U.S. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, visited Lincoln County on Friday, Aug. 5 to learn about aquaculture. During a tour of the Damariscotta River on a 24-foot Carolina skiff, King stopped at several operations to learn the ins and outs of oyster, mussel, scallop, and seaweed harvesting.
In a Tuesday, Aug. 9 meeting that wavered between contention and reconciliation, the Wiscasset Board of Selectmen and the Wiscasset Fire Department took steps toward resolving a rift that has pitted the department against the selectmen and the town administration.
Jenny and David Jones, volunteers with the Alna Fire Department, experienced a terrifying moment for any parent – their 12-year-old son, while trying to recreate an experiment he had seen online, sustained second-degree burns to his hands.
The Saturday, Aug. 6 opening reception for the “Rock ‘n’ Wave” show currently on the walls of the Kefauver Studio & Gallery in Damariscotta was a well-attended affair. Artists and other community members turned out for the eye-pleasing exhibit featuring the artwork of oil painter and gallery owner Will Kefauver and 19 guest artists, all focused on depicting the area where the ocean and the land meet one another.
A portion of Willow Lane in Wiscasset was closed for several hours the afternoon of Monday, Aug. 8 as area fire departments battled a brush fire on a wooded lot.
Speed and alcohol may have contributed to a motorcycle accident in Newcastle that sent two people to the hospital the afternoon of Sunday, Aug. 7, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.
A Maine Department of Transportation traffic proposal for downtown Wiscasset, which voters and the Wiscasset Board of Selectmen have approved, is undergoing a federal review process that could alter the project.
The “cultural fusion” restaurant Cocinas Underground opened Thursday, Aug. 4 in the downtown Damariscotta space formerly home to Paco’s Tacos.
A trio of fiddlers from Damariscotta and Winthrop took top prizes at the 44th annual East Benton Fiddlers Convention and Contest on Sunday, July 30.
The Damariscotta Police Department learned basic words and phrases of American Sign Language to use while interacting with deaf or partially deaf individuals during a training session Tuesday, Aug. 2.
Last July, a New Jersey man lost a watch – a gift with great sentimental value – while visiting his in-laws in Bremen. After a fruitless search, he and his family didn’t expect to see it again, but this spring, a Bremen man found it and tracked down the owner.
The Bristol nonprofit Caring for Kids, which runs programs for children in Bristol and South Bristol, is delivering boxes of food to local families every week this summer.
As political campaigns move into high gear for the November general election, Lincoln County Republicans have a new county committee chairman to support their bids for office.
The Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site in Pemaquid was transported back in time Saturday and Sunday, July 30 and 31 as re-enactors showed visitors what life was like for 17th century Pemaquid during an annual encampment.