• Boothbay woman allegedly drug-impaired in Wiscasset crash

    A Boothbay woman is facing a charge of operating under the influence of drugs in connection with a Route 1, Wiscasset crash on Oct. 8, police said. The accident led to one person’s injuries and a rerouting of traffic onto Old Bath Road Thursday afternoon.

    The arrest of Cheryl Swenson, 54, of Boothbay was Wiscasset’s second one in two days regarding a driver allegedly impaired by prescription drugs, Wiscasset Police Department states in a press release late Oct. 8.

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  • Movie Review

    'Black Mass' is one killer hit

    After previewing “Black Mass” at The Harbor Theatre, my first thought was, Johnny Depp is back! And he is formidable as James “Whitey” Bulger, the notorious crime boss of the Irish mob in South Boston.

    The film focuses on Bulger's dealings post prison, including becoming an informant for the FBI, based on the book, “Black Mass,” written by Boston Globe journalists Dick Lehr and Gerald O'Neill.

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  • Boothbay Harbor Police Blotter: Five arrests


    On Sept. 18 at 8:31 p.m. on Howard St., Officer Brown arrested Shannon Schmelzer, 28, Boothbay Harbor, for theft by deception.

    On Sept. 22 at 9:22 p.m. on Lobster Cove Rd., Sgt. Higgins arrested Hiram Sleaster, 34, Belfast, for violation of conditions of release.

    On Sept. 23 at 3:00 p.m. at Two Bridges Jail, Officer Brown arrested Mary Wilson, 34, Boothbay, for unlawful possession of scheduled drugs and Class C theft.

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  • Maine Press Association inducts three into Hall of Fame

    The Maine Press Association will induct three new members into its Hall of Fame at its annual meeting and conference, set for Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Hilton Garden Inn.

    Inductees include Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram writer and columnist Bill Nemitz, Bob Kalish, formerly of The Times Record in Brunswick, and Lou Ureneck, who's career included stints with the Press Herald, and the Evening Express in Portland and with the Maine Sunday Telegram.

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  • BRAF’s Art in the Square 2015: Let the creativity begin!

    Brooke Pacy

    A new shipment of 12 by 12-inch canvas squares has just arrived at 1 Townsend Avenue, Boothbay Harbor. This is the “green light” for all regional artists to obtain just the thing needed to create their latest masterpieces.

    This challenge is for people of all ages to use their imaginations to paint, draw, glue, print, weave or whatever upon 144 square inches (not counting the edges) of empty, white space.

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  • Two Salty Dogs support canine military

    Two Salty Dogs is currently gathering donations to send overseas to dogs serving in the United States military through the The United States War Dog Association, Inc. (www.uswardogs.org/k9-care).

    “It's really important to remember that some of those serving our country overseas are four-legged, and deserve recognition and love, too,” owner Don Kingsbury said.

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  • Local realty group brings ‘Mr. Blandings’ to Lincoln Theater

    Cary Grant & Myrna Loy

    To celebrate the Lincoln County community, Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty invites you and your entire family to an evening of fun, with a free screening of “Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House.” The film, starring Cary Grant and Myrna Loy, screens on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 6:15 p.m. at Lincoln Theater. A pre-screening reception begins at 5 p.m.

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  • Boothbay youth receives award

    Boothbay resident Siubhan Saal, 17,  recently received the prestigious Judges Award at the Common Ground Fair in Unity.

    The Judges Award a special ribbon given to an entry "deemed to be exemplary and far superior to any others of its type."

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  • No one injured in Boothbay Harbor car accident

    There were no reported injuries stemming from a two vehicle accident Wednesday morning in Boothbay Harbor. Around 8:30 a.m., Adria King of Bath was driving her black Hyundai Accent south on Townsend Avenue.

    King was making a right turn into True North Catering’s parking lot when her vehicle was hit in the rear. The following vehicle was a Jeep driven by Mary Catherine Wilson of Boothbay.

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  • Ranked choice voting likely to appear on 2016 fall ballot

    The year 2016 may be the last time Maine’s federal and state candidates can win with less than half of the popular vote. A non-partisan grassroots committee has amassed over 75,000 signatures to put ranked choice voting on next year’s referendum ballot.

    Ranked choice voting is a method of ensuring the winner receives a majority of the votes. Instead of voting only for their preferred candidate, voters rank them in order of preference.

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  • Virtuoso fingerstyle guitarist Daniel Bachman at the opera house

    Daniel Bachman

    In its June 2015 list of “10 Artists You Need to Know,” Rolling Stone magazine included guitar savant Daniel Bachman, describing his music as a meditative combination of folk, psychedelia and blues.” On Saturday, Oct. 17, 25-year old Bachman arrives in Maine to perform at the historic Opera House at Boothbay Harbor.

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  • River Arts' 'Sheepscot Watershed' exhibition

    John Butke

    River Arts in Damariscotta and the Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association (SVCA) is holding an opening reception for the exhibition “Sheepscot Watershed” on Oct. 9 from 5-7 p.m. The two organizations teamed up this year to highlight the arts and nature through a series of events, culminating in this exhibition portraying the flora, fauna and vistas of the Sheepscot Watershed from Boothbay Harbor to Freedom. The exhibition will hang until November 5.

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