Thanks to a grant from the Maine Community Foundation, a historic Whitefield building will be heated more efficiently when cold weather strikes. Judy Maldovan, president and treasurer of the Kings Mills Union Hall Association, recently learned the group would be receiving $3,200. The grant will be used to replace an existing furnace and ductwork with two propane heaters to improve heating efficiency, safety, and public use of the building without detracting from its historic character or architectural integrity.
In respect for the victims of the tragic synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh on Saturday, Oct. 27, Gov. Paul R. LePage has directed that the United States flag and the State of Maine flag be flown at half-staff immediately until sunset on Wednesday, Oct. 31.
The Somerville Board of Selectmen will hold a special meeting to consider a general assistance matter at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 29. The selectmen will consider the matter in executive session to maintain confidentiality.
The information below explains how to register and vote in state elections. By voting, you are keeping Maine’s democracy strong and continuing a long history of citizen participation in the governing of our state and nation.
Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6. The polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at all mainland locations.
Due to predicted high winds and heavy rain on Saturday, Oct. 27, Railway Spooktacular at Boothbay Railway Village has been rescheduled for Friday, Oct. 26 from 4-8 p.m. For more information, go to railwayvillage.org/events or contact Caleb Hodgdon at 380-9278. Boothbay Railway Village, located at 586 Wiscasset Road in Boothbay, looks forward to celebrating Halloween with everyone.
The Lincoln County News publishers and staff are asking all community members to take the reader survey available at lcnme.com. The survey will close on Monday, Nov. 5.
For the fourth year in a row, LincolnHealth will offer free, confidential cognitive screenings to help community members determine if they may be experiencing memory changes outside of those normally associated with aging.
Chloe Maxmin, candidate for House District 88, has been endorsed by former U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Karen G. Mills. Mills served in President Barack Obama’s cabinet as administrator of the U.S. SBA from 2009-2013. Mills also served as the chair of Maine’s Council on Competitiveness and the Economy from 2007-2008.
On Saturday, Oct. 27 from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m., the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office along with the police departments of Boothbay Harbor, Damariscotta, Waldoboro, and Wiscasset will host the semiannual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
The Samoset Fish and Game Club held shotgun and archery competitions on Sunday, Oct. 14 at the club’s rifle range in Bristol. The day opened to a beautiful crisp morning. Wild turkeys greeted the first arrivals and the colors of autumn were vibrant. Everyone enjoyed some morning refreshments and camaraderie.
The rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of the Damariscotta Region Chamber of Commerce Board members volunteering at the Fall Shred Event at Lincoln County Publishing Co. on Saturday, Oct. 13.
Through the efforts of community businesses, organizations and individuals, the town of Wiscasset announces its annual Spirit of Giving holiday program, which is designed to help parents fulfill the holiday needs and wishes for their children. The program is for Wiscasset families and students attending Wiscasset schools.
More than 30 trees have already been reserved for the second annual Villages of Light celebration in Damariscotta and Newcastle. Businesses, organizations, and individuals interested in reserving a tree should do so soon before they run out!