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Scouts enjoy bike ride

Members of Troop 50 recently completed a 25-mile bike ride round trip from Town Line Road to the Heaters in Mattawamkeag. 14 scouts, 1 sibling and 3 adults participated. A cookout at Scoutmaster Steve's, prepared by his wife, Beth, was enjoyed by everyone upon returning.

Accident on Hale Street

October 3 - Sometime before 10:15 this morning, a car accident happened at the intersection of Edwards Street, Mt. View Drive and Hale Street in Lincoln. Details are unavailable at this time, but these photos taken at about 10:15 am show Lincoln police and firefighters on the scene. No ambulances were on the scene at the time. Airbags were deployed in at least one of vehicles. As far as we know, no one was seriously hurt.

Town Council news

September 28 - David Nantkes was appointed to the RSU #67 Board by the Lincoln Town Council tonight. They also held off on putting a new Town Office on the fall ballot.

Mill files for bankruptcy

September 27 - Lincoln Paper and Tissue filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection today. Co-owner Keith Van Scotter expects there will be an auction in 45 days involving a stalking horse bidder, followed by a sale. He is unsure whether the potential new owners will run the mill or scrap it.

The company has 179 employees, who have been provided with a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notice, or WARN. The notice is required at least 60 calendar days before possible plant closings or mass layoffs, and assures that state resources to help workers, families and communites are available to them.

Rand pulls plug on Lincoln internet radio station

September 27 -  It was announced today by Lee Rand that Lincoln's internet radio station will cease broadcasting at approximately 10 pm tonight. While the "oldies" station had achieved listeners around the world and throughout the 50 States in the US, it wasn't enough to keep it online according to owner Lee Rand. "This isn't the 1970's & 80's", Rand said, referring to the days.he had the #1 radio show north of Bangor on the old WLKN radio station. "Maybe someone else can give it a try, but I'm done."


New business opens!

September 25 - Whitney Outfitters on West Broadway had its grand opening and ribbon cutting this morning.

Substance Abuse Task Force offers education on marijuana

September 14 - The Lincoln area substance abuse task force Save-A-Life would like to invite you to attend a state summit “Marijuana in the New Millennium” to be held on Wednesday, September 23 at The Gracie Theater at Husson University in Bangor. A reception will begin at 5:30 pm, and the evening program will start at 6:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public and is hosted by Bangor Public Health and Healthy Acadia, in partnership with the Bangor Public Health & Community Services’ Substance Abuse Task Force.
The evening’s keynote speaker will be Thomas J. Gorman, Director of the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, who will review the evolving public policy, public health and safety data from Colorado since the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana. A panel presentation by local experts in the fields of law enforcement, public health, substance abuse treatment and recovery, and healthcare will follow Gorman’s presentation.
Questions for the panelists will be solicited prior to the event via The Bangor Daily News website.  This summit is funded in part by a federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Drug-Free Communities grant and supported by AdCare Educational Institute.
For more information about “Marijuana in the New Millennium”, visit or
The Save-A-Life Task Force is in the midst of the fall educational series on substance abuse and prevention with upcoming events planned at Gillmor’s Restaurant in Lincoln:
-          Wednesday, October 7, 6pm – Show & Tell, Signs & Symptoms, First Responders and ER Treatment with Lee Miller, Barry Meserve and Brent Watson 
-          Wednesday, October 21, 6pm – Alcohol: The Legal Substance and its Effects with Lee Ann Dodge
All are welcome and invited to attend these educational sessions.  
Save-A-Life was organized in 2014 by a group of concerned citizens in the greater Lincoln area representing the faith based community, town government, healthcare organizations, school administration and community residents with a focus on education and prevention of substance abuse.  Contact the group at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or “Like” Save A Life on Facebook.
Don Lynch of Penquis Linking Group presented a film entitled “The Anonymous People” focusing on recovery from addiction on September 9. Save A Life seminars are free and open to the public. Next sessions are October 7 & October 21 at 6pm at Gillmor’s Restaurant in Lincoln.