In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in 2020, Alna Fire Chief Mike Trask invited his son, Austin Trask, to the fire station as a way to get out of the house.
After Resolved Miscommunication, Three Candidates Seek Two Edgecomb Select Board Seats
A third candidate will appear on the ballot for one of the two Edgecomb Select Board seats up for election on Saturday, April 15.
June Special Election Set for House District 45 Seat
House District 45 voters will return to the polls on June 13 for a special election to fill the legislative seat formerly held by Rep. Clinton Collamore, D-Waldoboro.
Bristol Residents to Consider $6.4 Million School Bond
Bristol residents will convene the business portion of their annual town meeting Tuesday, March 21 already knowing the answer to the biggest question placed before the town in a generation.
Nobleboro Voters to Consider Budget Increases for Education, Town Needs
Nobleboro voters will weigh in on municipal and education budget increases driven by new costs and projects at annual town meeting on Saturday, March 18.
Budget Increase, Changes to Building Code Ordinance On the Table In Whitefield
A modest increase in the budget and changes to the building and development ordinance will be on the table for Whitefield residents to consider during the annual town meeting scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 18 in the Whitefield Elementary School gymnasium.
South Bristol Elects Officers, Delays Annual Town Meeting Continuation
South Bristol opened its annual town meeting with the election of municipal officers on Monday, March 13, but ended up delaying the open portion of the meeting due to a winter storm the following evening.
New Nonprofit Seeking To Preserve Alna’s Historic Buildings
A new nonprofit in Alna is looking to repair and preserve historic buildings in the town, some of which have stood for more than two centuries.
Characters of the County: Jim Jones is Not Done
Time and space are against it, but given the option, Jim Jones said he probably would like to build one more lobster boat. A traditional wooden 30-footer, similar to the kind his father used to make.
CMP to Rebuild Transmission Lines Through Jefferson
Almost eight miles of 70-year-old transmission lines in Jefferson owned by Central Maine Power Co. will be rebuilt this summer as part of a 22-mile project stretching from Windsor to Warren. The Jefferson Planning Board approved a building permit for the project at its Tuesday, March 7 meeting.
No Alewife Festival In 2023, Return Dependent On Bridge Replacement
For the fourth year in a row, there will be no Alewife Festival held at the Damariscotta Mills fish ladder in May — this time, because of the deteriorating 70-year-old footbridge over the ladder.
New Consultant, Conduct Policy To Make Changes In South Bristol Town Office
South Bristol’s officials now have a code of ethics and conduct, and may see more policies once a new municipal consultant submits his report about an alleged town office incident from early January.
Waldoboro Lions Club Earns First Jones Award
Waldoboro Lions Club member Bill Blodgett received the international organization’s highest service award on Wednesday, March 1, the first time it has been awarded there in the club’s 93-year history.
Rep. Crafts Proposes Bill To Improve Access To Mental Health Treatment
Motivated by increases in suicides, overdose deaths, and delays to access mental health treatment, Rep. Lydia Crafts, D-Newcastle, recently proposed legislation to incentivize licensed social workers to provide services to Maine residents.