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Friday, June 24, 2016 Serving Maine and Lincoln County for over a century. Volume 141 Issue 25

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DOT to Remove Whitefield Bridge in November
Northy Bridge on Howe Road, which the Maine Department of Transportation closed with less than a week's notice in December 2015, will be removed by November, and those plans are non-negotiable, Maine Department of Transportation officials said.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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Sports Statistics
Reed's Running Streak Hits 40 Years
Every day for the past 40 years, Dr. Stephen D. Reed, of Wiscasset, has laced up his running shoes and gone on a 3-mile run. Reed reached the 40-year milestone Thursday, June 16. His streak is the ninth-longest of its kind in the world, and is at the top of the charts for Maine.

Friday, June 17, 2016
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Letters to the Editor
Good news for libraries is good news for all of us.

This week, we are happy to report that Skidompha Public Library will soon buy back its former home and next-door neighbor on Main Street. We at The Lincoln County News congratulate the library on its accomplishment of this long-held goal.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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Current News
News | Police/Sheriff | Courts
Early Deadline For Independence Day
The Lincoln County News office will be closed for Independence Day on Monday, July 4. The deadline for letters to the editor and press releases - normally 5 p.m. on Monday - is 5 p.m. on Friday, July 1, for the upcoming edition. The deadline for ads is noon on Friday.

Friday, June 24, 2016
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Jefferson Man to Get 18 Months for Sex Assault
A 58-year-old Jefferson man is expected to be sentenced later this year to 18 months in prison for sexually assaulting a child.

Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Court Documents Detail Allegations Against Sheriff's Deputy
Lincoln County Sheriff's Deputy Kenneth L. "Ken" Hatch III allegedly sexually abused a 15-year-old girl in 2013 and 2014, according to the lead investigator's report.

Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Fire Damages Waldoboro Boathouse
A fire badly damaged a boathouse at 2751 Friendship Road in Waldoboro the afternoon of Wednesday, June 22. No injuries were reported.

Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Skidompha to Buy Back Old Library
Skidompha Public Library in downtown Damariscotta has a purchase-and-sale agreement in place to buy 170 Main St., the library's home for 79 years, from 1922-2001.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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Wiscasset Selectmen Uphold Vote on DOT Proposal
Despite a last-minute plea from downtown business owners, the Wiscasset Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to move forward with the Maine Department of Transportation's option 2 to alleviate traffic congestion in Wiscasset at its Monday, June 20 meeting.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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Town Meetings

Damariscotta Passes Sign Ordinance by Five Votes

Dresden Approves RSU 2 Exploratory Committee

Newcastle Approves Budget with Raise for Selectmen

Somerville Voters Decide to Appoint Road Commissioner

Westport Island Annual Town Meeting Saturday, June 25

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
'A Heart of Gold': Remembering Olive Pierce
Olive Pierce's black-and-white photograph "Early Morning Fog, 1990" depicts three boys in caps and worn clothing standing on a dock on a foggy morning; one of them is giving the camera a slightly furtive look. The photograph could be seen as a typical piece of Maine maritime artwork had Pierce decided to focus only on the landscape and leave out the children. As it is, her photograph goes beyond landscape art, giving the viewer a strong feeling about the lives of the people who inhabit such landscapes.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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Waldoboro Violinists to Help Celebrate Watershed with Multimedia Concert
Many people, even those who are not classical music buffs, are familiar with the lively, beautiful strains of Antonio Vivaldi's four-part musical masterpiece called "The Four Seasons." More often than not, it is performed by a full symphony orchestra. At 7 p.m., Saturday, June 25, however, "The Four Seasons" will be performed by a talented young chamber sextet at the Broad Bay Congregational United Church of Christ in Waldoboro.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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Kaler's Corner Store to Get Addition, Facelift
The Waldoboro building home to Corner Variety and Pizzeria has new owners with ambitious plans for the property, including the construction of an addition that will house a new restaurant.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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Popcorn Shop Opens in Wiscasset
The Cameron Clan Kettle Corn opened a new store, Cameron's Pop Shoppe, in downtown Wiscasset on May 28.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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Yellowfront Grocery Celebrates 95 Years in Damariscotta
This week marks Yellowfront Grocery's 95th anniversary of doing business in Damariscotta.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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