Articles by Abigail Adams

 
Andrew P. Baldwin Jr. (left) stands with his attorney, William Pagnano, during his sentence hearing at the Lincoln County Courthouse in Wiscasset on Wednesday, Aug. 1.

Maine man goes to jail for three years for sexually assaulting teen

By Abigail Adams on Aug. 04, 2017, at 4:24 p.m.
A Friendship man has been sentenced to three years in prison for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in Waldoboro in December 2016.
Wiscasset Police Chief Jeff Lange

Scammers are using a local police department’s phone number to target Mainers

By Abigail Adams on Aug. 02, 2017, at 12:39 p.m.
“They want you to say yes, so they can record your name and voice.”
Troy C. Bibber

Boothbay man sentenced to five years in prison for assaults on woman, child

By Abigail Adams on July 31, 2017, at 4:03 p.m.
Troy C. Bibber, 30, pleaded guilty to a single count each of Class B aggravated assault and Class C assault on a child younger than 6 years old.
John F. Dumas

Former employee admits he stole liquor, food, cash register from Whitefield store

By Abigail Adams on July 26, 2017, at 10:44 a.m.
John F. Dumas, 51, pleaded guilty to Class C burglary and Class E theft by unauthorized taking.
he Wiscasset Dental sign on Monday, July 24. The practice abruptly stopped seeing patients due to the illness of dentist and founder Dr. Catherine Bunin-Stevenson.

Midcoast dentist shutters business, leaves 3,500 without dental care

By Abigail Adams on July 25, 2017, at 3:26 p.m.
A dentist’s unforeseen illness is forcing Wiscasset Dental, a practice with about 3,500 patients, to close abruptly after about 11 years in business.
Wiscasset Area Chamber of Commerce member Sherri Dunbar turns in a petition calling for a new vote on the town planner’s budget to Wiscasset Town Clerk Linda Perry on Wednesday, July 5.

Petition triggers vote to restore Wiscasset town planner’s job

By Abigail Adams on July 06, 2017, at 7:34 a.m.
Petitioners collected enough signatures to prompt a new vote on the Wiscasset planning department budget.
Wiscasset Town Planner Ben Averill on his last day at work Friday.

Wiscasset braces for life without a town planner after voters ax position

By Abigail Adams on July 05, 2017, at 11:38 a.m.
There are several projects and grant applications Averill would like to see completed, and he said he would be willing to return to the position if asked.
Wiscasset Election Clerk Joan Barnes (left) and Election Warden Susan Blagden re-tally the results of Wiscasset’s annual town meeting by referendum at the Wiscasset town office on Thursday, June 22.

Election results unchanged following Wiscasset recount

By Abigail Adams on June 24, 2017, at 2:08 p.m.
There were minor variations in two warrant articles following a recount of Wiscasset’s annual town meeting by referendum Thursday, June 22, but the results remained the same.
Lincoln Academy senior Esther Martin receives her diploma in a black graduation gown from adviser Robert Breckenridge on June 1, as Head of School David Sturdevant (left) and Associate Head of School Andy Mullin look on.

Lincoln Academy students push for gender-neutral graduation gowns

By Abigail Adams on June 14, 2017, at 3:20 p.m.
Since 1969, female students have worn white and male students black, with seating at graduation determined by the color of the gown.
Wiscasset Selectman Ben Rines (from left), candidate for selectman Bob Blagden, and Town Manager Marian Anderson await the results of Wiscasset’s annual town meeting by referendum Tuesday, June 13.

Wiscasset voters reject school energy project, town planner’s budget

By Abigail Adams on June 14, 2017, at 9:16 a.m.
The Wiscasset School Department’s proposed $1.75 million energy conservation performance contract, the town planner’s budget and two social service requests were voted down at Wiscasset’s annual town meeting by referendum Tuesday, June 13.
Melvin follows Norman Palmer after demonstrating some of the commands Palmer taught him as part of Two Bridges Regional Jail’s new dog obedience program.

First canines graduate from midcoast jail’s dog obedience program

By Abigail Adams on May 26, 2017, at 6:10 a.m.
The socialization has been great not only for the dogs but also for inmates and staff, Bailey said. Inmates in the pod behave differently because of the program. The pod is calmer than others, and inmates follow the rules because they don’t want the program to go away.
A mobile home at Brookside Mobile Home Park in Waldoboro was fully involved when emergency responders arrived on scene shortly after midnight on Saturday, May 20.

Fire destroys Waldoboro mobile home

By Abigail Adams on May 20, 2017, at 8:28 a.m.
Fire destroyed a mobile home in Waldoboro in the early morning hours of Saturday, May 20, displacing two residents.
Wiscasset downtown business owner Jay McNamara (left) reviews a diagram of the downtown parking proposal with Maine Department of Transportation Project Manager Ernie Martin on Monday.

Wiscasset residents keep jousting over Route 1 traffic fix

By Abigail Adams on May 11, 2017, at 11:31 a.m.
More than 150 people turned out on Monday to hear the Maine Department of Transportation’s Wiscasset parking proposal, part of the downtown traffic project.
Celeste Edwards of Wiscasset speaks to the town's board of selectmen April 18 about what she said was inappropriate treatment she received from members of the Wiscasset Historic Preservation Commission.

Conflict over proposed Route 1 traffic fix continues to simmer in Wiscasset

By Abigail Adams on May 04, 2017, at 9:16 a.m.
Selectmen began the process to repeal the historic preservation ordinance that established that commission.
From left: Wiscasset Advisory Committee members Bill Maloney, Steve Christiansen, Susan Robson, and Lonnie Kennedy-Patterson speak at an April 24 meeting.

Conservancy group’s appeal for garage complicates Route 1 fix plan

By Abigail Adams on April 27, 2017, at 3:53 p.m.
“We think there’s an opportunity for an even better plan.”
The drivers of both vehicles in a head-on collision on Route 1 in Wiscasset were brought to area hospitals the evening of Thursday, April 20.

Police: Driver checking GPS caused head-on collision on Route 1 in Wiscasset

By Abigail Adams on April 21, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
A Jeep Wrangler, operated by Spencer Knowles, 16, of Arrowsic, was traveling northbound on Route 1. Knowles was looking at his GPS when his vehicles crossed the center line into the southbound lane.
The drivers of both vehicles in a head-on collision on Route 1 in Wiscasset were brought to area hospitals the evening of Thursday, April 20.

Two injured in head-on collision on Route 1 in Wiscasset

By Abigail Adams on April 21, 2017, at 7:59 a.m.
A head-on collision on Route 1 in Wiscasset sent the drivers of both vehicles to area hospitals Thursday evening and closed both lanes of traffic for more than an hour.
The Haggett Garage on Water Street in Wiscasset.

State takes Wiscasset garage through eminent domain

By Abigail Adams on April 20, 2017, at 8:30 a.m.
The MDOT filed a notice of condemnation April 5, a legal notice announcing the department was taking the Haggett Garage, owned by Coastal Enterprises Inc., through eminent domain.
Bill Sutter, spokesman for the Wiscasset Taxpayers Alliance, points out a downtown building he said was once considered as a location for a parking lot in December 2016 in Wiscasset.

Wiscasset petition prompts new vote on proposed Route 1 traffic fix

By Abigail Adams on April 19, 2017, at 3:43 p.m.
The vote will not be binding, and the MDOT does not need permission from voters on the details of the project.

Wiscasset warns residents to pay back taxes or face eviction

By Abigail Adams on April 19, 2017, at 2:40 p.m.
Several Wiscasset residents will be given 60 days to pay their delinquent tax bills or receive an eviction notice from the town.