Lincoln County municipalities are canceling or scaling back annual town meetings, closing town offices to the public, and taking other steps to prevent community spread of COVID-19.
Public and private schools across Lincoln County have closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Initial closures range from two to six weeks. School officials say they will reevaluate as the situation develops.
Due to coronavirus concerns, Bristol held an abbreviated annual town meeting that lasted about 13 minutes in the Bristol Consolidated School gymnasium at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 17.
Lincoln County has its first two cases of COVID-19: in a woman in her 30s who works in health care and a man in his 40s who works as a nurse at LincolnHealth’s Miles Campus in Damariscotta.
LincolnHealth has updated its visitation policy for its Miles Campus in Damariscotta and St. Andrews Campus in Boothbay Harbor, beginning at 11 a.m., Monday, March 16, to prevent community spread of the coronavirus.
About 55 South Bristol voters approved their education and municipal budgets, including a new prekindergarten program, during annual town meeting at South Bristol School on Tuesday, March 10.
Camden National Bank welcomed the local community during a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception at its new Damariscotta branch on Tuesday, March 10.
After 36 years of teaching, retiring Bristol Consolidated School teacher Becky Cooper said her enthusiasm and passion for her career has never waned.
Although no cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed yet in Maine, LincolnHealth is preparing for what health officials see as a likely spread in the state and the county.
Newcastle voters approved a change to a town manager form of government during a special town meeting at the fire station Monday, March 9.
South Bristol’s Gamage Shipyard will launch its first new build of a boat in nearly 40 years this spring.
Nearly 100 people attended the caucus for most Lincoln County towns to hear speeches in support of President Donald Trump and other Republican candidates and elect delegates to the state convention at Great Salt Bay Community School in Damariscotta on Saturday, Feb. 29.
The residents of a home at 30 Sunny Acres Lane in Boothbay were able to exit safely after a fire ignited at about 12:10 a.m., Thursday, March 5.
During a recent town caucus in Jefferson, local members of the Green Independent Party agreed to support independent U.S. Senate candidate Lisa Savage, but had a three-way tie on which Green presidential candidate to support.