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Best Little Hair House Moves to Larger Space in Waldoboro

Mother-daughter pair Laurie and Charlotte Martin has spent over a decade working together at The Best Little Hair House. In this past year, they have made the business and the space their own. The duo purchased the business as partners in December 2021 and moved it to a new location...
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Rockland man leads police on foot chase, wanted on outstanding warrants

ROCKLAND — A Rockland man remains at the Knox County Jail after he was arrested by police on several outstanding warrants, including a warrant for probation revocation. Harley Winchenbach, 30, was taken into custody by Rockland Police Nov. 17 at approximately 12:30 p.m. after a brief foot pursuit. He was charged by police with criminal trespass and refusing to submit to arrest.

Under the Porch by Khristina Marie Landers

A short story from: Coastal Maine in Words and Art: Gallery Fukurou’s Reflections by Maine Writers, 2019. The porch is enchanted, but it’s the only way into the house. As far back as I can remember, there has been a secret surrounding my grandfather’s fishing house. My...

5 Best Lobster Rolls in Maine

Located on the famous coastal Route 1 in Wiscasset, Maine, Red's Eats is a well-known seafood restaurant. This restaurant opened in the late 1930s in Boothbay and moved to Wiscasset in 1954. The restaurant has had several owners over the years, but a family-run business remains the heart of Red's Eats. The lobster roll at Red's Eats is a favorite among seafood lovers. The lobster roll is a delicious sandwich made with fresh meat, butter, and New England buns. However, the lobster roll isn't the only thing on the menu. The shack also offers lobster dogs, scallops, and fried clams.

Rockland’s Main Street closed tonight for Trap Tree lighting

ROCKLAND — Trap Tree lighting at Harbor Park, is tonight, Nov. 25, 2022, at 6 p.m. “Come join us for the festivities!” said Rockland Police Department. From 5:30 p.m. to around 7 p.m., Main Street from Park to Pleasant Street WILL BE CLOSED to vehicle traffic. Please detour around the area.

Mt. Battie Star returns for the holidays

CAMDEN — A small, but hearty crowd braved the November cold to watch the first lighting of the Mt. Battie Star for 2022. Always at 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, the intimate ceremony is a longtime tradition of spreading cheer and goodwill over the region. Members of the assembly...

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office responded to 167 calls for service for the period of 11/15/2022 to 11/22/2022, and Year to Date, LCSO has responded to 9670 calls for service. RECENT SUMMONSES:. 11/15/22, Cody L. Beal, 28, of Waldoboro was issued a summons for Endangering the Welfare of a...

Damariscotta History: May We All Say Our Prayers for Thanksgiving This Year

The week of Thanksgiving is here and all of us should take the time and look back over the events of the past months. First we should thank the “Lord” that we live in America, the home of the brave and the free. We all face challenges but with firm determination and a strong will of ambition to succeed, we will all meet our challenges and goals.

The Best Thrift Stores in Maine

Heavenly Threads Thrift Shop is a nonprofit organization that accepts donations and sells used items. Its mission is to help people in need. The store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., but on Tuesdays, the store is open from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Its associates are happy to help you find the perfect item for your home or closet.

Damariscotta Police Report

The Damariscotta Police Department reports the following activity from Nov. 14-20: Nov. 14: Sgt. Erick Halpin took a report of fraud on White Oak Ridge Road, conducted traffic enforcement on Main Street, assisted with an animal complaint on Lessner Road, assisted another agency on Miles Street, and assisted a citizen on Main Street.


Notice is hereby given that any flowerpots, dead plants, decorations, lights, extraneous objects or other temporarily attached items that are above ground level must be removed from the burial lots in the Brookland Cemetery by December 10, 2022. All other articles, which in our judgement are considered inappropriate or dangerous to our safe maintenance of cemetery grounds will be removed and taken away by the Brookland Cemetery maintenance team to ensure the safe and effective upkeep of the Brookland Cemetery.

Man indicted on drug charges

WALDO COUNTY — The Waldo County Grand Jury indicted a Wiscasset man on drug charges. Hector Bohan of Swanville was indicted for aggravated trafficking of scheduled drugs, unlawful trafficking of scheduled drugs, assault, refusing to submit to arrest, violation of conditions of release and operating after suspension. During a...

Turkey Trot 5K sees new race coordinator, larger crowd

ROCKPORT — “This is our biggest turnout yet,” said race coordinator Phoebe Carlson. The Penobscot Bay YMCA last conducted its annual Turkey Trot 5K in 2019, welcoming 243 participants to the starting line. This year, Nov. 25, 2022, after a two year hiatus, 266 pairs of sneakers ran or walked the course from Camden’s Limerock Street, looping along Rockport’s Russell Avenue and making almost a full circle back to the Y on Union Street.

Santa Claus arrives in Rockland drizzle accompanied by warm smiles

ROCKLAND — Santa Claus arrived by Coast Guard vessel to Rockland’s Middle Pier, Nov. 25, 2022 to begin his annual visit with Rockland residents and visitors. A hardy crowd of all ages welcomed him at noon as rain grew more noticeable. Santa briefly stepped on to Main Street...

Rockland Festival of Lights celebration Friday

ROCKLAND, Maine (WABI) -A beloved tradition in midcoast Maine is back this Friday. The annual lighting of the Rockland lobster trap tree will take place at Mildred Merrill park at 6 p.m. The event is a part of the Rockland Festival of Lights celebration. For more information, check out the...

Weekend Spotlight: Rockland is jamming this weekend!

I’m always looking for events that will appeal to adults and while many of the upcoming weekend in December events are holiday-themed, there are still a few little gems here and there to check out. Lobster Trap Tree, Live Music, Parade of Lights,. Friday, November 25 and Saturday, November...

Police Reveal That an Otter in Gardiner, Maine, Tested Positive for Rabies

While rabies in people is considered a rare occurrence, it's still a virus you should be not only aware of but careful to avoid. Rabies is much more common in animals and can be spread through bites, scratches, or "if a rabid animal's saliva or neural tissue comes in contact with a person or animal's mouth, nose or eyes, or enters a cut in the skin," according to

CTL open tour Dec. 7

The Center for Teaching and Learning, a K-8 independent school in Edgecomb, will hold an Open Tour on Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 8:20 to 10 a.m. CTL anticipates openings for the 2023-24 school year in kindergarten, grade 6, and grade 7. Parents and guardians are encouraged to attend; prospective students may visit the school at a later date.

Damariscotta Narrowly Approves Snowplow Increase at Special Town Meeting

Damariscotta voters narrowly approved, by a vote of 5-4, a $32,500 increase for this year’s snowplowing services during a special town meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 16. Moderator Lorraine Faherty and four members of the Damariscotta Select Board voted to approve the increase, while select board member Josh Pinkham, Jon Pinkham, and two other residents voting against the proposed increase.