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    March 22, 2010

    Lincolnville continues negotiations with Thomaston company for fire station job

    Lincolnville selectmen agreed March 22 to continue negotiating with Catalano's Construction for the town's new fire station project. Of the 12 bids received for the fire station, the lowest arrived courtesy of the Thomaston-based Catalano's at $737,242. The other bids ranged from that figure up to $934,006. The number of bidders, which included all the subcontractors, totaled around 100. All were Maine companies...

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    March 21, 2010

    Elections dominate Morrill town meeting

    Discussion of the election of municipal officers took up more than half of the annual town meeting March 20. The meeting, which began at 10 a.m., lasted about four and a half hours, including a one-hour break for lunch at the Morrill Community Center. About 55 people attended the first half of the meeting, with about half that number returning to wrap up the meeting after lunch. In total, residents approved a ...

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    March 15, 2010

    Palermo approves $617,000 budget, help for student trip

    Residents breezed through all 35 warrant articles at the 2010 town meeting, which town officials said was sparsely attended compared to past years. Selectwoman Sophie Glidden attributed the low attendance to the fact there were no controversial questions facing voters this year and the budget was proposed to remain about the same. Town Clerk Sheila McCarty also reported the lowest municipal election turnout in ...

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    March 9, 2010

    Swanville residents reject idea of hiring a town administrator

    By a three-to-one margin, voters here rejected a poll question March 8 asking if they wanted to hire a town administrator. While 31 people were in favor of hiring a town administrator, 93 were opposed to the idea. As Selectman Brian Thompson had explained previously, the issue was placed on the ballot by selectmen after they had heard from some people in town who were interested in seeing Swanville hire a ...

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    March 8, 2010

    Lincolnville selectmen consider leaner budget, committee appointment process

    Lincolnville selectmen have endorsed a 2010-2011 budget that decreases municipal spending by 8.75 percent. The selectmen approved the budget when they met March 8 at Lincolnville Central School and are now ready to send the proposed document to the budget committee, according to the town's annual process, before it goes before voters for public hearing and final consideration at annual town meeting. The ...

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    February 9, 2010

    Winterport raises nearly $30,000 for cancer center

    A community effort has raised almost $30,000 to support the Lafayette Family Cancer Center in Brewer.Leaders of the Family and Friends Campaign gathered Feb. 8 at the Samuel L. Wagner Middle School in Winterport to officially close the campaign and to announce that the group had exceeded its goal by nearly $5,000.The campaign was first kicked off in August 2009 with an ice cream social at the home of Rep. Mike ...

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    February 2, 2010

    Voters will be asked to approve $13,000 backhoe purchase

    Voters here will be asked to approve the expenditure of $13,000 for the purchase of a new backhoe loader when they head to a special town meeting Tuesday, Feb. 9. The meeting will be held at the Searsmont Community Center, located at 37 Main Street South, and will begin at 7 p.m. First Selectman Bruce Brierley said if voters approve the expenditure, the town will then purchase a second-hand backhoe loader ...

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    January 22, 2010

    Lincolnville considers loan for beach sewer, water planning

    Lincolnville citizens will be asked Monday, Jan. 25, at a special town meeting whether they favor assuming a small community zero-interest loan not to exceed $18,000 from the Maine Municipal Bond Bank to pursue public water and sewer services at Lincolnville Beach. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the Walsh Common at the Lincolnville Central School and will precede a regularly scheduled selectmen's meeting. ...

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    January 4, 2010

    Brave souls dip into new year at the beach

    The fifth annual Dip 4 Derek Polar Challenge splashed off at high noon at Lincolnville Beach Jan. 1, New Year's Day, with a group of hardy souls tossing off blankets and robes before plunging into the frigid waters of Penobscot Bay. The event has been held at the start of each new year to raise funds for the Derek O'Brien Trust. This year, O'Brien asked that the funds be directed in part to the Penobscot Bay ...


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