River keeps name, for now

WARREN—An attempt to informally rename the Baker River its original Abenaki name of Asquamchumauke was defeated after town meeting voters deadlocked on the proposal.
In an 18-18 vote on March 13, Warren residents could not approve the article on the town meeting warrant that would change the name of the river in Warren to Asquamchumaukee River.
The article’s protagonist said the name change would not prompt any need for money or new signage.
Selectman Charles Chandler said he proposed the article to make everyone aware of the heritage and that Abenaki lived on its shores for 11,000 years before European settlement.