• Boothbay Elections 2014

    Another go at Boothbay selectmen for Douglas Burnham

    Some folks have just about seen and done everything on this peninsula in the last half century, and Selectman Douglas Burhnam certainly fits that description.

    Having served the town of Boothbay on municipal boards and committees since the 1970s, Burnham is seeking another three-year term on the Boothbay board of selectmen.

    “I've been here my whole life, and I've seen a lot of changes in Boothbay,” Burnham said. “I'd like to keep serving and keep things moving.”

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  • Pingree announces federal aid for clean water projects in Wiscasset

    Congresswoman Chellie Pingree announced April 22 that Wiscasset is getting $1.2 million in federal funding to pay for a new clean-water project that will upgrade some of the town's pump stations and replace water and sewer lines on Birch Point Road and in downtown Wiscasset.

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  • Damariscotta

    Drunken fight leads to arrest

    A Damariscotta man has been charged with domestic violence assault after a reported drunken confrontation.

    Nathan Herald, 25, of Damariscotta was charged with domestic violence assault.

    On April 15, Damariscotta Police Officer Ryan Chubbuck responded to Miles Memorial Hospital for a report of a man who had been hit in the head.

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  • Boston Marathon 2014

    ‘Nothing short of magical’: Runners recount Boston Marathon

    Robert McArtor

    Robert McArtor’s legs were tiring on Heartbreak Hill in Monday’s Boston Marathon, and it was warmer than ideal, but the energy of the crowd carried him and other runners onward, the 75-year-old Southport man said.

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  • Business After Hours at Railway Village with And Candy Too! on April 30

    The Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the Boothbay Railway Village will host a Business After Hours with And Candy Too! on Wednesday, April 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. The event will take place at the Railway Village in the 1847 Boothbay Town Hall (the large white building adjacent to the parking lot).

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  • Chocolate Church actors channel Chekhov

    Audiences of the Midcoast should head to the Chocolate Church Arts Center for Anton Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard," opening this weekend. The performers, directed by Howard Waxman, will draw you into their characters' lives, the laughter, the tears, troubles and fears, and hold you there until the final words are uttered and lights extinguished. The talented cast members have embraced their roles to create a moving experience for audiences, particularly those ages 13 and up.

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  • New Business

    Sarah J's Fitness open for business

    On Saturday, April 26, Sarah J’s Fitness located at 951 Wiscasset Road in Boothbay (the former Short Cuts salon) had its grand opening party.

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  • A Bird’s Tale

    The drumming of spring

    If you haven’t heard it yet, chances are pretty good that you soon will. We’re talking about that rapid-fire rapping that arrives every spring. You may hear it from a tree or telephone pole; or, if the rapper is especially clever, you may hear it from a stop sign. Many a tired homeowner has even heard it from their own stove pipe or metal chimney.

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  • Meeting Preview

    Party planning and document scanning on the Boothbay agenda

    Tonight is the last time the Boothbay selectmen will meet before the annual town meeting on May 5.

    Town warrant articles 3, 4 and 25-35 will be reviewed at tonight's public hearing at 6 p.m, one hour before the regularly scheduled selectmen's meeting.

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  • ‘Round Town: Robert Mitchell


    Glenn-Geary sounds like a good Scotch whiskey to me.

    The Jacob Pike and Kelani & Donna, two similar boats, visited Goudy & Stevens’ docks during my early photo days.

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  • Boothbay Election 2014

    Absentee ballots now available for Boothbay election

    Absentee ballots have arrived at the Boothbay Town Office. Anyone wishing to cast an absentee ballot can do so in person at the office, or take a ballot with them or have one mailed to their home, said Boothbay Town Clerk Bonnie Lewis.

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  • Edgecomb selectmen endorse Route 1 corridor plan

    Edgecomb selectmen approved the Midcoast Route 1 Corridor Management Plan on April 21.

    Lincoln County Regional Planning Commissioner Bob Faunce spoke about the plan at the Edgecomb Selectmen's meeting, and asked for the selectmen's endorsement of the plan.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    A conflict of interest?

    Dear Editor:

    I’m wondering what the Boothbay Harbor Sewer District board’s agenda is, in allowing its manager to run for the office of trustee for the Boothbay Region Water District, its largest customer.

    It seems that this is a conflict of interest. I am curious if any discussions dealing with the sewer district would consider the water district customers first, and not the sewer district’s.

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  • BRHS Track and Field

    Seahawks excel in season opener

    Photo of Morgan Crocker

    With temperatures hovering around 40 F and a light wind, last Friday’s track season opener was a chilly one. However, the Seahawks were not deterred by the weather conditions, the tough roster of B school teams they faced or the fact that several of their teammates had headed south to get a jump on spring vacation.

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  • Read All About It

    Random thoughts

    I’m in my office typing this out and outside the door the children’s story time is in process. Mary, our children’s librarian, and Barb, the program director, are leading the kids and their parents in song, with lots of stomping fee, clapping hands and shouts of joy thrown in. What a great service for our young families, and what a wonderfully positive way to introduce children to the wonders of the world as found in the library.

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