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LePage Orders Flags Flown At Half
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
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
Wiscasset Town Office Closed
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Wiscasset Town Office is closed for normal business today.
Monday, October 5, 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.
Monday, October 5, 2015
Accident Closes Route 1 in Wiscasset Five Days After it Occurred
Both lanes of Route 1 in Wiscasset were temporarily closed as a vehicle was pulled from the woods at approximately 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1 in the vicinity of Norm's Used Cars. The accident is thought to have occurred between 1 a.m. to 3 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 27, Wiscasset Police Chief Troy Cline said.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Autumn Rain Storm Brings Deluge to Lincoln County
A significant rain and wind storm pummeled Lincoln County throughout the day on Wednesday, causing power outages, washing out roads, and damaging an important National Weather Service radio tower in Dresden.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Rain Takes Damariscotta by Storm
A combination of heavy rainfall and high tide caused a bit of commotion in downtown Damariscotta Sept. 30, as water measuring up to a foot deep pooled in the municipal parking lot.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Alna Tax Commitment Down 9.6 Percent
The new valuation for power company equipment, a decreased school budget, and an increase in surplus enabled Alna to drop its tax commitment approximately 9.6 percent for 2015.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Emergency Response to Chemical Spill at Molnlycke Tested
Sirens blared from Molnlycke Health Care's manufacturing facility off of Old Ferry Road in Wiscasset on Sept. 23. Employees evacuated, the switchboard at Lincoln County 9-1-1 lit up, and a multi-agency response to a report of a chemical spill ensued.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Whitefield Fire and Rescue to Breathe Easier with FEMA Grant
Whitefield Fire and Rescue will be able to purchase a breathable air compression system for the municipal station, due to a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant the department was recently awarded.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Great-Grandmother Rehabilitates Inmates with Compassion, Respect
After nearly 20 years working to change inmates' lives for the better, Lincoln County Sheriff's Deputy Ellie Grover retired from full-time duty early this year.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Pierpont Preps for Pumpkinfest
A Jefferson man has kept busy this summer tending to his garden in preparation for a number of growing contests at the end of the season.
Wednesday, September 30, 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
Crime & Courts

Two Biddeford Men Suspected in Yellowfront Break-In

Newcastle Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Crime, Threatening Deputy

Bristol Woman Reaches Plea Deal in Alleged Stabbing

Theft Charges Against Jail Officer Dismissed after Victim's Death

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Bristol Woman's Thesis Combines Menopause and Martial Arts
When Linda Porter entered her third semester of her master's program at Goddard College, she needed to come up with an idea for her thesis presentation. She decided to combine two things she has first-hand knowledge of: martial arts and menopause.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
South Bristol Students Explore Witch Island
While most commutes to school include walking or taking the bus, some South Bristol School students spent a week taking a boat to class.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Solarize Central Lincoln County Hopes to Brighten Future
A local collaborative effort is making a big push to spread the use of solar power in Lincoln County before a federal tax credit expires at the end of 2016.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
No New Developments in Burglaries of Wiscasset Restaurants
Update to story posted Sept. 24

Despite the arrest of two Biddeford men in connection with a string of burglaries throughout the Midcoast region, there are no new developments in the break-ins at Hunter's Breakfast and the Sea Basket Restaurant in Wiscasset, reported the morning of Sept. 23.

Monday, September 28, 2015

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