• Boothbay Harbor

    Officer Nick Upham promoted to full-time

    Nick Upham, who has been working as a reserve police officer, was unanimously granted full-time status at the July 28 Boothbay Harbor selectmen's meeting.

    The promotion was at the recommendation of Police Chief Robert Hasch.

    “Nick does a great job,” Hasch said to the selectmen. “He is a good representative of this town, and he's practically full-time anyways.”

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  • Two teenagers die in early morning car crash

    An early morning car crash in Boothbay claimed the lives of two teenagers Wednesday, July 30.

    The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department responded to a 9-1-1 call around 3:30 a.m. on Route 27. The call reported a single vehicle crash at the intersection of Route 27 and River Road.

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  • From the Editor-at-Large

    Summer is in full swing

    Dear Readers,

    August is almost here and that means our summer season is in full swing, although our children and grandchildren are already looking forward to getting back into the classroom.

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  • Boothbay's 250th birthday celebration taking shape

    Four weeks from now (August 22-24), the town of Boothbay will be in celebration mode, as organizers are beginning to get the various events for the town's 250th birthday celebration finalized.

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  • Checkers, by the river?

    gaming piece

    Hundreds of years ago, a piece for some kind of game found its way to Thwing’s Point in Woolwich. A recent archaeological dig brought it back up to the light of day.

    The circular, ceramic, tin-glazed find turned up on Claire and Michael Robinson’s Thwing’s Point Road property along the Kennebec River. The land was the site of three different English settlements in about 1650, 1720 and 1750, retired historic archaeologist Lee Cranmer said.

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  • Boothbay Selectmen

    Boothbay board returns MMA ballot blank

    The Boothbay Board of Selectmen protested the Maine Municipal Association’s nominating process by returning a blank ballot. The board received the ballot for electing the organization’s vice president and three directors last week.

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  • Lincoln County Healthcare update: Part I

    Photo of St. Andrews campus

    On Friday, July 18, Lincoln County Healthcare CEO Jim Donovan and LCH Board President Jeff Curtis sat down with the Boothbay Register to answer questions about programs, finances and plans for the coming year.

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  • Boothbay Railway Village hosts Christmas in July

    The Marine Corps Reserve and Family Holiday Wishes collaborated for the second consecutive year to bring the Toys for Tots program to the Boothbay Railway Village on July 25.

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  • Cuckolds finds green solution

    Cuckolds Just Before Sunrise

    After months of controversy and the consideration of several alternatives, the Inn at Cuckolds Lighthouse has found an elegant solution to wastewater disposal.

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  • Caring across generations: A town hall conversation

    Join the Maine People’s Alliance for a panel presentation and community conversation about aging in Maine and how we can build a system that works for our families, our aging populations, and the workforce that cares for them.

    We will be joined by local legislators and legislative candidates as well as community members specialized in the topic of aging in Midcoast Maine.

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  • Skidompha library shows Hitchcock classic

    Skidompha Library’s By Popular Demand film series will feature “The Rope” (1948, 80 min.) on Monday, Aug. 4.

    In this Hitchcock thriller, two young men strangle their “inferior” classmate, hide his body in the apartment, and invite his friends and family to a dinner party as a means to challenge the “perfection” of their crime.

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  • ‘Barrett’s Park Kingfisher’ stars at First Friday event

    Barretts Park Kingfisher, Kim and Philippe Villard

    On Friday, Aug. 1, artists Kim and Philippe Villard will be hosting and open studio from 2 to 8 p.m, at 57 Campbell Street, Boothbay Harbor (in the old art colony district).

    Together they have resurfaced the timeless technique of white-lined woodblock printing; be there for the release of their eighth artists' book, “Sea: Visitors and Inhabitants.”

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  • Two naturalist classes at HVNC 

    There are two remaining classes in Hidden Valley Nature Center’s summer naturalist series featuring the flora and fauna of wetland habitats.

    On Sunday, Aug. 3, 1-3 p.m., visitors are invited to a naturalist session entitled “Freshwater Macroinvertebrates at HVNC.” Dr. Dan Townsend will lead participants in a search of several wetland habitats at HVNC looking for insects, isopods, leeches, and snails.

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