A day-long storm on Sun. left a blanket of snowfall over inland areas of Lincoln County and a mix of snow, sleet and rain on coastal areas. More snowfall is expected before sunrise as yet another — albeit smaller — weather system is forecast to track through the area leaving an additional 2 to 5 inches of accumulation, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). The NWS extended a Winter Storm Warning for Lincoln County from midnight until 4 a.m. in anticipation of the second wave of weather. The total snowfall forecast for both storms is expected to range between 8 to 11 inches along the midcoast, according to forecasts. Areas near the coast may have much lower totals as rainfall may have reduced snowfall amounts.
Light voting was the word of the day in the election of new directors to the Sheepscot Valley Regional School Unit (SVRSU) in the four Lincoln County towns, with results also from the three other communities making up the SVRSU.
Dana and Cathy Wallace of Waldoboro are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Erica J. Wallace, to Seth A. Genthner, son of Peter and Ramona Genthner of Waldoboro.
A Dead River fuel truck rolled over on its side on Highland Road in Newcastle around 12:45 p.m. Friday resulting in a minor fuel spill but no injuries.
The Whitefield School Committee will be active until June 30 and there is a vacancy on the board as Marianne Marple’s term expires this March.
During the month of February, Rising Tide Community Market will provide customers with an opportunity to enter to win free groceries for a year in the form of a check for $5000. To be eligible, customers buy any five Cascadian Farm or Muir Glen products.
Whitefield Bicentennial plans, progress on the town center proposal, and resident Bob Rideout’s offer to pay property taxes topped the agenda of the board of selectmen’s meeting Monday.
The town also hired a new animal control officer, Bethany Rackliff (cell phone 557-1994).
A converter box has been hailed as a simple answer to the changeover to digital TV, but antennas and reduction in channel options are complicating the situation for some Lincoln County residents.
Auditors for Wiscasset’s 2008 finances said it would have been impossible to detect missing funds in past audits.
Auditors had to pour over financial statements starting from 2002 up through October when local law enforcement arrested Town Clerk Sandy Johnson and charged her with theft by deception. The town discovered the fraud by happenstance last October.
(updated at 5:15 p.m.) Observers for the National Weather Service (NWS) reported snowfall accumulations of 5.3 inches in Bristol and 4.3 inches in Newcastle at 1:15 p.m. on Sun. as heavy snowfall continued to blanket Lincoln County. Those totals may reflect the half-way mark in a storm that is expected to linger in the area until midnight with 4-6 inches of additional accumulation in the forecast, according to the NWS. Meanwhile, radar images monitored at intellicast.com indicate that the freeze line for this storm is hovering just offshore of the Lincoln County coastline, and some of the local peninsulas may be experiencing sleet and freezing rain. Power outages were reported in some areas of Newcastle and Edgecomb following a traffic collision involving a power pole on Rt. 27, but reports from the scene indicate that the power lines were not affected.
The placement of ball fields, the acquisition of additional space and possibilities for the general design layout of the proposed new K-8 school in Jefferson were some of the topics shuffled around during a meeting and public forum Jan. 12.
Niesha Pottle and Brian Merryman of Newcastle are pleased to announce the arrival of a baby boy, Tanner David.
Some Lincoln County residents have reported poor TV reception after installing analog to digital converter boxes, but the Maine Association of Broadcasters (MAB) offers suggestions that might help in the area, which generally lies in a poor reception region.
A $400,000 shortfall for Two Bridges Regional Jail has kept the Jail Authority sifting the current budget to find ways to cover costs until June.