Maine Game Warden Joey Lefebvre was named the Maine Warden Service’s 2019 Warden of the Year on Thursday, June 25. Lefebvre, who has been a game warden for 25 years, mostly in Lincoln and Knox counties, said this is his final year.
The 2.3-acre site was the landing site for a ferry between Wiscasset and Westport Island that was used before the bridge was constructed. The town purchased the property in 2004 from the Wright family. Grants from Land for Maine’s Future and other state agencies helped with the cost of acquisition and site improvements. The town’s Wright Landing Committee maintains the property.
Palermo Preserve consists of more than 75 acres with 5,400 feet of frontage on the Sheepscot River. There are two separate trail systems on the property, which is owned by Midcoast Conservancy.
The Rev. Frederick Lipp grew up listening to his father tell him stories. One of those stories inspired his new children’s book, “Lady of the Lobster,” illustrated by Sam Van Dam.
On the books, 2020 looked like it was going to be a banner year for Country Coach Charters, of Nobleboro. Then the COVID-19 pandemic flatlined business.
Max McCool, 8, of Newcastle, received a super-cool thank you from Central Maine Power Co. on Thursday, May 14.
Kieve-Wavus Education Inc. has shut down its Camp Kieve for Boys, in Nobleboro, and Wavus Camp for Girls, in Jefferson, for the summer due to COVID-19 concerns.
After several weeks of consideration, the Mid Coast Babe Ruth League has decided to cancel the 2020 Babe Ruth Season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Several reasons led to this decision.
D.J. Thompson, of Jefferson, was turning 13 on Friday, April 24, and his mother, Laura, wanted to do something special to help him celebrate in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. His father, Dave, had passed away March 18 from complications from two strokes, so his mother knew this would be a particularly hard time for her son.
University of Maine forestry graduate student Noah Begin, of Damariscotta, has come full circle. Born in a former church in Damariscotta Mills, Nobleboro, Begin grew up in Damariscotta. He attended camps and classes through the Damariscotta River Association, now Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust. He hiked at Dodge Point and DRA properties up and down the peninsula.
MVLT Founders Preserve consists of 107 acres and has some of the hilliest terrain found in Lincoln County. Combined with the 320-acre Quarry Hill Preserve, owned by the Town of Waldoboro, it forms a wildlife corridor of more than 400 acres that supports an abundance of species with its diverse habitat.
The Wiscasset Community Center will be closing at noon on Monday, March 16 due to the coronavirus threat. Because they are a town run facility, the decision was made by town manager John O’Connell early on March 16.
The CLC YMCA announced on their website on Monday, March 16 that they will closing down. They currently plan to re-open on Sunday, March 29.
The spring sports preseason has been postponed by the Maine Prinicpals’ Association until April 27, 2020. The first day of practice is currently scheduled for April 27. The Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference is meeting the first of next week to discuss the spring season.
Legendary Boothbay Region boys basketball coach I.J. Pinkham is hanging up his varsity coaching hat after 49 years. “I am not applying for the coaching job next year. I am done with varsity,” Pinkham said. While retiring as varsity coach, Pinkham is not stepping away from the game he loves. “I might volunteer,” he said.