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Wednesday, June 29, 2016 Serving Maine and Lincoln County for over a century. Volume 141 Issue 26
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'Mayor of Damariscotta' Remembered for Humor, Compassion
Walter Hilton, the unofficial mayor of Damariscotta, a former longtime selectman, and a die-hard Lincoln Academy supporter, passed away unexpectedly June 20 at the age of 67.

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VALUE YOUR FREEDOMS
July 4, 2016 marks the 240th anniversary of America's Declaration of Independence from England, but the holiday has come to symbolize and celebrate all the freedoms we enjoy.

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Westport Island Voters Say Yes to Sand-And-Salt Shed
About 75 Westport Island voters attended their annual town meeting Saturday, June 25, at the historic town hall.

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Newcastle Inventor Launches New Venture
After making a name for himself in the worlds of architecture, robotics, and solar energy, a Newcastle man has embarked on a new business venture: manufacturing ornaments.

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Jefferson Veteran Takes Honor Flight to Nation's Capital
A local World War II-era veteran was recently able to travel to Washington, D.C. thanks to the efforts of a national organization that flies veterans to the capital to see the memorials honoring their service. Ralph Bond, 92, a U.S. Air Force veteran who lives in Jefferson, left Portland International Jetport on June 10 and spent the next couple of days in and around the nation's capital thanks to Honor Flight Maine. Bond's daughter, Julie Stegna, of Walpole, accompanied her father on the trip.

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Niagara Falls Legend Still Playing Basketball at 81
Tom Justice, 81, of Jefferson, has been playing basketball on and off for 71 years. He moved to Maine nine years ago and started playing pickup basketball games at the CLC YMCA in Damariscotta.

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Wiscasset Firefighters Push for Vote on Washing Vehicles
The Wiscasset Fire Department is preparing a petition to bring the question of whether volunteer firefighters can wash their personal vehicles at the station to a townwide vote. While the language on the petition is still in development, community members are already calling the fire station to ask where they can sign, Fire Chief T.J. Merry said.

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Secretary of State Honors Century-Old Bristol Organization
Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap presented a centennial award to The Bristol Village Improvement Society in front of the Bristol Mills water trough June 22.

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Wiscasset Asked to Back Legislation on Nuclear Fuel Storage
The Illinois city of Zion has asked Wiscasset to back federal legislation that would compensate municipalities where spent nuclear fuel is stored.

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Car Burns after OUI Rollover in Jefferson
A Whitefield man was allegedly intoxicated when his car rolled over and then burned on North Clary Road in Jefferson the evening of Tuesday, June 28.

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Damariscotta's Hilltop Stop Sells
A Bremen developer has finalized a deal to buy Hilltop Stop in Damariscotta, but both buyer and seller expect little change at the busy store.

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Bonus Redemption Completes Takeover of Bottle King
Bonus Redemption LLC has completed its takeover of The Bottle King Redemption Center Inc. with its purchase of the Newcastle location.

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New Coffee Shop Opens in Round Pond
Round Pond's mornings just became a lot more energized thanks to the opening of Round Pond Coffee on Monday, June 27. Located on Route 32 across the street from the Granite Hall Store, Round Pond Coffee aims to be a new local hang-out spot.

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High Hopes Farm Opens in Bristol
Ross and Meaghan Nichols, of Bristol, have started High Hopes Farm at 777 Bristol Road.

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