Thaxter R. Trafton, obituary

ROCKLAND — Thaxter R. Trafton, of Rockland, Maine, passed away in Camden with his wife, Linda, by his side on July 25, 2021, from complications of Lewy body disease. He was 84. Thaxter was born in Danforth, Maine on January 5, 1937, to Leone Fitzpatrick and Elton Trafton. A graduate...
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Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office: Five arrests

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office responded to 316 calls for service for the period of July 20 to July 27. Year to date, LCSO has responded to 6,773 calls for service. Michael E. Schroeder, 60, of Bremen was arrested July 20 for Violation of a Protective Order, on Waldoboro Road, Bremen, by Sgt. Kevin Dennison.
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Maine mother indicted on murder charge for death of 3-year-old son

A Waldo County mother has been formally charged with murder in the death of her 3-year-old son. A grand jury indicted Jessica Trefethen, formerly known as Jessica Williams. She is accused of killing Maddox Williams in Stockton Springs. Trefethen brought the child to the hospital and reportedly told staff the...

Theodore “Ted” Morse Wooster

For over 50 years Theodore “Ted” Wooster, walked briskly down the hill to his pharmacy on Friendship Street, eager to greet the new day. Clark’s Drug Store was not just a business to Ted, it was his mission to care for the people of Waldoboro. He fulfilled this mission with single-mindedness, good humor, and a passion for helping his clients. As a caring, dedicated pharmacist, he was second to none.

Atomic Shakes Set to Explode in Edgecomb

A small green trailer in the parking lot of Twisted Iron Customs on Route 1 will open its door on Friday, July 30 to Atomic Shakes, a new business by Maine-ly Elderberry owner Daisy Cunningham. This ice cream truck is like no other. Its style comes from Cunningham’s love of...

Ronald C. Weeks Jr.

Ronald C. Weeks Jr., 45, of Friendship, died unexpectedly aboard his lobster boat while doing something he loved, tuna fishing. Ronnie passed away on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Ronnie was born on Feb. 2, 1976, in Augusta. He attended local schools and graduated from Medomak Valley High School in 1994. He served in the U.S. Army from 1994 to 1998, stationed out of Fort Story, Va. Ronnie served as a watercraft engineer and received many awards and medals, including the Expert Marksmanship Badge. He then went on to work as a lobsterman until his final days. Ronnie enjoyed many outdoor activities, including fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, and spending time with his family.

North Atlantic Blues Festival, Rockland ME

This slideshow requires JavaScript. Lobster, seacoast, summertime and live blues! The North Atlantic Blues Festival, in the picturesque coastal town of Rockland Maine, is considered one of the premiere blues-rooted music festivals in the US. In this, their 28th year, 11 acts hit the stage for a music-starved crowd. This festival is special not only for its beautiful location on the mid-Maine shoreline in an idyllic small town, but also for its traditions and solid lineup.
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Pick-up truck and tractor trailer crash in Lincolnville

LINCOLNVILLE (WGME) -- Early this morning, a pick-up track crashed head-on into a Mack truck with an attached refrigeration trailer on Hope Road in Lincolnville. Matthew Wood, 36, of Lincolnville was travelling south in a 2007 GMC 2500 pick-up truck when he crossed into the path of a 2016 Mack 600 with an attached trailer, being driven by Bradford Francis, 35, of Winslow.

Belfast community solar project goes live, powering up to 1,000 homes and businesses

A new solar power project in Belfast is live, generating up to 7 megawatts of energy for nearly 1,000 Maine residential and small-business customers. The community solar project is a partnership between PowerMarket, a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based solar management company, and SunRaise Investments, a solar energy developer, owner and operator headquartered in Portsmouth, N.H. The Belfast development is the third the companies have launched to start producing power in Maine.

Authorities investigating deadly motorcycle crash in Friendship

FRIENDSHIP, Maine (WABI) - Authorities are investigating a deadly motorcycle crash in Friendship. The Village Soup reports it happened just before 10 a.m. Saturday on the Colonel Stairs Road. Officials say the person who died was the only one on the bike. The newspaper reports the driver is not from...

Route 235 in Lincolnville closed due to vehicle crash

LINCOLNVILLE — Route 235 in Lincolnville is closed this morning, Monday, July 26, 2021 as Waldo County Sheriffs deputies investigate a crash involving a pickup truck and a tractor trailer truck. The crash occurred near 255 Hope Road. One person has been transported to the hospital with serious injuries following...

Trouble at bridge over Alna water

According to Alna selectmen July 22, a town email July 23 and an April 7 Maine Department of Transportation letter to the town, the Egypt Road bridge over Ben Brook needs work and the board will seek proposals. The first request will be for offers to do an engineering design; the town will then use that design to seek construction bids, the email stated.

Lincolnville crash results in serious injuries

LINCOLNVILLE — The Waldo County Sheriff’s Office responded to a head-on collision Monday morning that resulted in serious injuries for one of the drivers. Matthew Wood, 36, of Lincolnville was traveling south in a pickup truck on Hope Road around 5:45 a.m. when he allegedly crossed the center line ad struck a tractor-trailer driven by 35-year-old Bradford Francis of Winslow.

2nd case of rare tickborne disease found in Maine

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Public health authorities in Maine said a second case of a rare tickborne infection has been located in the state. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday that laboratory tests confirmed a case of Powassan virus in a resident of Knox County. A Waldo County resident who is still recovering from the virus contracted it in June.