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.
Chuck Benton, of Nobleboro, launched his app BoundARy Viewer just over a year ago. Now, after winning the technology award from the Top Gun Showcase Pitch Off in Portland on May 24, Benton hopes to improve and promote the augmented reality property boundary app with the $120,000 prize.
Newcastle has found its new town administrator, selecting Hope Town Administrator Jon Duke for the position.
Cindy Flavin, of Wiscasset, was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy about 10 years ago, while in her 30s, and relies on a van with a lift to maintain her independence. In April, when she was about to make her last payment on her specially equipped van, she found out the van, which had more than 200,000 miles on the odometer, was not worth being fixed.
After several months of discussions and meetings, the Damariscotta Planning Board has granted Maine-ly Pawn owner Mark Hoffman a conditional use permit for outdoor storage and display of merchandise.
The Waldoboro Board of Selectmen voted 4-1 to renew Town Manager Linda-Jean Briggs’ contract for one year during the board’s meeting Tuesday, June 14.
The Central Lincoln County School System has hired Susan “Sue” Fossett as its new director of special services, according to Superintendent Steve Bailey.
A recent incident at the old A.D. Gray School resulted in damage to the haunted house operated by the Waldoboro Firemen’s Association each October.
Newcastle has dedicated its annual report to Arlene Cole on the occasion of her 50th year as a ballot clerk.
The students, teachers, and staff of South Bristol School and members of the community gathered at Bittersweet Landing Boatyard the morning of Tuesday, June 14 to watch the launch of two skiffs built by SBS students.
The question of whether Whitefield should adopt an elderly tax deferral ordinance has been presented to voters twice, and twice voters have said no. On a local ballot Tuesday, June 14, voters again rejected the elderly tax deferral ordinance, 150-137.
Eleven votes decided the Dresden Board of Selectmen race between Dwight Keene and incumbent Second Selectman Gerald Lilly during the municipal election Tuesday, June 14.