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Brian Souers of Lincoln escaped serious injury when a tailwind flipped his plane at the Lincoln airport on Sunday. *

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March 27 - The ice officially went out on Mattanawcook Pond today at approximately noontime. This is the second earliest date on record for ice out. The earliest date is March 24th, and that was in 2010. Your Lincoln (ME) area web site has the ice out dates going back to 1930 - CLICK HERE.

Cold Stream is next, with the earliest ice out date there also being March 24th in 2010. Usually Cold Stream Pond is later than Mattanawcook Pond. We'll keep you posted! 

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New street sweeper arrives in Lincoln

March 26 - If you've been wishing the town would do something about all that winter sand on your street, your wait is nearly over. The Town of Lincoln has purchased a new street sweeper from H.P. Fairfield in Skowhegan. The 2007 Allianze 3000/MX sweeper is a factory demo machine with  5,950 miles and 1,100 operational hours. The $95,000 sweeper would cost $165,000 new. $35,000 of the price will come from TIF reserve accounts (LP&T $5,000 and First Wind $30,000). Financing will be required for the remainder of the price. The new sweeper will be operating starting today.



Not yet!

March 24 - The ice on Mattanawcook Pond WAS NOT out as of 4:30 pm today. The earliest ice-out date on record was March 24th, 2009. It went out on March 29th in 2006. Looks like this year it's going out between those two dates. We'll keep you posted here and on the Welcome To Lincoln Maine Facebook page.


Lincoln area website to feature weekly column by David Woodbury

- David Woodbury - 

March 21- Your Lincoln (ME) area web site, WelcometoLincolnMaine.com is pleased to add a new feature, "Mark My Words". This will be a weekly column by local author David Woodbury, who will bring us fresh ideas on a variety of topics. We hope it will stimulate thought and discussion and will keep you watching for the next entry. You can find it in the Menu Bar on the top of each page under "Stories".

David comes from the Farmington, Maine area, where his family has roots and where Fly Rod Crosby was a not-so-distant cousin. According to local history, the first settler in what is now Lincoln, in the 1820s, was Aaron Woodbury, also a cousin, (but more distant).

David has lived a year or more in Ohio, California, and Germany, and his travels have included much of Europe and a solo trip in Russia and Ukraine in the 1990s.

Along with his wife, Beth, and son, Sam, David came to Lincoln in 2001 after more than 20 years with Great Northern Paper in Millinocket. With a University of Maine degree in Wildlife Management, he is an active Maine Guide and promotes his writing and other enterprises at DamnYankee.com.

As our readership continues to increase, we'll being adding more and more content to this site. This is just one of what we hope will be a welcome addition to our community web site. His first column entitled "Second Nature" will be online Thursday, March 22. We feel it's a great introductory story and we welcome your feedback at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

- Lee Rand, Editor 

Town of Lincoln and Lincoln Lakes Region Chamber collaborate to become Certified Business Friendly Community


Media Release - March 20 -  In an effort to be recognized as a Certified Business Friendly Community, The Town of Lincoln and the Lincoln Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce are collaborating as they apply to the Maine Department of Economic & Community Development through the new OPEN FOR BUSINESS Program.  The Certified Business Friendly Community Program seeks to identify, recognize and promote communities that show a true commitment to business development.  

An important part of showing that Maine is Open for Business is recognizing communities that provide exceptional service and streamlined regulatory processes for business owners.

Certified Business Friendly Communities will receive:

·         An award of certification presented by the Governor

·         Recognition on the State of Maine DECD Website

·         “Open for Business” sign

·         Two-year certification; communities may reapply

In addition, Certified Business Friendly Communities will receive bonus points in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs (beginning in 2012.)

There will be a public informational meeting on Monday evening, March 26, 2012 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm in the Lincoln Town Council Chambers.  For more information please contact Traci Gauthier at the Lincoln Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce at 207-794-8065 or Ruth Birtz at the Town of Lincoln, 207-794-3372.

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