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Ireland, Clay win available seats on Lincoln council

LINCOLN, Maine — Incumbent Steve Clay and challenger Marscella Ireland won two open Town Council seats by substantial margins in the election Tuesday, Town Clerk Lisa Goodwin said.

Lincoln residents, businesses to receive tax bills

LINCOLN – About 3,800 property tax bills will go in the mail today to town residents and businesses after being delayed by SAD 67′s late passage of its $10.5 million budget for the 2005-06 school year, town officials said Monday. The bills should arrive at town residences Wednesday and Thursday. …

Lincoln looking for new town office

LINCOLN, Maine — Town leaders have told a local civic group that they plan to move the town office from that group’s Main Street building in three years, officials said Tuesday. The Town Council agreed Monday to give its three-year notice of intent to move the office to an undisclosed …

Ireland, Clay win council seats in Lincoln

LINCOLN – Incumbent Steve Clay and challenger Marscella Ireland won two open Town Council seats by substantial margins in the election Tuesday, Town Clerk Lisa Goodwin said. Ireland will join her husband, Michael, on the council thanks to her receiving 1,366 votes, while Clay was elected to his third term …

Lincoln passes $5.2 M budget, could raise taxes

LINCOLN, Maine — A slight increase in taxes might occur this year, due in part to the passage of a $5.2 million municipal budget for 2009-10 that is about $64,000 smaller than this year’s budget. Acting on a series of 32 motions, the Town Council easily passed the budget during …

Lincoln panel to raise funds for recreation center

LINCOLN, Maine — Wanted: Creative people who can raise $4 million to build a town recreation center. The Town Council voted unanimously Monday night to form a subcommittee that will be tasked with raising as much money as possible, through grants and fundraisers, to make the proposed center a reality. …

Lincoln councilors name next town clerk

LINCOLN, Maine — Diana V. Hill is Lincoln’s new town clerk.

Steve Clay named Lincoln’s new council chairman

LINCOLN, Maine — An old hand at running Town Council meetings, Steve Clay was unanimously elected council chairman during a brief organizational meeting Monday. The council voted 7-0 to name the former chairman, the only new member of the council elected during the recent election, the council’s spokesman, leader and …

Millinocket, E. Millinocket, Lincoln list slates

Residents of Millinocket, East Millinocket and Lincoln will have a host of candidates to choose from in the local elections to be held Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 2. . In Lincoln, six people are running for three open council seats that carry three-year terms. They are Samuel Clay and Stephen …
Lincoln Town Councilor Thora House listens to contractors protest a proposed ordinance amendment that would have stopped the town transfer station from accepting commercial waste. The amendment died due to a lack of a vote at the council?s meeting on Monday.  Bangor Daily News photo by Nick Sambides Jr.

Lincoln to continue accepting commercial waste

Town contractors can continue to dump waste at the town transfer station. The Town Council rejected a proposed town ordinance change that would stop the station from accepting …

Lincoln council taps new town manager

LINCOLN, Maine — Councilors named Town Clerk Lisa Goodwin the town’s new manager on Monday, ending about six months of interim work for Goodwin.

Lincoln council taps new town manager

LINCOLN – Councilors named Town Clerk Lisa Goodwin the town’s new manager on Monday, ending about six months of interim work for Goodwin. With Councilors Michael Ireland and his wife, Marscella Ireland, opposing, the council voted 5-2 to appoint Goodwin to replace former Town Manager Glenn Aho, whom Goodwin was …

Lincoln reopens access to snowmobile trail over neighbors’ objections

LINCOLN, Maine — Snowmobiles were riding Buckley and Penobscot Valley avenues on Tuesday after town leaders opted to reopen a temporary trail to allow snowsleds access to West Broadway and a major statewide snowmobile trail. With Councilors Michael and Marscella Ireland opposing, the Town Council voted 5-2 to reopen the …

Lincoln tables motion to replace 32-year-old trash compactor

LINCOLN, Maine — Concerns about mercury, asbestos and other contaminants stopped town leaders from voting Monday to replace the town’s trash compactor for $99,070. During its meeting Monday, the Town Council tabled a motion to award the bid to Atlantic Recycling Equipment of New Hampshire to replace the town’s 32-year-old …

Lincoln voters elect newcomer to council

LINCOLN – The Town Council’s leading vote-getter wants to know why town government has such a high turnover and believes he was elected to do something about it, he said Wednesday. With 510 votes, Michael Ireland, 58, out polled incumbents and fellow winners Chairman Steve Clay and Councilor Thora House, …

Lincoln Town Council candidates offer different approaches

LINCOLN, Maine — It is time for a new town office. That was the word Thursday from Town Councilor Marscella Ireland, who is up for re-election to her second three-year term on Tuesday. Ireland, 62, said that getting town leaders to pursue the construction of a new office was at …

Chester, Mattawamkeag await tax bills

SAD 67′s new budget was finally set Dec. 1, but Chester and Mattawamkeag taxpayers must wait at least another week before they get new local tax bills, officials said Wednesday. Mattawamkeag’s Board of Selectmen will hold a town meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the town municipal building to set …

Lincoln senior housing plan inches along

LINCOLN, Maine — Efforts to build a 24-unit senior housing complex at the former Lake Mall site are progressing, but expect the crater on Main Street to remain a crater for at least another year.

Boating stickers delayed Internet licensing system not yet online

LINCOLN – People trying to register a boat for the first time in Maine won’t have to wait for temporary registration stickers before using boats, but they better make sure their paperwork is with them when they are out on the water. With fishing season coming right up, licensing agents …

Lincoln residents push for wind moratorium

LINCOLN – A group of residents again pressed the new Town Council on Monday night for a 180-day moratorium on wind farms as their reaction to a Massachusetts developer’s proposal for a $130 million wind farm. After new Councilor Marscella Ireland and returning Councilor Samuel Clay were sworn in, the …