Lincoln County News | Newcastle, ME
Monday, July 27, 2015 Serving Maine and Lincoln County for over a century. Volume 140 Issue 30

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South Bristol Celebrates 100th Birthday
The town of South Bristol celebrated its 100th birthday with a fair, fireworks, and a parade, as well as ceremonies and exhibits, Friday through Sunday, July 17 to 19.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
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Sports Statistics
Updated - Medomak All-Stars Lose Two of Three in State Tournament
Medomak Valley 10&11 Little League all-stars lost two of the three games they played in the Maine State Championship Tournament, held in Millinocket over the weekend.

Sunday, July 26, 2015
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Letters to the Editor
It seems everybody has an opinion related to the trials and travails of the interlocal public works agreement between Damariscotta and Newcastle.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
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Current News
News | Police/Sheriff | Courts
Ollie's to Close
Ollie's, the popular sandwich, pizza, and wrap shop in Jefferson, will close Friday, July 31.

Friday, July 24, 2015
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Dresden Accident Sends One to Hospital
A rear-end accident on Route 127 in Dresden caused a truck to flip onto its side and sent the driver to the hospital shortly before 9:30 a.m. Thursday July 23.

Thursday, July 23, 2015
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Updated - Damariscotta Votes to Discontinue Interlocal Public Works Agreement
The Damariscotta Board of Selectmen met July 15 and approved the termination of the interlocal public works agreement with Newcastle effective Oct. 31. Selectmen Josh Pinkham, Jim Cosgrove, George Parker, and Ronn Orenstein voted in favor of the motion, and Chair Robin Mayer abstained. Mayer did not explain her abstention.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
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Save Lupine Field Group in the Home Stretch
The grassroots effort to purchase Lupine Field in Round Pond was near its fundraising goal by the purchase deadline of July 15. The Round Pond Village Improvement Society, in partnership with the Medomak Valley Land Trust, has entered into a contract to purchase and preserve the field.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
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Maine's First Member-Owned Solar Farm Forms in Edgecomb
A sunny day in Edgecomb has new meaning due to a recently constructed solar farm on River Road. The solar farm, which is the second in Maine and the first to be member-owned, is ready to harvest energy from the sun to reduce the electric bills and greenhouse gas emissions of the Edgecomb Community Solar Farm Association's nine members.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
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Mason Station, Wiscasset Primary School to Go On the Market
The Wiscasset Primary School and Mason Station will go on the market, Wiscasset selectmen decided at their Tuesday, July 21 meeting. Real estate agent Sherri Dunbar, of Dunham Realty, was instructed to aggressively pursue their sale.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
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Midcoast Animal Shelters Enter Into Management Agreement
After months of conversations, the Lincoln County Animal Shelter and the Coastal Humane Society entered into a four-month management agreement on July 6. The agreement comes on the heels of the public release of the Lincoln County Animal Shelter's forensic audit, a review of seven years of financial records complicated by poor record-keeping.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
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Wiscasset Author Releases Second Book On Town's Past
Wiscasset resident Phil DiVece has filled many roles during his lifetime: a husband, father, reporter, newspaper publisher, teacher, selectman, and now author of his second book about Wiscasset's past.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
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Texas Flying Legends Museum to Appear in Wiscasset
Due to last-minute cancellations, the Texas Flying Legends Museum is planning to make an appearance in Wiscasset at the end of July, General Manager Scott Tollefson said. Whether a public event will be organized to coincide with their stay at the Wiscasset Municipal Airport, however, remains up in the air.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
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Newcastle Man Arrested for Sex Crimes Against 3-year-old
A Newcastle man faces three class B counts of unlawful sexual contact for incidents involving a 3-year-old child, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
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Bigger Subsidy Could Mean Smaller Local Shares in RSU 40
Regional School Unit 40 ended up with more state subsidy this year than expected and, if voters approve, it could mean lower local costs for the district's five towns.

Friday, July 17, 2015
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