Wiscasset has named its next police chief. Jeff Lange, interim chief of the Paris Police Department in Paris, Maine, will head the Wiscasset Police Department beginning May 23, Town Manager Marian Anderson said.
The culture of the fire service needs to change to reduce firefighters’ exposure to carcinogens and combat climbing cancer rates in firefighters, according to advocates.
The question that split the house at Whitefield’s annual town meeting in March, whether the town should adopt an elderly tax deferral ordinance, will again be presented to voters, this time by ballot at the June 14 election.
Future staffing of the Wiscasset Ambulance Service will be determined at the annual town meeting by referendum in June, with residents to decide which of two proposed budgets to support. The Wiscasset Board of Selectmen voted 3-2 to present the budgets as two separate warrant articles during their final meeting with the Wiscasset Budget Committee on Tuesday, April 26.
Lobstermen plying the waters of the Gulf of Maine from the southern end of Maine’s coast to the Canadian border have seen historically high landings in recent years, offering a stark contrast to the lobster fishery in southern New England.
The Wiscasset Transfer Station has sent its garbage to the Penobscot Energy Recovery Co. since the town’s transfer station was built in the early 1990s, Superintendent Ron Lear said, but that relationship may be coming to an end.
The Damariscotta Police Department presented its first Officer of the Year Award on Wednesday, April 20.
The Ludwig Road gravel pit will soon appear on the Dresden Planning Board’s agenda once again, as the Dresden Board of Appeals found the board failed to produce the findings and conclusions used to approve the pit.
Andrew Lyndaker, 11, of Newcastle, was surprised by a call from his theatrical manager two weeks ago. He was asked to come to New York City to audition for a role in the new Broadway musical “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” based on the beloved tale by Roald Dahl.
“Our Town” opens Friday, April 29 at the Poe Theater in Newcastle. Heartwood’s production of the play, under the direction of Griff Braley, strives to bring the production directly into the audience. It has an inclusive quality that welcomes the attendees into the story.
After a heated exchange between town officials and community members at the Wiscasset Board of Selectmen’s Tuesday, April 19 meeting, a motion to reconsider a decision that bars volunteer firefighters from washing personal vehicles at the station was defeated.
The Chewonki Foundation’s pilot elementary school has utilized more than 100 years of the foundation’s educational programs and practices to bring learning to life for students.
The Pemaquid Watershed Association is on the move, but the nonprofit’s headquarters will still be on Main Street in Damariscotta
After a wait of more than seven months, Newcastle mixed martial arts fighter Hannah Sparrell will return to competition in Lewiston on Saturday, April 23.