Lincoln County Democratic Committee (LCDC) will meet on Thursday, September 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the community room at the Newcastle fire station, 86 River Road. Details of a proposal to create a new consumer-owned utility to replace Central Maine Power Co. (CMP) and Emera Maine will be presented and state Rep. Seth Berry (D-Bowdoinham) will discuss his proposal to establish the Maine Power Authority, which would operate like other existing Maine consumer-owned utilities such as Kennebunk Light and Power, Madison Electric Works, or Eastern Maine Electric Cooperative. The Legislature is likely to vote on Berry’s proposal in March 2020. LCDC welcomes all Democrats and progressive independent/unenrolled voters to attend monthly meetings and events; registered Democrats in Lincoln County are also invited to join LCDC as voting members. For more information, visit or call Chris Johnson, LCDC chair, at 632-6066.