Maine Rep. Clinton Collamore, D-Waldoboro, faces 33 charges of violating the Maine Clean Election Act following a Dec. 15 indictment alleging he forged signatures to qualify for state campaign funding last year.
Simmons Seafood Market Sells Direct to Community in Damariscotta
Simmons Seafood Market opened its doors at 49 Main St. in Damariscotta this month, bringing customers fresh seafood purchased directly from fishermen and processed in house.
The Pampered Pooch Offers Personable Pet Grooming in Nobleboro
The Pampered Pooch, a new pet grooming business at 218 Upper East Pond Road in Nobleboro, is Crystal Wynn’s return to her passion.
Medomak Middle School Responds to Two Safety Threats in 30 Days
Two unrelated threats at Medomak Middle School, neither of which resulted in physical injury, have raised discussion in the district about how student safety is addressed following state and federal privacy laws.
None Injured in Bristol Structure Fire
An electrical fire in an empty structure at 253 Pemaquid Trail in Bristol the afternoon of Saturday, Jan. 7 caused interior heat damage but no injuries or structural damage.
Old Time Donuts Continues Family Tradition Under New Ownership
Mark Abruzese, of Warren, used to buy wholesale from Old Time Donuts in Damariscotta for his snack distribution company. Now, he owns and runs the donut business with his family.
‘The Maine Conversation’ Celebrates Connections Across State
In a Bristol home studio overlooking the water, Emily Greenberg edits interviews recorded across the state for her podcast, “The Maine Conversation,” which is approaching its first anniversary.
Broad Arrow’s Rooting Pig Moves Indoors for Winter
Broad Arrow Farm and Market in Bristol has moved its charcuterie bar, The Rooting Pig, indoors for the winter following a successful opening season on the farm.
Characters of the County: Rick Hagen is Happy to Help
As Rick Hagen sees it, he just has a soft spot for helping. Over the nine years he’s lived in Damariscotta, the active local volunteer has made a point to support others using the lessons he learned from his life’s challenges.
Local Food Pantries Navigate Inflation to Provide for Holidays
Faced with higher costs, food pantries across Lincoln County found ways to provide Christmas distributions this month at the close of an increasingly expensive year. Some pantries cut the extras traditionally included or changed offerings, while many ordered far in advance to avoid supply chain challenges.
Newcastle Wreath Maker Contributes Decoration to the Blaine House
Christmas decorations at Gov. Janet Mills’ residence in Augusta this year include a wreath made by Newcastle local Wanda Wilcox, who won a blue ribbon for her work at the Fryeburg Fair in October.
Remains of Missing Waldoboro Man Found After Over a Year
Human remains found off Old County Road in Waldoboro were identified as those of 54-year-old Douglas Barter, who had been missing since Nov. 9, 2021, according to a press release from Waldoboro Police Chief John Lash.
Seed Sowing Workshop at HVNC Teaches Native Plant-Collecting Skills
A native seed sowing workshop at the Hidden Valley Nature Center on Friday, Dec. 2, taught participants that the Maine winter isn’t as dead a time as some think. The workshop, held in partnership with Wild Seed Project, showed attendees to identify plants native to the state and collect seeds from them responsibly, then how to store and sow them.
Characters of the County: Edie Vaughan Revels In the Mystery
Edie Vaughan’s two proudest accomplishments are becoming a physical therapist’s assistant in her 50s and leading the 2015 foundation of Lincoln County Friends in Service Helping (LC FISH), a volunteer transportation organization supported by St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Newcastle. Along the way, Vaughan has loved several jobs, pondered the mysteries of life and death, and dyed her hair purple and blue to reflect how she feels on the inside.