In 2011, Stephanie Russell was fresh out of a long-term relationship and hoping to meet other singles her age. Five years later, Russell, of Damariscotta, is the founder of a singles group that has almost 200 members and has spawned two spin-off groups.
Rita and Dana Simmons celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Dec. 3 at the same Bremen church where they were married in a candlelight service 50 years ago.
The Bremen Board of Selectmen has postponed a public hearing and special town meeting scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 15 to consider the possibility of a temporary ban on retail sales of marijuana and marijuana social clubs.
The Bristol Dam Advisory Committee, during a meeting Wednesday, Dec. 7, elected officers and discussed its assignment to establish the scope of a study regarding options for the future of the dam.
In less than three weeks, the Wiscasset Parks and Recreation Department must increase the wages for several part-time employees due to the passage of a referendum question to raise the minimum wage, Director Todd Souza said.
On Sunday, Dec. 11, a large crowd gathered at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro to wait for Wreaths Across America to arrive, shortly after the convoy embarked on its annual procession to Arlington National Cemetery.
The Damariscotta Police Department’s annual trunk-or-treat event received a $600 donation after the department returned a wallet containing more than $1,200 in cash to a man in Texas.
The crochet club at Two Bridges Regional Jail is a positive activity in a negative space, and one that provides a feeling of accomplishment, participants said. On Friday, Dec. 9, the club gathered to celebrate creating about 100 hats and 100 scarves to donate to the Special Olympics Scarf Program.
Area fire departments responded to 252 East Pond Road in Jefferson on Sunday, Dec. 11 after a chimney fire spread to the space between the brick and the flue liner of a house.
A man was taken to the hospital following an accident in the woods in Somerville on the morning of Friday, Dec. 9.
An effort to break up an attack by two pit bulls on a smaller dog in Wiscasset sent an individual to the hospital for treatment of a bite the evening of Wednesday, Dec. 7, Wiscasset Police Chief Jeff Lange said.
Joseph Cotter, of Mason Station LLC, has asked to meet with the Wiscasset Board of Selectmen to discuss the potential for transforming the former Mason Station power plant and surrounding properties into a marijuana tourist destination.
After 15 years at 115 Elm St. in Damariscotta, the Skidompha Secondhand Book Shop will soon have a new home nearby, in the building formerly home to the restaurants Backstreet Landing and Augustine’s.
A Damariscotta writer and a Bristol artist recently published a children’s picture book about the adventures of a child’s blanket.