• Two Bridges Regional Jail

    Slashed tire leads to fight, gun charges

    An altercation over a slashed tire has lead to assault, criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon and terrorizing charges for a Bristol man.

    Mark Zaccadelli Sr., 50, of Bristol was charged July 17 with four charges after he allegedly got involved with a fight, brandished a revolver and threatened to kill another man.

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  • Adams reappointed to Boothbay board of appeals

    Scott Adams nearly didn’t make it back for a 10th year on the Town of Boothbay Board of Appeals. His yearly reappointment failed on July 9 when none of the selectmen seconded his nomination. It seemed Adams’ conduct during a discussion about the proposed cell tower placement in East Boothbay led to his downfall.

    However, on July 23, the selectmen had a change of heart. The board voted 3-2 to reappoint Adams for another year.

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  • Southport planning board

    The Southport planning board will meet Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 5 p.m. at the Southport Town Hall to consider the application from the Squirrel Island Association. The association is planning alterations to the island post office and coffee shop.

  • Everybody's gone surfin', surfin' in Boothbay

    Vernon Rail of Southport has been surfing since 1964, the same year the movie “The Endless Summer” debuted. The movie is about surfers from California traveling all over the world in search of the perfect wave

    On Wednesday, July 23, the Harbor Theatre showed the classic movie, and in the lobby of the theatre were two antique surfboards brought in by Rail.

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  • Kennebec Estuary Land Trust

    Land trust celebrates 25 years and new community preserve

    U.S. Sen. Angus King will help the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT) celebrate 25 years of conservation and announce the creation of a new 160-acre community preserve in Georgetown. The Morse Pond Preserve, scheduled to be open to the public in 2015, will provide public access to Morse Pond with a connecting trail to Reid State Park.

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  • Ocean Classroom ends operations

    Ocean Classroom Foundation will cease operations after nearly 20 years of successful education at sea. OCF is working diligently to meet program and other obligations through August 31, 2014.

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  • Special Olympics fundraiser July 26

    On Saturday, July 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., approximately 50 Maine Circle K stores and Irving Oil Dealer locations will be teaming up with members of Maine Law Enforcement and Special Olympics Maine athletes to raise money for and an awareness of Special Olympics Maine. They will be doing this by pumping gas, washing windshields, and greeting customers in hopes of getting “tips” for Special Olympics.

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  • Skidompha Genealogy Club meets July 31

    The July meeting of the Skidompha Library Genealogy Club will be held Thursday, July 31 from noon to 1:30 p.m. The group will meet in the first floor Porter Meeting Hall of Skidompha Public Library, Damariscotta.

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  • Boothbay appeals board sets new deadline for proposed cell tower study

    The Boothbay Board of Appeals voted 4-0 on July 22, deeming an application submitted by Mariner Tower II and a local property owner complete. This paves the ways for an August 12 public hearing to determine the fate of the proposed cell tower construction in East Boothbay. After the public hearing, the board will decide whether to vote on a request made by Mariner Tower II and land owner Lucy Spaulding to overturn a previous ruling.

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  • Toe-tapping music opens 5th annual Blueberry Festival in Damariscotta

    Dr. Jeff Grosser will bring his plectrum banjo and some musical friends to begin the entertainment at the annual Blueberry Festival & Harvest Fair on Saturday, Aug. 9 in Damariscotta. The toe-tapping, sing-along type music begins shortly after 10 a.m. This 5th annual celebration of Maine's premier crop will have plenty of homemade pastry items for sale, to take home and to have with coffee while enjoying the music.

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  • Appreciates event volunteers and participants

    Dear Editor:

    On behalf of the Boothbay Railway Village I want to thank everyone that supported the 50th anniversary of Antique Auto Days as well as the Rails, Tails & Ales craft beer tastings, a fundraiser for the museum. 

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  • Joshua Beal, 11, catches 38.5-inch striped bass

    Joshua Beal, 11, son of Danny and Molly Beal, caught a 38.5-inch striped bass while aboard the Red Hook with Capt. Mark Stover on Tuesday, July 22.

    It was Joshua’s first striper and the only one caught on the trip on Tuesday. Joshua’s younger brother, Gordon, caught the biggest mackerel of the day at 12 inches.

  • Boothbay Harbor Police Blotter: Arrests

    The Boothbay Harbor Police Department made six arrests between July 1 and 18. Three arrests were for operating under the influence of alcohol. Other arrests included criminal trespass, assault, and a licensed driver accompanying a motor vehicle permittee while impaired.

    On July 1, police arrested William Secrist, 20, of Tulsa, Okla. at 11:57 p.m. on Atlantic Avenue for allegedly operating under the influence.

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  • U.S. Cellular awards $1 million to teachers

    U.S. Cellular is donating $1 million to fund teacher classroom projects through its Calling All Teachers program. Last year, the company contributed $500,000 towards educational materials for improved classroom experiences; 100 Maine teachers had their classroom projects funded by U.S. Cellular in 2013, totaling more than $62,000 and benefiting more than 5,300 students.

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  • Edgecomb thrift shop serves both customers and those in need

    What began as “just something for a couple of women to do” has turned into a profitable operation. The Edgecomb Thrift Shop donates thousands of dollars each year to several  nonprofit agencies in Midcoast Maine. In 2004, Louise Hardina of Newcastle and Gloria Bailey of Edgecomb converted Edgecomb Congregational Church's old kitchen space into a thrift store.

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