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Edgecomb Approves Fire Department Turnout Gear Request
Edgecomb voters approved a request from the fire department for 15 new sets of turnout gear at the annual town meeting Saturday, May 21 - the only divergence on the town meeting warrant between the budget committee's recommendation and the amount presented to voters.
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Monhegan-Filmed 'Congressman' Explores American Values
Filmed on Monhegan in late 2013, part-time islander Robert Mrazek's new movie "The Congressman" first opened in late April of this year in Washington, D.C. On May 6, it hit the big screen in nearby Portland. By Friday, May 20, when it opens at the Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta, the Maine-made movie will have been viewed by audiences across the United States, including in Los Angeles and New York City.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
South Bristol Bridge Will Soon Open to Traffic
The Maine Department of Transportation and Cianbro are preparing to open the new drawbridge in South Bristol to both vehicles and boat traffic prior to the end of the month.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Wiscasset's New Police Chief on Duty
Wiscasset's new police chief has arrived. Jeffrey Lange was sworn in and began duty on Monday, May 16; he brings nearly 30 years of public safety experience to his new role as head of the Wiscasset Police Department.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Nobleboro-Jefferson Transfer Station's Howell Named Top Manager
The manager of the Nobleboro-Jefferson Transfer Station was recently recognized with an award from the Maine Resource Recovery Association.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Fire Claims 'Iconic' Sheepscot Farmhouse
A fire claimed one of Sheepscot's oldest homes at 38 South Dyer Neck Road the afternoon of Thursday, May 12.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Fire Destroys Bayside Cottage In South Bristol
No one was home when a fire started that consumed much of a waterfront cottage on Rutherford Island in South Bristol on Saturday, May 14.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Boothbay Harbor Country Club Celebrates Clubhouse Completion
The Boothbay Harbor Country Club celebrated the completion of its new clubhouse with a ribbon-cutting ceremony May 11, a week prior to the club's opening May 18.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Waldoboro Hosts Discussion on A.D. Gray
Residents and town officials convened at the Waldoboro town office to discuss the future of the A.D. Gray School and come up with ideas for what to do with the vacant structure Tuesday, May 17.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Edgecomb to Consider New Technology, Turnout Gear
Edgecomb residents have long requested the ability to register vehicles online. At the annual town meeting Saturday, May 21, residents will have the ability to vote on it.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Edgecomb to Vote in New Selectman, School Committee Member
Edgecomb will vote for its municipal officers Friday, May 20 with two newcomers running unopposed for seats on the board of selectmen and the school committee. Ted Hugger is running for a seat on the Edgecomb Board of Selectmen; Mark Graham for a seat on the Edgecomb School Committee.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
New Book Documents 'Dream Come True' in Lincoln County Wilderness
William Emrich's newly released book, "Wild Maine Adventure," tells the story of how the retiree from Tampa, Fla. built a secluded off-grid cabin next to a pond in the Maine woods. If that sounds fairly uneventful, it wasn't.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Damariscotta Police Fish Inspires Hannaford Cake
A fish living in the Damariscotta Police Department has inspired a popular "cupcake cake" in the bakery at Hannaford Supermarket in Damariscotta.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Well-Drilling Truck Rolls Over in Jefferson
A well-drilling truck rolled over following a brake failure at the corner of Routes 32 and 213 in Jefferson on Saturday, May 14.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Roadwork to Begin in Damariscotta
The Maine Department of Transportation will begin its scheduled roadwork on three of Damariscotta's state-maintained roads later this week.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016


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