Wiscasset’s town clock, a landmark of the town since 1907, is resting in a steeple with rotting wood, according to Rick Balzer, of Balzer Family Clock Works. “If the tower comes down, it will take the clock with it,” he said.
The Dresden Board of Selectmen has a tense relationship with the fire department, Third Selectman Allan Moeller said Monday, Sept. 18. The board took several actions related to the department during Monday’s meeting.
Dr. Edward B. Kitfield opened Wiscasset Family Medicine in downtown Wiscasset 40 years ago as a place to apply his patient-centered, community-based approach to health care. Kitfield sold the practice to Dr. Cortney Linville, who he recruited to join Wiscasset Family Medicine about two years ago, in July.
Family, friends, and municipal officials attended the swearing-in ceremony for Sgt. Craig Worster on Monday, Sept. 11.
The town of Edgecomb can add signage and request a speed study to address safety concerns on Eddy Road, Maine Department of Transportation Regional Planner Gerry Audibert said. More long-term options would require “a major effort with a low likelihood of acceptance,” he said.
Downtown Wiscasset, the Waldo Theatre, and the Wiscasset Historic Preservation Commission are among the entries on Maine Preservation’s 19th list of most endangered historic places in Maine.
Wiscasset will again vote on the planning department budget, due to a citizen’s petition turned in less than a month after voters reinstated the department at a special town meeting.
The lawsuit filed against the Maine Department of Transportation over the Wiscasset downtown traffic project has been dismissed.
Fire departments from Portland to Presque Isle gathered on the Boothbay peninsula Sept. 7-10 for the 54th Maine State Federation of Firefighters Convention. The convention was a time of celebration, remembrance, and friendly competition.
During a chance encounter on the waterfront Monday, Sept. 11, Wiscasset Police Chief Jeffrey Lange seized 11 grams of crack cocaine and a handgun from a Connecticut man, a suspect in a shooting in the Hartford, Conn. area.
One of the most tragic events in the history of America resulted in the greatest rescue operation the nation has ever seen, said Jefferson Fire Chief Walter Morris, a keynote speaker at a 9/11 memorial service at Boothbay Region High School on Friday, Sept. 8.
Six individuals are facing felony trafficking in prison contraband charges after a month-long, multi-agency investigation into a drug smuggling operation at Two Bridges Regional Jail.
Throughout the course of Robert “Bob” Cekuta’s nearly 40-year career in the foreign service, he and his family have been stationed in Yemen, South Africa, Austria, Germany, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Cekuta now holds the post of U.S. ambassador to Azerbaijan, a position he has held since 2015.
The Wiscasset Board of Selectmen may soon call a special town meeting to request authority to use reserve funds to prevent another tax hike. With $2.5 million in lost valuation from an increase in the homestead exemption and $1.1 million in lost valuation from Maine Yankee property, the town needs about $650,000 to hold the current mil rate of $18.71, Town Manager Marian Anderson said.
Students arrived at Wiscasset Elementary School for the first day of school Tuesday, Sept. 5 and were greeted by a new principal. Open communication, high visibility, and a focus on the needs of the “whole child” will define Principal Stacy White’s approach to her new position, she said.