At the RSU 40 Facilities Committee meeting on Thursday, Nov. 16, members of the RSU 40 Board of Directors discussed next steps for funding necessary maintenance at the district’s aging facilities and improving their relationship with the community after an $81 million bond proposed to cover maintenance and upgrades was quashed by voters earlier this month.
Clutching clipboards and pencils, fifth graders from Damariscotta’s Great Salt Bay Community School explored Darrowby Farm Sanctuary in Jefferson in the early-afternoon sunlight on Thursday, Nov. 16, each searching among the sanctuary’s animal residents for the perfect subject to sketch.
“What do you like best about our garden?” Debora Thibodeau, guidance counselor at South Bristol School, asked her preschool students as the class prepared for their last harvest of the season on a cool autumn afternoon.
With the input of shellfish harvesters from Waldoboro and other towns in coastal Maine, Dartmouth environmental science student and researcher Rachel Freer hopes to understand how people in coastal communities approach marine conservation.
Those who have driven down Bristol Road toward Pemaquid may know Ron McCrary as the proprietor of River Mist Kayaks or the picturesque cut-flower business he runs out of a roadside stand during the warmer months. Some longtime residents may know his Bristol Mills home as the site where Busy Bee Ice Cream once stood; still others may find his hand-painted “Feck Putin” sign more memorable.
A reworked design for the affordable senior housing project planned to replace Waldoboro’s vacant A.D. Gray School was met with resounding approval at the Waldoboro Planning Board meeting on Thursday, Nov. 9.
Stephanie and Shayne Reichard envision their gym at 75 Winslows Mills Road in Waldoboro as a welcoming hub where exercise enthusiasts from the area can find community and a fully equipped spot to stay healthy.
When agencies, health care providers, and educators from across Maine convened at the Central Lincoln County YMCA in Damariscotta on Thursday, Nov. 2 for the Midcoast Community Collaborative’s early childhood convening, one thing they agreed upon is that the current system is not working.
With votes cast during the state referendum held on Tuesday, Nov. 7, residents of the five towns in RSU 40 overwhelmingly struck down the $81 million capital bond improvement project proposed by the school board.
A pioneering partnership between the Central Lincoln County YMCA and Lincoln County government is taking shape this month, as the two organizations work together to bring the Y’s successful community navigator program to communities across the entire county.
Emotions ran high in the Medomak Valley High School cafeteria on Thursday, Oct. 26 during a public hearing hosted by the RSU 40 Board of Directors to discuss the proposed $81 million capital improvement bond. While board members and district staff said that the bond was a necessary step to remedy issues from years of wear and tear on underfunded facilities, taxpayers balked at the high price tag the proposal carries.
Medomak Middle School opened its doors to students once more on Monday, Oct. 23, after issues with the well pump forced the school to close its doors for a week.
A sea of pink flooded the CLC YMCA in Damariscotta on Sunday, Oct. 22 at the Midcoast’s annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.
When the first residents arrived at Darrowby Farm Sanctuary in Jefferson, founders Amanda Glenn and Andy Theriault knew they’d followed the right path.