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Sunday, May 1, 2016 Serving Maine and Lincoln County for over a century. Volume 141 Issue 17
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Wiscasset Names New Police Chief
Wiscasset has named its next police chief. Jeff Lange, interim chief of the Paris Police Department in Paris, Maine, will head the Wiscasset Police Department beginning May 23, Town Manager Marian Anderson said.

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Midcoast Rider Reserve Champion at Nationals
Midcoast Maine Equestrian Team riders Marina Godin and Claire Lane traveled to Lexington, Ky. to compete in the International Equestrian Association National Finals last week. Godin placed second (Reserve Champion) in the Varsity Open competition, the highest division for high school riders.

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NEWCASTLE'S GEM
We were surprised to learn two weeks ago about the Newcastle Board of Selectmen's decision not to renew Town Administrator Lynn Maloney's contract.

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Perry Hatch To Return As Wiscasset School Resource Officer
Former Wiscasset School Resource Officer Perry Hatch will return to the role at 7 a.m., Monday, May 2, according to interim Police Chief Jerry Hinton.

Friday, April 29, 2016
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Wiscasset Selectmen Reverse Decision on Ambulance Budget
Meeting Thursday, April 28 to finalize the warrant for the annual town meeting, the Wiscasset Board of Selectmen reversed its previous decision to present two Wiscasset Ambulance Service budgets to voters. Voters will now be presented with one budget for the ambulance service in the amount of $478,250, which covers the cost for full-time station coverage.

Friday, April 29, 2016
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Former Whitefield Man Gets Six Years for Sexual Exploitation
A former Whitefield man has been sentenced to six years in prison and 12 years of probation for the sexual exploitation of a young girl.

Thursday, April 28, 2016
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Somerville Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Crime
A Somerville man pleaded guilty to a single felony charge of sexual abuse of a minor at the Lincoln County Courthouse on Monday, April 25.

Thursday, April 28, 2016
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Governor Talks Minimum Wage, Tax-Exempt Property in Damariscotta
Maine Gov. Paul LePage spoke about the minimum wage, tax-exempt property, and a variety of other topics during a town-hall meeting at Great Salt Bay Community School in Damariscotta, Wednesday, April 27.

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Local Firefighters Hear About Growing Cancer Risk
The culture of the fire service needs to change to reduce firefighters' exposure to carcinogens and combat climbing cancer rates in firefighters, according to advocates.

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Elderly Tax Deferral Going to Another Vote in Whitefield
The question that split the house at Whitefield's annual town meeting in March, whether the town should adopt an elderly tax deferral ordinance, will again be presented to voters, this time by ballot at the June 14 election.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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Wiscasset Ambulance Membership Thins, Budget Vote Looms
Future staffing of the Wiscasset Ambulance Service will be determined at the annual town meeting by referendum in June, with residents to decide which of two proposed budgets to support. The Wiscasset Board of Selectmen voted 3-2 to present the budgets as two separate warrant articles during their final meeting with the Wiscasset Budget Committee on Tuesday, April 26.

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Fishery Keeps Eye on Lobster Shell Disease
Lobstermen plying the waters of the Gulf of Maine from the southern end of Maine's coast to the Canadian border have seen historically high landings in recent years, offering a stark contrast to the lobster fishery in southern New England.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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Wiscasset to Decide Where to Send Its Trash
The Wiscasset Transfer Station has sent its garbage to the Penobscot Energy Recovery Co. since the town's transfer station was built in the early 1990s, Superintendent Ron Lear said, but that relationship may be coming to an end.

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Midcoast Lyme to Host Conference in 'Epicenter of the Epidemic'
The second annual Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education Conference at the Wiscasset Community Center will feature a full day of discussion on Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.

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Damariscotta Names First Officer of the Year
The Damariscotta Police Department presented its first Officer of the Year Award on Wednesday, April 20.

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