• From Augusta

    It has begun

    The first regular session of the 127th Maine Legislature is off and running. As a new member of the Marine Resources Committee, which convenes weekly, I am very enthusiastic to bring my lifelong experiences to the table.

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  • First ever Boothbay Harbor ‘Cash Mob’ descends on Sherman’s

    A modest crowd waited at the Boothbay Register newspaper offices as the clock struck 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, to find out which business would be the recipient of the first-ever Cash Mob.

    The idea of the Cash Mob started at On Board Fabrics during a discussion between owner Molly Hutchins and Boothbay Register ad representative Sarah Morley.

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  • Wiscasset student charged with trafficking drugs

    A 14-year-old Wiscasset High School student has been charged with aggravated trafficking in schedule W drugs, a class B crime, which was increased to a class A crime due to the enhancement for the crime taking place in a school.

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  • Lincoln County District Court

    Alleged failed drug test leads to rearrest

    A Newcastle woman who was arrested in January on charges alleging she violated her bail was rearrested for allegedly violating it again.

    Nichole Brackett, 29, of Newcastle was arrested March 19 by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and charged with a Class D crime, violating the conditions of her release after Brackett allegedly tested positive for scheduled drugs.

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  • Seahawk math team takes two first place trophies at MVC meet

    Freshman Connor Demmons and junior Ellie Demmons both won best in class trophies among all the students of their grade levels at the Mountain Valley Conference Math Meet Wednesday, March 25, at Carrabec High School in North Anson.

    Connor’s 39 points earned him the third best score among the students of all grades at the meet, a remarkable accomplishment for a freshman. He out-paced the second place freshman by a solid 13 points.

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  • The biennial budget: Education and other funding, part III

    This third and last column on Gov. Paul LePage’s $6.5 billion budget explores education funding and further cuts to programs and services in the proposed budget.

    Pre-K through high school education

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  • The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor

    BoDeans album release tour comes to Boothbay Harbor

    The BoDeans

    Long known as one of the best live acts in the business, the BoDeans continue to tour year-round delivering amazing, high energy performances. On Saturday, April 18, the band arrives in Maine to perform at the Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. The evening will celebrate the release of the band’s newest album, “I Can’t Stop,” available to ticket holders that night. The public release date is April 21.

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  • Little Village Bistro opening soon

    Tony Bickford, formerly the chef at the Thistle Inn in Boothbay Harbor, is opening his own restaurant in Wiscasset.

    Bickford, who is from Wiscasset, said having his own place has been a longtime dream.

    “This will be my first restaurant,” he said. “I started when I was 16 at Karen's Kitchen. I was the breakfast cook there.”

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  • Boothbay Harbor library hosts D. Allan Kerr April 10

    D. Allan Kerr

    D. Allan Kerr's own stint in the U.S. Navy was highlighted by four years of sea duty aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Guam (LPH 9), which participated in the invasion of Grenada and two tours off the coast of Beirut.

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  • A Bird’s Tale

    A surf on purple

    No one familiar with the famous story of the unfortunate sailors who were shipwrecked on Boon Island in December 1710 and fought to survive for weeks, with no fire, on the frigid, rocky, wave-smashed ledges would consider volunteering to repeat their ordeal. No human at least.

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  • Southport Scouts go dog sledding

    Southport Island's Boy Scout Troop 238 went dog sledding at Heywood Kennels in Augusta on Saturday, March 21. Owners and Maine Guides Lindy Howe and Kevin Quist taught the troop about sled dogs and their care; took them on a dog sled ride through large fields; and taught the Scouts how to make meal packs in tin foil with chicken, potatoes and carrots, and then cook them over hot coals.

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  • Sen. Susan M. Collins

    Beware of tax scams

    With the tax filing season upon us, criminals posing as IRS officials are increasing their attempts to defraud taxpayers, with seniors as a particular target. It is my hope that this column will provide seniors, as well as their families and caregivers, the information they need to avoid becoming a victim of these cruel scams.

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  • Girl Scout cookie sale ends April 4

    Girl Scouts of Maine's annual Cookie Sale is in full swing! Booth sales will continue at business locations throughout the state. The cookie sale will end April 4.   

    Selling cookies teaches girls goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics — aspects essential to leadership, to success, and to life.

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  • Boothbay selectmen tentatively approve electrician’s bid

    The Boothbay selectmen tentatively approved a local electrician’s bid on March 25 to install energy efficient lighting for the East Boothbay Fire Station. The board unanimously accepted Northern Lights Electric of Boothbay’s bid to replace the station’s compact fluorescent lamp bulbs. Electrical contractor Gary Arsenault submitted a $1,550 bid for labor and materials.

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  • Grow It In Maine

    The magic of lavender

    Charlotte displayed some fluffy sprigs of lavender on her winter porch. She wants to keep them growing.

    This delightful herb is found in garden beds as part of a collection of useful plants. It is also grown among perennial flowers, in full sunlight. Sometimes, lavender bushes are trained into a low hedge, maybe bordering a path.

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