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    September 5, 2019

    Clam re-seeding is latest chapter in 'cool story told by a clam digger'

    The Medomak River Taskforce has targeted pollution in clam flats, and is now in the process of a re-seeding project. Members of the Waldoboro Shellfish Committee took seed or small clams — mostly a half to one inch in length — from an area in Sampson Cove, where the clams are actually too thick to grow, and moved them to a different area with plenty of room for them to flourish Sept. 3. “The goal is to ‘thin …

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    September 4, 2019

    Proposed public art to move forward

    Despite some resistance, the Thomaston Board of Selectmen agreed Aug. 26 to move forward with a painted mural proposed for the back of the Thomaston Grocery building. Planning Board Chairman Joanne Richards, who favors strict enforcement of town ordinances, held a public meeting Aug. 20 at which only one resident showed up. At that meeting, friendly debate took place between Richards and Code Enforcement Officer …

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    September 3, 2019

    Fire at dental office thwarted

    A motor in a vacuum system was to blame for what was called in as a structure fire at Thomaston Family Dentistry just after 11 a.m. Sept. 3. Thomaston Fire Chief Mikial Mazzeo said the power to a breaker panel in the basement of the building was cut, which prevented it from developing into a fire. He said no flames were witnessed; however, a couple of pieces of wood near the motor did show signs of charring. All …

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    August 30, 2019

    Howard appointed town manager in Warren

    The Warren Board of Selectmen signed an employment agreement Aug. 28 with longtime employee Sherry Howard to become the new town manager. Howard — aka finance director, deputy general assistance administrator, motor vehicle registration agent, deputy tax collector and deputy treasurer — was recognized last December for 25 years of service to the town. She assumes the role after former Town Manager Bill Lawrence …

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    August 29, 2019

    Thomaston man injured in Jefferson crash

    A Thomaston man was injured in a motorcycle crash that occurred on Waldoboro Road in Jefferson Aug. 14. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Lt. Brendan Kane said Aug. 29 that Stephen B. Grant, 39, was westbound on a 2001 Harley-Davidson motorcycle when he rear-ended a horse-drawn carriage being operated by Noah Hostetler, 21, of Whitefield. Kane said he believed sun glare may have caused Grant not to see the carriage, …

  • Published
    August 29, 2019

    Keeper's barn, workshop complete

    Marshall Point Lighthouse & Museum Committee held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its reproduction keeper’s barn and workshop Aug. 28. Pastor Randall Thissel of the Port Clyde Advent Christian Church began the ceremony with a blessing. Gartley & Dorsky were the engineers for the project, and the barn was built by Paul Gill of Gill Timber Frames of Port Clyde, who specializes in post-and-beam buildings. “His …

  • Published
    August 28, 2019

    Giese wins seat on Thomaston Select Board

    By a narrow margin Thomaston residents elected Diane Giese to the Board of Selectmen Aug. 27 in a special election to fill the seat vacated by Beverly St. Clair, who resigned. Three candidates were vying to fill the vacant seat — Giese, Charles Frattini and Zel Bowman-Laberge. The term expires in 2021. Giese received 93 votes, Bowman-Laberge, 86, and Frattini, 82, of the total 264 votes cast. Giese, an entreprene…

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    August 27, 2019

    Owls Head mill rate increases to 11.5

    It took 63 registered voters less than an hour to approve Owls Head’s annual town meeting warrant Aug. 26, resulting in an estimated .75 increase in the mill rate. Budget Committee Chairman Bob Hirsch opened the meeting, giving what he called a “somewhat ugly summary” of the town’s financial state. He pointed out that the town received an unexpected $181,378 performance refund from PERC after it withdrew from the …

  • Published
    August 25, 2019

    Feylers Corner Road home destroyed in blaze

    An older home in the midst of renovations at 515 Feylers Corner Road in Waldoboro appears to have been destroyed following a fire just before 2 p.m. Aug. 25. According to Waldoboro Fire Chief Paul Smeltzer, battling the blaze was hampered by the structure’s having a metal roof and the fire’s being confined between that and the ceiling. “The fire got into the void spaces, and we just couldn’t get into where it …

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    August 22, 2019

    'Dog Whisperer's love of pets wins over their owners

    One local longtime dog-sitter finds taking care of other people’s pets a pleasure — and his clients are equally pleased. What started out as simply showing attention to a couple’s two dogs has led to what could be a full-time job for Danny Jackson of Waldoboro, who has been pet-sitting now for nearly 15 years. “Over time I became friends with this couple, and they could see how much attention I gave their dogs,” …

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