News

  • Memorial Day 2017

    Before the start of Monday’s Memorial Day service at the Wiscasset veterans’ wall, Clara Wentworth laid a rose on the stone that honors her late husband, Joseph Wentworth. He served with the U.S. Army’s 60th Infantry in the European Theater in World War II.

  • It’s been years since the Alna Fire Department has had to cut into a car to rescue someone, Fire Chief Mike Trask said. But the department has the equipment and still trains, for the next time. Firefighters gathered May 24 at the salt and sand shed off Route 218 to cut up cars.

  • Wiscasset selectman’s candidate Kim Andersson reported in an email to the Wiscasset Newspaper Monday morning, all of her missing campaign signs were returned overnight. Anderson wrote: “Someone has a conscience!

  • FairPoint Communications has unveiled FairPoint Connected Communities, a program recognizing non-profit organizations dedicated to connecting and serving Maine residents and communities.

  • Two positions in Dresden local government will be contested when residents go to the polls on Tuesday, June 13. Challenger Shirley Storkson will be running against incumbent Patricia Theriault for a one-year term as town clerk.

  • Lisa Beth Hammer will lead a conversation, “On the Value of Vulnerability: Enhancing Authenticity,” as the second of a series of Inn Conversations at Inn Along the Way at Chapman Farm, 741 Main Street, on Saturday, June 3 from 10 am to noon.

  • A group of Wiscasset Middle High School juniors skipped school May 26 and plastered stickers on alcohol at several local liquor retailers.

  • Whether you have a small yard or acres of property, you can garden and landscape to entice many of your favorite birds to your home. Instructor Jody Telfair will help participants work to create bird-friendly habitat around their homes.

  • Lincoln County Historical Association

    A special summer exhibit, “Dungeons and Dragons: Seafarers and Tattoos,” opens on Saturday, June 10 at Lincoln County Historical Association’s Old Jail Museum on Federal Street in Wiscasset.

  • The Friends of the Wiscasset Library will be holding a spring book sale on Saturday, June 10 from noon until 3 p.m. The event will be held in the recently renovated Used Book Room on the lower level of the library, and weather permitting on the brick patio outside the room.

  • Edgecomb Community Church, UCC will be holding its ninth annual celebration of the remarkable plant, rhubarb, on Rhubarb Sunday, June 4. After the 9:30 a.m.

  • Wiscasset School Committee

    The wait is over for state confirmation on funding to plan a program Wiscasset would host for area students with behavioral needs, Superintendent of Schools Heather Wilmot announced May 25.

  • Calling all crafters! St. Philip’s Church, 12 Hodge St., Wiscasset, will be holding its 65th annual Strawberry Festival on Saturday, June 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Both inside and outside spaces are available.

  • In the Clover, a women's specialty boutique in Wiscasset, has new owners.

    Kasey McNamara and her husband Jay took over the store and all its merchandise in February.

  • Something new is taking shape on the Wiscasset waterfront, the name HESPER has risen on the lawn alongside the memorial pier.