The Newcastle Board of Selectmen set the town’s 2016 mil rate at $18.05 during its Monday, July 10 meeting. The rate is the same as the previous year’s rate.
A long-vacant commercial property at the intersection of Middle and Patterson roads in Dresden, formerly home to Christmas Cove Designs Inc., will soon house climate-controlled storage units and one-bedroom apartments.
The Wiscasset Planning Board, at its meeting Monday, July 11, approved an application from Coastal Enterprises Inc., which owns Deer Ridge Apartments, to install six additional solar panels at the site.
The property at the intersection of Route 1 and Route 27 in Edgecomb has been the location of several businesses throughout the years, including a restaurant, a toy store, and a day care. Soon, 27 Boothbay Road in Edgecomb may be home to a reiki studio. Reiki is a Japanese healing technique for the body, mind, and spirit.
Chilly, damp weather did not deter the hundreds of people who turned out for the 22nd annual Salad Days celebration on Saturday, July 9 at the Watershed Center for the Arts, located on an expansive, bucolic property in Newcastle.
The rainy weekend didn’t dampen Dresden residents’ spirits during the annual Dresden Summerfest on Sunday, July 10 at the Pownalborough Court House.
A new barbecue stand is now open on Route 1 in Wiscasset, and combines “old-school barbecue” flavors with unique menu items, all at affordable prices.
Camp Kieve on Damariscotta Lake in Nobleboro is mourning the loss of its director from 1959-1990, who oversaw the camp’s transition into an educational nonprofit and developed many of its one-of-a-kind programs for families and students near and far.
More than 80 voters in attendance at special town meeting at the Miller School in Waldoboro approved the one article rejected at the annual town meeting by referendum in June, but not before reducing the amount.
Drought drove Laurel Banks to leave her native land in Northern California in search of lush, green pastures to raise her flock of grass-fed Gotland sheep. Maine’s growing reputation as a haven for independent, small-scale farms directed her to Whitefield, where she and her husband Josh established Shepherds Craft Farm on Townhouse Road last year.
After a sound check and a few pre-interview bits of advice from “Spotlight on Seniors” host Steve Raymond, 74-year-old Corea resident Beth Parks was ready for the June 28 taping of her appearance on the Lincoln County Television interview series produced and hosted by Raymond at LCTV’s Newcastle studio. Raymond is also the director of home care and community outreach at The Lincoln Home in Newcastle.
The Pemaquid Watershed Association recently welcomed Jennifer Hicks as the organization’s new executive director.
After about a year out of town for repairs, the Wiscasset Fire Department’s ladder truck is back in service. The truck made its public comeback in Wiscasset’s Fourth of July parade. The truck had been out of service since losing a rear wheel during a June 2015 training exercise.
A cellphone company has begun the process of building a tower in Whitefield after voters overwhelmingly approved amending the wireless communications facility ordinance at the June 14 election. The Whitefield Board of Selectmen reviewed a letter from Black Diamond Consultants, which is representing U.S. Cellular, on Tuesday, July 5.