The annual Spirit of America Awards in-person ceremony was canceled for the second year in Lincoln County, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To honor the volunteerism of the recipients nominated by their town officials, Lincoln County Commissioners voted, at their meeting Oct. 19, to send awards and letters of congratulations to the recipients of 12 towns participating in the program this year.
Traditions dating back to over 150 years were bestowed on the late Peter Rines on Sunday, Sept. 19, at the Wiscasset Fire Department, during the celebration of his life, including the aerial ladders cross, bagpipes, and the ringing of the bell. Eulogies and the Fireman’s Prayer were recited, as well.
The news that the Big Al’s Super Values, a landmark in Wiscasset for 35 years was closing came as a shock to everyone that heard it last week. Unfortunately, it is true. Big Al’s, over the years has become a destination to many throughout the state and beyond.
The Cronk Outdoor Supply sign, at 133 Gardner Road will soon be coming down after 60 years. Oscar Cronk, Jr. at the age of 91, announced recently he is retiring and sold his business to Pete Rickard Co. of Galetan, Pa., a supplier of hunting accessories.
The Wiscasset Board of Selectmen voted 5-0 to postpone holding a special town meeting and will put the questions before the voters on a referendum vote in the November election.
Wiscasset Area Chamber of Commerce members, along with owners Andrew and Elizabeth Gross, and their daughter Sara Gross, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Aug. 3, for the Maine Tasting Center, at the former Heritage Village property on Route 1 in Wiscasset.
The Westport Volunteer Fire Department and the Friends of Westport History were the recipients of donations from 6-year-old Linnea Helland.
Lincoln County Communications Director Tara Doe presented the Maine Emergency Medical Services for Children’s Program Stork Awards to dispatchers Jennifer Gosselin and Josiah Winchenbach during the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, July 20.
For the Ward family, of Nobleboro, this year’s Fourth of July celebration was one that will never be forgotten. It was the day that, after 13 months of deployment, U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Greg Ward returned home to his parents, wife, and children.
Westport Island voters enjoyed a little humor, honored outgoing Second Selectman Gerald Bodmer, and approved the entirety of the warrant in about 90 minutes at the annual town meeting on Saturday, June 19.
Wiscasset voters elected Terry Heller and Dusty Jones in a three-way race for two seats on the board of selectmen Tuesday, June 8.
Wiscasset will elect two new selectmen Tuesday, June 8, and will pick among three candidates for the jobs.
Westport Island has won a $225,542 grant from the ConnectMaine Authority that, with investments from Spectrum and the town, will enable an expansion of high-speed internet infrastructure throughout the island.
Bette Monfort enthusiastically accepted Westport Island’s Boston Post Cane, honoring her as the town’s oldest resident, during a presentation at her home on Friday, May 21.
Kenneth Desmond, a training and operations specialist at the Lincoln County Emergency Management Agency since February 2007, retired effective April 29 after more than 50 years in emergency services.