Westport, 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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Here’s Why Gifford’s Ice Cream Stand in Auburn, Maine, Closed

In a surprise announcement on their Facebook page Monday, Gifford's Ice Cream announced that their ice cream stand on Minot Avenue in Auburn is now closed for the season. The first Gifford's Ice Cream stand in Maine opened in 1980 in Skowhegan and was followed by a stand in Farmington in 1982, Bangor in 1987, Waterville in 1991 and the Auburn ice cream stand in 2006. They've all been a huge success, so it's especially surprising that the Auburn stand is closing early for the season.

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.

Could Luke Combs Perform A Concert In Augusta Maine In 2023?

Overall, Luke Combs fans in Maine have been really lucky. Despite the fact that a large chunk of the time he has been "famous" was during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have still had him visit our state several times. He opened for Jason Aldean in 2018 and he had a Cross Insurance Center show a few months later. Additionally, he did two massive shows in Boston in December of 2021 and he is going to be doing two shows in Bangor in September.

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.

City says report backs proposed changes to Lake Auburn

The city of Auburn says proposed ordinances changes impacting Lake Auburn’s water quality are backed by a new assessment. The city’s announcement comes amidst a lawsuit from a neighboring municipality. In a press release, Auburn states it wants to limit density in areas around the lake and incorporate...

Good Shepherd’s first ambassador fights hunger in Maine

LEWISTON, Maine — Misty Coolidge is a mom, wife, small business owner, the newly crowned ‘Mrs. Worldwide’ and now, she’s the Good Shepherd Food Bank’s first food ambassador. Fighting back against food insecurity in Maine is something Coolidge has been doing since she was a...

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.: