A recent assessment of substance use by local youth shows that more high school students are using marijuana than alcohol for the first time since the assessments began in 2009.
“We began pretty modestly 20 years ago,” Eldercare Network of Lincoln County founder and Chair Dr. Allan “Chip” Teel said of the organization during a 20th-anniversary reception at Lincoln Academy in Newcastle on Thursday, Sept. 13.
Members of the Damariscotta River Association and the Pemaquid Watershed Association will vote on whether to merge the land trusts Tuesday, Sept. 25.
The Damariscotta Board of Selectmen heard resistance, including from several business owners, as well as support for a proposal to ban plastic bags and Styrofoam during a public hearing Wednesday, Sept. 5.
Seamus Gilbert, 18, of Bremen, started his own excavation business early this summer, shortly after his graduation from Lincoln Academy.
Democratic candidate for district attorney Natasha Irving, of Waldoboro, believes community-based restorative justice needs to be a priority in the district.
William “Bill” Blodgett, of Waldoboro, is running for his seventh consecutive term as a county commissioner. He has been on the board for 24 years.
“He will be missed by many, however forgotten by none,” South Bristol School Principal Scott White said of South Bristol School Committee member Donald Edwards, who passed away Aug. 16.
Monhegan’s fire chief and other emergency officials discussed the unique challenges the island faces as it plans for and responds to emergencies during a visit with county officials Monday, Aug. 20.
The cafe at Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shop in downtown Damariscotta closed Thursday, Aug. 23, but the shop’s owner hopes to find someone to reopen the cafe soon as a separate business.
A Lewiston woman sustained a fractured leg when her motorcycle skidded into a camper on Route 1 in Wiscasset the afternoon of Sunday, Aug. 26.
Members of the FEMA Corps visited Monhegan Island on Monday, Aug. 20 to plan for how the federal government would deliver and distribute supplies in the event of a disaster.
Escape rooms, the game where teams have 60 minutes to solve clues in order to “escape” a themed room, is coming to Damariscotta.
Singing Prairie Farm, on the property of what was previously Dyer’s Valley Farm, on Holstein Lane in North Newcastle, is pasture-raising pigs for market with regenerative agriculture.
A box truck rolled over on Route 1 in Newcastle the morning of Thursday, Aug. 16, spilling about 35 barrels of bait onto the side of the road. Police believe speed and driver inattention were factors in the crash, and charged the driver with giving false information about an accident.