Gouldsboro hardware store gets new owner


GOULDSBORO — Anderson Marine & Hardware regulars are happy to know the store will live on and with a decidedly unexpected face behind the counter.

New owner Melinda Boumans is a former executive with Estée Lauder Cos. who is planning a life in Downeast Maine that is a 360-degree turn from the corporate scene.

Her husband, Mark Johnston, is still working with Estée Lauder in Hong Kong, but plans to join Boumans in their new business venture in a few years.

The two also purchased Gouldsboro Enterprises, which has been a broker for lobstermen and bloodworm diggers for 40 years.

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Jacqueline Weaver

Jacqueline Weaver

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Jacqueline's beat covers the eastern Hancock County towns of Lamoine through Gouldsboro as well as Steuben in Washington County. She was a reporter for the New York Times, United Press International and Reuters before moving to Maine. She also publicized medical research at Yale School of Medicine and scientific findings at Yale University for nine years.[email protected]
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