• Vacation nature day camps at Damariscotta River Association

    The Damariscotta River Association (DRA) has announced that two Nature Day Camps will be offered this winter during school vacations. These programs give children opportunities to explore, learn and enjoy the outdoors with the guidance of a naturalist. Both programs will focus on wildlife in winter and include many activities including art and games that teach ecological concepts.

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  • Sailing onward toward Windjammer Days 2015

    The Friends of Windjammer Days group has completed the 2015 Windjammer Days schedule with all but the entertainment lineup ready to go. Next year's dates are June 21-27.

    Windjammer Days has a new logo, in red, white and blue, designed by Dawn Guzzo of Atomic Studios in Boothbay Harbor.

    The Friends of Windjammer Days meet the second Tuesday of each month, except December, at the Boathouse Bistro at 5 p.m.

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  • Two Bridges Regional Jail

    Bath man arrested after alleged abduction incident in Augusta

    Maine’s Capitol Police say a Bath man was arrested after a bizarre incident at the Maine State Museum in Augusta Tuesday morning. 

    Officers have charged 58-year-old James Cavallaro with assault and violating his conditions of release. Cavallaro is now at the Kennebec County Jail.

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  • Boothbay Region High School Swim Team

    Three Seahawks qualify for states in first away meet

    The Boothbay Region High School Seahawks swim team had its first away meet on Dec. 10. Held at the Lewiston Y, it was against the Edward Little High School Red Eddies.

    Swimming is, for the most part, an individual sport, with swimmers trying to beat their own times every time they take to the water. As the season progresses, swimmers will work to qualify for states in 2015, which requires meeting or exceeding a specific time for each individual event.

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  • Boothbay Region Garden Club: Thanks for Festival of Trees support

    On behalf of the Boothbay Region Garden Club I would like to thank all those who made our 12th annual 2014 Festival of Trees a resounding success at the historic and beautifully decorated Opera House.

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  • Throwback Thursday: Laptime with Santa

    This photo appeared in the Boothbay Register many Christmas seasons ago. Santa Claus greeted children at the former Chamber of Commerce building (where The First bank is now). These children are now in their 50s. Do you recognize them?

    My grandfather, Frederick R. Lorrain Sr., played Santa. Imagine the shock when I saw those tell-tale glasses on Santa’s face.

  • Sherman's Books receives grant

    Sherman’s Books & Stationery has been awarded a $7,500 grant from bestselling novelist James Patterson. Sherman’s is one of 81 independent bookstores named Dec. 15 by Patterson, who has given more than $1 million to independent bookstores this year.

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  • BRHS Robotics team makes successful tournament debut

    The Boothbay Region High School robotics team made its debut at the Central Maine VEX Tournament in Augusta on Dec. 13.

    Presented by the Robotics Institute of Maine, this tournament was open to schools from all over Maine who used VEX robots. Top Maine teams from the event qualified for the Maine State Championship. A total of 33 teams were in attendance.

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  • Selectmen approve liquor license for Water’s Edge

    The Edgecomb selectmen granted a liquor license on Dec. 15 to the Water’s Edge Banquet and Function Facility. The board approved the request by a 2-0 vote following a public hearing.

    The license allows Water’s Edge owner Tony Casella to serve alcohol on a limited basis. Casella is allowed to serve alcohol during all private functions, such as weddings, and for 15 holiday occasions, which are open to the public.

    The hearing was unattended by the public.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Boothbay is truly full of treasures

    Dear Editor:

    I would like to take this opportunity to extend a very big thank you to all who participated in the 2014 Giving Tuesday initiative for the Boothbay peninsula.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Hard work on Kenniston

    Dear Editor:

    I would like to acknowledge the efforts of Susan Brackett (Kenniston Hill Inn move).

    Congratulations! It wasn't a miracle. It was the culmination of lot of hard work and dedication.

    Allan and Sarah Strouss

  • Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club: Christmas party Thursday

    Thursday is the annual Christmas Party at the home of PC Marianne Reynolds on Barters Island. Remember two important things: Bring a flashlight to help you find your way back to your car; and bring non-perishable foods for the Region Food Pantry. Marianne will gather all the food together and deliver it on Friday to the Congregational Church where the food pantry is located.

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  • Weather Report

    Rain turns to snow

    While it's too far out to predict a white Christmas, the week leading up to it will be gray, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

    On Wednesday, Dec. 17, a low-pressure system off the coast and remnants of a Great Lakes storm pelted the Midcoast, including Wiscasset and Boothbay Harbor, with heavy rain.

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  • Edgecomb school celebrates student poetry

    Last week, Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) seventh and eighth grade students celebrated the publication of their second class anthology of the school year with a poetry reading.

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  • This week at the movies: ‘The Hobbit,’ ‘Pride’ and ‘Citizenfour’

    The Harbor Theatre

    “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” The epic third and final installment of J. R. R. Tolkien's “The Hobbit” trilogy. Having reclaimed their homeland from the dragon Smaug, the company — Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves — unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the men, women and children of Lake-town.

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