With the help of nonprofit organization Maine Farmland Trust, Torie and August DeLisle, of WoodHaus Farm, purchased a 54-acre hayfield on U.S. Route 1 in Nobleboro before it could be developed as housing and lose its agricultural value.
The town of Jefferson is defined by its protected land and recreation space. Damariscotta Lake State Park, a popular swimming and canoeing area, is located within the town lines, as well as the Hidden Valley Nature Center.
Holly Martin of Bristol wanted to sail to New Zealand. She was born there, and arriving on the island’s shores would represent a full circumnavigation of the globe. But the country’s borders were closed during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Travel restrictions are loosening despite the surge of the omicron variant, but the raging cyclone season in the South Pacific Ocean in the hemisphere’s summer season forged another roadblock in Martin’s path.
Bremen Library will now be open on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in addition to its Wednesday through Saturday schedule.
The Jefferson Board of Selectmen is concerned the town may not have the money to pay Waldoboro Emergency Medical Services for its ambulance service to the town during the first two weeks of January, according to Selectman Jigger Clark.
The Jefferson Board of Selectmen has yet to approve spending on the new budget for the emergency medical service the town contracts to receive from Waldoboro, despite an initial deadline of Friday, Dec. 31.
Zach Brown, of Brown Homestead in Nobleboro, was having trouble booking a service to come clean out his chimney. They were either fully booked, too far away, or simply hadn’t responded, so Brown went out and purchased the equipment he needed to clean his own chimney. Then he cleaned his family members’ chimneys, and some of his friends’ chimneys.
At 72, John Gallagher is not one to give up easily, either in his professional or personal life. He’s been an emergency medical technician for Central Lincoln County Ambulance Service for 50 years, and he started “going together” with his late wife Mary Gallagher when they were in kindergarten up until she died of brain cancer in 2007.
Newcastle resident Arlene Cole has been recording the temperature in Lincoln County for over 70 years, long before climate change was a household term.
Waldoboro native Eleanor Smith celebrated her 100th birthday on Saturday, Dec. 18, surrounded by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, as well as many residents whose lives she has touched over her century-long life in Maine.
Paul Achorn sits at the far end of the counter at Moody’s Diner in Waldoboro. Most days he arrives closer to 5 p.m., but he was already out of the house and decided to head over early. He sips a cup of black coffee, chatting with the waitresses when they have a break between customers, waiting for Carol Poulin and Eleanor Durgan to arrive.
In its annual tradition of partnering with Midcoast Humane, pet supply store The Animal House in Damariscotta is collecting donations for the animal rescue and setting up a Christmas tree featuring photos of dogs and cats up for adoption.
An undulating wave of clay whales, sea turtles, and sting rays. A sweeping mural of sharks, tuna, and lobsters. A collection of glass transformed into marine creatures, including the occasional blob fish.
Break of Day Mental Health Group warned that the industry is in “a state of crisis” in Maine because of a lost sense of community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
With small businesses still struggling to hire and retain workers in the economic upheaval of the COVID-19 pandemic, Waldoboro businessman and selectman Abden Simmons said he is running for state senate to support trade schools that will fill gaps in the workforce.