A crew from CBS News was in Wiscasset on Monday, July 24 to film a segment at Red’s Eats for “Sunday Morning.” The segment will air Sunday, July 30 or Sunday, Aug. 6, according to Red’s co-owner Cindy Collamore.
Wiscasset’s Lighthouse Restaurant Under New Management
A Round Pond lobsterman is the new owner of the Lighthouse Restaurant in Wiscasset, and catches all the lobster for the restaurant himself. The restaurant at the corner of Route 1 and Old Bath Road also serves barbecue, seafood, and many other items.
Wiscasset’s Hunters Breakfast to Close Friday
Since word spread that Hunters Breakfast, on Gardiner Road in Wiscasset, would close Friday, July 7, the restaurant has been very busy. It was so busy the morning of Monday, July 3, owner Laurie Ezzell and cook Cindy Allen had to close at 10 a.m. because they couldn’t keep up with the number of people coming in.
Advisory Committee for Wiscasset Project Discusses Site Walk
The Wiscasset Public Advisory Committee and Maine Department of Transportation representatives met Tuesday, June 27 to discuss their downtown site walk Friday, June 23.
Petition to Save Wiscasset Planner in Circulation
Wiscasset Town Planner Ben Averill’s last day will be Friday, June 30, because voters rejected the planning department’s budget June 13. Now, however, business leaders are circulating a petition to hold a special town meeting where voters could reconsider the matter.
Wiscasset Gives PD Authority Over Harbor Master, Shellfish Warden
The Wiscasset Board of Selectmen voted 4-1 to give the Wiscasset Police Department authority over the positions of harbor master and shellfish warden and voted 3-0-2 to authorize the town manager to sign a contract to provide ambulance service to the town of Dresden on Tuesday, June 27.
Westport Islanders Take Care of Town Business
About 50 voters attended Westport Island’s annual town meeting Saturday, June 24. The voters not only took care of the 44 articles on the warrant, they learned the importance of dry hydrants on Westport Island, learned how and when they could change the amount to spend on a particular item, and appeared to have a good time doing so, with humor coming from both sides of the podium.
Wiscasset Celebrates Ruth Applin’s 100th Birthday
Residents of Wiscasset and surrounding towns turned out in force to celebrate the 100th birthday of Ruth Applin on Saturday, April 15.
Child Care Facility Planned For Former NAPA Location in Wiscasset
The Wiscasset Planning Board is considering a proposal for a preschool, after-school program, and toy store at the 179 Bath Road property formerly home to NAPA Auto Parts.
Wiscasset Landmark Le Garage to Close
The evening of Sunday, March 19, the staff of Le Garage received the news from owner Cheryl Rust that the restaurant will close April 30 after 40 years in business. The future of the building is not yet clear.
County Courthouse to Shuffle Offices
Visitors to the Lincoln County Courthouse after the first of April will see some changes in the location of the offices. According to County Administrator Carrie Kipfer, the changes in office locations are an effort to make the best use of space, giving more space to offices that need it and less to others that no longer need as much space as they have.
Wiscasset Restaurateur to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award
Le Garage owner Cheryl “Shep” Rust will receive the Maine Restaurant Association’s 2017 Bill Zoidis Lifetime Achievement Award during the association’s annual meeting at the Holiday Inn By the Bay in Portland on March 28.
Westport Island Has Some New Residents
Dan and Lee Bodmer moved to Westport Island on Nov. 1, along with their daughter, Bella, their dog, Lucie, their cat, Meemo, and their four alpacas, Will, Gussy, Fleecy, and Marty.
Alna Organ Donor’s Death Gives Life to Others
Joanne “Jojo” Russell lived a life of giving. In death, she continues to give life to others. Although her life ended at the age of 37, she lived her life to its fullest, making every minute of every day count for something, according to family members and her many friends.