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Historic Damariscotta church installs solar panels

By Maia Zewert, Lincoln County News on May 04, 2017, at 9 a.m.

Lincoln’s town manager faces criminal charges for alleged trespass

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 03, 2017, at 7:45 p.m.
John Sutherland, 50, of Lincoln, was issued summonses by state police on Feb. 14 for allegedly breaking into a garage in Castle Hill and damaging a door.
Saturday marks the 53rd anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s visit to Bowdoin College on May 6, 1964. To commemorate the anniversary, the college plans to hang a plaque in Moulton Union, where King held a roundtable discussion with the college community.

Remembering the day Martin Luther King Jr. visited Maine in 1964

By Beth Brogan on May 03, 2017, at 12:46 p.m.
To mark the 53rd anniversary of a visit to the college by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Bowdoin College officials on Saturday will hang a plaque commemorating the day he spoke at the nearby First Parish Church.
Kevin Mitchell

Car of missing Lewiston man found in Union

By Alex Acquisto on May 03, 2017, at 12:46 p.m.
Deputies found his car after receiving a call about a suspicious vehicle. Police, with the help of the Maine Warden dog unit, searched the area around the vehicle for clues but found nothing.

Damariscotta dentist to pay $90,000 to resolve false claims to MaineCare

By Judy Harrison on May 02, 2017, at 7:10 p.m.
A Damariscotta dentist has agreed to pay $90,000 to resolve allegations that he submitted false claims to MaineCare for services he did not provide.
Thomas Proctor Jr.

Boothbay man accused of shooting neighbor in leg

By Beth Brogan on May 02, 2017, at 4:03 p.m.
A 66-year-old Boothbay man was charged with reckless conduct with a firearm Monday after allegedly shooting a neighbor in the leg.
A non-profit group of Brunswick residents has asked a judge to block the sale by the town of a four-acre, tax-acquired property on Mere Point Road. Brunswick Citizens for Collaborative Government argues that the town violated its own charter when if refused to accept a petition that called for a town-wide referendum on creating a public park on the property.

Neighbors suing Brunswick ask council to delay sale of waterfront land

By Beth Brogan on May 02, 2017, at 2:41 p.m.
The group said in a release that the council violated the citizens’ right to petition and is “rushing to sell [the property] before the court” can rule on that claim.
Hyde School in Bath plans a $4 million expansion and renovation project as the Bath campus expands to include students from Hyde's campus in Woodstock, Connecticut, which is slated to close in June.

Hyde School sells Connecticut campus, plans $4 million upgrade in Bath

By Beth Brogan on May 02, 2017, at 8:30 a.m.
Hyde School will close its campus in Connecticut in June and plans to spend approximately $4 million to renovate its Bath campus.

Newcastle business blends art, science in aquarium design

By Maia Zewert, Lincoln County News on May 02, 2017, at 6:08 a.m.
The new owners of In the Clover, Kasey and Jay McNamara, prepare to open the store on Main Street in Wiscasset last month.

Former employee buys women’s boutique In downtown Wiscasset

By lcnadams on May 01, 2017, at 7:24 p.m.
In the Clover is “a true woman’s boutique,” Kasey said. “We carry a little bit of everything.”
Two people were killed Monday morning when this sedan driven by Kenneth Chipman, 57, of Warren, crossed into oncoming traffic on Route 1, sideswiping another vehicle before striking a Land Rover head-on.

Two people die in Knox County head-on crash

By Nick McCrea on May 01, 2017, at 1:26 p.m.
Anita Alexander (right), clerk of courts in Sagadahoc County, swears in Jonathan Liberman (center) as deputy district attorney for Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc and Waldo counties while District Attorney Geoffrey Rushlau looks on in West Bath, July 18, 2016.

Midcoast deputy DA tapped to take post of former boss

By Nick McCrea on May 01, 2017, at 11:19 a.m.
A midcoast deputy district attorney will take the post of his former boss as the district’s top prosecutor.

Two die in 3-vehicle crash on Route 1 in Warren

By Nick McCrea and CBS 13 on May 01, 2017, at 8:15 a.m.
A fatal crash closed a section of Route 1 through Warren on Monday morning.
Aaron Robinson sits at his harpsichord in his Alna home on April 14. The harpsichord has a picture of Leonard Bernstein on it.

Maine composer uses music as ‘our reply to violence’

By Abigail Adams, Lincoln County News on April 30, 2017, at 11:32 a.m.
Alna composer Aaron Robinson didn’t have a personal connection to the November 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris that left 130 dead and 368 wounded. But the words of a witness who said “I’m numb with sorrow” triggered something in him.
The Maine Department of Transportation anticipates completion of the $14 million Bath Viaduct replacement project by Memorial Day.

Bath viaduct to reopen, ending ‘zippah’ detour for Route 1 travelers

By Beth Brogan on April 28, 2017, at 11:01 a.m.
The rebuilt viaduct that carries Route 1 over a section of Bath will open within the next week, nearly one month ahead of schedule.
Mark Westrum

Maine jail leader’s severance deal includes three months pay

By Beth Brogan on April 27, 2017, at 5:54 p.m.
Mark Westrum received three months pay — approximately $20,000 — and health insurance through June under the terms of a severance agreement six months after he was arrested for operating under the influence.
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.”

NOAA Hold Public Session in Wiscasset

By Mary Ellen Barnes on April 27, 2017, at 3:31 p.m.
A rendering of Belfast's consolidated court building, which will replace the Waldo County Superior Court and Belfast District Court.

State releases design for new $17 million Belfast courthouse

By Nick McCrea on April 27, 2017, at 2:58 p.m.
The state’s new designs for Waldo County’s $17 million courthouse is drawing a sigh of relief from some in town.
Mark Burson

Maine man sentenced to 9 years in jail following 9th OUI conviction

By Beth Brogan on April 26, 2017, at 2:37 p.m.
A man arrested nine times for operating under the influence pleaded guilty Wednesday afternoon to the ninth charge and was sentenced to nine years in prison, with all but seven years suspended.