News

  • Wiscasset selectmen

    Raymond Soule, who has served Wiscasset in multiple ways over the last quarter of a century, has tendered his resignation to the Planning Board effective Feb. 20.

  • Post offices across the state will be closed on Monday, Feb. 18, as we celebrate Presidents Day. Street delivery on Monday will be limited to guaranteed overnight parcels and there will be no collection of mail.

    Full retail and delivery operations will resume on Tuesday, Feb. 19.

  • On March 2, The Morris Farm and Chewonki will co-convene the 5th annual Lincoln County Food Security Forum at Chewonki. We are fortunate this year to bring Dr. Donna Beegle, a nationally renowned public speaker, author, and national poverty expert to Maine to give the forum’s keynote address.

  • Maine Department of Transportation unplugged a culvert the week of Feb. 4 after ice briefly blocked a Central Maine and Quebec Railway freight train's crossing of Route 144 in Wiscasset. Responding to email questions Feb.

  • Lincoln County Courts

    Eugene Sukeforth, 83, of Wiscasset, was sentenced to 15 years in prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release, after he pleaded guilty in November to one count of Gross Sexual Assault, a Class A crime, involving a minor.

  • Edgecomb

    Edgecomb residents are likely to see a hefty increase in the next year’s school budget. The school committee is recommending a $3,172,191 budget which reflects a 10.9 percent increase. Edgecomb school officials explained their proposed FY20 school spending plan on Feb.

  • St. Andrews Village, Wiscasset Elementary School, Valentine’s Day, singing

    Love was in the air Thursday, Feb. 14 at St. Andrews Village.

  • Press release

    Midcoast Conservancy’s Conservation Committee recently met for the first time following the merger between Midcoast and Medomak Valley Land Trust. The event yielded a summary of progress to date and plans for the future, and offered a picture of a growing, thriving organization.

  • Central Lincoln County Ambulance Service's new service chief, Nick Bryant, met with Edgecomb selectmen Feb. 11.

    Bryant explained he has been a full-time member of the service since joining in 2010, following his graduation from college.

  • The Westport Island Democratic Committee met on the evening of Feb. 11 to enjoy a potluck meal and discuss local, state and national political matters.

  • The Wiscasset School Committee has a goal of proposing a 2019-2020 budget with little or no increase. Superintendent of Schools Terry Wood plans to have a first draft of the budget for the committee’s review before a Feb. 26 workshop.

  • After $100 million invested in about 20 properties, Paul Coulombe is still driven by the desire to see the harbor and its peninsula neighbors succeed as a premier economic driver on the Midcoast.

  • Students are “strongly discouraged” from bringing personal cell phones and other electronic devices to school, in a new policy the Wiscasset School Committee adopted Feb. 12.

  • The Wiscasset Area Chamber of Commerce held its eighth annual award dinner Thursday, Feb. 7 at the 1812 Farm in Bristol. Stone Cove Catering catered.

  • Press release

    On Wednesday, Jan. 23, in accordance with the Lincoln County Democratic Committee’s (LCDC) bylaws, the membership packed the community room of the Newcastle Fire Station to elect the organization’s four officers, each for a two-year term.