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Lincoln Town Council Fires William Reed as Town Manager effective immediately.


- Lee Rand Photo

October 18 - Lincoln Town Manager William Reed was in his 6-month probationary period and could be fired with no reason given. The Town Council vote to fire Reed was 6-0. Lincoln Police Chief Bill Lawrence will take over duties on a temporary basis. UPDATE: We received the following statement from Lincoln Town Council Chairman Steve Clay at noon today (10/19) concerning the termination of Mr. Reed as Lincoln Town Manager:" The council decided that Mr Reed was not a good fit for the town of Lincoln. We wish him well with his future."

At Lincoln's transfer station

October 16 - The new trash compactor is being installed at the Lincoln Transfer Station on Park Avenue this week.

Pro-life supporters hold annual silent vigil on Main Street today

October 7 - They've gathered every October on Main Street in Lincoln to witness to the fact that abortion kills. This year was no exception as almost two dozen local residents and area State Representatives held their annual one-hour silent vigil across from Marden's. Some sang, some prayed, but all were united in their pro-life cause.

- Photos by Lee Rand

Mary Plourde announces for RSU No. 67 school board

Mary Plourde is a devoted grandmother, and is cherished by her eight grandchildren, who range in age from five to twenty-two. Education for her grandchildren is very important to her, which is the main reason she is running for the RSU No. 67 school board. She does have two grandchildren who are currently enrolled at MJHS. She has personal experience in the educational process, as she plays a pivotal role in the education of her grandchildren. There isn’t a parent teacher conference, play or school function in which she doesn’t participate in some way.

Mary is a graduate of the University of Maine in Presque Isle, where she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, BSW. During her time at UMPI, she also obtained two Associates Degrees, one in Liberal Arts and the other in Science. Upon completing her Associate Degree in Science, she decided social work was the path she wanted to choose. She was elected Student Council president, a position she held for four years. She has also shown interest in her graduate studies in the field of science.

Community service has also been a benficial part of her development for helping others. She participates in Daughters of Isabella through her church, and has contributed to the Lincoln Food Cupboard and the Cancer Society, to name a few. She is a true believer in giving back to the community that she lives in, which is something she was taught early in her life by her family.

Mary has a lot to share about how she sees the future for the children in our community. She attends school board meetings, and has a passion for the fundamentals of education in this community for our children and our future grandchildren.
Mary Plourde has experience with managerial positions, and would make a valued member of the RSU 67 school board. She would like to thank everyone who shows an interest in the school board, and is looking forward to instilling the best educational choice for the children in the greater Lincoln area. 

- NOTE: All local candidates are welcome to send a photo and a brief statement for publication here. Email statements and photos to us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Lincoln town manager issues statement on income errors at town office

- Lee Rand Photo

OCT. 5 Lincoln Town Manager William Reed issued this following statement today concerning the financial situation at the Lincoln Town Ofiice:

"As many of the readers of my weekly news may have heard by way of the Lincoln News and other news outlets a series of errors made during the past fiscal year (2011-2012) has led to a large decrease in the municipal undesignated fund.

This is truly an unfortunate event and the Town's management team priorities are to address the problems found, address the errors in the current fiscal year's budget prior to tax commitment and to ensure the same errors are not replicated in this fiscal year.

I would recommend that individuals please read the Assessor's news pertaining to the property tax payment due dates.

The management team's plan in the coming week is to have an independent third party to come in and review the errors found, review the Tax Increment Finance Documents, review the methodology of account structures and formats, and to provide recommendations for the Town's staff to implement.

As many of you know the Town of Lincoln is very strong and weathered the worst recession since the great depression and the Town will overcome this setback."

According to Tax Assessor Ruth Birtz, the mailing of tax bills has been delayed until the first week in November to allow the Town Manager to work with department managers to correct errors found in the budget that was approved in June. The Town Council will then have time to hold public hearings and vote on the revised budget. The due date on the tax bills may be amended due to the delayed mailing of the bills. The goal is to amend the budget without increasing the mil rate. Taxpayers who wish to pay their bills before the due date are encouraged to do so to help with the reduced cash flow because of the delays in mailing tax bills.

Coming soon!

A statement from H.C. Haynes

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