• Wiscasset Police Blotter: Horses on the loose and frozen pipes

    Wiscasset Police Dept. recorded the following on its log for Feb. 16-22, including 44 property checks, all secured, and three paperwork services, along with other services rendered:

    Reserve Patrolman Benjamin Kolko checked on an alarm at Rynel, Inc. and secured the building.

    Reserve Patrolman Harrison Wiegman checked out a false alarm at Avalon Antiques.

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  • Healthy Lincoln County

    Providing healthful food to students over February vacation

    Did you know that over 45 percent of students in Lincoln County signed up to receive free and reduced lunch in 2013-2014 school year? That amounts to nearly 2,000 students that are living in households that may not have funds to feed them sufficiently. This puts our students at a significant disadvantage when it comes to learning and retention of skills learned; and at risk for increased health issues that often leads to absences from school.

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  • Damariscotta

    Damariscotta Fire responds to chimney fire

    The Damariscotta Fire Department responded to a reported chimney fire on Back Meadow Road Thursday evening.

    At approximately 7:10 p.m., crews responded to 299 Back Meadow Road, for a report of a potential chimney fire. There were no flames and no fire, just smoke.

  • Pamela George loves her work at ElderCare Network

    Pam George began working at ElderCare Network in January of 2001, and after more than 14 years on the job, she still absolutely loves what she does. George presently serves as an administrator for Village Care Home, but began her work as a caregiver for Assisted Living residents at Wiscasset Green.

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  • Wiscasset School Committee

    Brunswick woman Wiscasset’s next superintendent of schools

    Heather Wilmot, Noah Wilmot

    From what incoming Wiscasset Superintendent of Schools Heather Wilmot observed at her first Wiscasset School Committee meeting on Feb. 26, she will be working in a town that cares about its schools.

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  • 'The Birds of Maine' art exhibit in Damariscotta

    Julie Babb, Yellow shafted flicker

    Pemaquid artist Julie Babb will showcase her paintings in an exhibit, “The Birds of Maine,” at the Pemaquid Watershed Association (PWA) office gallery in downtown Damariscotta, March 2 to April 10.

    The public is invited to the reception for Babb from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, March 6.

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  • Westport Island Column: Remembering the winter of 1950

    You can see quite of bit of ice in the river and coves. Richard and Linda are keeping a watchful eye on the Wright Landing and breakway — lots of ice floes bouncing around, but so far, so good.

    Older houses creak with the wind, draft-catchers “decorate” our doorways and windows, mailboxes temporarily go missing, and now that the snow is finally off our roofs, we can’t see outside! I hope we’re not coming down with S.A.D!

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  • Edgecomb Column: Election time draws near

    Signs of spring: Claudia Coffin called me to alert everyone that nomination papers are available for town elected offices: one selectman, two planning board members, and one school committee member, all three-year terms; one town clerk, one town treasurer, one tax collector and one road commissioner, all one-year terms. The deadline for returning nomination papers is Tuesday, March 31, by 5 p.m.

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  • Newcastle

    Making it easier on the fish

    Lincoln County is home to miles and miles of breeding grounds for several species of fish, County Planner Robert Faunce said.

    The problem is, only a fraction of it is available to the spawning mass of Atlantic salmon, alewives, trout and smelt. The culprit blocking some of these streams and inlets?

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  • Auditions at Maine State Music Theatre

    Maine State Music Theatre (MSMT) will hold local auditions for local adults and performance interns on Saturday, Feb. 28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Auditions for local children will be held on Sunday, March 1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the theater’s 22 Elm Street location in Brunswick (adjacent to Hannaford).

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  • Pickup, jeep collide on Route 1 in Woolwich

    A pickup truck with a plow on it and a jeep collided on Woolwich’s Route 1 near the Wiscasset line on Feb. 25, leaving the jeep on its side but injuring no one, a Sagadahoc County sheriff’s deputy said.

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  • From the Editor-at-Large

    Thoughts on a winter afternoon

    Dear Readers,

    I am not going to write about winter this week. Been there, done that. Can't do much about it, except shovel the walk, sand the driveway and rake the roof. It is time to move on.

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  • St. Patrick’s Day Feast March 7

    The third annual St. Patrick’s Day Feast for the benefit of the Wiscasset Ambulance Attendants Association will be held at the Wiscasset Fire Station on Saturday, March 7 from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

    The meal will include traditional St. Patrick’s Day offerings with sides dishes and desserts. Donations gratefully accepted.

    The event is being sponsored by Fairservice Family Farm of Whitefield.

    All are welcome.

  • ‘Round Town

    Chairs and piers

    So (as my sister would say), here's the thing.

    Over the years, it's come to my attention that two subjects are frequently recorded by many who paint, photograph, sculpt, etch and just generally observe.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Thanks for donations

    Dear Editor:

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