Lincoln County Administrator John O’Connell announced his resignation to the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners at the board’s meeting Tuesday, Jan. 19. His resignation will be effective at the end of March or early April. The commissioners accepted his resignation and his recommendation to advertise in-house to fill the position.
Clayton Grover, of Newcastle, started his career at Bath Iron Works on Aug. 21, 1952. With the exception of a stint in the Army from 1953 to 1955 and a brief layoff in 1963, Grover has remained on the job at BIW and, at 83, has no plans to retire.
The Waldoboro Smoke Shop is relocating a short distance north on Route 1 to a vacant commercial building across from Moody’s Diner and formerly home to the Chinese restaurant Chen’s Village.
Meeting Jan. 7, the Coopers Mills Dam Committee voted unanimously to remove the Coopers Mills Dam. The Whitefield Board of Selectmen upheld their recommendation at their Jan. 12 meeting, also voting unanimously to remove the dam.
As fundraising for the CLC YMCA master facility plan continues, the Y’s decision to remove the Wayne W. Plummer Racquetball Court has been met with criticism from members of the community.
The beginning of the new year brought a change to one of downtown Damariscotta’s institutions, as Jeff Curtis officially took ownership of the Maine Coast Book Shop & Café Friday, Jan. 1.
Longtime gymnastics coach Janice Cormier-Hay had been a fixture at the CLC YMCA in Damariscotta for 16 years.
After receiving bids for a loan to repay the $2 million bond used to fund Wiscasset’s withdrawal from RSU 12, the Wiscasset Board of Selectmen voted unanimously at its Tuesday, Jan. 5 meeting to accept the loan terms originally presented to the board in December 2015 by The First Bancorp.
The five towns relying on the Nobleboro-Jefferson Transfer Station will see a 6.73 percent decrease in the station’s budget in 2016.
A group of Dresden residents plans to appeal the Dresden Planning Board’s unanimous approval of Dick Condon’s application for a permit to operate a gravel pit on Ludwig Road.
The Harold Alfond Foundation, on Tuesday, Jan. 5, announced a $3.1 million award to Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences for construction of a 32-bed student and visiting scientist residence with four visitor apartments on the laboratory’s East Boothbay campus.
The Bremen Board of Appeals voted to overturn the harbor master’s decision to deny issuing a mooring permit for the Columbia.
A duo of hair stylists hopes to offer an exceptional experience to guests at a new Damariscotta hair salon.
The number of people served through the Lincoln County Outreach Recovery Coaching program is small, but the success rate is extremely high, counselor Bill Ellsworth said.