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Chamber of Commerce to sponsor gun show

The Lincoln Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce will hold a gun show on Saturday, September 22 from 9 am to 2 pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1003 Route 2 in Lincoln. There will be a $5 admission charge. Table space is available for this event. Contact Chamber Executive Director Traci Gauthier at 207-794-8065 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for details. Concessions will be provided by the Knights of Columbus.

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Municipal Election Update

AUGUST 29 -  Those taking out nomination papers for the Lincoln Town Council are Samuel Clay and David Whalen. Current Councilman Rod Carr, whose term expires, has not yet taken out papers. Dolores K. Phillips, Mary A. Plourde, Katie M. Clay, John Harris, Melissa Troulis and Caitlin Brinkman have taken out papers for the RSU No. 67 Board of Directors. Darlene Mulari has taken out nomination papers for the Lincoln Sanitary District. Each person must collect at least 25 signatures, and return the papers to the Town Office by 5:00 pm on September 21.
We encourage Lincoln's voters to use the freedom we have to elect those to represent us in all these local positions. If you can't decide which candidates to choose, talk to them all so you can make an informed choice.

State Rep. Gifford posts near-perfect voting record


- Lee Rand Photo

August 20  – State Rep. Jeff Gifford a third-term legislator from Lincoln, posted an outstanding voting record during the 125th Legislature, voting on 99.7 percent of the 369 roll call votes held in the House.
Rep. Gifford, who serves on the Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee, said that lawmakers faced many tough votes in the 125th, but in the end, the state will be financially stronger and better able to support schools and the safety net for the most vulnerable Maine residents.
“We began this session facing a huge deficit and runaway costs in several major programs,” he said. “We understood that we would have to make tough decisions to pull the state back from the brink of a fiscal cliff. Voting to trim programs isn’t always easy or popular, but in many cases it was necessary to make sure that state government is economically sustainable.”
Rep. Gifford said he is proud of the work that was accomplished, which includes reform of the public pension system, regulatory relief and welfare reform. He noted that pension reform will ensure the system remains solvent while also saving Maine taxpayers more than $3 billion in the next 15 years. Welfare reform will protect Maine’s most vulnerable residents while discouraging able-bodied people from making welfare a way of life.
Tax cuts, he noted, will save Mainers hundreds of millions of dollars. Starting next year, for example, 460,000 working families will see an average income tax decrease of $337. Moreover, state income tax liability will be eliminated for some 70,000 low- and moderate-income residents.
Rep. Gifford added that regulatory reform – a major initiative that drew strong bipartisan support – removed obsolete or needlessly overbearing regulations that impeded economic growth.
“Overall,” he said, “we made the state much more business-friendly to help generate jobs and promote a stronger economy, which will benefit everyone. Much of what we did was aimed at restoring business confidence and a stronger employment base. I’m encouraged that Maine has already moved from 40th to 35th in the CNBC ranking of business-friendly states. We’re on the road to recovery.” 

Katie Clay running for school board

- Lee Rand Photo

August 20 - Katie Clay has taken out nomination papers for a seat on the RSU #67 School Board in the Nov. 6th elections.

LFD burning house today on Reed Drive

- Lee Rand photo

August 18 - The Lincoln Fire Department is using a controlled burn to take down a house this morning on Reed Drive. Smoke is already showing at a little after 9:00 am, but by 11:00 the house will be in flames. Once the home of longtime Lincoln educator Mildred Crocker, the house has been vacant for many years. Fire departments and emergency medical services from several area towns are helping with the fire, which will provide a valuable training experience for everyone. For a photo slideshow, CLICK HERE.

- Connie Rand

All that remained of the house by 3 pm was a smouldering pile of rubble. - Connie Rand photo

EXCLUSIVE: Former town councilor submits nomination papers to run again

- Lee Rand Photo

August 17- Former Lincoln Town Councilor Sam Clay has submitted nomination papers to the Lincoln town office today as part of the process in his bid to seek a return to the Council in the upcoming municipal elections. Two incumbents, Rod Carr and David Whalen, are up for re-election but have not turned in their papers as of 5 pm today. Clay, who has served several years on the Town Council, chose not to run for re-election when his last term expired. His brother Steve Clay is currently Lincoln Town Council Chairman.

Clay gave the following explanation for his decision to www.WelcomeToLincolnMaine.com: "I am happy to be running for a seat on the Lincoln Town Council. Serving the people of Lincoln is something I take great pride and joy in. I hope to be elected so i can help keep spending low."
Your Lincoln area website will keep you abreast of the latest developments in this year's municipal elections as it gets closer to election day.


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