• Elections 2015

    Contest ahead for Wiscasset selectmen’s seats

    Wiscasset voters will have three choices June 9 for two selectmen’s seats. The three-way race emerged as the only contest when nominations closed at the town clerk’s office at 5 p.m., Monday, April 27.

    Candidates for two, two-year terms on the Board of Selectmen are former Comprehensive Plan Committee member William David Cherry, former Wiscasset Municipal Airport manager Ervin Deck and former selectman Judy Flanagan, Town Clerk Christine Wolfe said.

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  • National Poetry Month

    Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair and Betsy Sholl at Maine Coast Book Shop

    Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair

    In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Maine Coast Book Shop will host Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair, and former laureate Betsy Sholl, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 30.

    The poet laureate is an honor bestowed upon a person whose work is nationally recognized and of exceptional quality.

    McNair will read from his new poetry collection, “The Lost Child, Ozark Poems,” and explain how the collection evolved and how its poems have affected him.

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  • Wiscasset Spring Sports

    Wiscasset baseball squeezes out a win

    There is likely a more conventional way to open a season than a walk-off suicide squeeze.

    But that's how Wiscasset High School boys baseball team started the year on Friday, April 24.

    Playing at home due to Boothbay Region's fields being wet, both Wiscasset teams opened the year with a win, but in very different fashions.

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  • Lincoln Little League opens 63rd season

    The Little League Pledge is a historical document, written in the mid-1950s by an official of Little League. The text of the Little League Pledge has remained unchanged since its inception:

    I trust in God
    I love my country
    And will respect its laws
    I will play fair
    And strive to win
    But win or lose
    I will always do my best

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  • Charlotte Nutt safe in Nepal after earthquake

    Charlotte Nutt is living in Nepal in Udaypur in the Gaighat region about 200 kilometers east of Kathmandu. The earthquake was very powerful in her area, but the damage was not to the extent that occurred in Kathmandu.

    The village buildings are much smaller and often use wood and thatch roofs lessening the earthquake damage.

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  • Edgecomb church suppers begin May 16

    The first summer supper of the season will be held at the Edgecomb Congregational Church on Saturday, May 16. Guests start arriving at 4 p.m. for the supper that is served from 5 to 6 p.m., or until the food runs out.

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  • Old Jail exhibits artifacts from first half of 20th century

    People from near and far have often said that visiting the 1811 Lincoln County Museum and Old Jail in Wiscasset is like stepping into the past. Its curator, the Lincoln County Historical Association, is planning to fast forward a bit with a new summer exhibit featuring artifacts from the first 50 years of the 20th century.

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  • Jim Donovan presents Damariscotta chamber education program

    Registration has begun for the Damariscotta Region Chamber of Commerce education program entitled “Local Access to Healthcare Services: Today’s Challenges and Tomorrow’s Expectations.” This insightful program focusing on healthcare from the business perspective will be presented by Jim Donovan, president and CEO of Lincoln County Healthcare, on Thurs, Apr 30, 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Conference Room at Miles Memorial Hospital.

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  • Youth adventure clubs kickoff at nature center

    This summer Hidden Valley Nature Center (HVNC) in Jefferson is excited to kick off the Little Dyer Adventure Club for youth ages 8-14. In collaboration with the Maine Winter Sports Center (MWSC) HVNC will host two 3-day sessions during which participants will explore HVNC on foot, on bike, and in canoes while building friendships and learning how to explore the outdoors.

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  • PC Construction donates $15,000 to three nonprofits

    PC Construction joined local nonprofit leaders at the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath on April 15 to present three Maine-based nonprofits with donations totaling $15,000 as part of the company’s Building Communities: PC Construction Gives Back contest.

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  • Hikers will enjoy exploring Cushman Mountain Preserve

    Here in Wiscasset, we’re fortunate to have several first rate nature trails to enjoy, all within a five-minute drive of downtown. One of the more interesting is Cushman Mountain Preserve, owned and maintained by Chewonki Foundation. Hiking it carries you high over Cushman Cove and the Back River, offering a fine view from its summit.

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  • ‘Vernal Pools: Ferns and Fiddleheads’ at Merrymeeting Arts Center

    Bobby Sawyer

    The Merrymeeting Arts Center’s “Vernal Pools: Ferns and Fiddleheads” show is held annually and features emerging student artists  aged 18 and under. Each year there is a focus on a plant or animal related to the distinctive Maine spring woods ecological feature: vernal pools.

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  • County hazards under review at Lincoln County EMA

    Lincoln County Emergency Management Agency has begun to review the Lincoln County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan using the guidelines as provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, and we need your help to be successful in this endeavor.

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  • Heartwood's ‘Les Miserables’ opens April 30

    Noelle Timberlake and Marius Olson

    “Do you hear the people sing?”

    If you get your tickets to Heartwood's production of “Les Miserables” soon, you will be able to hear them sing in what is arguably the world’s most beloved musical, running April 30 through May 10.

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  • Fatal fire in Waldoboro

    The State Fire Marshal’s Office says the owner of a Waldoboro auto repair shop is missing following a fire that destroyed his Route 1 business early Friday morning, April 24.

    The body of a man was recovered from the basement of Pinkham’s Auto Repair by fire investigators.

    The body was burned beyond recognition and was transported to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Augusta for autopsy and identification, which may not be completed until next week.

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