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  • The Maine Bureau of Veterans Services will be observing National Vietnam War Veterans Day at the State House (Hall of Flags) in Augusta on March 29 from 1 to 4 p.m. The afternoon’s events will include opening remarks by Governor Janet Mills and the Adjutant General Douglas Farnham.

  • After much debate at the 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, the attendees approved the concept behind the impeachment of government officials. Come to the rescheduled talk at The Lincoln Home Tuesday, March 5 from 2 to 3 p.m.

  • On Feb. 19, in the absence of outgoing Road Commissioner Doug Fowler, School Maintenance Director John Merry addressed the select board about the need for overall asbestos abatement in the municipal building and, more immediately, in the Fire and Rescue portion.

  • Woolwich officials hope a survey will give them an idea if the town wants to opt in to Maine’s cannabis industry. On Tuesday night, the select board approved the survey the planning board developed. It will be included with property tax bills mailed to residents this week.

  • The Friends of Wiscasset Village announced that two subcommittees met over the past month. The first discussed extra amenities such as benches, trash cans and planters; the second discussed overall goals and objectives for the group.

  • Wiscasset’s Le Garage at 15 Water St., shuttered since Cheryl Rust closed the 40-year-old restaurant in 2017, has a new owner and a new lease on life.

    Ed Colburn and Rust closed on the sale Feb. 16.

  • Lincoln County Commissioners

    Lincoln County Commissioners heard concerns about LD 657, An Act to Reorganize the Probate Court, from County Administrator Carrie Kipfer on Tuesday.

  • Freshman State Rep. Allison Hepler, D - Woolwich, is sponsoring bills to aid people with brain injuries, encourage small businesses' growth and wipe out the sales tax on newspapers. The ideas all came from constituents, the House District 53 representative said.

  • Sheriff Todd Brackett reports the following:

    The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office responded to 304 calls for service between Feb. 11 and Feb. 19. Year to date, LCSO has responded to 2,522 calls for service.

  • Wiscasset Police Department

    Sgt. Perry Hatch returned to the Wiscasset Police Department Feb. 1. Hatch had worked for the department beginning in 2011, then left briefly in 2015, then left again in 2017. Hatch’s background also included tenure with the Maine State Police.

  • For the weeks of Feb. 4-17, Chief Larry Hesseltine reported the following activity:

    Arrests

  • The Wiscasset Historic Preservation Commission deferred a decision Feb. 7 about a window replacement.

    Richard and Faye Snyder own the building at 190 Main St. Chair John Reinhardt said the couple is working with the commission toward a more historic approach to the replacement.

  • Wiscasset Elementary School second grader Leilani Doronio said she likes books about bugs best. Her classmate Graham Oyster prefers graphic novels like the popular series, “Plants vs Zombies.”  Starting Feb.

  • Senator Dana Dow (R-Lincoln) has announced the addition of $12.1 million to Maine’s Unclaimed Property Fund. This property consists of financial assets that have gone unclaimed by their owners.

  • Lincoln County Historical Association

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