In an effort to get ahead of the budget-setting process for 2017-2018, the Wiscasset Board of Selectmen is touring town departments for a hands-on understanding of department needs. The tours kicked off Monday, Sept. 12 with Wiscasset’s public safety departments, and selectmen heard a laundry list of capital improvement requests – some of which needed to be filled yesterday, department heads said.
The Wiscasset Board of Selectmen delayed establishing its tax rate in a special meeting Monday, Sept. 12 until the town has “hard numbers” for its surplus balance.
The Waldoboro Board of Selectmen voted to follow the police chief’s recommendation and award a bid for a new police cruiser to Newcastle Chrysler Dodge Jeep.
A popular Damariscotta restaurant will soon reopen under new management.
Amid signs for bait and directions to the footbridge across the harbor, a handmade sign posted along Townsend Avenue in Boothbay Harbor has drawn complaints of racism from tourists and residents.
Proponents and opponents of an application by Maritime Energy to install a 30,000-gallon propane tank had a chance to review and discuss the project during a public hearing in the Nobleboro Central School gymnasium Thursday, Sept. 8.
The Maine Department of Transportation will not seek federal funds for Wiscasset’s downtown improvement project, DOT Project Manager Ernie Martin said.
After learning that the Maine Department of Transportation will meet with local property owners to discuss Sherman Marsh easements later this week, the Newcastle Board of Selectmen has decided to host a meeting on Monday, Sept. 19 to discuss the project.
There were no injuries when a motorcycle drove into the back of a pickup truck on the southbound on-ramp to Route 1 in Newcastle the evening of Friday, Sept. 9.
The Newcastle Board of Selectmen reaffirmed its decision to place at least one seasonal speed bump in the village of Damariscotta Mills, despite the Nobleboro Board of Selectmen’s recent reversal of its decision to install two bumps on the Nobleboro side of the village.
Marnie Sinclair has five grandchildren. They are the Damariscotta artist’s prime motivation for the environmentally focused work she has been creating since 2010. One such piece – a 3-D mixed-media construction titled “Acidification” – draws attention to the fact that an increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide is decimating the world’s coral reefs. Another piece, “Earth Nest,” features a photograph of her 6-year-old granddaughter Winnie as a baby, cradled in a nest constructed of wire and driftwood. The piece’s description card on the wall in her Bristol Road studio-gallery refers to “yet another oil spill … soiling our nest.”
A Waldoboro fisherman accused of trying to secretly catch lobsters and his sternman have been charged with multiple fishing violations, according to state officials.
Two women who have been friends for more than 20 years recently opened a baking company in Damariscotta.
A driver’s failure to yield caused a three-vehicle accident at the intersection of Route 1 and Belvedere Road in Damariscotta the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 7.