Few customers attended the Wiscasset Water District’s public hearing Tuesday, May 23 to hear the rationale behind the district’s proposal to implement sharp rate increases over the next two years.
Two rescue dogs will be more likely to find new homes after their graduation from Beyond the Bars, a new dog obedience program at Two Bridges Regional Jail.
There were several attempts to amend RSU 12’s $21.46 million budget during the district’s annual budget meeting at Chelsea Elementary School on Thursday, May 18, but voters defeated those motions and approved the 2017-2018 budget as presented.
The courtroom at West Bath District Court was full Friday, May 19 with family, friends, and colleagues who turned out to watch Jonathan Liberman take the oath of office as the district attorney for Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, and Waldo counties.
Fire destroyed a mobile home in Waldoboro early Saturday, May 20, displacing two residents. Kathy Harriman and Douglas Barter rented the home at 4 Brookside Mobile Home Park, off Route 220, but were out of state at the time of the fire, neighbors said.
With only scattered votes in opposition, the Wiscasset School Department’s $9.45 million budget for 2017-2018 met with voter approval at the district’s annual budget meeting Monday, May 15.
To recognize the hard work and dedication of employees, Two Bridges Regional Jail has launched an Officer of the Month program, said Capt. James Bailey, the jail’s acting administrator. Corrections Officer Derek Maroon was the first to receive the award.
Edgecomb’s education budget, a topic of much debate at previous town meetings, was unanimously adopted during the annual town meeting at the town hall Saturday, May 13. In the wake of a call of support from the Edgecomb School Committee, voters turned out in force to support the $2.68 million budget.
The Wiscasset Police Department has a new full-time officer on the beat. Formerly a reserve officer with the agency, James Fisher was hired for a full-time position in March. He takes the place of Craig Worster, who transitioned to the role of school resource officer after Perry Hatch’s resignation in late February.
Damariscotta River’s oyster aquaculture will be prominently featured in an upcoming episode of the DIY Network’s “Maine Cabin Masters.” The show’s stars and production crew have been in Lincoln County over the past couple months, remodeling a cabin at Glidden Point Oyster Farms in Edgecomb and replacing the wooden chute at the Damariscotta Mills fish ladder.
Litigation against Pleasant Pond Mill LLC, the deeded owner of the Clary Lake Dam, was temporarily halted when the company filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in March.
After School Resource Officer Craig Worster’s arrest of a registered sex offender at a Wiscasset Middle High School recital, the Wiscasset Police Department is taking steps to protect and publicize the existence of “child safe zones.”
The Edgecomb School Committee had to make “hard choices” in an effort to meet the Edgecomb Board of Selectmen’s request for a budget reduction, Chair Tom Abello said to a crowd of about 30 that gathered Tuesday, May 9 for a presentation about the education budget.
More than 150 people turned out to hear the Maine Department of Transportation’s parking proposal, part of the downtown traffic project, on Monday, May 8, with over a dozen speakers weighing in on the plan.
Nearly a dozen people attended a ceremony at the Edgecomb Post Office on Friday, April 21 to witness the swearing in of Postmaster Bruce Hartford. The promotion feels “like the culmination” of a nearly two-decade-long career in the Postal Service, Hartford said.