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    November 5, 2017

    Route 1 construction continues

    Below is an estimated schedule for work to be continued on Route 1 in Thomaston from Nov. 6 through Nov. 18. The schedule may change due to weather, scheduling of subcontractors, and other unknown conditions. Be advised work areas may change as needed. Drivers are advised to use caution when navigating the work zones. Monday, Nov. 6 • Finegrade Sidewalks – Beechwood Street to Erin Street • Excavate Driveway – ...

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    November 2, 2017

    Thanksgiving tradition to continue as turkey baster changes hands

    With support, encouragement and assistance from her friends Ann Robison, Blair Clement and Janet Dwelley, Judi Farley has taken the reins of the Thomaston Random Acts of Kindness Thanksgiving dinner. The Thomaston ladies have been friends for years, and had thought doing a dinner like this would be fun – one day. When they read that “one day” had arrived, Farley contacted outgoing TRAK Chairman Prudy Netzorg and ...

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    October 27, 2017

    New MDOT road construction projects outlined for Warren

    Three road construction projects were announced Oct. 25 at the Warren Board of Selectmen's meeting. Resident Luther Yonce, who works for the Maine Department of Transportation, said MDOT is looking at projects to be done over the course of the next three years. For Warren, that means adding an inch and a quarter overlay on 3.62 miles of Route 90 east of Route 1 in 2018, and almost two miles of Route 1 just east ...

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    October 27, 2017

    Park projects outlined, committee looks for new blood

    Payson Park Committee members expressed some concerns to the Warren Board of Selectman Oct. 25 on a couple of projects they are working on. The projects, carried over from 2016, include improvements to the area around the swing set, as well as a proposed set of stairs along the canal path that would go up and over a berm. "When asked when the projects would be done, the head of Public Works said he did not know ...

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    October 26, 2017

    Pastor recovers from motorcycle crash, begins new worship

    After going nearly a year without a pastor, Washington Village Church celebrated not only its new leader, but his recovery from a critical motorcycle accident that occurred shortly after he was appointed. The congregation gathered Sept. 30 to welcome Pastor Brad Bean and his wife, Laurie. Bean was called to the Village Church in early summer, but the start of his ministry was delayed because of injuries he ...

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    October 24, 2017

    New business hopes for a 'Sweet Morning'

    Waldoboro welcomed a new bakery Oct. 24 when Sweet Morning Bakery opened in the Medomak Arts building at 13 Friendship St. Aside from teaching for 10 years at Warren Community School, Susan Price said she has been in the food service industry all her life. Price ran a former town bakery called Village Bakery & Cafe with two others a few years ago, and has since ventured out on her own. "My hope is that it will ...

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    October 16, 2017

    Thomaston Route 1 project schedule released

    The Thomaston Route 1 project is nearing completion, with Main Street paving expected to be finished by the end of October, according to the Department of Transportation. DOT expects sidewalk and lawn repair work to continue through December. One-way traffic has resumed on Route 1, in accordance with the contract between DOT and Lane Construction. Lane Construction will work hard to keep traffic flowing and use ...

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    October 12, 2017

    Local florist brightens lives during 'petal it forward' event

    A Waldoboro florist took to the streets Oct. 11, handing out dozens of flowers to busy commuters to help brighten up their week. As part of the "Petal it Forward" program, in partnership with the Society of American Florists, Shelley Pease, owner of Shelley's Flowers & Gifts, and employees handed out 32 bouquets during their stops at Dunkin' Donuts, Moody's, and Townline Video Plus. Pease joined more than 200 ...

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    October 6, 2017

    Midcoast Lens: Megunticook fall

    Paul C. Leeper, executive director for the Megunticook Watershed Association, sent in a few photos of autumn on the lake, including an industrious beaver at the Ken Bailey Bridge.That's him at night (look for the eye shine in the pic) trying to stop up the outlet of Norton Pond. Warden Dale has been getting to know him quite well these past few days. More pics can be found at --

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    October 4, 2017

    TRAK looks to continue tradition, seeks new leadership

    A small group known as Thomaston Random Acts of Kindness Committee or TRAK is seeking new leadership, according to Chairman Prudy Netzong. Netzong and husband Phil have been involved in the community organization for more than a decade, and are looking for someone to hand the proverbial turkey baster to. The organization invites local residents, who may be without family, to join together for a traditional ...

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