A lobster boat with a long history of plying the waters around the Friendship peninsula will stay in the fishing community, changing hands from one generation to another, thanks to a generous donation.
A summer job in Boothbay Harbor in the early 1970s, taken to pay off student loans, turned into a new life for Irish-born John O’Connell – one which would involve seats at the table of municipal and county government.
With the news that the University of Maine-led offshore wind project has received additional funding, the Monhegan Energy Task Force is seeking input regarding potential community benefits of the project, including an offer of compensation from the university in lieu of receiving electricity through an undersea cable.
Bremen voters approved an amendment to the shoreland-zoning ordinance and a secondary-education budget down 10.79 percent from the previous year at annual town meeting on Saturday, March 26.
Jefferson residents elected two new members of the Jefferson School Committee and approved all 32 articles, including the municipal budget, during their annual town meeting by referendum on Tuesday, March 29.
For the past three years, August Avantaggio has considered opening a butcher shop in Damariscotta. By early May, Riverside Butcher Company will open at 49 Main St.
The Waldoboro Board of Selectmen voted Tuesday, March 29 to place an article on the warrant in favor of Waldoboro joining Fiberight for waste disposal after 2018.
A Bowdoin businessman is seeking the Republication nomination for Maine Senate District 23, which includes Dresden in Lincoln County and all of Sagadahoc County.
A Wiscasset woman has entered the race for House District 87, which includes Alna, Wiscasset, Pittston, and Randolph. Wendy Ross, a communications professional turned social-justice activist in retirement, is challenging incumbent Jeffrey Hanley, R-Pittston, to fight for policies that will benefit working families, she said.
The story of World War II veteran Joseph Hoerth is a story about courage, determination, perseverance, patriotism, compassion, friendship, humor, and love, all of which have contributed to his success in life
J.R. Leigh, formerly of Jefferson, was a quiet, skinny kid while in high school at Lincoln Academy in the 1990s. He liked to tinker with cars and skateboard. He and his father bought and overhauled used cars, turning them into high-end machines teenage boys would love to drive.
Community policing has been the emphasis of Wiscasset Police Chief Troy Cline’s 4 1/2-year tenure at the department. On March 28, he will depart Wiscasset to lead the police force in the community he grew up in.
The Wiscasset Ambulance Service’s new director was not scheduled to begin work until April 4, but Toby Martin began almost two weeks early to ensure ambulances get out the door, he said.
Rice Farms has completed a new sugarhouse just in time for Maine Maple Sunday, an annual open house for sugarhouses across the state.