As I approach the age of 90 years old, I certainly have a great deal to be thankful for, first and foremost is the love and support of family, my biological family and those over the years who allowed me to become a member of their families.
Moderator Chris Cooper, elected to serve as moderator at the Westport special town meeting, Saturday, Nov. 13, described the meeting in three words, “expeditious and unanimous,” when a motion to adjourn was made in just over 30 minutes of it being called to order.
For over the past 100 years men and women have fought in wars and many conflicts to protect the freedoms we enjoy. Each year two days are set aside to honor those men and women, Memorial Day to honor those who gave the supreme sacrifice, observed on the last Monday in May, and Veterans Day to honor those who made it home to continue their service in other ways.
Wiscasset Select Board will hold a public hearing Nov. 16 to receive comments on the redevelopment of Wiscasset Primary School on Gardiner Road to a senior living facility operated by Optimus Senior Living.
Wiscasset voters lined the halls of the Wiscasset Community Center Nov. 2 to vote in a special town meeting with nine questions on the warrant. About 1,295 votes were cast, according to moderator Joan Barnes.
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.