News Archive 2009-2018

Bowdoin’s Role in One of the ‘Best Small Towns in America’ (Down East) Archives

Barry Mills and Katy Longley talk about Bowdoin's role in Brunswick's economy in the June 2012 issue of Down East.


In the wake of Smithsonian magazine’s pronouncement in its May 2012 issue that Brunswick was “more than just a small fishing town,” and indeed one of the “Best Small Towns in America,” Down East takes a closer look at what the magazine calls “a wealth of possibilities” opened by the closure of the Brunswick Naval Air Station.

The article, “Ready for Take-Off,” in the June issue cites the redevelopment plan for the base and the arrival of the Amtrak Downeaster, but also the important role played by the College – a point underlined in the article with insight from President Barry Mills and Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration & Treasurer Katy Longley.