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A new moose in town!
April 24 - A new sculpture has arrived in Lincoln! This bronze moose has been installed at Briarwood Motor Inn on West Broadway. We're told that there will be more work done around the sculpture, including some shrubbery. We'll bring you another photo when the landscaping is finished. At some point, the moose might be joined by a black bear.
The ice is out!
April 23, 2017 - The calendar said spring arrived some time ago, but the real sign of spring around here is when the ice goes out. Late tonight, Mattanawcook Pond was officially ice-free. Get out there and enjoy some quality time on the water! Is your boat, canoe or kayak ready to go? How about your fishing gear? Swimming may have to wait awhile . . .
Lincoln Student Selected for Legislative Memorial Scholarship
Harley Rogers of Lincoln has been selected as the 2017 Legislative Memorial Scholarship recipient from Penobscot County.
Established in 1995, Legislative Memorial Scholarships are awarded each year to one student from each county in memory of those who have served in the Maine Legislature. Funds for the scholarships are primarily raised through an annual Scholarship Auction held in Augusta. Since the inception, a total of $276,000 has been awarded to Maine residents attending post-secondary schools in Maine.
“I was glad to have the opportunity to congratulate Harley in Augusta,” said Senator Kimberley Rosen (R-Hancock). “The process to receive a scholarship through this program is quite challenging. The fact that Harley was chosen as the recipient for Penobscot County is a great accomplishment of which she should be very proud.”
Scholarship Opportunity for Non-Traditional Healthcare Students
The Penobscot Valley Hospital Auxiliary will be awarding a scholarship to a non-traditional student pursuing a healthcare-related degree. Any student who has been out of high school for more than one year and is returning to pursue a degree is considered a non-traditional student. The PVH Auxiliary Scholarship provides college tuition assistance for adults who may not have access to other scholarships. Applications may be found at the PVH website http://www.pvhme.org/scholarship.aspx. You may also pick up an application at the PVH Patient Registration desk in Lincoln. Hurry, the deadline to apply is May 30, 2017.
Train derailment in Lincoln
April 7 - A fright train jumped the track in Lincoln around midday. No injuries were reported, but railroad crews had their work cut out for them getting these cars back on the track. The photo was taken from Depot Street.
High school consolidation meeting
Lincoln Economic Development Committee Public Meeting
Saturday, April 8, 9:00-Noon (or so)
Gillmor's Restaurant on West Broadway
Information will be provided by Dr. Keith Laser, Superintendent of RSU 67.
The State of Maine will build ONE Comprehensive (including Career Technology Education), Regional High School, with grades 9-16 ( including on-campus presence by UMO and EEMC) somewhere in the State of Maine over the next 5-6 years. This 80-100 million dollar state-of-the-art school will be paid for entirely by State. Several school districts in the Lincoln region have expressed interest in joining with RSU 67 to apply to receive this school in our area. The deadline for the first 'statement of interest' in the school is May 1.
Dr. Keith Laser, RSU 67 Superintendent, will provide information about this project and take an unlimited number of questions from those of us present at this public meeting. Guests from neighboring communities will probably join us for this session. We'll try to have time for friendly discussion.
Members of regional School Boards and Town Councils are especially encouraged to attend.
As always, coffee, juice, and delicious pastries will be provided.
Please encourage friends (and enemies) who should have an interest in the future of education in Lincoln and this region to attend.
I apologize for the short notice for this event: events have simply happened too quickly to act otherwise.
Please attend. THIS IS A VITAL TOPIC FOR LINCOLN'S FUTURE.
Bill Davis, chairman
Lincoln Economic Development Committee
MA musicians honored at State Jazz Festival
Reilly Hesseltine, MA band director Trevor Marcho and Gabrielle Kyes are pictured at the Maine State Jazz Festival at Nokomis Regional High School on Saturday, March 18. Reilly and Gabrielle each earned one of five Outstanding Musicianship Awards, and the band earned a Bronze Award, and was the 3rd highest scoring band in their division. Each of the MA soloists earned the highest rating for their solos as well.
Congratulations to Mr. Marcho and all the musicians!