News

  • The Wiscasset Board of Selectmen met Tuesday evening in executive session with the legal counsel of Murray Plumb & Murray; Peter L Murray & John Shumadine. No action was taken.

  • A Woolwich man hopes the select board will reconsider its decision to forgo removing snow from the town’s two sidewalks. Jim Gabor brought up the sidewalks Tuesday night.

  • One of Barbara Baston’s least favorite times in nearly 14 years as an Alna education representative was consolidation, when the state called on towns to regionalize their school  systems.

  • WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 p.m.  Snow heavy at times this morning. Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute. Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times.

  • Westport Island’s Fire Chief Robert Mooney will leave the volunteer fire department Jan. 31.

    Mooney provided selectmen with a letter about his intention to leave the department at a mid-December meeting.

  • Sheriff Todd Brackett reports the following:

    The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office responded to a total of 397 calls between Jan. 10 and Jan. 16, and year to date, LCSO has responded to 796 calls.

  • Wiscasset Police Department

    Chief Jeff Lange reported the following activity for Jan. 7-13.

    Summons

     On Jan. 11, a summons was issued to Phillip Harrington, 30, of Wiscasset, for leaving the scene of an accident.

     Accidents

  • Lincoln County Commissioners

    The federal government has issued a declaration of disaster in the wake of the October windstorm that caused massive power outages, tree downings and other damage to Lincoln County.

  • Lincoln County Courts

    Shawna Gatto, 43, of Wiscasset, accused of murdering her fiancee’s 4-year-old granddaughter, Kendall Chick, in December, pleaded not guilty to the charge at her arraignment Jan. 12.

  • Sherri Fredette, Wiscasset’s treasurer and human resources officer, will retire Feb. 16.

    “My husband, Paul, has been retired for years,” she said. “We’re ready to do some retirement things.” They plan to do a lot of travel, including road trips and travel out of the country.

  • Did you know?

  • Coming to the Wiscasset Church of the Nazarene, Sunday, Jan. 21 are the Glory Bound Gospel Singers.

  • Lincoln County Republicans will conduct caucus training for upcoming Republican caucuses on Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 5:30 p.m. at the Newcastle Community Center, 86 River Road.

  • Firefighters from five towns responded to a structure fire at 131 Head Tide Road in Alna Sunday night. No one was hurt and the homeowner should able to stay there once a hole in the outside wall is fixed, Alna Fire Chief Mike Trask said at the scene.

  • On Feb. 8, Maine Maritime Museum in Bath will introduce a new winter educational program series, “On Deck.” The hour-long programs, which will run Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. from Feb.