Before the year is out, Newcastle voters will vote on a contentious town issue.
Newcastle will have a special town meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 9 at the Newcastle Fire Station.
Residents will be tasked with voting on five articles, including the donation from the Standard of Newcastle, LLC.
In the annals of government, apparently late is better than never. However, whether a late government review is more meaningful than no or timely government review remains to be seen.
Third-year coach Tanner Grover says, in order for his 2013-2014 Lady Seahawks varsity basketball team to have success on the court, “we must play together and establish our own pace.”
Grover said last year's team knew where the ball was going, mostly into the hands of three players who graduated in June: Sarah Caron, Alex Clarke and Allison Crocker.
Although there were no concrete answers, Chief Deputy Ken Mason of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office offered one reason the jail count had grown so high.
“Crime doesn't take holidays,” he said Tuesday during the Lincoln County Commissioners meeting in Wiscasset.
Damage from trucks associated with a Mount Hunger Road gravel pit have made the road impassible to emergency vehicles, Edgecomb selectmen and Road Commissioner Scott Griffin said December 4.
Shouldn't Wiscasset get a slice of the multi-million-dollar court award Maine Yankee has coming in connection with the spent fuel still in town?
Wiscasset Budget Committee member Bill Barnes thinks so.
“If we've got a dump, I think the town of Wiscasset should deserve some of that money,” he told selectmen December 3.
At the November 25 Boothbay Harbor selectmen's meeting, Boothbay Region Ambulance Service Director Robbie Ham presented a status report.
On October 1, St. Andrews Hospital's emergency room closed. From that point on, ambulances no longer brought patients there. During October, the ambulance had 112 calls.
My son just walked outside to get the morning paper and spied a pair of white tailed deer prancing down the street. In Boothbay or Wiscasset, visits from flocks of turkeys and an occasional encounter with Mr. Bear would not be a big deal, but in Indianapolis, it is a surprise, at least it was to me.
Eighteen participants shook, shimmied and “zumba’ed” their hearts out at the “Shake off the Turkey” Zumbathon held at the Y to benefit the Boothbay Region Lions Club.
Five instructors donated their time to help out, including event organizer Sarah Brewer, Kathleen Lamothe, Monica Churchcill, Tim Fish and Denise Click. Karen Nickerson helped out by selling water and oranges.
On November 27, the Boothbay Board of Selectmen voted 4-1 to reintroduce the tax incremental financing district (TIF) at a special town meeting scheduled for February 24, 2014.
One month ago, Boothbay voters rejected every item on the local referendum, but the majority of the selectmen still feel that a TIF district is in the best interest of the town.
Vice Chairman Robert Splaine resigned his position with the town of Boothbay Harbor's Board of Selectmen December 2.
In his resignation letter, Splaine wrote, “It has become clearly apparent that personal attacks that have been allowed during meetings have taken their toll,” and that “these recent events have changed my mind and have seriously contributed to my decision to resign.”