• Oscar Cronk still learning and loving the outdoor life


    Oscar Cronk has had many titles over the years, worm digger, hunter, trapper, dog trainer, husband, church elder, and renowned maker of hunting scents; just don’t call him legendary.

    “I prefer to think of myself more as being the last of my breed,” he said. The original Cronk of Cronk’s Outdoor Supplies isn’t thinking of retiring, although he admits to slowing down a bit.

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  • Forest education at HVNC

    Trees may be the foundation of forestry, but in a state like Maine, which is over 90 percent forested, landowners often want to consider other aspects of forestry. Hidden Valle Nature Center (HVNC) in Jefferson is a great example of how forests can be managed with diverse goals in mind. In June HVNC is offering two workshops featuring particular approaches to forest management that may be of interest to landowners, land trusts, town property managers, foresters and others.

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  • Pingree announces $170,000 grant for Jefferson Fire Department

    Congresswoman Chellie Pingree announced a $170,000 federal grant for the Jefferson Fire Department this morning. The funding will be used to purchase new self-contained breathing apparatus devices. 

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  • Good day to be a dog

    Cheryl Dilts, Donna Ray, Linda Gervais

    Chris and Cheryl Dilts’ four miniature dachshunds are all rescues. So when the Wiscasset couple, owners of Newkirk Inn, heard about the volunteer work their friends Paul and Kate Stoddard do for Maine Lab Rescue, they decided to find a way to help the group also.

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  • Wiscasset High School

    ‘This is my legacy project’

    Things will sound a bit different in Wiscasset very soon.

    The Wiscasset Board of Selectmen recently approved taking money from the Larabee Fund to replace the old sound system at the high school.

    The project was spearheaded by Molly Winchenbach, WHS music director, who said the $26,000 upgrade was a result of the Larabee Fund, which is a trust fund for Wiscasset's music program.

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  • STEM lab out; playground funding up

    Susan Blagden

    Wiscasset voters on May 27 rejected funding $100,000 for a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) lab for Wiscasset High School.

    The proposal lost 17-25 in a written ballot at a lightly attended school budget meeting.

    The lab, the night’s only losing item, was outside the $8.4 million budget the school committee had proposed. The committee was giving voters the option to add it to the budget voters will consider at the polls June 9.

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  • Drug trafficking, EBT abuse sends former Wiscasset man to prison

    A man who used to reside at a Wiscasset motel has been convicted of aggravated drug trafficking and will spend the next 66 months in prison.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Support LCTV

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  • Supper benefits Head Tide Church

    There will be a public baked bean and ham supper at the Alna Fire Station located on Route 218 in Alna on Saturday, May 30 at 4:30 p.m.

    In addition to the delicious home-style baked beans and ham, the fare also includes a variety of salads and breads, and wonderful locally-made pies.

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  • Westport Island: Town votes coming up

    It’s pizza season again in town! Starting Memorial Day, Squire Tarbox is tempting us with custom-made pizzas to-go or dine in from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Monday nights. Lots of choices of toppings, sauces and regular or gluten-free crust. The inn will also offer a choice of salad and a few other antipasto appetizers, as well as soup and/or dessert. Give a call to 207-882-7693 to place your order. Come and relax with a glass or wine or beer while waiting. The inn suggests calling by 5 p.m.

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  • Insurance issue on tap for Wiscasset School Committee

    The current insurer of the Wiscasset Primary School building plans to automatically renew coverage, according to Interim Superintendent of Schools Lyford Beverage. However, that information may raise further questions for the school committee to consider, including ownership of the building that is slated to close.

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  • Wiscasset residents face school budget decisions Wednesday

    Wiscasset voters on Wednesday night, May 27, will keep or alter each piece of the proposed $8.4 million school budget. The budget that comes out of the meeting will go to a vote at the polls June 9.

    Wednesday’s town meeting-style budget meeting at Wiscasset High School starts at 6 p.m.

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  • Wiscasset Senior Center: Nathan Haley receives scholarship

    The scholarship committee awarded Wiscasset High School senior Nathan Haley with a check for $1,000 to pursue additional education. The award was presented to Nathan at the Public Supper last Wednesday. Nathan’s mother, Lisa West, was in attendance. Ted Tracy from the scholarship committee presented the check to Nathan.

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  • Lincoln County Grand Jury

    Phippsburg man accused of stealing from Wiscasset company

    The Lincoln County Grand Jury has indicted a Phippsburg man after he alleged illegally used a Wiscasset company's credit card.

    David Chaney, 36, of Phippsburg was charged with felony theft after he allegedly used a company credit card for personal use.

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  • Elections 2015

    Three seek two selectmen’s seats

    William David Cherry

    Wiscasset residents on June 9 have two selectmen’s seats to fill and three people who want to fill them. William David Cherry, Ervin Deck and Judy Flanagan are each running for a two-year term.

    The two board members currently serving in those seats, Tim Merry and Board Chairman Pam Dunning, did not seek reelection.

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