Proposed cuts in state funding for hospitals will be mostly avoided for now if the Appropriations Committee and Legislature accept recommendations from a subcommittee which has been working on the issue since last week.
A two-part storm on Sun. left a blanket of snowfall over inland areas of Lincoln County and a mix of snow, sleet and rain on coastal areas. A total of 7.5 inches of snow had fallen in Newcastle by 5 p.m. on Sun. during the first stage of the storm, and then another 4 inches fell overnight during the second stage of the storm, leaving a total accumulation of 11.5 inches of snowfall for the event, according to Arlene Cole, a weather observer for the National Weather Service (NWS).
Kenneth and Jessica Bickford of Bristol are pleased to announce the arrival of a baby girl, Shannon Louise.
Employees of The First recently donated a check in the amount of $634.34 to People to People in Damariscotta. The funds were collected by The First employees in exchange for the privilege of dressing casually each Friday. All 14 branch offices of the bank participated in a month-long fundraiser.
Daryl and Darcy Fraser of Damariscotta are proud to announce the birth of their baby girl, Carmella Sarah Fraser.
Rhonda Flagg, Jefferson, launched her new business “Everything in its Place” on Jan. 11 with a brunch for family and friends at the Damariscotta River Grill. Flagg provides a professional organizing service for homes and small businesses throughout the Midcoast area. “You can take control of your life again, and not have to do it alone,” Flagg said of creating “order out of chaos.”
Maine Modular and Manufactured Homes in Waldoboro is going to have an open house from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Jan. 17, 18, and 19 as part of a special offer of free land with the purchase of a home.
The closure of a section of Charleston Correctional Facility and a reduction in state payments to hospitals were on a track toward being spared last week as legislative committees scrutinized spending cuts proposed by Gov. John Baldacci.
In polling Jan. 27, voters overwhelmingly rejected the proposed Alternative Organization System (AOS) proposed for 11 Lincoln County towns but enough voters approved the measure that a local AOS will still be formed.
A Northern Hawk Owl, normally found in the boreal forests of Alaska and Canada, made its way to Bristol and attracted quite a crowd of people from Maine and beyond this week.
Becca Hamilton’s writing featured in The Lincoln County News comes from a quill dipped in a palette of worldly experience.
The Whitefield native has traveled to Chile, Argentina and South Africa and spent two years living in the Bahamas.
Lincoln County remained under a Winter Weather Advisory Weds. afternoon as morning snowfall changed over to sleet, making for slippery road conditions and leading to numerous school closures.
There were school and business closings and cancellations, but otherwise no major incidents have been reported as the leading edge of a winter storm began tracking through Lincoln County Weds. morning. Snowfall is forecast to become heavier as the day progresses, falling at the rate of 1-2 inches per hour at times, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). The heaviest snowfall should visit Lincoln County in the late afternoon and evening hours, according to forecasts. Perhaps the most dangerous aspect of this storm is the possibility that coastal temperatures are forecast to creep up close to the 32-degree mark just as the heavy snowfall chugs through the area during the evening commute.
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a 20-year-old male for furnishing a place for minors to consume alcohol the night of Sept. 20, when Loren St. Cyr, 20, of Jefferson was killed on N. Clary Road.