Food Security Coalition

The Midcoast Food Security Coalition will meet Thursday, Sept 26 at I pm. To contact Sandi Konta, FSC Coordinator at Midcoast Hunger Prevention Program, please emal at or call 720-338-7868.

Time: 1:00 pm  
Location: Lincoln County Regional Planning Commission    


LCRPC Exec Comm Mtg

The September meeting of the Executive Committee is Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 6:30 pm

Call if you'd like the agenda, 882-5983.

Time: 6:30 pm  
Location: Lincoln County Regional Planning Commission    


Regional Broadband Conversation

On Tuesday, Sept. 24, residents and businesses in Damariscotta, Newcastle, Nobleboro, Bristol, South Bristol, and Bremen are invited to participate in a wide-ranging discussion about broadband at 6 pm at the Central Lincoln County YMCA in Damariscotta.

Broadband, also referred to as internet service, has quickly become a necessary ingredient for economic growth and community sustainability. Whether the talk is about fiber or cable or DSL, or about speed or dependability, internet connections between students and schools, patients with medical care services, scientists transporting data around the world, or for municipal or county-wide services, there is a lot to learn about what’s available, what the local needs will be in the future, and how the private and public sectors can work together.

Peggy Schaffer, the Executive Director of the ConnectME Authority, will bring news about State programs and experiences from around Maine. There will be a panel of local business and education leaders discussing the role of reliable high-speed internet access in growing industries including aquaculture and health care. Stephen Baybutt, Clinical Director of Population Health and Telehealth for MaineHealth Care at Home serving patients from York County to Waldo County, will talk about current telehealth services and plans for the future. In addition, Scott Wilkinson and Mark Winter, Senators King and Collins regional staff, will share highlights of federal initiatives.

The public meeting, open to all, is co-sponsored by the Lincoln County Regional Planning Commission and the Island Institute. To register for this free event, go to or call 882-5983.

Time: 6:00 pm  
Location: CLC-YMCA, Damariscotta    


Selling to the State of Maine

Are you interested in selling products or services to the State of Maine? Do you want to learn how to become a successful vendor? Join Maine PTAC Procurement Counselor Bryan Wallace for a workshop on Wednesday, Sept 11 at 9:30 am at the Lincoln County Regional Planning Commission, 297 Bath Road in Wiscasset.

This free workshop will teach you the "ins" and "outs" of selling to the State of Maine. Maine Procurement Technical Assistance Center is part of a nationwide network of experienced counselors providing a wide range of services including classes and seminars, individual counseling, easy access to bid opportunities, contract specifications, procurement histories, and other information. This workshop will give small businesses the tools to sell their goods or services to state government.

Register by calling or emailing Bryan Wallace at (207) 951-0644 or; or by visiting

Time: 9:30 am  
Location: Lincoln County Regional Planning Commission    


LC EMA Emergency Preparedness Fair

Are you prepared for hazards and threats that could seriously impact your daily life and survival? Do you know what hazards or threats you should be prepared for? If you answered no to either one of these questions, we’ve got you covered!

Lincoln County EMA is excited to announce our Emergency Preparedness Fair! Thanks to the Central Lincoln County YMCA we are able to host the fair centrally in Lincoln County at their beautiful new facility. 

We encourage everyone; residents, visitors, government officials, and business owners to attend this family friendly event. It’s extremely important for people to be prepared for all hazards that could affect their lives and survival. In the event of an emergency the cavalry won’t be coming to help right away, people should be prepared to sustain themselves, their businesses, families, and neighbors for at least seven days. Being prepared also means knowing how to react during an emergency.

Thankfully, Maine does not typically have extreme severe weather and when we do, we usually fair pretty well. But weather isn’t the only hazard that we could face, for example; a long term power outage of 2 – 3 weeks or more, imagine being without power for that long, a cyber-attack that could affect the financial sector, and perhaps the ability to communicate due to the loss of internet and cell phone service, or even a wildfire just to name a few. Are you and your family and friends prepared for these types of events? Do you know what you should do to prepare for these events? This fair will provide tips and help you learn how you can #GetPrepared if one of these events occurs.

Our goal is to foster a culture of preparedness in Lincoln County, at home, work, and school. 

Are you a business, community organization or public agency with a preparedness-related service, product, educational program or demonstration that you'd like to share? Fill out this FORM -- no vendor fee -- and submit to Questions email or call 882-7559.

Time: 10 am  
Location: CLC-YMCA, Damariscotta    
297 Bath Road
Wiscasset, Maine 04578
T: (207) 882-4271 • F: (207) 882-5188