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  1. Thomaston man sentenced to jail for nonfatal shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 5 | Bangor Daily News

    A Thomaston man has begun a 3A1 2-year prison sentence for the nonfatal shooting of a 24-year-old woman on Southport Island in June. Allan F. Wigglesworth II, 35, pleaded no contest to five felony crimes - two counts of class B aggravated assault and one count each of class C aggravated criminal trespass, class C domestic violence reckless conduct, and class C reckless conduct - during a hearing at the Lincoln County Courthouse in Wiscasset on Monday, Nov. 26. On Wednesday, Nov. 28, District Court Judge Barbara Raimondi sentenced Wigglesworth to 10 years in prison with all but 3A1 2 years suspended, plus three years of probation, for one of the counts of aggravated assault.


  2. Frank 106.9 FM to broadcast 34 regular-season games, plus playoffsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 2, 2018 | Republican Journal

    Frank 106.9, WBQX-FM will broadcast Midcoast high school basketball for the eighth straight year beginning on Friday, Dec. 7. Veteran broadcaster Don Shields again will lead the coverage and be joined by Terry Spear and Chris Seavey for the 34-game high school regular-season schedule that will include calling games that involve Midcoast teams Oceanside, Medomak Valley of Waldoboro, Camden Hills of Rockport, Belfast, Lincoln Academy, Boothbay Region, Mount View Searsport and Wiscasset. The station also plans to broadcast selected games involving those schools during the high school tournaments in February from Augusta and Bangor.


  3. Prison wins stewardship award for environmental excellenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 29 | Herald Gazette

    ... $100,000 in waste management annually. Other Governor's Environmental Award winners were manufacturer MoInlycke of Wiscasset for Sustainability, and consultant Inland Technologies International of South Portland for Innovation.


  4. Midcoast lobsterman pleads no contest to arson six years after fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 28 | Bangor Daily News

    The Friendship lobsterman whose feud with another fisherman led him and his sternmen to torch the other man's Waldoboro boathouse has pleaded no contest to arson more than six years after the fire. James R. Simmons, 43, entered the plea at the Lincoln County Courthouse in Wiscasset on Tuesday, Nov. 27. A second charge of arson was dismissed.


  5. Wiscasset man pleads guilty to gross sexual assaultRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 28 | Bangor Daily News

    The district attorney's office plans to ask for a sentence of eight to 15 years in prison for a Wiscasset man who pleaded guilty to one count of class A gross sexual assault Tuesday, Nov. 27. Eugene Sukeforth, 83, entered the plea during a hearing at the Lincoln County Courthouse in Wiscasset, accompanied by his attorney, David Paris. Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Detective Sgt.


  6. Wiscasset business owners spilt over Route 1 projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 27 | Bangor Daily News

    The Route 1 improvement project in Wiscasset is changing the look and feel of the town, but business owners are split over the project eliminating on-street parking. The most dramatic part of the Route 1 improvement project is to expand the sidewalk nearly 20 feet into the street, which will eliminate on-street parking.


  7. Fast track to success: Young racer Williams takes on family hobbyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2018 | Herald Gazette

    ... Racing Association's Hobby Division. In the season's five-race series at tracks around the state, mostly at Wiscasset Speedway, Williams snagged one checkered flag, which gave him a trip to the winner's circle. Before he climbed behind the wheel of ...


  8. Former athletes who survived cancer build teamwork at Maine gymRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    United by their past as athletes and their present experience with cancer, five local men in their 70s and 80s gather to work out and support one another at the Wiscasset Community Center several days each week. Dan Plummera Glenn Milley, Chuck Shea and Bob Summers meet at the center for the informal support group, which developed spontaneously about eight months ago.


  9. Finding the colors of fallRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2018 |

    ... the landscape glow with color; the backdrop is breathtaking with even purple and green colors mixed in. Go through Wiscasset, Maine and little towns like Vergennes, Vermont, the state's oldest city. While you're out that way, New Hampshire is full ...


  10. Woman extricated from SUV, flown to hospital after Wiscasset crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    A Wiscasset woman was extricated from her SUV and flown to a hospital after a single-vehicle crash in Wiscasset the night of Wednesday, Nov. 7. The extent of her injuries is unknown, Wiscasset Assistant Fire Chief Nick Merry said. Alyssa Payson, 32, who recently moved to Wiscasset, was driving a Mitsubishi SUV south on Willow Lane when it left the road on the southbound side, officials said.


