Name a river in Maine, and odds are that Newcastle’s Zip Kellogg can tell you how to navigate it. A retired librarian with a tireless passion for exploration, Kellogg knows his state in a way that few people do.
Sitting out on her dock on the banks of the Damariscotta River, Barb Scully surveyed the serene view of her lease. Seated comfortably in an Adirondack chair, she interrupts her own thought to point to a blur soaring over the wooded banks.
Like countless Americans, Emily Greenberg of Bremen has a vivid memory of the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, and like too many, she remembers realizing that one her friends was in the World Trade Center when it collapsed.
While the country-wide labor shortage may be a novel experience for some industries, many child care providers see it as an opportunity to draw attention to struggles that existed long before the pandemic.
Anyone that has strolled around Wiscasset in the past two months has likely spotted a conspicuous black trailer with a sign boasting “FRESH MAINE OYSTERS” in large blue letters on Railroad Avenue. Despite the wheels, this raw bar is in it for the long haul.
As the fog rolled in and out of Friendship Harbor on the morning of Aug. 22, four women swam and paddled for three miles through the tidal waters. Seemingly inconspicuous in their kayak and wetsuits, these athletes raise more than $10,000 for the state’s only emergency medical helicopter service.
Even as ominous clouds and mist rolled into the Wiscasset waterfront, forewarning tropical storm Henri’s grazing of the Midcoast, enthusiasts crowded upon visiting vessels, toured along the Sheepscot, and enjoyed performances and other festivities at the community pier in Wiscasset the night before Wiscasset’s Schoonerfest came to a close.
Lincoln County Sheriff Todd Brackett met with Whitefield’s Board of Selectmen on Tuesday Aug. 17, to brainstorm methods to address an uptick in car and buggy crashes in Whitefield and surrounding towns.
For the second year in a row, the Frances Perkins Center held its annual Garden Party online on Sunday, Aug. 15, honoring three leaders in and outside of Maine and celebrating significant grant awards toward the preservation of the Frances Perkins Homestead National Historic Landmark.
A nautical festival will set sail in the heart of Wiscasset with five days of street performances, music, scavenger hunts, food, races, and much more, beginning Wednesday, Aug. 18.
Ragnhild Baade taught German at Boothbay Region High School for 33 years before she retired at the age of 70. Known to countless Boothbay graduates as “Frau Baade,” she dedicated her career to teaching German and English. But above all else, she is fluent in storytelling.
A husband and wife duo has opened a new craft shack at Wiscasset’s Creamery Pier, bringing lobster-themed goods to locals and visitors alike.
Wiscasset Elementary School was officially joined by its new principal, Kathleen Pastore, on July 1.
River Company will stage an outdoor production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” opening Aug. 5, at Edgecomb Community Church, United Church of Christ’s Labyrinth in the Field.
A fire severely damaged a two-story farmhouse at 736 East River Road in Whitefield during the early hours of Thursday, July 29.