Update: The Wiscasset Board of Selectmen’s meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 23 has been canceled. The selectmen plan to meet Tuesday, Jan. 30.
There are few people in Wiscasset who don’t know or haven’t at least heard about Tim Merry, a man who has worn many hats in his 58 years of life so far, mostly in Wiscasset. He is a veteran, Wiscasset’s former fire chief, a former selectman, and a volunteer firefighter. He recently retired from the Bath Fire Department after more than 30 years and is planning to take a few months off before embarking on the next journey in his life.
The FIX Marine, Truck, and Auto repair shop opened at 313 Bath Road in Wiscasset on Nov. 18.
The former Hunters Breakfast restaurant on Gardiner Road in Wiscasset will reopen under new management as The Cracked Egg on New Year’s Day.
The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners approved a 2018 county budget of $11,551,815, an increase of $199,969 or 1.76 percent, at the board’s last meeting of 2017 on Tuesday, Dec. 19.
Dollar General hopes to begin construction of a new store at 320 Bath Road in Wiscasset in the spring of 2018 with a goal to open in late fall.
An agreement between the Maine Department of Transportation and the town of Wiscasset will delay the demolition of Haggett’s Garage until at least February.
The Pemaquid Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution celebrated its 85th anniversary Saturday, Nov. 11 in the Head Time home where the chapter was founded Nov. 26, 1932.
Wiscasset voters rejected the Wiscasset Board of Selectmen’s proposal to repeal the historic preservation ordinance, 536-437, on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 7.
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.
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.
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.
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’s draft 2018 budget totals $11,546,877, an increase of $195,031 or 1.72 percent from the 2017 budget.