The Maine Department of Transportation’s Wiscasset downtown traffic project is progressing, despite a lawsuit by an owner of several downtown properties and a citizen’s petition in circulation calling for another vote on the project.
Wiscasset’s municipal budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year went through its first wave of scrutiny during a marathon meeting between the Wiscasset Board of Selectmen, Wiscasset Budget Committee, and department heads Saturday, Feb. 25.
Wiscasset has the ability to generate additional revenue and save money on contracts by transferring the duties of the animal control officer, harbor master, and shellfish warden to the police department, Chief Jeffrey Lange said.
The large number of cars in the parking lot of the Central Lincoln County YMCA in Damariscotta was a clue to the excellent turnout for a four-hour event on Sunday, Feb. 26, when approximately 70 volunteers assembled to pack 20,000 vitamin-fortified meals for distribution to Lincoln County food pantries to help alleviate food insecurity.
Gov. Paul LePage has pulled his support from The Friends of Colonial Pemaquid’s effort to take over the day-to-day management of the Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site, saying in a letter to the nonprofit that an agreement is “off the table.”
Bremen voters adopted a new shellfish conservation ordinance and approved a transfer of funds to cover a shortage in the secondary education budget during two special town meetings Thursday, Feb. 23.
The grills sizzled and the coffee brewed for regulars at The Alna Store for the last time under Amy and Mike Preston’s ownership Monday, Feb. 27. In a sale that has been in development for over a year, the Prestons officially transferred ownership of the store to Ken and Jane Solorzano, of Alna, the next day.
The Twin Villages bridge was filled to capacity the afternoon of Saturday, Feb. 25, as about 180 people turned out to protest any effort to repeal or weaken the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare.
Twenty-three students from area schools demonstrated their engineering skills to a crowd of almost 70 people in the Porter Meeting Hall of Skidompha Public Library on Friday, Feb. 24.
Fur coats, top hats, and ball gowns were among the fashions that appeared on the red carpet at the Water’s Edge in Edgecomb on Saturday, Feb. 25, as Lincoln County Spark hosted its fifth annual Snowball charity gala.
The Damariscotta Region Chamber of Commerce has hired a Nobleboro woman as its new executive director.
Eugene Walsh, Newcastle’s oldest resident, is celebrating his 100th birthday with a cross-country trip to visit family and friends.
A Nobleboro woman hopes to take her experience shopping for her family and channel it into her new business, Back on the Rack Consignment Boutique, to create a consignment shop for all ages.
Students at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro poured into the school’s cafeteria the afternoon of Monday, Feb. 27 for an assembly hosted by Google, the California-based technology giant.
An Albion man is in critical condition at Maine Medical Center in Portland after a single-vehicle accident in Whitefield the morning of Thursday, Feb. 23.