February 21, 2018 RSS feed / Local

Woolwich refills three accounts drained by October wind storm

WOOLWICH   Woolwich’s accounts are back at the levels they’re supposed to be.  At a brief special town meeting on Tuesday night, residents approved three measures to address budget overruns caused by the October wind storm.  More...

Downtown Tomorrow in Bath is March 3  Free Access 

BATH Area residents will soon get a chance to weigh in on the future of downtown Bath. More...

Public safety, jobs addressed by Lisbon council

LISBON The Lisbon Fire Department is hoping a grant will help it get some much needed equipment. At its meeting Tuesday night, the Lisbon Town Council approved the department to apply for a Firehouse Subs Public Safety Grant. More...

To help prevent flooding, Union St. construction coming this summer

BRUNSWICK   Street flooding on Union Street will become a thing of the past once utility repairs take place this summer.  Some businesses, however, are concerned the impact the construction project will have on them, given the expected road More...

Bath Council approves bid for wastewater treatment upgrades

BATH   The city of Bath is upgrading its wastewater treatment facility.  The City Council has approved a contract with Apex Construction to conduct a number of upgrades at the facility.  “It is largely about replacing the dewater More...

Kelp, climate, ocean acidity projects funded in Maine

BRUNSWICK (AP) — The University of Maine says projects about seaweed, the acidity of Gulf of Maine waters and the way climate change is impacting fish will receive nearly $1 million in funding.  More...

GWL accepting scholarship forms

GEORGETOWN — The Georgetown Working League is accepting applications for its 2018 scholarship program. Application forms and accompanying instructions have been sent directly to Georgetown resident high school seniors. More...

STUDENT NOTES

CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY   Joshua Horne of Topsham was named to the Cedarville University Dean's List for fall 2017  ITHACA COLLEGE   Matthew Jarmusz and Thomas Jarmusz of Georgetown were named to the Ithaca College Dean's List for the fa More...

STUDENT NOTES

MORSE HIGH SCHOOL 2ND QUARTER HONORS  Grade 12   High Honors: Connor Bennoch, Christina Bowman, Caiden Fraser, Alexander Gates, Elias Goodrich, Antonina Keyes, Sarah Meyer-Waldo, Abigail Minott, Paul Ouellette, Leah Totman  More...

DO YOU WANT TO BUILD A SNOWMAN?

(IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE A SNOWMAN)

SNOW RETURNED to the region over the weekend, leading to some winter fun in the Midcoast. Top left, Sophie, 3, and Joseph Swinconeck, 6, build a snowman in their backyard in Bath on Sunday. More...

Lisbon planning for performance arts center

LISBON   Lisbon High School is a small step closer to a new performing arts center.  The school committee voted 4-1 last week to advertise for an architect for the project.  The high school’s new gym has been open for a little mo More...

Owl prowl to be held in Bath

BATH- By the light of the full winter moon, the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust welcomes the public to explore Thorne Head Preserve in Bath for owls on Friday, March 2 at 5:30 pm. More...

Lisbon water rate is increasing by 10, 31%

LISBON   Water rates are going up in Lisbon — but a public hearing Thursday didn’t generate much participation.  The Lisbon Water Commission discussed the new rates — which go into effect April 1 and will generate a 25-pe More...

PEOPLE PLUS PIC OF THE WEEK

PEOPLE PLUS MEMBERS enjoyed a day out in Boston this week as one of Frank's Field Trips, a monthly program. More...

Topsham shaping its water safety ordinance

TOPSHAM   Topsham isn’t moving forward with a proposed water safety zone ordinance just yet.  More...

Police: Richmond man fatally shoots self during arrest

RICHMOND   State police say a Richmond man who was about to be arrested shot and killed himself Thursday afternoon at a home on Alexander Reed Road.  Dead is Jesse James Melanson, 33, of Alexander Reed Road.  More...

Wiscasset rejects traffic settlement

WISCASSET   Town officials say they rejected a settlement with the Maine Department of Transportation over a traffic project because Gov. Paul LePage changed a key agreement.   More...

Grant program open to help disadvantaged Mainers

FREEPORT   The 2018 Direct Services Grant Program is now open to non-profit organizations working to provide supports and services to economically disadvantaged people in Maine.  More...

Richmond Health Center is Let’s Go! Site of Distinction

RICHMOND Richmond Area Health Center has been recognized as a Let’s Go! Site of Distinction. 5210 Let’s Go! More...

Driver who was trapped in car for 10 hours now faces charges

HARPSWELL   Police in Maine say the driver who crashed into an empty house and was stuck inside his car for nearly 10 hours will now face charges.  More...