Lincoln County commissioners and the local Sheriff’s Dept. union chairman signed a three-year union contract Tuesday morning affecting 27 employees, giving them a 3 percent increase.
Chimney fires and other hazards pose a threat to homeowners, but a Waldoboro chimney sweep tells how dangers can be avoided and prevented, along with other problems.
During the past three weeks, 270 wreaths decorated by local businesses and individuals were sold to the highest bidders throughout Knox, Lincoln, and Waldo Counties in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Bids For Kids Annual Wreath Auction.
Food pantries around Lincoln County are receiving plenty of donations, but sources say they won’t turn up their noses at more.
Cheryl C. Gray of Damariscotta and Steven P. Gray of York are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Lyn Gray, to Brett Keith Verney, both of Newcastle.
Reduction in state support threatens jobs and beds at the Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset.
Heavy snowfall and high winds marked the first official day of winter in Lincoln County as a Nor’easter moved into the area on Sun. afternoon for an overnight visit. Lincoln County should wake up on Mon. morning to snowfall accumulations in the 12-17 inch range inland and the 10-15 inch range along the coast, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). Scattered snowfall is forecast to continue through the day, and accumulated snowfall will be blown about by 20-30 mph winds from the west-northwest, according to the NWS.
It took a couple of hours for firefighters to extinguish an illegal brush fire near the intersection of Turner Ridge and Patricktown Roads in Somerville Dec. 7. Somerville firefighters called in mutual aid from Whitefield after they discovered the toxic and extremely hot debris fire behind a resident’s house.
Firefighters and other emergency personnel want people to be especially careful during these cold winter months as many are turning toward alternative heating sources.
The attic of a large house at 52 Depot St. in Waldoboro caught fire from what firefighters believe may have started from a chimney early in the morning of Dec. 26. The fire in the house occupied by husband and wife Yancy and Sarah Harvey and their eight children erupted just before 2 a.m., according to Waldoboro Fire Chief Ernest Vannah.
Using organic ingredients and buying fresh Maine Jonah and Peaky toe crab from local pickers, Woolwich’s Stephanie Redfern Danahy, a Culinary Institute of America graduate, makes award-winning crab cakes, now available as holiday gifts. She’ll send these tasty morsels overnight or she’ll hand deliver them locally.
The Damariscotta Mills fish ladder has already undergone some major changes and the work that began in September, thanks to the help of fundraising efforts, will continue into the winter.
Politicians, scientists and policy-makers seek to the put Maine at the forefront of an energy revolution powered by world-class wind power blowing against the state’s entire coast.
The state’s unemployment rate continued an alarming upward trend last month; shadowing nation-wide increases in jobless rates that are tied to an ongoing recession.