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Man's Body Recovered After Garage Fire In Waldoboro, Business Owner Missing
Updated April 24 at 9:00 p.m.
The body of a man found in the basement of Pinkham's Auto Repair & Tires in Waldoboro after a fire April 24 has been taken to State Medical Examiner's Office in Augusta for an autopsy and identification, according to a press release from the State Fire Marshal's Office. Meanwhile, the business's owner, Jeff Pinkham, is missing and his truck was parked inside the garage at the time of the fire, according to the release.

Friday, April 24, 2015
Wiscasset School Resource Officer Back on the Warrant
The question of Wiscasset's school resource 0fficer will be decided by voters at the annual town meeting. Wiscasset selectmen voted 3-2 to restore a warrant article about the position in the final minutes of a special meeting held to finalize the warrant Friday, April 24.
Friday, April 24, 2015
Fire Destroys Dresden Home
Fire destroyed a home on Hunter Road in Dresden around midday Friday, April 24. Ten fire departments battled the blaze for more than two hours.
Friday, April 24, 2015
State Recognizes Dresden, Edgecomb Schools for Performance
Dresden Elementary and Edgecomb Eddy are two of just 12 schools to earn recognition as High Performance Reward Schools from the Maine Department of Education.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Edgecomb Volunteer Firefighters Complete Basic Firefighter Training
Boothbay Fire Department Captain Dave Pratt lit two flares and threw them into a Subaru hatchback filled with hay. The car fire on Saturday, April 18 at a gravel pit in Boothbay was the last step for eight members of the Edgecomb Fire Department to complete basic firefighter training.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Somerville's Proposed Budget Down, but Fire Department Up
The Somerville Budget Committee unanimously moved its proposed budget forward for annual town meeting, even though several members are concerned over a 40 percent larger request from the Somerville Volunteer Fire Department.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Alna's Juniper Hill Goes Old School
Juniper Hill School's "sprouts," or 8- to 10-year-olds, traveled back in time Friday, April 17 to attend school at Alna's Center Schoolhouse, as the culmination of a months-long learning project focused on Alna's history. The Center Schoolhouse is the second-oldest one-room schoolhouse in Maine, according to the National Register of Historic Places.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Whitefield Appoints New Emergency Management Director
Whitefield has a new emergency management director. On April 7, the Whitefield Board of Selectmen voted to appoint Nicole Ripley to fill the position, which has been vacant since November.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Benefit for Walt and Vikki Hilton Set for Saturday
The community is rallying to support longtime Damariscotta residents Walt and Vikki Hilton. A spaghetti supper and silent auction is planned for Saturday, April 25 beginning at 4:30 p.m. Both of the Hiltons are facing medical challenges that require travel and services that insurances cannot provide. Laura Benner and Judy McLain decided to take matters into their own hands and help their friends.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Lincoln Academy Cuts Ribbon for New Buildings
Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, cut the ribbon to mark the opening of Lincoln Academy's new residence hall and technology center in Newcastle Friday, April 17.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Helicopter That Crashed In Whitefield Had Fuel, No Mechanical Anomalies
Reports by the National Transportation Safety Board and Rolls-Royce about a helicopter crash in Whitefield in May 2014 say examinations found no anomalies that would have prevented normal operation of the aircraft.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Wiscasset Family Sponsors Plate for The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital
A Wiscasset family whose daughter was helped by The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital wanted to give back, and so they teamed up with the hospital's director of special and annual giving to develop a new charity license plate.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Property Tax Hike Expected in Edgecomb
A significant tax increase may be the only long-term solution to Edgecomb's budget woes, selectmen said at their meeting Monday, April 20.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Hagar Enterprises Requests Zoning Change
Hagar Enterprises Inc. is asking Damariscotta to approve a zoning amendment that would enable the business to expand operations at its 162 Biscay Rd. property.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Damariscotta Municipal Budget Rises 3.05 Percent
Damariscotta voters will consider a 3.05 percent increase in the $2.72 million municipal budget at annual town meeting in June.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Missing Edgecomb Woman Found Deceased
The Edgecomb woman missing since Friday was found deceased at approximately 1:50 p.m., Monday, April 20, Lt. Michael Murphy with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office said.
Monday, April 20, 2015

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