The Lincoln County Commissioners meeting Jan. 18 began with presentations by Sheriff Todd Brackett. Representatives from Healthy Lincoln County were presented with the 2020 Maine Sheriff’s Association Community Service Award, and two former deputies were presented with retirement plaques and thanked for their years of service to the county.
The AOS 93 School Board voted unanimously Jan. 11 to create an eight-member internal search committee to interview superintendent candidates and make a recommendation to the board.
With more than two decades of floral design experience under her belt, Jessica Newbert has opened her own vintage-inspired floral shop in Damariscotta just in time for Valentine’s Day.
Jefferson residents voted in favor of retaining Waldoboro’s emergency medical services at least through June 2022, during a special open town meeting on Jan. 14.
Senior Trevor Brown joined an elite basketball group at Medomak Valley High School when he scored his 1,000th career point on the road at Maine Central Institute on Jan. 14. Brown becomes only the fifth player in Medomak Valley history to reach the 1,000-point milestone.
In recent weeks, the amount of breakthrough cases has made up more than half of all positive cases at LincolnHealth, but boosters continue to prove effective, according to LincolnHealth spokesperson John Martins.
Maine’s new property tax deferral program for seniors launched on Jan. 5. The program is designed to help those over 65 or with permanent disabilities stay in their homes by providing lifetime loans to cover the cost of municipal property taxes. The loans can be deferred for the life of the homeowner, and repaid from the homeowner’s estate.
Joe Lugosch has been mentioned in the pages of The Lincoln County News 38 times. That’s what happens when a person grows up in local theater.
With the help of nonprofit organization Maine Farmland Trust, Torie and August DeLisle, of WoodHaus Farm, purchased a 54-acre hayfield on U.S. Route 1 in Nobleboro before it could be developed as housing and lose its agricultural value.
Newcastle’s Veterans Park was lit up with candlelight on Jan. 6 as Lincoln County residents and representatives gathered to hold a vigil on the anniversary of the U.S. Capitol attack and promote federal and state election legislation.
LincolnHealth saw another record high in positive COVID-19 tests last week and it appears that some departments could be headed towards a staffing crisis, according to LincolnHealth spokesperson John Martins.
New Dresden Town Administrator Daniel Swain believes that in Maine, the citizens govern the state.
The town of Jefferson is defined by its protected land and recreation space. Damariscotta Lake State Park, a popular swimming and canoeing area, is located within the town lines, as well as the Hidden Valley Nature Center.
Holly Martin of Bristol wanted to sail to New Zealand. She was born there, and arriving on the island’s shores would represent a full circumnavigation of the globe. But the country’s borders were closed during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Travel restrictions are loosening despite the surge of the omicron variant, but the raging cyclone season in the South Pacific Ocean in the hemisphere’s summer season forged another roadblock in Martin’s path.
Russell Brackett graduated from Lincoln Academy in 2008. In 2021 he became the school’s head chef. Not bad for a kid from Jefferson who started his culinary career as a dishwasher at Schooner Landing.