My time as editor of The Lincoln County News comes to an end this week. I have decided to take a new opportunity closer to home.
The driver of a 2019 Chevy Malibu is uninjured after falling asleep while driving north on Route 1 in Nobleboro the afternoon of Friday, April 22.
I want to highlight some Lincoln County issues on my radar that I am interested in learning more about from readers’ points of view.
Happy spring and all the celebrations that come with it – Easter, Passover, Ramadan. Whether you observe a religious renewal, or simply notice with appreciation the daffodils lifting their heads to the sun, I hope you find a way to rejoice.
The Lincoln County News is pleased to welcome reporter Evan Houk back to the Damariscotta-Newcastle beat this week. Bisi Cameron Yee also returns to cover Nobleboro, and community and arts features after her professional development sabbatical that began in January.
We say farewell and thanks to reporter Nate Poole, who will finish up his time with the paper next week. Nate is headed back to UMaine in Orono for a position in the admissions office and to be closer to loved ones.
Only three out of approximately 86 Whitefield voters favored spending $20,000 of American Rescue Plan Act funds to erect an electronic sign at Whitefield Elementary School during the annual town meeting March 19 in the school gymnasium.
The editorial pages are once again full with your letters discussing Lincoln County concerns: Whitefield’s proposed electronic sign, demolition of a building in Damariscotta, broadband in Newcastle, PFAS contamination, local select board elections, and the importance of attending your upcoming town meetings.
Increased costs of ambulance service topped Jefferson residents concerns at a public hearing March 7 during which they reviewed articles on the annual town meeting warrant.
Kintsugi is the Japanese art of fixing broken things with gold, pottery in particular. Instead of bemoaning the chips and cracks, kintsugi accepts these imperfections and mends them with precious metal, highlighting those places where – perhaps – a thing fell apart.
You’ve probably noticed my byline on a few stories over the last month or so. Deputy Editor Maia Zewert, too. We’ve been covering municipal meetings, breaking news, and community events along with full-time reporter Nate Poole, full-time sports reporter Paula Roberts, and part-timers Charlotte Boynton and Anna Drzewiecki.
I joined about 15 other winter weary souls Feb. 17 as we found our way out of hibernation to the glow of a special Zoom meeting for Veggies to Table’s first virtual supper club.
March is a transitional month in Maine. Along with high school winter sports championship playoffs, and the ubiquitous mud made by melting snow and ice, we begin what we at the newspaper call Annual Town Meeting Season. Part One, that is. While many Lincoln County towns meet in March, others hold their meetings in May and June.
As much as readers look forward to seeing the front page of The Lincoln County News every week, it is often just as much of a surprise to me. News, like life, just happens. It’s spontaneous, sometimes unexpected, exciting, and occasionally devastating.
Richard Lash, director of Waldoboro Emergency Medical Services, will retire on June 5, Town Administrator Julie Keizer announced at the Waldoboro Select Board meeting on Feb. 8.