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Tuesday, October 13, 2015 Serving Maine and Lincoln County for over a century. Volume 140 Issue 41


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Sherman's Owner to Acquire Maine Coast Book Shop
From early spring, with the jarring announcement that Damariscotta's 50-year-old Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe was up for sale, all efforts were made to reassure worried patrons that their favorite bookshop was in no danger of disappearing and that, in fact, as highest priority, everything possible would be done to find the perfect new owner and keep the same excellent bookshop on Main Street for many years to come. In the months since, however, few have seemed much comforted.
Monday, October 12, 2015
Two Vehicle Collision In Nobleboro
One person was transported to the hospital following a two car accident in Nobleboro on Friday afternoon, Oct. 9.
Friday, October 9, 2015
Wiscasset School Department Names Next Middle High School Principal
In a special meeting held Oct. 8, the Wiscasset School Committee named Peg Armstrong, of Bath, the next principal for the Wiscasset Middle High School.
Friday, October 9, 2015
Boothbay Woman Arrested for Collision that Closed Route 1 in Wiscasset
Update to Oct. 8 article

A Boothbay woman was charged with a felony for allegedly operating under the influence of drugs, causing a collision with injury that closed Route 1 in Wiscasset for approximately one hour the afternoon of Oct. 8.

Thursday, October 8, 2015
Damariscotta Planning Board Creating Sign Ordinance
The Damariscotta Planning Board is in the process of creating a stand-alone sign ordinance.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Wiscasset Airport to House 'Transformational' Technology One More Year
The turbine engines under development at Peregrine Turbine Technologies in Wiscasset have been called "transformational" and "disruptive" by leaders in the tech industry. The highly efficient, low-emission system created through Peregrine's turbine engine design has been called a potential game-changer for the energy industry.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Bristol Selectmen, Harbor Committee Authorize Columbia Removal
The Columbia might finally be leaving Pemaquid Harbor.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Waldoboro Vet's Artwork on Display at State House
The artwork of a Waldoboro artist and veteran is currently on display in the Maine House of Representatives and the capitol's education conference room.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Newcastle 11-Year-Old Tapped for 'Elf' Musical in Pennsylvania
Andrew Lyndaker, an 11-year-old actor from Newcastle, has been chosen to play a leading role in the musical "Elf" with the renowned Fulton Opera House in Pennsylvania. He is contracted for over 60 performances of the musical from Nov. 17 through Jan. 3, 2016.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Wiscasset Selectmen Gridlocked on Foreclosures
Residents piled in to the Wiscasset Board of Selectmen's Tuesday, Oct. 6 meeting to hear about potential action the town would take on its foreclosed-on properties. After a legal overview and review of the town's tax-acquired property policy by attorney Wendy J. Paradis, selectmen failed to reach agreement on a course of action to take to exercise their right to dispose of property long-delinquent on its tax bills.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Vehicle Strikes Bristol Town Office
A woman drove her vehicle into the entryway of the Bristol town office early Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 6.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Pierpont Squashes Pumpkin Record, Again
For the second year in a row, the winner of the Damariscotta Pumpkinfest annual giant pumpkin weigh-off set a new state record.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Autumn Rain Storm Brings Deluge to Lincoln County
A significant rain and wind storm pummeled Lincoln County Sept. 30, causing power outages, washing out roads, and damaging an important National Weather Service radio tower in Dresden.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Waldo Theatre Continues Work Toward Reopening
Members of the community met with the Waldo Theatre Board of Directors to discuss the future of Waldoboro's community theater.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Man Sentenced for Harassing Local Teens
A 39-year-old Owls Head man was sentenced Friday, Oct. 2 to four months in jail after admitting to harassing 11 girls by sending them messages on Facebook.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Summer Worker Found Deceased in Boothbay Harbor
A 25-year-old from St. Louis, Mo., was found deceased in Boothbay Harbor waters on Saturday, Oct. 3 at approximately 8:59 a.m. Don Johnson, a seasonal worker in Boothbay Harbor, was found in the water near the footbridge by pedestrians walking across it, Boothbay Harbor Police Chief Robert Hasch said.
Monday, October 5, 2015
Lepage Orders Flags Flown at Half, Blames Violence on Mental Illness
Governor Paul R. LePage has ordered flags on all public buildings and grounds to be lowered to half-staff immediately until sunset on Tuesday, Oct. 6, in honor of the victims of the mass shooting in Roseburg, Oregon.
Monday, October 5, 2015
Increase in Whitefield tax commitment less than expected
Meeting Sept. 29, the Whitefield Board of Selectmen agreed to a relatively small increase in the town's mil rate, setting the rate for 2015-12016 at 14.7 mils.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

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