The Pagurkos, of Whitefield, have been through bankruptcy, injuries from a car accident, physical illness, and an emotional search for appropriate services for their son’s autism. “We used to say, ‘It could be worse – our house could burn down,’” John Pagurko said.
Contractor Recommends Move for Wiscasset’s Town Clock
Wiscasset’s town clock, a landmark of the town since 1907, is resting in a steeple with rotting wood, according to Rick Balzer, of Balzer Family Clock Works. “If the tower comes down, it will take the clock with it,” he said.
Dresden Selectmen Report Tension with Fire Department
The Dresden Board of Selectmen has a tense relationship with the fire department, Third Selectman Allan Moeller said Monday, Sept. 18. The board took several actions related to the department during Monday’s meeting.
Wiscasset Family Medicine Has New Owner, Founder Remains on Staff
Dr. Edward B. Kitfield opened Wiscasset Family Medicine in downtown Wiscasset 40 years ago as a place to apply his patient-centered, community-based approach to health care. Kitfield sold the practice to Dr. Cortney Linville, who he recruited to join Wiscasset Family Medicine about two years ago, in July.
Wiscasset Swears in New Police Sergeant
Family, friends, and municipal officials attended the swearing-in ceremony for Sgt. Craig Worster on Monday, Sept. 11.
Edgecomb, DOT Officials Talk Safety on Eddy Road
The town of Edgecomb can add signage and request a speed study to address safety concerns on Eddy Road, Maine Department of Transportation Regional Planner Gerry Audibert said. More long-term options would require “a major effort with a low likelihood of acceptance,” he said.
Downtown Wiscasset, Waldo Theatre Make List of Endangered Historic Sites
Downtown Wiscasset, the Waldo Theatre, and the Wiscasset Historic Preservation Commission are among the entries on Maine Preservation’s 19th list of most endangered historic places in Maine.
Second Petition Seeks to Undo Reinstatement of Wiscasset Planner
Wiscasset will again vote on the planning department budget, due to a citizen’s petition turned in less than a month after voters reinstated the department at a special town meeting.
Court Dismisses Lawsuit Against DOT for Wiscasset Traffic Project
The lawsuit filed against the Maine Department of Transportation over the Wiscasset downtown traffic project has been dismissed.
Boothbay Region Firefighters Convention Celebrates Brotherhood
Fire departments from Portland to Presque Isle gathered on the Boothbay peninsula Sept. 7-10 for the 54th Maine State Federation of Firefighters Convention. The convention was a time of celebration, remembrance, and friendly competition.
Wiscasset Police Seize Crack, Handgun from Connecticut Man
During a chance encounter on the waterfront Monday, Sept. 11, Wiscasset Police Chief Jeffrey Lange seized 11 grams of crack cocaine and a handgun from a Connecticut man, a suspect in a shooting in the Hartford, Conn. area.
Firefighters Remember 9/11 at Boothbay Harbor Memorial Service
One of the most tragic events in the history of America resulted in the greatest rescue operation the nation has ever seen, said Jefferson Fire Chief Walter Morris, a keynote speaker at a 9/11 memorial service at Boothbay Region High School on Friday, Sept. 8.
Six Charged in Connection with Drug Smuggling at Two Bridges
Six individuals are facing felony trafficking in prison contraband charges after a month-long, multi-agency investigation into a drug smuggling operation at Two Bridges Regional Jail.
Jefferson ‘Home Base’ for U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan
Throughout the course of Robert “Bob” Cekuta’s nearly 40-year career in the foreign service, he and his family have been stationed in Yemen, South Africa, Austria, Germany, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Cekuta now holds the post of U.S. ambassador to Azerbaijan, a position he has held since 2015.
Wiscasset Considers Using Reserve Funds to Prevent Tax Hike
The Wiscasset Board of Selectmen may soon call a special town meeting to request authority to use reserve funds to prevent another tax hike. With $2.5 million in lost valuation from an increase in the homestead exemption and $1.1 million in lost valuation from Maine Yankee property, the town needs about $650,000 to hold the current mil rate of $18.71, Town Manager Marian Anderson said.
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