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NWS: High Winds, Heavy Rain May Bring Outages Sunday
The National Weather Service is advising that high winds hitting fully leafed trees combined with wet ground from heavy rainfall may result in downed trees and limbs, bringing the possibility of power outages on Sunday.
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Three Injured in Route 1 Accident in Waldoboro
Three people were injured in a rear-end accident on Route 1 in Waldoboro the morning of June 27, according to Waldoboro Police Officer Jeff Fuller.
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Harold C. Ralph Chevrolet Shuts Down After Over 60 Years
Waldoboro's last remaining brand-name car dealership, Harold C. Ralph Chevrolet, will be closed for good after June 26, according to co-owner Steve Ralph.
Friday, June 26, 2015
Reward Increased to $700 in Jefferson Village School Field Vandalism Case
Ollie's Place and other contributors are now offering a $700 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for recent vandalism to Jefferson Village School's baseball/soccer field.
Friday, June 26, 2015
Firefighters Knock Out Basement Fire in Wiscasset
Updated Friday, June 26 11:02 a.m.
An electrical fault in a light bulb fixture in the basement was the determined cause of the fire at 16 Old County Road in Wiscasset, Thursday, June 25, Wiscasset Fire Chief T.J. Merry said.

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Damariscotta Police Report
The Damariscotta police report the following activity from June 14 to 20:
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
In Lieu of Wings Over Wiscasset, American Legion Organizes Ceremony
Wings over Wiscasset was instituted with the help of the Texas Flying Legends Museum to honor veterans and educate the larger community about their service. The event may have been canceled in its third year, but the effort to recognize and honor service members has not.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Waldoboro Selectmen to Hold Workshop on Failed Budget
The Waldoboro Board of Selectmen are planning a workshop meeting for Monday, June 29 on the topic of the 2015-2016 budget for the office of the town manager, which failed to pass at annual town meeting 424 votes to 286.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
State Board Rules in Favor of Greenleaf Cove Association
Westport Island First Selectman George Richardson announced Monday evening, June 22, the state Property Tax Review Board has ruled in favor of the Greenleaf Cove Association in its appeal of the selectmen's decision to deny an abatement request. The association will obtain open space status for its common lot and receive a 45 percent reduction in property taxes.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
No Texas Flying Legends Museum, No Wings over Wiscasset
Without the support of the Texas Flying Legends Museum, the cost of Wings over Wiscasset exceeded the projected revenue, forcing the event to cancel in its third year. "It boils down to money," event coordinator Hilary Tounge said.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Work on Lincoln Academy's New Turf Field Underway
Work quietly began on Lincoln Academy's new artificial turf field June 5. The 80,000 square foot field is being constructed where the baseball field was formerly located. The field is expected to be finished by mid-August, just in time for the fall soccer and field hockey seasons.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
New Teachers' Contract for RSU 40 Unanimously Approved
The Regional School Unit 40 Board of Directors and the Medomak Valley Education Association - the collective bargaining unit for teachers in RSU 40 - have both unanimously approved a new three-year contract for the district's teachers.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Whitefield Selectmen Adopt Personal Property Tax Policy
Meeting June 23, the Whitefield Board of Selectmen voted 3-2 to adopt the majority of recommendations of the town's personal property tax committee and settled an issue the committee could not: the town will apply the state's personal property tax strictly to businesses.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Respected Medomak Valley Principal Harold Wilson Passes Away
Recently retired Medomak Valley High School Principal Harold Wilson passed away this week, just months after being diagnosed with liver cancer and days after the district school board approved acting Principal Andrew Cavanaugh as Wilson's permanent replacement.
Monday, June 22, 2015


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