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Friday, April 17, 2015 Serving Maine and Lincoln County for over a century. Volume 140 Issue 16


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Lincoln Academy Cuts Ribbon For New Buildings
U.S. Sen. Angus King cut the ribbon to mark the opening of Lincoln Academy's new residence hall and technology center Friday, April 17.
Friday, April 17, 2015
Damariscotta Explores Solar Power
The town of Damariscotta is exploring the feasibility of installing solar panels on the roof of the fire station, according to Town Manager Matt Lutkus.
Friday, April 17, 2015
State to Install Rumble Strips on Route 1
The Department of Transportation will install rumble strips on Route 1 in Damariscotta, Edgecomb, Newcastle, Nobleboro, and Waldoboro this summer.
Friday, April 17, 2015
Walpole Residents Discharged From Hospital After Route 1 Crash
A car accident on Route 1 in Edgecomb at approximately 2:47 p.m. on April 15 sent two Walpole residents to different area hospitals. They have since been discharged.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
'Operation Help Thy Neighbor' Comes to a Close
In a coordinated effort dubbed Operation Help Thy Neighbor, Chelsea Elementary School hosted the approximately 174 students and staff from Whitefield Elementary School while repairs in Whitefield were underway.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Dogs and Handlers Train on Search and Rescue at Wavus
About 25 handler/dog teams came to Wavus Camps in Jefferson between April 11 to 13 to learn about scent and do practical training with Maine Search and Rescue Dogs.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Lincoln County Detective to Focus on Domestic Violence
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Detective Jared Mitkus will focus on domestic violence investigations in his new position.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Westport Island Volunteers Hard at Work
Volunteers have always been an important part of Westport Island town government, as with most towns and cities throughout the country. The week of April 12 to 18 is National Volunteer Appreciation Week, the time for towns to show their appreciation to their volunteers.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Lincoln County Communications Center Recognized for Service
They stand ready 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer every 9-1-1 call made in Lincoln County. The response of every fire department, ambulance service, and law enforcement agency in Lincoln County depends on them.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Bristol Selectmen Hear From Dirt Road Advocates
The Bristol Board of Selectmen met April 8 with several residents who want the town to reconsider paving dirt roads.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Newcastle Finalizes Town Budget
The Newcastle Board of Selectmen and Newcastle Finance Committee will recommend slightly different municipal budgets to voters at annual town meeting in June.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Newcastle Presents Boston Post Cane
The town of Newcastle presented its Boston Post Cane to 98-year-old Eugene Walsh during a brief ceremony at the Newcastle town office Monday, April 13.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Twin Villages Selectmen Agree to Continue Joint Public Works
The Damariscotta and Newcastle boards of selectmen have agreed to continue working toward an extension of the interlocal agreement between the towns for public works.
Monday, April 13, 2015
Fire Destroys Damariscotta Cottage, Shed
Fire destroyed a small house and shed at 65 Cathedral Pines Road in Damariscotta the afternoon of Saturday, April 11.
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Inspection Reveals All Light Fixtures in Whitefield Gymnasium Overheating
Whitefield Elementary School Principal Joshua McNaughton held up a 250 watt metal alloy bulb and a piece of melted wire, taken from a light fixture in the Whitefield Elementary School gymnasium at the RSU 12 Board of Directors meeting Thursday, April 9.

"It's a miracle the whole place didn't burn down," he said.

Friday, April 10, 2015

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