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Report: Teen accused of tire iron attack that left Bath woman partially blind

By Beth Brogan on July 10, 2017, at 6:10 p.m.
A 16-year-old Bath girl is charged with elevated aggravated assault in the case, The Forecaster reported.
Lisa Smith of the Coastal Humane Society in Brunswick holds a kitten in a 2013 photo.

Brunswick animal shelter seeks new leader after director resigns

By Beth Brogan on July 10, 2017, at 4:20 p.m.
Coastal Humane Society Executive Director Joe Montisano has resigned from that position.

Brunswick optometry practice settles federal fraud case

By Beth Brogan on July 10, 2017, at 3:51 p.m.
The practice will pay $16,343 to settle the case.
The Maine Warden Service has identified the man who died Sunday on Damariscotta Lake in Jefferson.

Victim of Damariscotta Lake fatality identified as Wiscasset man

By J.W. Oliver on July 10, 2017, at 12:27 p.m.
The Maine Warden Service has identified the man who died Sunday on Damariscotta Lake in Jefferson.

More child sex assault charges filed against former Maine youth theater leader

By Beth Brogan on July 10, 2017, at 12:09 p.m.
The founder of Midcoast Youth Theater and former employee of the afterschool program at St. John’s Catholic School in Brunswick has been indicted for the third time for alleged sex crimes against children.
An ambulance waits at the public boat ramp on Damariscotta Lake in Jefferson on Sunday, July 9. The Maine Warden Service is investigating a fatality on the lake.

Fatality on Damariscotta Lake in Jefferson under investigation

By Lincoln County News on July 10, 2017, at 9:24 a.m.
The deceased, an adult male, fell out of a disabled boat while it was being towed by another boat.
Herbert R. Simmons Jr.

Waldoboro man gets three years for trafficking heroin

By J.W. Oliver on July 08, 2017, at 9:50 a.m.
Herbert R. “Bub” Simmons Jr. pleaded guilty to class B unlawful trafficking in schedule W drugs (heroin), a felony.
Jay K. Jeffrey

Brunswick man charged with hitting man with Lexus at campground

By Beth Brogan on July 07, 2017, at 12:40 p.m.
Jay K. Jeffrey, 31, was taken into custody later Friday morning after allegedly fleeing the scene of the incident Thursday night.
Mari Eosco, chairwoman of the Bath City Council, presents Bill Giroux with the ceremonial Key to the City and a certificate of appreciation during Giroux's last week as city manager in Bath.

Bath City Council appoints interim city manager

By Beth Brogan on July 07, 2017, at 11:08 a.m.
Council chairwoman Mari Eosco said Friday that Giroux recommended Owen for the spot.
Joseph Brann

Waldoboro man charged with aggravated assault in Searsmont

By Staff, Lincoln County News on July 07, 2017, at 10:34 a.m.
Deputies were told that he punched a person and “strangled them until they lost consciousness.”

Fire damages Brunswick apartment building

By Beth Brogan on July 06, 2017, at 6:34 p.m.
The fire, which investigators believe started when a bathroom ceiling fan malfunctioned, spread throughout the ceiling and roof area.
Conceptual presentation of Wiscasset traffic fix, as proposed by the Maine Department of Transportation.

Opponents of Route 1 traffic fix in Wiscasset allege ‘disturbing’ misinformation by MDOT

By Beth Brogan on July 06, 2017, at 6:12 p.m.
For decades, traffic backed up along Main Street — Route 1 — in tiny Wiscasset has prompted state officials to commission traffic studies and debate fixes.
Brunswick police stopped traffic to help a mother duck and her ducklings cross the road.

Brunswick police close streets to escort mother duck and ducklings to the river

By CBS 13 on July 06, 2017, at 5:16 p.m.
“With the assistance of the Patrol Division, Criminal Investigators, School Resource Officer, Parking, and Animal Control, we were able to shut down traffic, rescue the duckling, and make sure the entire family made it safely to the river’s edge.”
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.
Harvey Lembo of Rockland said he bought a gun Monday after his apartment at the Park Street Apartments in Rockland was broken into for the fourth time. He shot an alleged intruder Monday night trying to steal his prescription pain medication.

Rockland resident who shot intruder won’t be charged

By Alex Acquisto on July 05, 2017, at 3:55 p.m.
Harvey Lembo, who is disabled, had bought the 7 mm Russian-made handgun that he used to shoot Christopher Wildhaber just days before the attempted burglary.
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.
The Salt Bay Cafe in Damariscotta will close in mid-July.

Damariscotta’s Salt Bay Cafe to close in mid-July

By Alexander Violo on July 03, 2017, at 5:03 p.m.
Salt Bay Cafe will close in mid-July after about 30 years in downtown Damariscotta.

Coastal construction firm files for bankruptcy

By Darren Fishell on July 03, 2017, at 2:29 p.m.
The company filed for bankruptcy on June 30 following a lawsuit from Hancock Lumber filed in state court, according to an initial bankruptcy filing.
A Maine State Police Special Services truck at LincolnHealth

Suspicious package outside Maine health center painted to ‘look like a bomb’

By Alex Acquisto on July 03, 2017, at 11:01 a.m.
A state fire marshal said the package found outside LincolnHealth’s Miles campus “was made to look like something more than it was.”
A Maine State Police Special Services truck at LincolnHealth’s Miles Campus in Damariscotta on Sunday. The unit responded to investigate a suspicious package found outside the hospital.

Suspicious package found outside Maine health center

By Alexander Violo, Lincoln County News on July 02, 2017, at 6:43 p.m.
Several agencies are investigating a suspicious package left at LincolnHealth’s Miles Campus Sunday.