A large aquarium near the main entrance of L.L. Bean’s flagship store in Freeport greets almost 3 million visitors annually, but local shoppers might not know that a Newcastle business was behind its design and construction.
In the Clover opened in Wiscasset on March 18 with little change to the store’s interior and product line; however, it opened with new owners. Former employee Kasey McNamara bought the store, with husband Jay, from former owners Kelley and Scott Belanger.
After 16 years in the business, The Local Locksmith is ready to retire.
Salt Bay Framers, of Damariscotta, is under new management for the first time in over 15 years.
The Lincoln County Fire Academy’s biggest class of new firefighters in recent years completed training Saturday, April 22. Thirty-three firefighters took turns battling a mock structure fire at the Gordon Merry Training Facility in Wiscasset – the final step toward obtaining the certification necessary to enter burning buildings.
The Damariscotta Board of Appeals held its first meeting to discuss an appeal filed by the neighbors to Stepping Stone Housing Inc.’s transitional housing development Monday, April 24, but a decision on the matter will wait until the abutters file an amended appeal based on the Damariscotta Planning Board’s notice of decision.
Already a modern library with an online radio station and a YouTube channel, Skidompha Library is expanding its digital offerings with a StoryCorps-style series of original podcasts and live video of library events.
At 7 a.m. on Monday, April 17, an amazing thing happened: a male vermilion flycatcher was sighted at Maine Audubon’s Hog Island in Muscongus Bay in Bremen. What is additionally amazing about the first verifiable sighting in Maine of this brightly colored little bird that normally inhabits such places as Texas, Arizona, and Mexico is that it was a webcam operator in Germany who first spotted the bird.
Alna composer Aaron Robinson didn’t have a personal connection to the November 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris that left 130 dead and 368 wounded. However, the words of a witness, who said “I’m numb with sorrow,” triggered something in him, he said.
The RSU 12 Board of Directors voted Thursday, April 13 to develop a tuition contract with Edgecomb Eddy School for pre-kindergarten students who live in Alna and Westport Island. The decision follows several months of discussions between RSU 12 and both the Edgecomb Eddy School and the Wiscasset School Department.
The Midcoast Conservancy is requesting public support to challenge the Maine Department of Transportation’s demolition of the Haggett Garage on Water Street in Wiscasset, which has served as the organization’s headquarters since January 2016.
When the Sea Gull Shop opens for the season, it will be under new ownership for the first time in 40 years.
Just before 1 a.m. on a Sunday, Christina Nelson is driving to meet Violet, the foster puppy she and her family will take in for the foreseeable future. The puppy, Violet, is one of many dogs rescued from high-kill shelters in the South by Underhound Railroad.
A teenage driver looking at his GPS caused a head-on collision on Route 1 in Wiscasset that closed both lanes of traffic for more than an hour the evening of Thursday, April 20.
Mark Westrum, a former Sagadahoc County sheriff who served for nearly nine years as correctional administrator of Two Bridges Regional Jail, resigned from that position on Wednesday, six months after he was arrested for operating under the influence in Bath.