News

  • After reviewing the school budget, the Wiscasset Budget Committee voted 4-2 April 16, approving the budget. Six of the eight members were present.

  • A Sheepscot Valley Regional School Unit 12 budget presentation in Alna was moved from Tuesday,  April 24 to Thursday April 26, Third Selectman Doug Baston said. The meeting at the fire station starts at 6 p.m., he said.

  • Wawenock Golf Club in Walpole and Damariscotta River Association (DRA) recently collaborated on a project to control insect pests at the golf course using biological instead of chemical means.

  • Woolwich voters will face a 39-article warrant at the annual town meeting at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 28 in the Woolwich Central School gymnasium.

    The select board completed the warrant Tuesday evening. Town reports will be available shortly at the town office.

  • Lincoln County Commissioners

    Lincoln County Commissioners on Tuesday approved a military leave of absence for Scott Peterson, a sheriff’s deputy who is also a member of the National Guard, so he can attend helicopter flight school.

  • Wiscasset went to the polls on April 17 to decide whether or not to continue the lawsuit against Maine Department of Transportation over the Route 1 downtown project. The results were yes, 303; no, 578, a nearly 2-1 margin, which means the lawsuit will not go forward.

  • Sheriff Todd Brackett reports the following:

    The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office responded to a total of 249 calls between April 11 and April 17, and year to date, LCSO has responded to 4,423 calls for service.

  • A year and a half after selectmen approached the then-new Midcoast Conservancy for a contribution in lieu of taxes, the nonprofit has proposed paying the town $1,425 a year, plus full taxes on one parcel the nonprofit could choose to sell.

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  • The Central Lincoln County YMCA will host its grand reopening and annual meeting on Sunday, April 29 at 1 p.m. and would like to invite all of its members, volunteers and friends from around the community to this special event.

  • Wiscasset’s public safety advisory council has had 90 responses so far to its survey that remains open through April, according to co-chair Colleen Gilliam.

  • Wiscasset schools

    A new program at Wiscasset Middle High School this fall will help students from across the area build skills to see them through their school careers and through life.

  • The newly formed Wiscasset Democratic Committee held its first meeting Wednesday, April 11 at the house of Wendy Ross and Tom Eichler, the committee co-chairs.

  • The annual Wiscasset High School Alumni Banquet will be Saturday June 2 at the Wiscasset Middle High School Gymnasium. Social time will start at 5 p.m. followed by dinner and the program at 6. Sarah’s Cafe of Wiscasset will serve a buffet dinner.

  • A sheriff’s department office may be coming to a location near you.The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department is considering opening a satellite office in Boothbay. Sheriff Todd Brackett and Lt. Brendan Kane discussed the proposal April 11 during the selectmen’s meeting.