With the exception of one suggestion for a revision, there was little resistance to new ordinances on false alarms and food sovereignty during a public hearing in Alna on Tuesday, March 12.
Dresden voters will no longer elect the staff of their town office, voting 41-14 during a special town meeting Monday, March 11 to instead allow the selectmen to hire the staff.
The public water supply, the replacement of the roof on the Coopers Mills firehouse, and culvert repairs are some of the major issues residents will vote on at Whitefield’s annual town meeting.
A Waterville man who was speeding and under the influence of multiple drugs when he caused a fatal collision in Dresden in 2017 has pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
The St. Denis Food Pantry in Whitefield is now open two days a month instead of one and offers more choice to the Whitefield and Alna residents it serves.
Wiscasset Police Chief Larry Hesseltine taught his first D.A.R.E. class to the fifth grade at Wiscasset Elementary School on Thursday, Feb. 28.
A Wiscasset car dealership will revive its giveaways of former loaner cars to local families in need, as a 2015 gift to an Alna family continues to benefit the community.
The student council at Great Salt Bay Community School has completed one of its biggest projects ever – establishing a “comfort closet” with hygiene items and snacks for students in need.
An electrical fire destroyed a ranch-style house at 6 Greenleaf Road in Westport Island the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 27. Three pets died, but a fourth survived. No one in the family of five that lives in the house was home when the fire started. Almost immediately, a community effort was building to support the family.
Some Dresden residents fear the town could lose its current office staff if voters approve a change from electing to appointing four positions, although the people who hold the positions support the change.
High winds the night of Monday, Feb. 25 blew the metal roof off a mobile home and onto two cars at 45 Townhouse Road in Whitefield.
Since becoming Wiscasset’s police chief, Larry Hesseltine has been working to bring the D.A.R.E. program to Wiscasset Elementary School. On March 1, he will bring the program to the fifth-grade class.
An 83-year-old Wiscasset man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the sexual assault of a young girl.
An information center and market-cafe will move into the former home of a medical marijuana business on Route 1 in Edgecomb.