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  • Motorcyclist dies from injuries in Whitefield crash

    A Gardiner man has died from injuries he got when the motorcycle he was riding in Whitefield Sunday night crashed into a deer and into another motorcycle his wife was riding, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department reported Tuesday.

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  • Tim Sample: Stories I Never Told You

    Chainsaw symphony

    I had my car stereo tuned to the oldies station the other morning as I headed over to the local java joint for a much-needed reboot of my mid-morning caffeine levels. To be honest I wasn’t even paying all that much attention to the radio.

    I was just cruising along catching a few tunes until the last screaming guitar lick began to fade out and a new batch of commercials came on. The very first ad was all it took puncture my reverie and shift my systems to full alert.

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  • Two transported to Miles Memorial Hospital

    Belfast woman dies in Warren crash; Edgecomb couple injured

    WARREN — A head-on crash in Warren Monday afternoon killed one woman and sent two others to a local hospital.

    According to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, the crash occurred just before 3 p.m., Sept. 29, on Route 1, south of the intersection of Route 90 in Warren.

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  • Humor at the Wiscasset Public Library with Wendall Kinney

    The Wiscasset Public Library fall author series will conclude on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. with humorist and Maine native Wendall Kinney. Wendall will talk about his new CD, “The Bull and I.”

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  • Get to Know...

    Julie Mitchell: Tending the progress

    There's a bit of a ritual: At the beginning of the school year, Wiscasset Primary School first grade teacher Julie Mitchell has the kids write something down. Then, the process is repeated at the end end of the year.

    Like marking height with pencil stripes on a door frame, the two bits of writing show a lot, especially where growth is concerned.

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  • ‘Three seconds of flying’: Wiscasset teen competes on horseback

    Lindsey Gordon, Nina

    In the moments before Wiscasset High School freshman Lindsey Gordon and her horse Nina head into a competition, she tells the 10-year-old thoroughbred that it is the mare’s time to shine. Then Nina does.

    They both did, at a recent state-level event at Skowhegan Fairgrounds. The duo, who have been training together since last spring, took first place in “modified hunter on the flat.”

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  • Building blocks of imagination

    Drawers are used as places to store, keep or hide personal objects. Symbolically, they have innumerable meanings: an untidy drawer can show the chaotic or inner turmoil of the owner, a locked drawer, secrets; an open drawer, opportunity.

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  • Worldwide Photo Walk comes back to Boothbay Harbor

    Local Maine photographer Mike Leonard will again lead the Scott Kelby Media group Photo Walk in Boothbay Harbor on Saturday, Oct. 11 at 4:30 p.m. This is the fifth Photo Walk Leonard has lead in the region, having visited Monhegan and Squirrel islands in the past.

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  • Heartwood announces auditions for 2015 productions

    Heartwood Theater invites actors of all ages to open auditions Oct. 4 and 7 for “Les Miserables,” to be performed in the spring of 2015. Auditions for “Cyrano de Bergerac” will be held on Nov. 15 and will be performed in the summer of 2015.

    “Les Miserables” will be performed as an ensemble piece, in the 150-seat Poe Theater at Lincoln Academy, with both projected scenery and flexible set pieces.

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  • Maine Solar Energy Association hosts solar tour

    Maine Solar Energy Association joins the nonprofit American Solar Energy Society (ASES) and hundreds of solar-savvy installers and grassroots organizations throughout America to showcase thousands of solar-powered homes, schools and businesses ― in Maine and across North America — for the 19th Annual National Solar Tour, the world’s largest grassroots solar event.

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  • What will be done with Edgecomb’s abandoned tennis courts?

    The Edgecomb Capital Improvement Committee will consider an alternative recreational use for the abandoned tennis courts on Cross Point Road near the former Edgecomb Eddy School.

    The Edgecomb Board of Selectmen directed the committee on Sept. 22 to begin developing a community-based recreational project at the site.

    The tennis courts were built on town-owned property in 1976 through a federal Land Water Fund Conservation grant.

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  • Chewonki: Here’s to the next 100

    For a place that started off as a run-down sheep farm, Chewonki has come a long way.

    On the eve of the Chewonki Foundation's 100-year anniversary, a little time was spent Thursday, Sept. 25 looking back over its founding.

    More time, however, was spent looking forward.

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  • Wiscasset High School

    Games, school spirit and a bonfire: Wiscasset’s 2014 Homecoming

    While it took a while to light, eventually those who came out to Wiscasset High School's Saturday, Sept. 27 homecoming were treated to a show.

    There was even a fire afterwards.

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  • Motorcyclist strikes wife’s motorcycle, deer in Whitefield

    A motorcyclist was seriously injured in Whitefield Sunday night when he tried to miss a deer, but struck it and his wife’s motorcycle, authorities said.

    Neither Kenneth Black, 50, nor his wife Laurie Black, 47, of Gardiner was wearing a helmet when they were riding separate motorcycles south on Mills Road on Sept. 28, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Lt. Rand Maker states in a press release Monday.

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  • Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum

    Taking the train to autumn, at Alna’s railway museum

    Kathy Davis, Eliza Davis

    Three-year-old Barrett “Bear” Hisler of Newcastle likes trains so much, when the steam train at Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum in Alna left Sheepscot Station with him on it Sept. 27, he started singing “I’ve been working on the railroad.”

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