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New sign on I-95

June 15 - Angie Belk, owner of Lincoln's Tim Hortons, had an idea to promote our area as a recreational stop-off from I-95. With the help of State Sen. Rosen and Rep. Hannington , who helped guide the legislation through the Legislature, Belk's idea saw fruition as the sign, pictured here, was erected about two miles south of the Lincoln exit in the northbound lane on I-95 this week. Thank you Angie, for your efforts on behalf of our area of Maine.


Truck driving champions announced

Ron Round, Publicity Officer for the Maine Professional Drivers Association, has announced the winners of the recently held Maine Professional Truck Driving Championships are as follows:

Step Van 1) Scott Wickstrom Fed Ex Express
2) Robert Cochran Fed Ex Express
3) Jeff Thoms Fed Ex Ground
Straight Truck 1) Butch Buzzell Walmart Transportation
2) David Gerding Irving Oil Terminals
3) James Hannigan Pottle's Transportation
3 Axle Van 1) Richard Roghelia Fed Ex Freight
2) Kevin Duran Sr. Hannaford/Delhaize America
3) Tony Saucier Walmart Transportation
4 Axle Van 1) Tony Archambault Walmart Transportation
2) Rick Magnuson Hannaford/ Delhaize America
3) Jesse Moore Old Dominion
5 Axle Van 1) Jack Roussell PAF Transportation
2) James Vatter A. Duie Pyle Inc.
3) Josh White Central Maine Transport
Flatbed 1) Daniel Bell Chapman Trucking
2) Scott Phillips WT Rand Transport LLC
3) Cory York WT Rand Transport LLC
Tanker 1) Ronald Round Pottle's Transportation
2) Alan Grindle Irving Oil Terminals
3) Dave Gagne Walmart Transportation
Sleeper 1) Steven Raymond RF Chamberland Inc.
2) Gregg Wickett Hartt Transportation
3) Bryan Young Walmart Transportation
Twin Trailers 1) Robert Pederson Fed Ex Freight
2) Dave Roberts Walmart Transportation
3) Donald Fortin Sr. Hannaford/ Delhaize America
Special Awards
Grand Champion Jack Roussell PAF Transportation
Rookie of the Year Matthew Conklin J&S Oil
Pre-Trip Inspection Butch Buzzell Walmart Transportation
Written Test Rick Magnuson Hannaford/ Delhaize America
Team Award WT Rand Transport LLC
Winners will represent the state of Maine at the National Truck Driving Championships which will be held
August 9-12 in Orlando, Florida.
P.O. Box 5672 Augusta, Maine 04332-5672 *
Maine Professional Drivers Association
“Committed to Safety, Courtesy, and Professionalism”
Winners of the Future Truckers Competition are as follows:
Straight Truck 1) Eliot Butts Westbrook Regional Vocational School
2) Reggie Johnston Tri-County Technical Center
3) Joshua Perry Tri-County Technical Center
5 Axle Van 1) Chandler Perkins Tri-County Technical Center
2) Joe Austin Northen Penobscot Region 3
3) Matt Bragdon Region 9 School of Applied Technology
Team Award Tri-County Technical Center

Bike rodeo a big success

May 20 - This year's bike rodeo in Veterans Memorial Square in downtown Lincoln was very well attended. The Lincoln police department held the free Bike Safety Rodeo, designed to encourage kids from age 4-10 to ride bikes safely. The rodeo included a helmet check, a bike mechanical check, and the chance to ride in a closed traffic skills course that teaches the rules of the road. Raffles were held for prizes, including bikes for a boy and girl. Students from Mattanawcook Academy were on hand to help the kids. 

For a photo slideshow, CLICK HERE. We also streamed part of the bike rodeo live on Facebook. You can see the video HERE.

Council News

The Lincoln Town Council, on Monday, agreed to spend another $32,960 with an out of town company to promote Lincoln as a tourist destination. Hannington, Trask and Gifford voted no. The vote was 4-3. Rand Advertising LLC, a local company, has been producing videos and other Lincoln area promotional items at NO cost to the taxpayers of Lincoln for years. A representative of Rand Advertising declined comment.

Local businessman Dan Whitney passes away

May 6 - It is with great sadness that we announce that our friend, classmate and long-time customer of Rand Advertising, Daniel Whitney, passed away this morning at a Boston hospital following heart surgery.
The surgery did take place and even though the doctor said it was successful, there was fluid on his lungs that concerned him. His condition didn't improve and his kidneys began to fail.

Lee's business relationship with Danny goes back to the 1970's and the days at WLKN and continued to this day. Connie went to school with Danny.

"I always enjoyed seeing him on my rounds. This is a stunning shock, and I will not soon forget him. He was a great help to me when I first started selling ads in Lincoln way back then. I don't know anyone who had a bad thing to say about Danny. He certainly will be missed.", said Lee.

Please be thinking of your memories of him, and if you want to send a card to Diane, Donna and Darren the address is 211 Crane Pond Drive in Lincoln, 04457.

PHOTO: Dan and his wife Diane in Burlington on July 4, 2011. 

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.”

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