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  • Maine Department of Transportation representatives updated Edgecomb selectmen June 17 on planned projects.

    Senior project manager Douglas Coombs presented plans for work on Eddy Road, slated to begin late in 2020 and continue into the following spring.

  • The 18” x 24” black and white photographs lining the top of the wall entreat you to step back in time … back to the days when four and five-masted schooners were regular visitors to the Boothbay region. These photos depict schooners picking up ice from the West Harbor Ice Company.

  • A Wiscasset select board reduced by illness and family matters Tuesday voted to avoid the July 4 week and instead meet July 9 and 23. With members Kim Andersson and Ben Rines Jr.

  • Lincoln County Commissioners

    With Lincoln County Sheriff’s Sgt. Mark Bridgham retiring at the end of the month and Sgt. Aaron Beck resigning to join Boothbay Harbor Police Department, deputies Kevin Dennison and Jared Mitkus have been promoted to sergeant and were honored at the June 18 commissioners’ meeting.

  • Friends of Wiscasset Village on June 14 floated the possibility of an “Orange Barrel Festival” to celebrate the construction process. They discussed holding it later this summer when most of the striped barrels will be gone.

  • For the week ending June 16, Chief Larry Hesseltine reported the following activity:

    Accidents

  • Sheriff Todd Brackett reports the following:

    The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office responded to 305 calls for service between June 11 and June 18. Year to date, LCSO has responded to 7,523 calls for service.

  • Energy, Technology and Utilities Committee

    A study that will consider the pros and cons of consolidating Central Maine Power and Emera into a single consumer-owned utility has received approval from the Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee. The new entity, if it happens, would be called the Maine Power Delivery Authority.

  • Gus Pratt's restaurant, the "Alley," now in the hands of Linekin Bay Holdings, will rise again like a phoenix to become Cozy's Dockside,  a Southport Island restaurant with a sensational view.

  • Woolwich

    The Woolwich Select Board on Monday night unanimously approved new rates for the town’s ambulance service. The increase will bring the town more in line with Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements, said Chairman David King Sr. EMS Director Brian Carlton recommended the change.

  • Gov. Janet Mills has signed the single-use plastic bag ban into state law, after the Senate passed the measure last week. The law takes effect April 22, 2020, Earth Day.

  • Alna selectmen

    If you don’t live in Wiscasset, Alna, or Westport Island, but you pay property taxes there, should you get to take trash to the Wiscasset transfer station? And should summer populations be figured into towns’ shares?

  • Town meeting

    Westport Island voters face a $465,000 question at the annual town meeting Saturday, June 22 at Town Hall, 1217 Main Road. The meeting starts at 9 a.m.

  • Wiscasset Middle High School Principal Charles Lomonte on June 13 praised the state’s handling of a student’s confirmed case of meningococcal disease.

  • Boothbay Region Health Center has added Jennie McNeil, FNP to its roster of medical providers. McNeil specializes in treatment for tick-borne disease.

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