Congratulations to the class of 2020 at high schools in Lincoln County and everywhere.
B.J. and Roy Hudson were busy last week making sure that the flags were flying on the phone poles in time for Memorial Day. Thanks to Roy’s donation of several more flags, we are hopeful, at some point, to have them flying the whole length of town.
Lincoln County can and should be proud of protesters here for their peaceful participation in nationwide protests of the killing of George Floyd specifically and racial injustice in general.
Palermo Preserve consists of more than 75 acres with 5,400 feet of frontage on the Sheepscot River. There are two separate trail systems on the property, which is owned by Midcoast Conservancy.
Our Sargent crabapple, just outside our kitchen window, has finally burst into a glorious cloud of pink and white. The bees are ecstatic and so am I. Spring has finally arrived! It may be a couple of weeks late this year and suddenly feels like it is trending into summer, but the warmth is most welcome.
It happened! Yesterday I became a grandmother. A lot of people have been saying, “You’re going to love it!” And I’m sure I will.
Evan Houk’s front-page article about Lt. Kimball Hatch illustrates the meaning of honor.
March 16: The Lincoln County News is an old paper in a deceptively vast old building. With old dust. Lots of it. But it has the same wooden stairs that I used to climb in my grandmother’s house in Bristol. Paper dust, dry wood, and cold air mix and combine into a smell that makes my nose itch with nostalgia. I set down my bags and camera, furl my coat and place it on a shelf.
Every crisis has new heroes. During the 9/11 attacks, they were the first responders running into burning and crumbling buildings as others ran out. Now, during the coronavirus pandemic, the most visible heroes are the health care professionals, who are saving others and risking their own lives while doing so.
When I first started writing columns for my Kansas hometown newspaper and a Maine newspaper, I had to introduce myself in my first column.
Coastal Resources of Maine, the state’s newest solid waste recovery facility in Hampden, opened its doors in April 2019. The facility receives most of its trash and recyclables comingled in the same loads. According to Coastal Resources Director of Community Services, Shelby Wright, the facility has dubbed this process “one bin, all in.” It means that for most of the facility’s 115 municipal customers, the familiar way of recycling has changed.
Don’t forget the household hazardous waste day on Thursday, May 28 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. We will only have one household hazardous waste day this year, so make sure you remember the date. You will be required to pay $6 per gallon for disposal. Smaller volumes will be prorated.
The Lincoln County News congratulates college seniors on their graduation.
For the first time since we started in 2015, there will not be a formal diaper drive this year. We are still distributing diapers and appreciate continuing support for this effort. We still welcome donations, mailed to the Ecumenical Diaper Bank, c/o Midcoast Friends Meeting, P.O. Box 714, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Checks should be made out to Damariscotta Baptist Church with “diapers” on the memo line.