Lincoln County has a beautiful history and tradition of local food cultivation and production, a history that is in many ways the quintessential Maine way of life. For centuries, local dairies, produce farmers, small homesteads and seafaring fisherman have helped us fill our tables with bountiful, nutritious foods to fuel our bodies and minds. This year, my colleagues and I in the legislature took steps to protect our critical heritage industries for centuries to come.
Last week was another hot, humid, and busy week at the transfer station. Looks like we may be in for more of the same this week. Hang in there!
It’s funny how the beginning of summer brought such concerning drought and seems to be ending with so much water. To escape last week’s heat and humidity, I took a break at a favorite local spot, under the maple trees at Sheepscot General.
The Lincoln County News published around 17 stories in August on whether or not and where people are required wear a face mask in Lincoln County, during these Delta variant days of COVID-19.
Earlier this year, I wrote what I believed was my last column for The Lincoln County News. After writing for nearly two years, I bade farewell to my readers and assumed that a door had firmly closed. However, after going three months without writing the column, I realized that I missed Backyard Wildlife. The door, as it turns out, was merely ajar. I’m pleased to say that I’m back and writing again. Like before, I welcome reader comments and feedback via the email account listed above.
Growing up, Newcastle resident Emily Krah always wanted to be a mother, she said during an interview on Monday, Aug. 2.
Well, long time no see. I’ve been off on summer vacation enjoying our extended family and grand kiddos. My wife Paula and I are fortunate to have a place on Damariscotta Lake, and we made the most of it this past month.
I spent last weekend as the on-call reporter from Friday afternoon to Monday morning. That means I was responsible for listening to pages from the Lincoln County Communications Center for breaking news, like fires and accidents. The editorial staff takes turns doing this.
Take a trip back to Maine’s past when you visit the Washington Schoolhouse in Round Pond. Throughout August, the museum at the 19th-century schoolhouse will be open on Wednesdays from 2-4 p.m. Visitors can imagine themselves learning as they sit in the lovingly restored classroom from bygone days.
The European Commission’s Joint Research Center estimates that the recent Northern-European floods will cost $9.25 billion in damages. By 2100, Europe’s flood costs could rise to $56.5 billion annually. Over the remainder of this century that totals $4.52 trillion.
Ragnhild Baade taught German at Boothbay Region High School for 33 years before she retired at the age of 70. Known to countless Boothbay graduates as “Frau Baade,” she dedicated her career to teaching German and English. But above all else, she is fluent in storytelling.
It has been a few weeks since you’ve heard from the Nobleboro/Jefferson Transfer Station, so I felt like I needed to communicate with our customers.
For many months there has been much speculation and rumors flying around as to what is happening with the White Church. Everyone has been so hopeful that somehow it could be saved by and for the village, instead of becoming another gallery or kitchy store. Finally “every ‘I’ has been dotted and ‘t’ crossed” and the information can be relayed.
Lincoln County sure knows how to make a woman feel welcome. Thank you to all who sent me emails, stopped by for a visit, and recognized me from my picture in the paper, and told me your names and a bit about your Lincoln County connections. I can’t leave the office without making a new friend, learning a bit of local lore, or hearing a compelling story.