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Wiscasset Selectmen Reverse Decision on Ambulance Budget
Meeting Thursday, April 28 to finalize the warrant for the annual town meeting, the Wiscasset Board of Selectmen reversed its previous decision to present two Wiscasset Ambulance Service budgets to voters. Voters will now be presented with one budget for the ambulance service in the amount of $478,250, which covers the cost for full-time station coverage.
Friday, April 29, 2016
Governor Talks Minimum Wage, Tax-Exempt Property in Damariscotta
Maine Gov. Paul LePage spoke about the minimum wage, tax-exempt property, and a variety of other topics during a town-hall meeting at Great Salt Bay Community School in Damariscotta, Wednesday, April 27.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Wiscasset Names New Police Chief
Wiscasset has named its next police chief. Jeff Lange, interim chief of the Paris Police Department in Paris, Maine, will head the Wiscasset Police Department beginning May 23, Town Manager Marian Anderson said.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Local Firefighters Hear About Growing Cancer Risk
The culture of the fire service needs to change to reduce firefighters' exposure to carcinogens and combat climbing cancer rates in firefighters, according to advocates.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Elderly Tax Deferral Going to Another Vote in Whitefield
The question that split the house at Whitefield's annual town meeting in March, whether the town should adopt an elderly tax deferral ordinance, will again be presented to voters, this time by ballot at the June 14 election.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Wiscasset Ambulance Membership Thins, Budget Vote Looms
Future staffing of the Wiscasset Ambulance Service will be determined at the annual town meeting by referendum in June, with residents to decide which of two proposed budgets to support. The Wiscasset Board of Selectmen voted 3-2 to present the budgets as two separate warrant articles during their final meeting with the Wiscasset Budget Committee on Tuesday, April 26.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Fishery Keeps Eye on Lobster Shell Disease
Lobstermen plying the waters of the Gulf of Maine from the southern end of Maine's coast to the Canadian border have seen historically high landings in recent years, offering a stark contrast to the lobster fishery in southern New England.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Wiscasset to Decide Where to Send Its Trash
The Wiscasset Transfer Station has sent its garbage to the Penobscot Energy Recovery Co. since the town's transfer station was built in the early 1990s, Superintendent Ron Lear said, but that relationship may be coming to an end.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Midcoast Lyme to Host Conference in 'Epicenter of the Epidemic'
The second annual Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education Conference at the Wiscasset Community Center will feature a full day of discussion on Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Damariscotta Names First Officer of the Year
The Damariscotta Police Department presented its first Officer of the Year Award on Wednesday, April 20.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Dresden Gravel Pit Goes Back to Planning Board
The Ludwig Road gravel pit will soon appear on the Dresden Planning Board's agenda once again, as the Dresden Board of Appeals found the board failed to produce the findings and conclusions used to approve the pit.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Newcastle 11-Year-Old Gets Call-Back from Broadway
Andrew Lyndaker, 11, of Newcastle, was surprised by a call from his theatrical manager two weeks ago. He was asked to come to New York City to audition for a role in the new Broadway musical "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," based on the beloved tale by Roald Dahl.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
'Our Town': a Timeless Classic
"Our Town" opens Friday, April 29 at the Poe Theater in Newcastle. Heartwood's production of the play, under the direction of Griff Braley, strives to bring the production directly into the audience. It has an inclusive quality that welcomes the attendees into the story.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Nine Businesses Fail Alcohol Compliance Checks
Nine of 30 Lincoln County businesses failed alcohol compliance checks the afternoon of Friday, April 22.
Monday, April 25, 2016

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