in history, holds an MA in Latin from Boston College, and did additional graduate study in the classics and Roman history at the University of North Carolina. Previously she worked as an adjunct professor of classics, most recently at the University of Southern Maine until the university discontinued that department. Belinda now owns and runs Harborside Cottages in New Harbor. She currently resides in New Harbor and Cumberland and is proud to have ancestors among the early settlers of Old Bristol. Term expires 7/19

Chuck Rand, Co-President

Chuck is librarian/archivist at the United Society of Shakers Sabbathday Lake Shaker Community in New Gloucester. He has a bachelor of arts degree in anthropology/archaeology and a master of arts degree in history/historical archaeology, both from the University of Maine at Orono; and a master of library science degree with a focus on archives administration from the University of Maryland. For many summers during the 1970s and early 1980s he was an archaeologist at Colonial Pemaquid. He previously worked for the Maine Historical Society, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, the Political Commercial Archive at the University of Oklahoma, and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. Chuck grew up in Damariscotta and graduated from Lincoln Academy in Newcastle. He resides in Cumberland Foreside and New Harbor. Term expires 7/19

Don Means, Vice President & Treasurer

Don is a graduate of Melrose High School and the University of Maine (Education). He has lived in Bristol for 42 years and is a retired banker who spent most of his career with The First National Bank of Damariscotta. Don has been moderator of Bristol’s town meeting for 25 years and has served Bristol on committees for Budget, School, & Town Planning. He is currently a member of the Bristol Appeals Board, and also the President of the Bristol Village Improvement Society, and Treasurer of Skidompha Library. Term expires 7/19

Jay Crooker, Secretary

Jay moved to Maine in 2012 with his wife and two young sons, restoring a farmhouse in Bristol that has been in his family for five generations. His fourth-great grandfather, Captain Elijah Crooker, settled in Bristol after the Revolutionary War. While obtaining a graduate degree in chemistry from the University of North Carolina, Crooker launched his internet business which licenses specialized training software to coaches of distance runners. More recently he started a photo organizing and scanning service after digitizing his family’s photographs. Jay also serves as the secretary of the Bristol Village Improvement Society in Bristol Mills. Term expires 7/19

Larry Hayter, Director

Larry grew up in Bloomfield, NJ. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College (English) and of Bloomfield College (Business, Economics). Larry is retired from a career as a business writer/editor and inventory manager. He also serves as treasurer of the Pemaquid Historical Association and is on the board of the Harrington Cemetery. Larry enjoys traveling and currently resides in Pemaquid Beach and Nutley, NJ. Term expires 7/19

Margaret Hayter, Director

Margaret was born in Portland, ME and grew up in MA. She received a BS from Bloomfield College and an MPA from New York University. She is a retired healthcare administrator. Margaret also serves as secretary of the Heron Cove Association and is the founder of the Midcoast Modern Quilt Group. She resides in Pemaquid Beach and Nutley, NJ. Term expires 7/19

Joyce Prior Thompson, Director

Joyce grew up in Bristol Mills and is employed as office manager for Ronald Pendleton Inc. Plumbing & Heating in New Harbor. She is former secretary-treasurer of local Bristol charity, Caring for Kids. She was also treasurer of the Congregational Church of Bristol for ten years and has been a long-serving member of its fund-raising and other committees. She and her husband, Edgar, operate two businesses out of their home in Pemaquid Falls: Embroidery for All Seasons and Reasons and Pemaquid Vinyl Lettering and Signs. Term expires 7/19

Robert Ives, Director

Bobby grew up in Connecticut and attended Bowdoin College and the University of Edinburgh. He served as the minister of churches in New Harbor, Round Pond, Sheepscot, Monhegan and Muscongus Island and was the co-founder and director of the Carpenters Boat Shop in Pemaquid Falls for many years. He most recently retired from his position as the Bowdoin College Director of Religious & Spiritual Life. He currently resides in Pemaquid Harbor. Term expires 7/20

Mollie Perley, Director

Mollie grew up in Round Pond and is a graduate of Bristol High School. She previously owned and operated Perley Realty & later River View Market. For many years she has co-designed, renovated, and built homes in the area with her husband Ken. She has lived in New Harbor in her great-grandmother’s home, the Poland family home, on Pemaquid Point for 35 years. Term expires 7/20

Pam Rice, Director

Pam was born in Damariscotta and grew up on the Pemaquid Point Road. She attended Bristol schools and is a graduate of Bristol High School. Rice had a 48-year career as a Medical Technologist before retiring in 2015. She enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, and spending summers at her camp on Biscay Pond. Term expires 7/20

Russ Lane, Director

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Rachel Fossett, Director

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