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Old 12-22-2008, 07:26 PM
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My husband and I are moving to Harrington in about 90 days. We are from a really small town and were wondering if Harrington is the same. Anything we should know before moving north. Like is my 4x2 truck worth keeping and bringing with us. It runs however it is 16 yr old. We love the water and live on a pensuial now. Big seafood lovers. My husband works for Directv as a field trainer. He has been offered and great job plus pay raise. We ae going to look at the house next weekend after the holidays. How are the schools there in harrington and how far away in everything.
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Old 12-22-2008, 07:37 PM
Location: some where maine
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welcome dont no much about harrington but welcome to the forum.
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Old 12-22-2008, 07:43 PM
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There is a nice High Powered Rocket club in Cherryfield! Don't know much about Harrington either though there are some nice blueberry barrens near there.
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Old 12-22-2008, 09:42 PM
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Not a clue about Harrington. Think might of gone there a few times, wayyyyy back in the early 70s, to a basketball game, or passed through there.
Where are you moving from?
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Old 12-23-2008, 12:58 PM
Location: Maine's garden spot
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Harrington is a nice small town. It would be a town I would consider if I were to move that way.
Big store shopping is !/2hr(Machais) to 3/4hr (Ellsworth) away.

The 2 wheel drive pickup will work ok there in the winter. A newer 4x4 may be better (Subaru). Remember, a four wheel drive only starts off better in snow and ice... It stops just the same as a two wheel drive. Has to do with physics and the coefficient of friction.
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Old 12-24-2008, 06:09 AM
Location: Marlboro, Mass / will be up in MAINE<3
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gramps McLaughlin lives in Harrington. the road is right to the left of that lobster resteraunt,
the name escapes me! he owns alot of acres in that neighborhood, lives in a trailer.
he's in Fla for the winter w/mom + dad Howland (al + patty - for any of you who know them),
from Beals Island :-)

i was up there on Beals in 2000 + we visited gramps, peanut + dickie in harrington many times.

it's a lovely little town. very much my style + hope it will be yours as well!

good luck during your move + all my blessings to you, you've no idea how lucky you are just to be
able to get up there permanantly!!
oh how i crave it!! (downeast/midcoast).

have a wonderful holiday!

<3 jiinxsay
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Old 12-24-2008, 06:14 AM
Location: Teton Valley Idaho
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Been there many times, but don't know many particulars to add. Welcome to the forum! Bring the truck...
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Old 12-24-2008, 11:40 AM
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Yes Harrington and surrounding areas are the last of the Maine coast where one can purchase property at a good price , its not that far to Ellsworth and Bangor.
Try to find property near the ocean would be best and stay wayfrom the main road area where in summer season gets very busy in the tourist and blueberry season .
Enjoy Maine Down East is where to go.
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Old 12-24-2008, 12:50 PM
Location: 3.5 sq mile island ant nest next to Canada
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Harrington is a nice small town. Narraguagus High School; not too sure about. Couldn't play basdketball very well in the early 70's. Ellsworth just a bit up the road (3/4hour) with Home Depot Lowes, all that stuff. Nice ride down Franklin (Cherryfiel, Black, whatever) Woods in summer and fall. Better on a motorcycle. Used to have more stores. Now I think Irving is the only real store there isn't it? Good luck with teh move. Bet you like it there.
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Old 12-24-2008, 07:57 PM
Location: Sullivan, Maine
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Harrington is a nice little blip on the way to Ellsworth. They have an Irving gas station and a health center, I think that's about it. Milbridge is its neighbor, they have a small grocery store, banks and such which I'm sure you'll make good use of. And Ellsworth, with its WalMart, pet stores and downtown is 45 mins away - not bad at all. I don't think Harrington has a downtown or town center to speak of, but I may be wrong.
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