Skidompha Public Library in downtown Damariscotta has a purchase-and-sale agreement in place to buy 170 Main St., the library’s home for 79 years, from 1922-2001.
Westport Island will hold its annual town meeting at its historic town hall beginning at 9 a.m., Saturday, June 25. Voters will decide whether to build a sand-and-salt shed, how to fund a pledge to contribute $50,000 toward the purchase of a 144-acre preserve, whether to approve a 1.75 percent cost-of-living increase for town officers, and much more.
Despite a last-minute plea from downtown business owners, the Wiscasset Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to move forward with the Maine Department of Transportation’s option 2 to alleviate traffic congestion in Wiscasset at its Monday, June 20 meeting.
Olive Pierce’s black-and-white photograph “Early Morning Fog, 1990” depicts three boys in caps and worn clothing standing on a dock on a foggy morning; one of them is giving the camera a slightly furtive look. The photograph could be seen as a typical piece of Maine maritime artwork had Pierce decided to focus only on the landscape and leave out the children. As it is, her photograph goes beyond landscape art, giving the viewer a strong feeling about the lives of the people who inhabit such landscapes.
Many people, even those who are not classical music buffs, are familiar with the lively, beautiful strains of Antonio Vivaldi’s four-part musical masterpiece called “The Four Seasons.” More often than not, it is performed by a full symphony orchestra. At 7 p.m., Saturday, June 25, however, “The Four Seasons” will be performed by a talented young chamber sextet at the Broad Bay Congregational United Church of Christ in Waldoboro.
The Cameron Clan Kettle Corn opened a new store, Cameron’s Pop Shoppe, in downtown Wiscasset on May 28.
This week marks Yellowfront Grocery’s 95th anniversary of doing business in Damariscotta.
Wiscasset School Committee Chair Steve Smith called his last meeting to order June 15. With the meeting ended a three-year term that oversaw the establishment of an independent school district.
The three outgoing Whitefield representatives on the RSU 12 Board of Directors have weathered several of the district’s trials. As board members Joan Morin, Malinda Caron, and Chair Hilary Holm depart, the three spoke of their experience on the board.
The Waldoboro Board of Selectmen voted 3-1 in favor of holding an open special town meeting to address the budgets for the office of the town manager, rejected at the annual town meeting; and the fire department, incorrectly printed in the town warrant.
Despite claims of election irregularities and a last minute plea from downtown business owners to do nothing, the Wiscasset Selectboard voted unanimously to move forward with the Maine Department of Transportation’s option 2 to alleviate traffic congestion at their Monday, June 20 meeting.
By an overwhelming majority, Wiscasset voters sided with the Maine Department of Transportation on the three options presented to alleviate traffic congestion on Route 1. Option 2, which would eliminate on-street parking between the intersections of Middle Street and Water Street, garnered 426 votes in the non-binding referendum question on the annual town meeting warrant Tuesday, June 14.
After two tours of duty, Ben Leeman, a Bowdoin native, came home to financial insecurity, a divorce, and a series of service-related health problems, including post-traumatic stress disorder.
A 77-year-old former Dresden man who fell victim to a “romance scam” and landed in a Spanish prison has been released and reunited with his family in the United States. Joseph Byron Martin is currently in Nevada with his son after serving nearly one year of a six-year prison sentence for drug smuggling in Madrid.