Castine has begun the process of renaming two islands in the Bagaduce River.
Residents voted Saturday during a town hall to form a committee charged with seeking alternative names for Upper and Lower Negro Islands, which date back at least to the early 1800s.
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The vote count was 44 to 33 to pursue the renaming, which could then be decided through a ballot initiative in November.
If the changes are adopted, the town would recommend the new name to the U.S. Geological Survey.
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