Students arrived at Wiscasset Elementary School for the first day of school Tuesday, Sept. 5 and were greeted by a new principal. Open communication, high visibility, and a focus on the needs of the “whole child” will define Principal Stacy White’s approach to her new position, she said.
For 25 years, a group has gathered at the Newcastle-Alna Baptist Church for members to support each other as they work toward their weight-loss goals. At 10 a.m. Sept. 11, the members of TOPS 206 will celebrate their silver anniversary with an open house at the church.
The Field of Dreams Hair Salon, the only salon in Alna, opened its doors on West Alna Road in June. The salon is the culmination of owner Melissa Averill’s long-held career goal and a space where she can share the latest trends in hair care and style with her customers, she said.
There was no equipment or retail market to support Maine’s oyster aquaculture when Barb Scully, of Edgecomb, entered the industry 31 years ago. Maine oysters are now distributed across the country, with widespread recognition of the Damariscotta River as producing some of the finest-quality oysters on the market.
Efforts of Wiscasset’s downtown business owners to privately contract traffic guards to help alleviate traffic congestion over Labor Day weekend were unsuccessful.
Wiscasset will soon advertise an open position for a town planner, following the results of a special town meeting on Thursday, Aug. 24. While several residents, including some members of the Wiscasset Board of Selectmen, objected to the open town meeting to reconsider the June vote, the warrant article passed 56-29.
Three hundred and fifty Jefferson and Whitefield residents have signed a petition urging the Maine Department of Environmental Protection to take enforcement action against the owner of the Clary Lake Dam. The petition was turned into the DEP office in Augusta on Monday, Aug. 21, said George Fergusson, secretary of the Clary Lake Association.
The Whitefield Board of Selectmen, fire chief, road commissioners, roads committee members, and school officials gathered with residents on a narrow section of Hollywood Boulevard on Monday, Aug. 21. The gathering was a first step toward a solution to a problem that has pitted residents of the gravel road against each other.
The Downeast Medicinals medical marijuana storefront in Edgecomb will not officially open until Sept. 1, but customers and community members are already filtering into the retail shop and education center to ask questions and purchase the publicly available products.
The Sheepscot Valley Health Center in Coopers Mills now has a granite bench surrounded by flowers and a reading corner with free books to give to patients ages 6-14. Both are memorials to Dr. Carol Anne Eckert, who worked at the health center for 31 years.
Lobster boats cranked into high gear in Pemaquid Harbor on Sunday, Aug. 13 for the 31st annual Merritt Brackett Lobster Boat Races – a competitive event that is “serious fun,” said co-founder Donald Drisko.
The Sycamore, a steel, two-masted schooner built in the backyard of Fred and Mary Bowers’ Alna home, was lowered into the water at Ocean Point Marina in East Boothbay on Thursday, Aug. 3. “It floats!” shouted family and friends who gathered to celebrate the completion of Fred’s lifelong dream.
A Farmingdale man is in stable condition after his motorcycle collided with a pick-up truck the early evening of Tuesday, Aug. 8 on Route 1 in Wiscasset, Wiscasset Police Officer Craig Worster said.
A Friendship man has been sentenced to three years in prison for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in Waldoboro in December 2016.