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Wednesday, November 25, 2015 Serving Maine and Lincoln County for over a century. Volume 140 Issue 48


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Medomak Middle School Students Help Area Food Pantries
Area food pantries recently received a helping hand from students at Medomak Middle School in the form of a student-led food drive.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Wiscasset School Department Affirms Commitment to Band Program
The retirement of longtime Wiscasset School Department band teacher Roger Whitney in October raised concern among parents about the future of the band program, Superintendent Heather Wilmot said. "It was a challenge to find someone with a similar skill set who could support instrumental lessons and ensemble arrangements," Wilmot said.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Drones Fly from Wiscasset Middle High School
The UAV Academy course available to Wiscasset High School students was the first of its kind in Maine and is now being emulated by other schools across the state, alumnus Jesse Hinman told the Wiscasset School Committee at its Thursday, Nov. 19 meeting. The course teaches students the history, regulations, applications, and science behind unmanned aerial vehicles, all while students build their own "hobby drones."
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Jefferson Head-On Collision Injures Three
Three individuals were transported to the hospital following a head-on collision at the junction of Routes 17 and 32 in Jefferson on Monday evening, Nov. 23.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
High Stakes for Annual Legislative Tour of Jail
An annual tour of Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset for local legislators will have special meaning this year and, for the first time in the history of the tour, the public is invited to attend. Scheduled for Friday, Dec. 11, the tour has previously focused on the budget crunch created by the lack of promised state funding for flagship jails, or jails that house out-of-county inmates, through the now-defunct Maine Board of Corrections.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
A Marine Remembered
The marquee at Bob Rogers Canoe Sales on Route 1 in Wiscasset announces the passing of Marine Sergeant Charles Abbott, and he will be missed.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Veteran Receives Medals in Front of Family and Friends
The Charles C. Lilly American Legion Post 149 was filled with food and family on the afternoon of Sunday, Nov. 22, for the presentation of medals to a World War II veteran.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
GSB Elective Takes Learning to the Woods
Students at Great Salt Bay Community School now have the chance to learn how to build fires, tie knots, and pick up other wilderness and survival skills through a new elective offered by Assistant Principal Ira Michaud.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Crime & Courts

Texas Man Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Sexual Contact

Damariscotta Woman Gets Year for Drug Charges

Waldoboro Resident Pleads Guilty to Crack Conspiracy Charge

Waldoboro Man Arrested for Alleged Sexual Assault

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Bremen Decides Columbia Needs Mooring Permit
The Columbia, a 90-foot fishing vessel which became a point of contention as it sat abandoned in Pemaquid Harbor for nearly two years, is drawing concern in its new home, Bremen's Greenland Cove.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
LA Senior Wins Vocal Competition
Lincoln Academy senior Cayleigh Hearth won first place in Division III at The National Association for Teachers of Singing competition on Saturday, Nov. 21 at Bates College in Lewiston.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Legislators Calling for Closer Scrutiny of Maine's Lottery System
Lawmakers from both parties are calling for closer scrutiny of Maine's $230 million-a-year state-run lottery, including determining if its advertising targets Maine's poor, who are the state's most avid players.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
First Seasonal Snowfall for Lincoln County
Lincoln County saw the first flakes of snow for the season in the wee hours of Monday morning, but the duration was so fleeting and the snowfall so light that any effects were negligible.
Monday, November 23, 2015
Yellowfront Expects to Complete Upgrade by Christmas
Damariscotta's Yellowfront Grocery is receiving a bit of sprucing up just in time for the holidays.
Friday, November 20, 2015
Coast Guard Crew Medevacs Man Near Boothbay Harbor
A 49-year-old man was medically evacuated from his boat five miles southeast of Boothbay Harbor on Monday after a man on another boat noticed the victim was in medical distress, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
Monday, November 16, 2015
Smoked Herring Available in South Bristol
Fans of salty, smoky, seafood snacks can once again find a fix at the old smokehouse next to the S Road School in South Bristol.
Friday, November 13, 2015

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