About 100 people attended an informational meeting with the Maine Department of Transportation on Thursday, Oct. 5 to discuss Wiscasset’s downtown traffic improvement project, which does not sit well with many residents and businesses in town.
The town of Edgecomb unveiled a plaque Thursday, Oct. 5 dedicating its 5-year-old fire station to the town’s volunteer firefighters.
An SUV rear-ended a horse-and-buggy on East River Road in Whitefield the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 4, causing damage to both vehicles but no injuries.
A Bristol man died in a motorcycle crash on Bremen Road in Waldoboro the evening of Thursday, Oct. 5.
Midway through its renovation of a house and barn into apartments for its clients to live independently at an affordable rate, Mobius Inc. invited neighbors and community members to an open house at 21 Academy Hill Road on Saturday, Sept. 30.
The Alna fire station was the location for a public informational meeting the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 3 to discuss the possible relocation of Bailey Road. Michael Abbott, the recently hired environmental coordinator of Topsham-based Crooker Construction LLC, which operates the large gravel pit on Bailey Road and Route 218 in Alna and Whitefield, hosted the meeting. The meeting came on the heels of a Sept. 6 notice of violation received by the construction company from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection that it had excavated too close to Bailey Road, encroaching upon the required 100-foot setback from the road.
The Wiscasset Board of Selectmen voted 3-2 to oppose the removal of parking spaces in Wiscasset on Tuesday, Oct. 3. The selectmen also voted 5-0 to request a meeting with Gov. Paul LePage and Maine Commissioner of Transportation David Bernhardt to discuss the removal of storefront parking in Wiscasset as part of the Maine Department of Transportation’s downtown traffic project.
Close to 100 people witnessed the breaking of the state record for heaviest pumpkin at Pinkham’s Plantation in Damariscotta on Sunday, Oct. 1, during the Damariscotta Pumpkinfest’s annual giant pumpkin weigh-off.
Area firefighters battled a house fire at 7 Redonnett Mill Road in Bristol Mills the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 3. The building is “likely a total loss” due to the damage, according to Bristol Fire Chief Paul Leeman Jr.
After 11 months with AmeriCorps teaching algebra at a public high school in Dallas, Edgecomb native Ryan Peters is departing for his next adventure serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in a village in southern Africa.
Elizabeth “Betty” Pierce couldn’t understand what all the fuss was about on her 100th birthday Sept. 26. After all, she has celebrated many birthdays, and being 100 years old was no big deal, just one year older. She even asked her daughter not to make a big deal of it.
After a 2 1/2-month hiring process, the Lincoln and Sagadahoc Multicounty Jail Authority Board of Directors hired James Bailey as the new jail administrator. Bailey has been serving as interim administrator since last October.
When voting closed on Monday, Sept. 25, a Bristol woman had won the September #LCNme365 photo contest by just one vote.
The Damariscotta Board of Appeals voted 4-1 on Tuesday, Sept. 26 to remand Stepping Stone Housing Inc.’s application for construction at the former Blue Haven property back to the planning board.