At the end of a long, one-lane dirt road in Bristol is a hill sloping like a cliff on Muscongus Bay. Perched there is the house Doug Preston lives in, an idyllic haunt for the New York Times bestselling author, and outdoorsman, to write his popular thrillers and nonfiction work.
A section of Route 235 in Waldoboro near the Warren town line reopened to traffic Tuesday, Sept. 26 after a culvert washout May 1 and continued construction delays closed it to through traffic for months.
One of the rainiest Maine Junes on record had lasting affects for Bristol Parks and Recreation and its budget, as the department saw a decrease in attendance at both Pemaquid Beach Park and Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Park.
Lincoln Academy has started the process to retain its New England Association of Schools and Colleges accreditation, something the Newcastle town academy must complete every 10 years in order to receive state and local funding.
Edgecomb Eddy School students in pre-K through sixth grade spent the school day planting an apple, peach, and pear orchard on Friday, Sept. 22.
A draft ordinance setting building preservation requirements for areas of Newcastle will progress to the select board following a heated public hearing and an initial failed planning board vote on Thursday, Sept. 21.
Plans are solidifying for a potential addition to Edgecomb’s town hall and American Rescue Plan Act funds continue to finance municipal projects. The Edgecomb Select Board discussed these items and made several appointments at its meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 19.
With its long evergreen forests and storied glacial coast, Maine’s history of nurturing outdoorsmen almost goes without saying. Lincoln County shares in that history, evidenced by residents like Kyle O’Brien, a fourth generation Bremen lobsterman, who, when not on the boat, is hunting for deer and occasionally moose.
Medomak Middle School students returned from summer vacation to new administration for the first time in eight years. Principal Michael Harris and Assistant Principal Joshua Snyder said they plan to focus on communication, connection, and involvement with their teachers, students, and families.
The South Bristol Select Board extended the town’s aquaculture lease moratorium for six months at the board’s meeting on Thursday, Sept. 14. The extension gives the town additional time to gather information and draft an aquaculture ordinance.
After two nights of practice camping in a tent in Florida, former Wiscasset native Carla Urquhart Pierce set off on the adventure of a lifetime hiking the Appalachian Trail to Maine. Although she started the epic hike in late March with her cousin, Pierce would spend almost five months of the trip as a solo hiker, often teaming up with a community of trekkers she met along the way.
AOS 93 administrators are asking for ideas to restructure the school system and hope to have a top option by the end of the calendar year.
Jamie Hanna has spent the past five years locating and documenting hundreds of artworks her father, David Hanna, created during her childhood in Bristol and earlier years in Pennsylvania. While following international clues to bring his work to the public, hoping to organize his first exhibition since 1981, she has connected to her father, his relationships, and her own early life on the peninsula.
The town of Waldoboro may put the Hoffses house on the market, after residents voted to allow the sale during a special town meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 12.
Paul Leeman Jr. has worn many hats during his life: Bristol’s first full-time fire chief, a shotokan martial arts instructor, and owner and cook at New Harbor’s fabled Samoset Restaurant, to name a few.