• Water district offers first ever grant program

    Fifteen watershed property owners will receive letters from the Boothbay Region Water District inviting them to participate in the district’s first ever landscaping grant program. The program will help to eliminate erosion and runoff into Adams Pond and Knickerbocker Lake, the primary drinking water sources for the towns of Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor and Southport.

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  • From the Editor-at-Large

    Memorial Day 2015

    Dear Readers,

    Monday, May 25 is Memorial Day.

    Here on our little corner of the great state of Maine, we celebrate this day in our town squares with parades and speeches. The little parades and get-togethers are a real slice of Americana.

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  • Friday deadline for Memorial Day edition

    Advertisements and classifieds for the Thursday, May 28 edition are due by 12 p.m. on Friday, May 22.

    Press releases and columns are due by 4:30 p.m.

  • A whole new season is starting at Studio 53

    Artists Heidi Seidelhuber and Terry Seaman

    Studio 53 is opening for the 2015 season this weekend with a show of abstracts and scenics in graphite, watercolor and acrylics. These new and relatively new works are by gallery owners Terry Seaman and Heidi Seidelhuber, and guest artists Bob Thomas and Milo Winter.

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  • Top 10 Seniors

    Brenna Alley: Turning a negative into a positive

    Top 10 Senior Brenna Alley has seen her fair share of hospitals. In her sophomore year, she was hospitalized at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick and had to have her gallbladder removed. At the age of 2 and a half, her brother was born with a heart condition and needed open-heart surgery at just a few weeks old.

    “I don't remember it much, but I've seen pictures of me sitting on my mom's lap in the hospital, just waiting,” Alley said.

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  • Local seniors roll out their own support program

    On May 15, the Boothbay Region Health & Wellness Foundation’s Awesome Seniors’ committee launched Awesome Seniors’ “People Helping People.”

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  • Top 10 Seniors

    Maya Schwehm is off living her dream

    Senior Maya Schwehm, daughter of Chip and Katherine Schwehm of Boothbay and of the Boothbay Region High School Class of 2015 Top 10 seniors, is currently hiking the Appalachian Trail.

    “She wanted an experience before she went to college,” her father Chip Schwehm said.

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  • Top 10 Seniors

    Kyle Alamo on friendships and the French language

    Top 10 senior Kyle Alamo is looking forward to college, but will miss his time at Boothbay Region High School.

    “It's nice to be on top of the food chain,” Alamo said.

    Alamo is the son of Charito and Dr. Aquilino Alamo of Boothbay. He is attending the University of Maine at Orono in the fall where he plans to major in per-veterinary science, and possibly minor in French language.

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  • Top 10 Seniors

    Eben Goodwin is a numbers kind of guy

    Top 10 senior Eben Goodwin has always enjoyed math.

    “As a kid, I'd race toy cars,” Goodwin said. “I wasn't really interested in which car won, I was more interested in calculating the points they got for coming in first or second and the positions they were in. I'm an only child and had fun playing by myself with my moderately active imagination.”

    A member of the National Honor Society and National Society of High School Scholars, Goodwin wasn't too surprised he made top 10.

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  • Memorial Day 2015 services and events

    Memorial Day activities sponsored by the veterans of the Boothbay region will commence on Sunday, May 24, with an all you can eat public breakfast. The event will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the American Legion Hall, 25 Industrial Park Road in Boothbay at a cost of $7 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.

    Monday, May 25

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  • Top 10 Seniors

    Karl Alamo finds his calling in helping others

    Top 10 senior Karl Alamo has put in close to 1,000 hours in community service during his time at Boothbay Region High School.

    “I want to help others as much as I possibly can,” Alamo said. “It's one of the reasons I'm going into pre-med.”

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  • Top 10 Seniors

    Courtney Brewer sets her sights on Disney

    When Valedictorian Courtney Brewer was called down to the office, she didn't know what to expect.

    “My mom was standing in Mr. Welch's office and was looking all somber all I could think was 'Oh no what's wrong did we lose a family member',” Brewer said. “The door shut and mom looked at me and said ‘I'm looking at the Class of 2015 —’ and that's all she got out before I started sobbing. I was so happy, all my hard work had paid off.”

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  • Harbor Fest 2015

    Join the ‘Declaration of Fermentation’ May 23-24

    The first ever Declaration of Fermentation will take place at the Boothbay Craft Brewery (BCB) over Memorial Day Weekend. The two-day event will feature a variety of unique activities focused on the creation of the 2015 Harbor Fest Ale. The event begins at noon on Saturday, May 23 and noon on Sunday, May 24.

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  • DOE recognizes Edgecomb Eddy, Dresden Elementary as top schools

    The Edgecomb Eddy School and Dresden Elementary are two of 21 Maine schools honored by the Department of Education for achieving top results in the state’s federally required accountability system. These schools demonstrated high progress or achieved great performance toward meeting state and federal standards for literacy and mathematics, according to a DOE press release.

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  • Southport Column: A report on seasonal businesses

    With some free time Saturday afternoon I conducted my annual survey of seasonal businesses on Southport. Since the Southport temperature May 16, was only 53 F, those folks staying at the newly opened Newagen Inn enjoyed a roaring fire in the living room fireplace, warming me as well as I stopped in to collect news.

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