  11. Rhode Island's tall ship is in Maine this winter for overhaulRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2018 | The Day

    To continue reading this premium story, you need to become a member. Click below to take advantage of an exclusive offer for new members: WISCASSET, Maine - A floating piece of history that was severely damaged during a winter storm is in Maine for repairs.


  12. New shop offers unique novelties, CBD productsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2018 | Herald Gazette

    ... symptoms, pain and insomnia. Owner Herman "Rusty" Hoffman, who also owns Mad Hatters Wonderland Emporium in Wiscasset, said the main reason for opening the shop in Thomaston was the number of requests he was getting for CBD products. His partner, ...


  13. Matzell, Spooner for MaineMadeMusicRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2018 | Herald Gazette

    ... forward to joining forces at the Camden Opera House for live dynamic sets with their respective bands. Matzell, a Wiscasset native, released her eponymous debut early this year to extensive acclaim and has been performing live in support of the ...


  14. Boothbay Harbor man gets 1.5 years for home invasionRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    A 20-year-old Boothbay Harbor man has pleaded guilty to six charges in connection with an April home invasion in Nobleboro and a high-speed chase from Boothbay to Wiscasset in August. Hunter M. Andrews entered the pleas Oct. 1 to one count each of class A robbery, class C criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, class C eluding an officer, class C reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon, class D criminal OUI, and class D unauthorized use of property, according to court documents.


  15. Judge lowers bail for Maine attorney accused of theftRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    Local attorney Jonathan C. Hull made his initial appearance on felony forgery and theft charges at the Lincoln County Courthouse in Wiscasset the morning of Thursday, Oct. 11. A judge lowered his bail from $5,000 cash to $1,000 cash, and Hull will return to court Dec. 10. Hull, 72, who practiced in Damariscotta and lives in Newcastle, faces charges of felony forgery and theft, along with other criminal charges, in connection with his time as treasurer of the nonprofit Cheseborough Program. In addition to the forgery and theft charges, he faces one count each of misdemeanor misuse of entrusted property and falsifying private records.


  16. Busline League soccer teams kick into playoff gearRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2018 | Republican Journal

    The league played several games a week as the following schools have one or more teams: Troy Howard of Belfast, Oceanside of Thomaston, Woolwich, Great Salt Bay of Damariscotta, Camden-Rockport, Searsport, Medomak of Waldoboro, Wiscasset, Lincolnville, Bristol, Appleton, Vinalhaven, St. George, South Bristol, Nobleboro, Jefferson, Hope and Islesboro.


  17. River Arts calls for abstract, holiday worksRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2018 | Republican Journal

    Artists can submit up to three works for the "Abstraction" exhibition in any medium including sculpture, photography, collage, painting, ceramics, fiber and fine craft. Work can be delivered anytime during gallery hours until the deadline, which is Saturday, Oct. 20, at 4 p.m. Juror for the exhibition is Leonard Meiselman of Wiscasset.


  18. Rockland officer resigns after DA questions testimony in MVHS assault caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2018 | Herald Gazette

    ... a witness. At issue is testimony that Spear gave Jan. 30, 2017, at a hearing held at the Lincoln County court in Wiscasset in the case of William Bourget, 55, of Edgecomb. Bourget was charged with exchanging penis photos and sexual texts with a ...


  19. Damariscotta man sentenced to decade in prison for sexual assaultRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 26, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    A Damariscotta man was sentenced to a decade in prison for the sexual assault of a minor during a hearing at the Lincoln County Courthouse in Wiscasset Monday, Sept. 24. Norman L. Newton Sr., 62, pleaded guilty to one count each of Class A and Class B gross sexual assault.


  20. Trial date set for Maine woman accused in death of 4-year-oldRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    The Wiscasset woman accused of murdering 4-year-old Kendall Chick at her grandfather's Wiscasset home in December will stand trial in January. Shawna Gatto, 44, waived her right to a jury trial and will stand trial before Justice William Stokes on Jan. 24. Gatto is charged with depraved indifference murder in the death of Chick on Dec. 8, 2017.


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