Annual Reports of the Town of Scarborough — These reports come from the Museum Collection in the back of Book Case 1 (top shelf) or from the personal collection of Rodney Laughton. The Identifier on the individual books at Digital Maine describes the source of the book.
The Annual Reports typically include information regarding the support of the poor, the almshouse (Farm), various town bills, costs of town roads and bridges, school costs, & teacher salaries. They also include the list of topics to be voted upon at the Annual Meeting.
Town Reports Available Online
Copy of the 1821 Annual Warrant showing items to be decided at the annual meeting.
Copy of the 1853-1854 Scarborough Town Report: SHS Website.
|Copy of 1873
|Copy of 1875
In 1956 the Town of Scarborough began separating the “Warrant for the Town Meeting” from being a part of the Annual Report to being a separate publication.
“Warrant for the Town Meeting of the Town of Scarborough, Monday, March 5, 1956.” – Digital Maine – Archive.Org
2005 thru 2017 – Scarborough Annual reports for 2005 through 2017 are available from Digital Commons, University of Maine.
There are many additional issues of the Town Reports available at the Scarborough Historical Society that have not been digitized. Visit the museum and ask a volunteer to see the original books.