The Wiscasset Historic Preservation Commission approved a certificate of appropriateness for the conversion of part of the former Wiscasset Newspaper office, at 47 Gardiner Road, into an office and water laboratory. The rest of the building could become an apartment or another office.
Wiscasset Veterans Monument Adds 10 Names
As of last month, the Wiscasset veterans monument contains the names of 10 more veterans, from the Vietnam War to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Whitefield Elementary Gives Local WWII Vet an Emotional Send-Off
World War II veteran Donald Gould, of Whitefield, with about 45-50 other veterans, departed on an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. the morning of Friday, Oct. 27. The day before, Whitefield Elementary School students and staff surprised the U.S. Army vet with a special assembly to honor his service.
Maine Yankee Panel Continues Work Toward Fuel Removal
The Maine Yankee Community Advisory Panel on Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage and Removal received updates on the Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation in Wiscasset and the prospects for removal, as well as a state inspector’s update, during its annual meeting at the Wiscasset Community Center on Tuesday, Oct. 10.
Lincoln County Proposes Budget with 1.72 Percent Increase
Lincoln County’s draft 2018 budget totals $11,546,877, an increase of $195,031 or 1.72 percent from the 2017 budget.
DOT Meets More Resistance to Wiscasset Traffic Project
About 100 people attended an informational meeting with the Maine Department of Transportation on Thursday, Oct. 5 to discuss Wiscasset’s downtown traffic improvement project, which does not sit well with many residents and businesses in town.
Wiscasset Selectmen Vote to Oppose Removal of Existing Parking
The Wiscasset Board of Selectmen voted 3-2 to oppose the removal of parking spaces in Wiscasset on Tuesday, Oct. 3. The selectmen also voted 5-0 to request a meeting with Gov. Paul LePage and Maine Commissioner of Transportation David Bernhardt to discuss the removal of storefront parking in Wiscasset as part of the Maine Department of Transportation’s downtown traffic project.
Westport Island Woman Celebrates 100th Birthday
Elizabeth “Betty” Pierce couldn’t understand what all the fuss was about on her 100th birthday Sept. 26. After all, she has celebrated many birthdays, and being 100 years old was no big deal, just one year older. She even asked her daughter not to make a big deal of it.
Two Bridges Regional Jail Names New Administrator
After a 2 1/2-month hiring process, the Lincoln and Sagadahoc Multicounty Jail Authority Board of Directors hired James Bailey as the new jail administrator. Bailey has been serving as interim administrator since last October.
POW/MIA Memorial to Include Names of Six from Lincoln County
The American Legion in Maine, with its affiliate organizations, is building a POW/MIA memorial at state headquarters in Winslow to honor and remember the Mainers who are still unaccounted for from past wars and conflicts.
Wiscasset Preservation Commission Receives Support at Public Hearing
The Wiscasset Historic Preservation Ordinance and the commission it established received strong support during a public hearing before the Wiscasset Planning Board about a proposal to repeal the ordinance. Voters will consider the repeal Nov. 7.
Fifth Generation to Take Over Family Farm in Wiscasset
Ridge Barnes, a top scholar of the Wiscasset High School Class of 2015, now a junior at the University of Maine at Orono, has decided to become the fifth generation of Barnes men to farm the land his great-great-grandfather, Charles Israel Barnes, purchased during the Great Depression.
Wiscasset Math Teacher Retires After 40 Years
Tim Flanagan, of Wiscasset, has retired after 46 years as a teacher and 40 years at Wiscasset High School, now Wiscasset Middle High School.
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Opens New Preserve on Westport Island
Descendants of the Segerstrom family and representatives of the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust and the town of Westport Island gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the Carl and Barbara Segerstrom Preserve at Squam Creek to the public Sunday, Aug. 6.
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