Due to the generosity of local businesses and residents, a tractor-trailer filled to capacity with bottled water, clothing, pet food, and other hurricane-relief supplies departed Damariscotta for Florida the afternoon of Sunday, Sept. 17, a full nine days earlier than organizers anticipated.
Just a few years ago, Sumner Fernald “Ricky” Richards IV and Moira Rose Mahegan would be on the first trip out to help with hurricane relief. Now, as owners of S. Fernald’s Country Store in Damariscotta, the couple is raising funds for All Hands Volunteers, a disaster relief organization they volunteered with in the past.
Egypt Road in Damariscotta will be closed to through traffic for the last two weeks of September to allow for a major culvert replacement between Budweiser Lane and Cedar Lane.
A proposal by Bremen developer Dan Goldenson to build an eight-room motel near Hilltop Stop in Damariscotta met encouragement from the Damariscotta Planning Board on Monday, Sept. 11.
The Midcoast Orthodontics building at 50 Main St. in Newcastle is “likely a total loss” due to structural damage from a fire the afternoon of Tuesday, Sept. 12, according to Newcastle Fire Chief Clayton Huntley. The building contains three apartments in addition to the orthodontics practice.
After a legal hiccup delayed the Damariscotta Board of Selectmen’s consideration of a petition calling for a moratorium on commercial development last month, the circulators resubmitted the petition to the town for certification Thursday, Sept. 7. Town Clerk Michelle Cameron verified the petition, which received 149 signatures, the following day.
An elderly driver attempting to make an illegal U-turn on Route 1 in Newcastle caused a two-vehicle accident the afternoon of Friday, Sept. 8, resulting in multiple injuries.
The Monhegan Plantation Power District recently celebrated the completion of a $1 million-plus upgrade to a cleaner, more reliable, safer energy source in the form of diesel microturbines.
A long-awaited construction project on Elm Street and Theater Street in Damariscotta is underway.
The Damariscotta Board of Selectmen is conducting a survey asking how, if at all, the town should regulate retail marijuana shops, social clubs, commercial cultivation, and other operations.
The Damariscotta Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance as it investigates a hit-and-run accident on Main Street the afternoon of Monday, Sept. 4.
For his volunteer efforts in Lincoln County the last 20-plus years, Dennis Anderson, of Newcastle, will be recognized later this month as one of WCSH’s 6 Who Care.
Lincoln County residents are familiar with the work of local architect Rick Burt, including the Lincoln Academy Alumni Dining Commons in Newcastle and Rising Tide Community Market in Damariscotta. Recently, however, the Maine Senate recognized Burt for his role in another project – the 30-year-plus restoration of the Maine State House.
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and a 13-year-old Newcastle resident halfway through treatment for a brain tumor hopes to raise awareness in the community.
A Hawaii-based production company shot portions of its debut film in Christmas Cove, Jefferson, New Harbor, the Twin Villages, and other locations around Lincoln County during the last week of August.