The Wiscasset Historic Preservation Commission approved a certificate of appropriateness for the conversion of part of the former Wiscasset Newspaper office, at 47 Gardiner Road, into an office and water laboratory. The rest of the building could become an apartment or another office.
As of last month, the Wiscasset veterans monument contains the names of 10 more veterans, from the Vietnam War to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
A tractor-trailer in the process of unloading agricultural lime at the Damariscotta River Association’s Great Salt Bay Farm and Heritage Center in Damariscotta tipped over the morning of Monday, Nov. 6. No injuries were reported, according to the Damariscotta Police Department.
Boothbay Region High School girls cross-country standouts and sisters Faith and Glory Blethen were among six students and two chaperones from the Boothbay Region Congregational Church to go on a mission trip to Guatemala City from Oct. 4-11.
Firefighters from seven local departments battled a fire at 492 Lowelltown Road in Wiscasset the morning of Sunday, Nov. 5. The single occupant of the mobile home was able to exit the building safely and was brought to a local hospital for evaluation.
After 25 years on the job, a co-owner of Moody’s Diner is getting ready to enjoy his retirement.
For 16 years, Kami Peaslee has greeted Great Salt Bay Community School students at the beginning of each school year as a classroom teacher. This year, she stood at GSB’s front door welcoming students as their assistant principal.
“Lincoln County Emergency Management Agency needs help from the public. We are working on a damage assessment report for FEMA,” LCEMA director Casey Stevens announced Wednesday. According to Stevens, LCEMA is looking for help from the public to take pictures of damage from the storm. Residents are advised by the LCEMA to only take pictures if it is safe to do so.
Over 16,000 Lincoln County households were still without electricity at press time Wednesday, Nov. 1, according to Central Maine Power Co., as the utility worked to restore power after a major rain and windstorm pummeled the area Sunday night through Monday.
A roadside snap of maple leaves received the most votes to become the winner of the October #LCNme365 photo contest.
The first draft of the feasibility study report about the Bristol Mills Dam is now available on the town’s website. The study includes three possible outcomes – the repair of the dam, the partial removal of the dam, or the complete removal of the dam with a water-level management structure – as well as preliminary cost estimates for each.
World War II veteran Donald Gould, of Whitefield, with about 45-50 other veterans, departed on an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. the morning of Friday, Oct. 27. The day before, Whitefield Elementary School students and staff surprised the U.S. Army vet with a special assembly to honor his service.
The Lincoln Academy boys cross-country team won the state Class B championship on Saturday, Oct. 28 at Twin Brook Recreation in Cumberland. The Eagles packed five scoring runners into the top 21 to win by a landslide. Lincoln scored 56 points, while nearest competitors Freeport and Yarmouth scored 115 each.
Bristol’s Oyster Creek Electric will soon be under new management, as owner and founder Al Monaco is selling the business to his employee of more than four years, Round Pond resident and 2014 Lincoln Academy graduate Daniel Baty.