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Early Deadline For Independence Day
The Lincoln County News office will be closed for Independence Day on Monday, July 4. The deadline for letters to the editor and press releases - normally 5 p.m. on Monday - is 5 p.m. on Friday, July 1, for the upcoming edition. The deadline for ads is noon on Friday.
Friday, June 24, 2016
Fire Damages Waldoboro Boathouse
A fire badly damaged a boathouse at 2751 Friendship Road in Waldoboro the afternoon of Wednesday, June 22. No injuries were reported.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Skidompha to Buy Back Old Library
Skidompha Public Library in downtown Damariscotta has a purchase-and-sale agreement in place to buy 170 Main St., the library's home for 79 years, from 1922-2001.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
DOT to Remove Whitefield Bridge in November
Northy Bridge on Howe Road, which the Maine Department of Transportation closed with less than a week's notice in December 2015, will be removed by November, and those plans are non-negotiable, Maine Department of Transportation officials said.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Wiscasset Selectmen Uphold Vote on DOT Proposal
Despite a last-minute plea from downtown business owners, the Wiscasset Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to move forward with the Maine Department of Transportation's option 2 to alleviate traffic congestion in Wiscasset at its Monday, June 20 meeting.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Town Meetings

Damariscotta Passes Sign Ordinance by Five Votes

Dresden Approves RSU 2 Exploratory Committee

Newcastle Approves Budget with Raise for Selectmen

Somerville Voters Decide to Appoint Road Commissioner

Westport Island Annual Town Meeting Saturday, June 25



Wednesday, June 22, 2016
'A Heart of Gold': Remembering Olive Pierce
Olive Pierce's black-and-white photograph "Early Morning Fog, 1990" depicts three boys in caps and worn clothing standing on a dock on a foggy morning; one of them is giving the camera a slightly furtive look. The photograph could be seen as a typical piece of Maine maritime artwork had Pierce decided to focus only on the landscape and leave out the children. As it is, her photograph goes beyond landscape art, giving the viewer a strong feeling about the lives of the people who inhabit such landscapes.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Waldoboro Violinists to Help Celebrate Watershed with Multimedia Concert
Many people, even those who are not classical music buffs, are familiar with the lively, beautiful strains of Antonio Vivaldi's four-part musical masterpiece called "The Four Seasons." More often than not, it is performed by a full symphony orchestra. At 7 p.m., Saturday, June 25, however, "The Four Seasons" will be performed by a talented young chamber sextet at the Broad Bay Congregational United Church of Christ in Waldoboro.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Kaler's Corner Store to Get Addition, Facelift
The Waldoboro building home to Corner Variety and Pizzeria has new owners with ambitious plans for the property, including the construction of an addition that will house a new restaurant.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Outgoing Wiscasset School Committee Chair Reflects on Creating a District
Wiscasset School Committee Chair Steve Smith called his last meeting to order June 15. With the meeting ended a three-year term that oversaw the establishment of an independent school district.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
RSU 12 Honors Outgoing Whitefield Board Members
The three outgoing Whitefield representatives on the RSU 12 Board of Directors have weathered several of the district's trials. As board members Joan Morin, Malinda Caron, and Chair Hilary Holm depart, the three spoke of their experience on the board.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Waldoboro Selectmen Opt for Open Town Meeting to Resolve Budget Questions
The Waldoboro Board of Selectmen voted 3-1 in favor of holding an open special town meeting to address the budgets for the office of the town manager, rejected at the annual town meeting; and the fire department, incorrectly printed in the town warrant.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
'Arson-Caused Fire' Burns Bristol Wetland
An "arson-caused fire" burned almost 3 acres in a wooded marsh area off Carl Bailey Road in Bristol the evening of June 15.
Thursday, June 16, 2016


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