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Fast Moving Storm Leaves Fresh Blanket of Snowfall; Next Storm Forecast for Tues.
The effects of an ocean storm reached far enough into Lincoln County to leave an estimated 4 to 8 inches of snowfall accumulation, but little else in the way of damage.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
NWS: Heaviest Snowfall Due for Sat. Afternoon, Evening Hours
A bulletin issued by the National Weather Service at 12:48 p.m. on Saturday advises that the heaviest snowfall is yet to come for Lincoln County. According to the NWS, the storm center will track, "close enough to the coast to bring a period of heavy snow to the area, mainly Saturday afternoon and evening." The NWS has also raised the estimate of snowfall totals for Lincoln County from 4 to 8 inches to 6 to 10 inches.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Parking Restrictions, Cancellations as Snow Moves In
Parking restrictions are in effect and cancellations are starting to roll in as wet, heavy snowfall overspreads Lincoln County on Saturday.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Maine Ethics Commission Fines Waldoboro Man who Sent Defamatory Mailer in House Race
Members of the Maine Ethics Commission had tough words for a Waldoboro man Friday when the panel levied fines totaling $285 against him for election finance filing violations.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Area Firefighters Contain Chimney Fire in Damariscotta
The Newcastle, Bristol, and Damariscotta Fire Departments received a report of a potential structure fire on Standpipe Road in Damariscotta at approximately 9:11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 24.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Winter Storm Advisory for Saturday Upgraded; 4-8 Inches of Snowfall Possible
The National Weather Service has upgraded a winter storm watch to a winter storm warning in advance of a weather system forecast to bring snowfall to Lincoln County beginning Saturday afternoon and continuing into the night. The "warning" status indicates that a significant winter storm is either expected or occurring.
Friday, January 23, 2015
LePage Wants to Replace Secretary of State With a Lieutenant Governor
Republican Gov. Paul LePage wants to get rid of the secretary of state position and replace it with a lieutenant governor.
Friday, January 23, 2015
NWS Issues Winter Storm Watch for Sat. Snowfall
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch in advance of a weather system forecast to bring snowfall to Lincoln County beginning Saturday afternoon and continuing into the night.
Friday, January 23, 2015
Special Town Meeting in Somerville Feb. 7
Somerville voters will decide whether to transfer $252,000 from the town's general fund to several reserve accounts and whether to approve two new ordinances at a special town meeting scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 7.
Friday, January 23, 2015
Somerville Planning Board Moves Proposed Ordinances Ahead
Following a lightly attended public hearing where one resident raised a number of concerns, the Somerville Planning Board voted to move ahead with proposed subdivision and site plan review ordinances as written and address any concerns at a later time.
Friday, January 23, 2015
RSU 40 Board Approves Medomak Valley Varsity Football Team
Acting in front of a sea of blue and gold, the RSU 40 Board of Directors voted Jan. 22 to approve a varsity football team at Medomak Valley High School for a three year probationary term, just one year after its approval of a school club team.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Five Area Conservation Groups Consider Merger
Five conservation organizations spanning from Southport to Montville are exploring consolidating into a new, regional organization, and proposals could go before their respective boards and memberships as early as this summer.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Great Salt Bay School Committee Discusses Pre-K
The Great Salt Bay School Committee is forming a committee to research interest in and costs of a potential pre-kindergarten program either at Great Salt Bay Community School or throughout AOS 93.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
L.A. Students to Move Into New Dormitory
Forty Lincoln Academy students and several school employees with their families plan to move into the school's new dormitory by the end of February vacation.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Wiscasset Considers Spelling Error in Road Name
Wiscasset resident Don Jones asked the Wiscasset Board of Selectmen to correct what he said is an error in the spelling of Rumerill Road during the board's meeting Tuesday, Jan. 20.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
County Commissioners Talk Future of County Jail System
With the Maine Board of Corrections in turmoil, the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners and Lincoln County Sheriff Todd Brackett spoke about the uncertain future of the county jail system at the Tuesday, Jan. 20 commissioners meeting.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Angels Rally for Ellie
Ellie Busby, of Waldoboro, always knew she had friends, but she hates calling on them in time of need, which is why her friends have gone ahead and set up an online fundraiser on Busby's behalf, "Angels for Ellie."
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Ringing In a New Day In an Old Way
The ringing of a historical bell at Jefferson Village School each morning started as an off-hand practice but has grown into a daily ritual for the school's technology coordinator, Bill "Mr. Bill" Howard.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Jail Authority Discusses Future of State Board of Corrections
The Lincoln and Sagadahoc Multicounty Jail Authority Board of Directors discussed the future of the Maine Board of Corrections and how it affects Two Bridges Regional Jail during a board meeting Jan. 14.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Chamberlain and Round Pond Post Office Employees Could Lose Jobs
Longtime employees of the Chamberlain and Round Pond post offices could lose their jobs as the result of a U.S. Postal Service effort to eliminate "postmaster relief" positions, although local and nationwide petition efforts seek to save the positions.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Lincoln County Recycling Program Gains Revenue by Decreasing Waste
According to its brochure, the Lincoln County recycling program is one of the oldest in New England and the largest in Maine. Currrently under new leadership, the program has a renewed sense of purpose, and, according to supervisor Tim Richardson, is gearing up "to take off and thrive."
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Fire Service Remembers Newcastle Firefighter as Leader, Mentor
Newcastle 1st Assistant Fire Chief Michael "Newman" Santos died unexpectedly Friday, Jan. 16. Santos, 67, was the president of the Lincoln County Fire Academy and authored "The Hose Line" column for The Lincoln County News.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
South Bristol School Spindrifters Visit Edgecomb Eddy School
South Bristol's renowned jump rope club, the Spindrifters, gave its first performance of 2015 at the Edgecomb Eddy School Thursday, Jan. 15.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Alna Planning Board Recommends Fine for Shoreland Zone Violations
The Alna Planning Board held a special meeting on Jan. 19 to resolve alleged shoreland zone violations on a Dock Road property
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Damariscotta Woman Injured After Being Knocked Down by Spooked Deer
A Damariscotta woman sustained injuries to her back after a deer her dog spooked ran into her and knocked her to the ground the morning of Jan. 16.
Monday, January 19, 2015


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