Nearly 220 runners and walkers braved the rain and wind Saturday morning to participate in the 10th annual Strawberry Shortcake Shuffle 5K. Neither downed trees and limbs or downed power lines, stopped the event that benefited Healthy Kids.
A dirty dozen gathered at Cranberry Cove on Damariscotta Lake in Jefferson July 7 to lay down a black liner with the hopes of snuffing out hydrilla discovered there in 2009. Unlike the 1967 movie where convicted murderers were on WWII mission to assassinate German officers, these mud-caked volunteers were on a mission to eradicate the invasive plant from the cove.
Following months of news coverage surrounding the treatment of American veterans of the Veterans Health Administration, U.S. Representative and Democratic candidate for governor Mike Michaud,, told veterans in Newcastle July 7 the oversight role he played in Congress actually helped uncover what has become a national disgrace.
Regular passenger train service returned to Newcastle for the first time in 55 years when two different lines of the Maine Eastern Railroad stopped at the freshly painted depot to let off passengers throughout the day July 4.
Wiscasset High School student Maeve Carlson said through her experience at Chewonki's Semester School this past spring she has created friendships that will last a lifetime and refers to the time she spent there as the best four months of her life.
Updated July 9 at 12:10 p.m.
The rider of a motorcycle that crashed near the intersection of Manktown Road and Union Road in Waldoboro the evening of July 8 is listed in critical condition after being transported to Central Maine Medical Center by LifeFlight helicopter.
Two South Thomaston men were arrested July 3 and are facing charges of aggravated trafficking in schedule W drugs (bath salts) following searches at the South Thomaston home and Waldoboro business of one of the men.