It was moving to see the size of the procession for 9/11 firefighter Richard Kubler in Wiscasset last weekend and to read the front-page story by Evan Houk.
This past week, during the period of hot weather, I stayed inside our home, where it was quite cool. This gave me a chance to go over many of my books with photos of the Damariscotta area. To my delight, I came across a number of old photos I had forgotten all about.
We hope you are finding plenty of material to read this summer while we work on breathing new life into this old building. When ripping and tearing down 135-year-old plaster and lathes from our first floor ceiling and walls, the volunteers have been in full body coverings, regardless of the heat, masks included.
A.D. Gray: It is encouraging to see forward movement on the latest proposal to redevelop Waldoboro’s empty and woebegone school.
For many years Lewiston had a fine trotting horse race track, and it was here that the annual livestock fair was held. During our first years of showing sheep at this fair, there was a beautiful old grandstand that was still being used. It was a very old, massive structure, narrow and towering in height.
On a regular basis, constituents contact me to let me know that they are encountering people in public places – stores, the post office, etc. – who are not wearing a mask. To all those who have called or written, thank you. Thank you for looking out for your health, your family’s health, the health of perfect strangers, and the broader public health of our community.
Before I explore this week’s species, I wanted to respond to the thoughtful letter from Claire Yackel in last week’s paper. Claire wrote about the lack of Lincoln County-based resources for wildlife. The only wildlife rehabilitation center in our area is Avian Haven in Waldo County. Located in Freedom, Avian Haven assists injured and orphaned wild birds, as well as turtles. They can be reached directly at 382-6761.
Today’s edition reports the largest week-over-week spread of COVID-19 in Lincoln County since the beginning of the pandemic. But without context for the five new cases, what conclusions should the community draw?
A dirty and vicious election cycle was easy to predict due to the current state of political discourse in America.
Samuel L. Miller, founder, editor, and publisher of The Lincoln County News, served as a private, sergeant, and lieutenant in the legendary 20th Maine regiment of Gettysburg fame. In 1876, 11 years after the Civil War ended, Mr. Miller and his comrades established the 20th Maine Regimental Association and in 1882 held their second annual reunion in Portland. (Other reunions were held in subsequent years in various places, including Waldoboro in 1896.) Mr. Miller became historian of the group and a driving force behind these reunions.
Please vote, whether absentee or in person.
While running outside in Bremen recently, I noticed two broad-winged hawks at the edge of the woods near the shoulder of a busy road. As one loudly called from a perch, the other disappeared into the brush. Stopping to look, I suddenly felt a raking sensation on my head.
People have been keeping track of the changing seasons by naming full moons for eons. Of course, different people in different times had different names. That gives me an excuse to invent some moon names of my own. My “Egg Moon” is just passed, or perhaps a “Wild Baby Moon,” though there are some second broods and late nesting birds still to go. Goldfinches, for example, are strict vegetarians, so they wait for an abundance of seed.
A “political prostitute” and a “pit bull”: Seth Hall, a candidate for selectman in Waldoboro, used these words to describe Town Manager Julie Keizer in a May 19, 2019 email to Jan Visser, chair of the Waldoboro Economic Development Committee.
The 330-acre National Audubon Todd Wildlife Sanctuary is located on Hog Island in Bremen. A smaller portion is on the mainland, where Hockomock Nature Trail is located. Hog Island lies about a quarter-mile offshore, just south of Keene Narrows. The closest public access is from the town landing on Medomak Road in Bremen.