Thomaston, ME

Four-Vehicle Crash Closes Route 17

A four-vehicle crash on Route 17 in Jefferson, Wednesday, Aug. 3, sent two individuals to the hospital, and closed the road for several hours while investigators and responders cleared the scene. According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Ivy Mae Young, 31, of Gardiner was operating a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox...
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Barters Island Bridge reopens to both vehicle and marine travel

A mechanical problem resulted in Barters Island Bridge being closed to marine traffic for two weeks. Local officials were concerned about public safety after the drawbridge had trouble closing. The mechanical failure resulted in delays lasting from 90 minutes to two hours. This created a public safety concern because fire, ambulance and police had no other route to the island.
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Unity man faces charges after incident in Montville

MONTVILLE, Maine (WABI) - A Unity man is facing numerous charges after an incident in Montville on Tuesday. Aaron Nickerson, 47, is charged with kidnapping, criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, aggravated assault, domestic violence terrorizing as well as other charges. The Waldo County Sheriff’s Office was called to a...
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Ellsworth Police log week of August 11

ELLSWORTH — An eight-month joint investigation into a string of burglaries in Hancock County resulted in two arrests and the recovery of approximately $200,000 in stolen property, along with what may be evidence of a drug-dealing operation. Police recovered power tools, utility trailers, snowmobiles, snow plows, tires and a...

Unity man faces multiple charges following alleged standoff

BELFAST — Aaron Nickerson, 47, of Unity, made his initial appearance virtually in Waldo County Superior Court Wednesday. Nickerson was arrested early Tuesday morning following a confrontation with police. Judge Eric Walker presented Nickerson with a number of alleged offenses that he has been charged with in relation to...

Captain Herb Weiss and First Mate Ruth steer the ‘Ancient Mariners II’ on course to Camden

This morning was just a little different for Camden Harbor Master Steve Pixley, who delightfully recounted a visit from two legendary sailors. After finishing an early routine harbor check out in Sherman’s Cove area he received a call on the VHF marine radio that the vessel Ancient Mariners II, a 42-foot power boat, was heading down to Camden from Belfast.

Down East Yacht Club

The DEYC has been busy since my last musing about the happenings of the Club. On Saturday, June 18 the DEYC gathered for a fun get together at the home of Jane and Dana Mulholland on Solon Road in Southport, Maine. Some 40-plus members shared in a social event which featured the famed Woody Wagon (always a powerful social enticement) and BYO Lunch.

Painted carousel horses ... and you, to the rescue

Have you noticed the brightly painted carousel horses stabled around town the past few weeks? Wonder why? Charlie and Friends Second Stride Rescue at Burke’s Island Farm is holding an online auction and dinner Aug. 18 at the Carousel Music Theater - naturally! The non-profit rescues, rehabilitates, and re-homes slaughter-bound horses, donkeys, and mules.

Saturday’s vintage car show fun for the entire family

Grandma will reminisce about cruising back in the sixties or seventies in one of the interesting Corvettes coming, mom and dad may like the ’57 XK140 OTS Jag convertible or ’46 Dodge pick-up, while kids twelve and under will carefully examine all entries to cast their vote for the coveted “Kid’s Pick” trophy.

Community Town Halls with Representative Holly Stover

All residents are invited to a town hall style gathering with Representative Holly Stover at a local spot in your community.This will be a great opportunity to discuss issues and share questions that you may have. Holly will be hosting four town hall events, each from 5 to 6:30 p.m.:

On the issues: Rockport Select Board Candidate Dana Jackson

The Town of Rockport will be holding a Special Municipal Election Tuesday, August 30, to fill an unexpired term for the Select Board. The vacancy was held by John Strand, who has resigned. The term will expire on the June election of 2024. The polls will be open at the Town Office from noon to 8 p.m. Absentee ballots are available August 1. The last date to get an absentee ballot will be at the close of the business day on Thursday, August 25. All absentee ballots must be returned by 8 p.m. on election day, August 30.

Five Years In, Wanderwood Continues Sustainable Mission

Kelsey Gibbs and Matt Silverman first bonded over their love of the outdoors over a decade ago. The couple, now married, has funneled that passion into Wanderwood, a sustainable stays and events business with an integrated organic farm located on Pemaquid Pond in Nobleboro. In the five years Gibbs and...

Lincolnville woman recognized as a leading ‘loser’ for 2021

TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds SensiblySM), the nonprofit weight-loss support organization, has begun unveiling its top “royalty” from 2021 for 2022. TOPS royalty are women and men who, at the end of the year, have officially recorded the largest weight loss from their starting weight, regardless of the time taken to reach their goal. Cynthia Rainfrette-Barlow, of Lincolnville, who lost 51 pounds, is the 2021 Maine Queen. She was honored May 14 at the Maine recognition event in Brewer.