News

  • Kenneth Hatch III, facing multiple charges of sexual assault and giving drugs to his alleged victims, will likely take the stand in his own defense, his attorney Richard Elliott said before court Nov. 14.

  • Wiscasset’s historic town clock and tower survived the powerful storm that slammed into the Midcoast region Oct. 30; but high winds gusting at times up to 60 mph left the clock temporarily stopped at 6:25.

  • Sheriff Todd Brackett reports the following:

    The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office responded to a total of 334 calls for the period of Nov. 8 to Nov. 14, and year to date, LCSO has responded to 18,178 calls.

  • The second annual Boothbay Festival of Lights kicks off on Nov. 17 with a sparkling series. The Festival of Lights is a celebration of signature holiday events in Midcoast Maine’s quintessential seaside towns of Boothbay and Boothbay Harbor.

  • On Sunday, Nov. 12, seven Wiscasset Municipal Airport pilots and an airplane mechanic showed up with chainsaws in hand to help airport neighbor Maureen Wilkinson clean up after the Oct. 29-30 storm downed a number of trees on her property.

  • Wiscasset held a public hearing Nov. 9 to discuss the proposal for a grant to clean up the ash ponds on town-owned land adjacent to Mason Station. It is the second time a grant has been sought toward cleanup at the site.

  • The Lincoln County Emergency Management Agency is asking residents to provide them with information about damages to their homes and businesses from the Oct. 30 storm and subsequent loss of power.

  • The November meeting of the Pemaquid Chapter, DAR was held at 11 a.m., Nov. 11, at Head Tide, in the birthplace of Edwin Arlington Robinson, one of America’s award-winning poets, and the current home of Gail and David Buczkowski.

  • When the storm week’s power outage went on and on, and when bags of ice became hard to find to keep freezers and refrigerators cool so that the Help Yourself Shelf Pantry’s food didn’t spoil, community stepped up to help.

  • Two Bridges Regional Jail

    The Two Bridges Regional Jail Authority on Nov. 8 gave Administrator James Bailey the authority to enter into a contract with the Bernstein Shur law firm. The firm, chosen following a request for proposals, will replace the authority’s attorney who retired in October.

  • The local emergency planning committee for Lincoln County held its quarterly meeting Thursday, Nov. 9 at Bigelow Laboratories in Boothbay. Updates concerning hazmat training and table top exercises was provided.

  • Wiscasset’s Deb Ethier wiped back a tear Saturday as Wiscasset Church of the Nazarene co-pastor Wally Staples read the lyrics to Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the U.S.A.” at American Legion Post 54’s Veteran’s Day service, held in the wind and the cold and sun at the veterans wall on the Wiscasset m

  • Retired U.S. Naval Commander and pilot James Gabor gave the keynote address at Woolwich’s Veterans’ Day ceremony Saturday, Nov. 11, at the historic Nequasset Meetinghouse.

  • At last year’s Wiscasset Early Riser sale, Elsie Freeman missed out on a faux Christmas tree she said had just sold out at BIRCH on Main Street. Not so, on Saturday. The Boothbay woman was back and got her tree.

  • Join St. Philip's Episcopal Church and The First Congregational Church UCC of Wiscasset for a Community Thanksgiving Eve Service on Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 6 p.m.