After meeting earlier this summer with landowners frustrated about restrictions the state plans to put on their property, Maine Department of Transportation officials returned with a less restrictive list of allowed uses for the land around Sherman Marsh.
A physicist and summer resident of South Bristol has watched the study of general relativity, the area he has devoted 50 years of his life to, become one of the most exciting fields of study in physics.
The Wiscasset Planning Board approved an application from Ryan Chadwick, a restaurateur from New York, to convert the historic Ledges Inn at 211 Main St. into a bed-and-breakfast with a restaurant.
Louis Sell was standing behind George H.W. Bush and Boris Yeltsin in the Kremlin in 1993, watching as the two signed the START II nuclear arms reduction treaty. In that moment, Sell, now of Whitefield, knew he would one day write a book about the collapse of the Soviet Union, he said.
The third of five 2016 Damariscotta-Newcastle ArtWalks took place on Friday, Aug. 19. The ArtWalk – in its fourth year – offers attendees 17 stops at which they can peruse some of the abundance of high-caliber art that the Twin Villages area has to offer. Sixteen of those stops are in Damariscotta and one, The Lincoln Home, is in Newcastle. Some of the venues, which are listed on the ArtWalk maps available in stores throughout Newcastle and Damariscotta, offer music and/or light snacks and beverages. Artists are on hand at a number of the venues as well. ArtWalk attendees can visit as many or as few venues as desired, and venues can, of course, be visited in any order, even though they are numbered.
The mounting of the Washington School’s original weather vane on Thursday, Aug. 18 brought the historic Round Pond schoolhouse one step closer to the completion of a major renovation.
For the past few weeks, members of two local churches have been holding weekly, hour-long vigils to protest racism at Veterans Memorial Park in Newcastle.
Whitefield residents overwhelmingly voted to change the town’s wireless communication ordinance in June to accommodate a cellphone company’s plan to build a tower in Whitefield. With the location of the tower site recently announced, about 30 residents turned out to a public hearing held by the Whitefield Planning Board on Wednesday, Aug. 17 to express their opposition to it.
The man allegedly responsible for dumping carpeting, tires, mattresses, a stove, a washing machine, and an assortment of other items on a 300-acre parcel of land on Gilmore Brook Road in Dresden has been identified and summonsed, Third Selectman Allan Moeller said at the Dresden Board of Selectmen’s Monday, Aug. 22 meeting.
Two Bridges Regional Jail now has contracts with three counties to house their inmates. The contracts are providing the jail with a critical source of revenue. The Lincoln and Sagadahoc Multicounty Jail Authority unanimously approved contracts with Kennebec and Oxford counties at a special meeting Thursday, Aug. 18.
Jefferson’s Hidden Valley Nature Center offered a venue in the woods for its annual Live Edge Music Festival, featuring four Maine-based bands, on Sunday, Aug. 21.
Representatives of six towns and several organizations in central Lincoln County met at the Damariscotta Fire Department on Thursday, Aug. 18 to participate in a tabletop exercise focusing on how they would respond to a Category 1 hurricane.
A representative from the Maine Department of Transportation recently met with the Newcastle and Nobleboro boards of selectmen to discuss the seasonal placement of speed bumps in the village of Damariscotta Mills.
A LifeFlight helicopter flew a 39-year-old Waldoboro man to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston after a single-vehicle crash in Friendship early Thursday, Aug. 18.