After a legal review and extensive discussion, the Wiscasset Board of Selectmen voted 3-2 on Tuesday, Aug. 1 to schedule an open town meeting to reconsider the planning department budget.
The Wiscasset Public Safety Council has met monthly since its formation in April to facilitate the flow of information between the community and the ambulance, fire, and police departments, Chair Holly Giles said. “To say we are appalled” at the conditions in the departments “is an understatement,” Giles said.
The first generation of Thai women to benefit from the shelter and access to education provided by the Lincoln County-based nonprofit Friends of Thai Daughters will join supporters at the Darrows Barn in Damariscotta on Friday, Aug. 4 for the organization’s annual fundraiser.
A group of Wiscasset business owners has pledged money to hire officers to direct traffic downtown through Labor Day.
Scammers are using the Wiscasset Police Department number to trick people into picking up their phones, Wiscasset Police Chief Jeffrey Lange said. Several selectmen received robocalls from the department’s number and questioned Lange about them during their Tuesday, Aug. 1 meeting.
A Boothbay man on probation for possession of child pornography was sentenced Tuesday, July 25 for a new conviction of possession of child pornography.
A Boothbay man with multiple prior convictions for domestic violence has been sentenced to a total of five years in prison for assaults on a child in Nobleboro in June 2016 and a woman in Boothbay in July 2016, as well as a probation violation related to a prior conviction for assaulting a woman in Boothbay in February 2012.
Mindfulness, resiliency, and self-esteem gained through immersion in the outdoors are the core principles of Hearty Roots, a new nonprofit that is offering weeklong camp programs for preteen girls at various sites in Lincoln County this summer.
An Augusta man, described as a “disgruntled employee” by law enforcement, pleaded guilty to charges related to the January burglary of Aunt Gin’s Restaurant in Whitefield at the Lincoln County Courthouse on Tuesday, July 24.
The Whitefield Planning Board will soon send out a survey to residents about cluster housing developments to gauge sentiment on revising town ordinances to enable the developments.
A dentist’s unforeseen illness is forcing Wiscasset Dental, a practice with about 3,500 patients, to close abruptly after about 11 years in business.
The Wiscasset Board of Selectmen tabled scheduling a special town meeting on the Wiscasset planning department budget Tuesday, July 18, pending legal advice from the town attorney.
The public library inspired by a letter from a Whitefield Elementary School student opened its doors Wednesday, July 12. The Whitefield Public Library will be open at the Arlington Grange Hall from 10 a.m. to noon every Wednesday and Saturday throughout the summer.
The Wiscasset Fire Department was taken by surprise by a recent proposal to merge the fire department with the Wiscasset Ambulance Service, Fire Chief T.J. Merry said.