Town of Waldoboro
The Town of Waldoboro, Maine Planning Board members will hold a regularly scheduled meeting on December 14, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. to hold one site plan review and two preliminary subdivision reviews. The first item being reviewed will be 10-lot subdivision along Old Augusta Road, Feylers Corner, and Chapel Road; the second item being reviewed is a 2-lot subdivision for along Feyler’s Corner Road; and the third item is a site plan for an agricultural-related business/event center at 110 Robinson Road. The meeting will be held in person with an option to attend remotely via Zoom by going to the “Stay Connected” tab at waldoboromaine.org.
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.
The Bristol-South Bristol Transfer Facility
The Bristol – South Bristol Transfer Facility will have a Select Board meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the South Bristol Town Office. The public is invited to attend.
Trustees approve sewer budget, rate increase
Boothbay Harbor Sewer District trustees on Dec. 5 approved a $2.1 million budget and an 8% rate increase. The trustees are expect to sign the budget at their next meeting; the increase will go into effect Jan. 1. “The budget is just keeping what we’ve got going,” Superintendent Chris Higgins...
Wine, dinner and a movie!
What’s better than a night out with dinner, wine, and a movie!? On Thursday, Dec. 21, Damariscotta’s historic Lincoln Theater is pleased to be part of a very special event within the Midcoast community - a celebration of Armenian wines with a very local connection! Through special one night only dinner services and wine pairings at two local restaurants and a special event film screening at the Lincoln Theater, community members have the opportunity to taste the wine and learn the story of the people behind it - a father and daughter, at the crossroads of Armenia and Iran, who must overcome war, religion, and geopolitics to establish their wines on the global stage and reclaim a 6,000-year-old tradition of winemaking.
Maine Reels, Returns from Devastating Mass Shooting
The state of Maine is making a slow return to normal after the October shooting that devastated the state. The shooting, with a total death toll of 18, was carried out by Bowdoinham, Maine resident Robert Card on Wednesday, October 25. Card began his rampage at a bowling center in Lewiston, then moved to other local establishments. The attack led to a statewide manhunt, which ended on Friday, October 27, when his body was found with self-inflicted gunshot wounds in a trailer a few miles from his crime scenes.
Cushing man charged with fentanyl trafficking
ROCKLAND — A Cushing man made his initial court appearance Dec. 1 in Knox County Court after he was arrested by Rockland police for aggravated trafficking in drugs. Christopher Benner, 48, appeared before Judge Sarah Gilbert who set bail at $1,000 cash. A condition of bail includes that Benner must report daily in person to the Thomaston Police Department.
Annual staff donation presented to RSU 40 district food pantries
Medomak Valley High School Principal Linda Pease presents the annual $100 donation from the staff to the food pantries from each town in the RSU 40 district. Left to Right: Jan Visser and Natalie Masse, Waldoboro Food Pantry; Mrs. Pease; Dana Ayers and Paul Raudonat, Come Spring Food Pantry, Union.
South Bristol Town Office Welcomes New Hires, Launches Website
The South Bristol town office is fully staffed for the first time in four years after South Bristol Select Board members voted to appoint two applicants for the remaining open municipal positions at its Thursday, Nov. 30 meeting. Board members also announced the launch of the town’s new website.
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...
Dresden Resident Honors Maine Female Lawmakers with Portraits
Dresden resident Jerri Whitman has taken on the unique project of creating portraits of Maine women that have served in either the state or federal legislature. Whitman grew up in Tennessee and lived there well into her adult life. She gives credit to a teacher she had in elementary school for sparking her passion for art.
Ramblers roll past Seahawks
The threes just kept falling for the Winthrop Ramblers as the visitors made 10 on the afternoon, helping them to an easy 72-16 win over the Boothbay Region Seahawks in Class C girls basketball at Porter Memorial Gymnasium Saturday, Dec. 9. It was the opening game of the season for both teams.
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.
Medomak girls basketball open with a win
Medomak Valley girls basketball team defeated visiting Leavitt 41-32 on Friday, Dec. 8 in their KVAC opener. After a slow start, the Panthers scored 19 straight points over two quarters to take a 23 point lead. The Hornets sank four three’s in the third period to close the gap, including a half court bomb from Kayla Smith at the buzzer. Leavitt made the game interesting when they pulled within nine in the final period.
Waldoboro Lions Honor Retired Teacher
On Tuesday, Nov. 28 the Waldoboro Lions Club hosted a luncheon at Reunion Station in Damariscotta in honor of Jeanette Achorn, retired teacher from Waldoboro. Achorn was born on New Years Day 1930. She graduated Farmington State College in 1952 where she was a member of Kappa Delta Gamma Sorority. Soon after graduation she married Cedric Achorn who was home on leave from the Air Force. Together they lived in Vienna, Austria where Cedric was stationed for two years.
Protection order filed against Lewiston principal
The Portland Press Herald reports a Dresden woman said Donald Ferrara Jr., principal of Connor Elementary School in Lewiston, assaulted her.
National Wreaths Across America Day to be Commemorated in Damariscotta
Hillside Cemetery in Damariscotta, an official Wreaths Across America location, will host a wreath-laying ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 16, joining more than 3,700 other locations across the country for National Wreaths Across America Day. Coordinated and led by local volunteers, sponsorship groups have raised funds throughout the year to sponsor...
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.”
Community Literacy Event to Celebrate the Spirit of the Season Dec. 9
The line from “Winter Wishes” by M.H. Clark, “I’m wishing you sparkle and spirit and cheer and good things to come that will last you all year,” illuminates the true meaning of the winter holiday season. Friendship and wishes of peace and joy for all...
Land sale, mileage hike for ambulance transports approved at special town meeting
Articles authorizing sale of a residential lot on George Wright Road and raising the mileage rate charged by the ambulance department passed at a special town meeting Wednesday, Dec. 6 in Woolwich. Voters also granted the selectboard permission to assist in administering Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds sought by the owner of OpBox. As with other special town meetings, this one drew few voters. Attorney Ted Hoch of Woolwich served as moderator.