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Lincoln County Sheriff's Report
Sheriff Todd Brackett reports the following:

On June 22, Sgt. Jason Nein received a report of criminal mischief to a rock ledge at the Farnham Point Resident's Association Park in Boothbay. It was discovered that someone had spray-painted graffiti on the ledge. Further investigation will follow if any new information comes forth.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
'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.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Former Home Care Worker Faces Jail for Stealing From Client
A former home care worker who prosecutors say has not lived up to the terms of a plea agreement faces up to nine months in jail for stealing more than $17,000 from a woman in her care.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Dresden Firefighter Injured in Accident
An 18-year-old Dresden volunteer firefighter is recovering from severe injuries after a fiery car wreck in Augusta early Saturday, June 25.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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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