Weekly Safety Report: Rollover Crash and Unfounded Fire Impact Lincoln County, Maine
This week in Lincoln County, Maine, two incidents occurred that required attention. In the first incident, a 29-year-old man from Randolph was airlifted to Maine Medical Center after a rollover crash on Route 32 in Jefferson. The driver's vehicle left the road, reentered, and crossed the centerline before hitting a rock and flipping over. In the second incident, a fire on Squirrel Island destroyed a maintenance building. The cause of the fire was deemed "unfounded" by the state fire marshal. Firefighters from multiple departments arrived by boat to combat the fully involved building fire.
This week at Lincoln Theater
“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” - Y Arts Presentation - Because of his shiny nose, Rudolph doesn’t feel like he belongs in Christmastown and sets off to find a place that accepts him. Along his journey, he encounters fellow misfits, only to realize that home is where he has belonged the whole time. When a storm threatens to keep Santa’s sleigh from taking flight, what makes Rudolph different turns out to be what helps him save Christmas! Two shows at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 14 and Friday, Dec. 15. Tickets: $5 general admission.
Arraignment set for man charged with toddler’s Christmas 2022 murder
The man charged in the Christmas Day 2022 death of a 3-year-old Edgecomb girl is scheduled for an arraignment hearing at 11 a.m. Jan. 11 in Lincoln County Unified Criminal Court. Tyler Witham-Jordan, 29, of Edgecomb and Livermore was arrested Oct. 12 after a nearly year long investigation into the death of Makinzlee Handrahan. Witham-Jordan was charged with Depraved Indifference Murder.
County extends planning services contract with Wiscasset
Lincoln County is considering extending its planning services contract with Wiscasset for six months. The contract expires at month’s end with Wiscasset still in need of additional assistance from Lincoln County Regional Planning Commission. Executive Director Mary Ellen Barnes told commissioners Dec. 5 the two sides had agreed to...
Maine High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Live Streams in Lincoln County Today - December 8
Want to know how to watch high school basketball matchups in Lincoln County, Maine today? We have you covered here. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune in!. Lincoln County, Maine High School Boys Basketball Games Today.
Opioid overdose response and Narcan administration training
Will Matteson, substance use prevention coordinator for Healthy Lincoln County (HLC), presented a “Overdose Response and Narcan Administration Training” seminar and demonstration at Boothbay Region High School (BRHS) Tuesday, Dec. 5, on invitation from Boothbay Adult Education. Matteson provided attendees with bags containing two doses of 4mg Narcan (naloxone) nasal spray, a portable Narcan administration flyer, a copy of his slide show presentation, supplies for taking notes, and contact information for both local and national crisis response.
Committees Rule Out AOS 93 Consolidation, Explore Operation Changes
School committees across AOS 93 started weighing options to restructure the Central Lincoln County School System last week and closed the door on a regionalizing choice that would have created a six-town middle school and two new prekindergarten programs. Instead, towns may consider a legal change without direct student impact...
Bringing Food Home
Our Giving Tuesday food drive at Rising Tide was a great success! A great big thank you to Rising Tide Co-op for inviting us to hold this event with them!. We parked Lulu, the Lunch Wagon, our Bringing Food Home van, in the parking lot of Rising Tide, right by the entrance to the store. We opened the back doors, set up our sign asking for donations (with some helpful hints of what to purchase), and got the scale ready to roll. We keep track of our food donations by weight. Every item that came in was weighed before finding its place in the boxes that covered the floor of the van, to be sorted by our volunteers at a later date.
Commissioners OK $13.743 million budget
On Dec. 5, Lincoln County commissioners approved a $13,743,701 2024 budget. Commissioners Hamilton Meserve and Mary Trescot voted in favor of the budget. Commissioner William Meserve was absent due to a health issue. The budget represents an 8.99% increase. The Boothbay Register asked commissioners about the Lincoln County Recycling budget. The 2024 recycling center budget is $710,892 which is offset by an estimated $200,000 from revenue. The Boothbay Register asked “if the recycling center was a good deal for Boothbay region taxpayers which operate their own recycling center in Boothbay?” Commissioner Meserve responded, “We provide this service for the entire county. If someone wants to do it on their own, we aren’t going to tell them not to.”
Shedding light on LD 2003
After Boothbay Harbor voters rejected the controversial LD 2003 amendment at the 2023 town meeting, many were concerned about the consequences. The state has since set a later deadline for most towns to adopt the changes, but many questions and concerns remain. Lincoln County Planner Emily Rabbe came to Boothbay...
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office: 8 arrests
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office responded to 151 calls for service for the period of Nov. 28 to Dec. 5. Year to date, LCSO has responded to 10,343 calls for service. James L. Littlefield, 24, Boothbay was issued a summons Nov. 30 for Leaving Scene of Motor Vehicle Accident, on Wawenock Road, Edgecomb, by Deputy Samuel Alexander.
Lincoln County Courts
Adekunle O. Adeyanju, 42, Topsham, kidnapping, March 1, 2019; two counts gross sexual assault, March 1, 2019, all dismissed (plea to other charge); unlawful sexual contact, March 1, 2019, Two Bridges Regional Jail five months. Devin Alexander, 34, Wiscasset, domestic violence assault July 8; terrorizing, July 6, both dismissed (plea...
Characters of the County: Golf Pro Leon Oliver Living His Dream at Sheepscot Links
Leon Oliver has deep family roots in Lincoln County, but he became a golf snowbird migrating back and forth from Florida to Maine for decades to accommodate his career as a professional in the golf industry. “Now he’s in Maine full time at his own golf course living the dream,”...