The Newcastle Board of Selectmen held a workshop Wednesday, Dec. 5 to discuss the next steps after voters rejected a new land use ordinance, known as the Newcastle Character Code, on Election Day.
People to People, the nonprofit in the basement of the Damariscotta Baptist Church that collects and distributes clothes and other items to local people in need, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
Sixth-graders at Bristol Consolidated School presented what they have learned about solar energy to the school’s younger students Thursday, Nov. 29, a few months after the school had solar panels installed on its roof.
Damariscotta Town Manager Matt Lutkus is recommending regulations for marijuana businesses that would bar new businesses from opening downtown, but allow a certain number to open in the C2 commercial district and the rural district.
The Damariscotta Farmers Market, which sets up shop at two outdoor locations from spring into fall, has lengthened its season with a new cold-weather location at the Central Lincoln County YMCA.
An SUV struck a pedestrian in a Newcastle crosswalk, sending the pedestrian to the hospital with minor injuries, the evening of Wednesday, Dec. 5.
An attorney for the town of Damariscotta has drafted legislation that would allow service centers to impose a local sales tax, and the Damariscotta Board of Selectmen discussed whether to back the bill Wednesday, Nov. 28.
“Each generation is going to leave behind a landmark of either architecture or construction. This is worthy of that in a hundred years, I think,” Paul Leeman III, of Ledgewalker Builders, said.
The occupants of a mobile home in Boothbay Harbor exited safely when the building caught fire the afternoon of Wednesday, Nov. 28, partly thanks to the actions of a passerby, Bristol firefighter Leon MacCorkle.
A collision of a car with a tractor-trailer closed Route 1 in Damariscotta and sent two women to LincolnHealth’s Miles Campus with non-life-threatening injuries at about 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28.
The district attorney’s office plans to ask for a sentence of eight to 15 years in prison for an 83-year-old Wiscasset man who pleaded guilty to one count of class A gross sexual assault Tuesday, Nov. 27.
The Friendship lobsterman whose feud with another fisherman led him and his sternmen to torch the other man’s Waldoboro boathouse has pleaded no contest to arson more than six years after the fire.
Samovar Tea, which has multiple locations in California and is served in restaurants across the country, has opened its first location on the East Coast in downtown Newcastle as a tea shop and tasting room.
South Bristol School students celebrated local veterans, including family members and late school committee member Don Edwards, during a Veterans Day assembly in the gym the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 13.