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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Westport Island Board of Selectmen, at its meeting Monday, Jan. 30, heard about plans for a potential craft brewery on the island, the Sasanoa Brewery.
Lincoln County Communications and Emergency Management Agency Director Tod Hartung will step down Jan. 31 after four-plus years in the position.
Chief Deputy Ken Mason and Sgt. Jason Nein, of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, are moving on to the next journey in their lives: Mason to become the sheriff of Kennebec County and Nein to become an investigator at the Secretary of State’s Office in Augusta.
World War II veteran George Whitten, of Boothbay Harbor, built bridges during the war, built houses when he returned home from the war, and is still keeping busy, at the age of 93, making things that are useful to society.
Lincoln County plans to split the position of director of communications and emergency management – currently one full-time position – into two full-time positions, according to County Administrator Carrie Kipfer.
The Lincoln County Budget Advisory Committee concluded its review of the county’s fiscal year 2017 budget Thursday, Oct. 27, approving an $11,112,592 budget, a 1.52 percent increase over the previous year’s budget.
Former Wiscasset Fire Chief and Selectman Timothy Merry will host a meeting Thursday, Sept. 8 to discuss the potential for a move away from the town manager form of government.
The Wiscasset Planning Board approved an application from Ryan Chadwick, a restaurateur from New York, to convert the historic Ledges Inn at 211 Main St. into a bed-and-breakfast with a restaurant.
The new Westport Island Time Warner Cable Contract Negotiation Committee held its first meeting Monday, Aug. 1. The goal of the committee is to negotiate a new contract with Time Warner Cable.