The grassy slope above Boothbay Harbor’s Oak Street has blue patches.
For me, this has been an annual mystery. This year, I asked friends, strangers, neighbors and business people what flowers created that fleeting spring carpet.
“I don’t know,” most of them replied. The tiny flowers don’t last long, and then — pffft — they’re gone, to be forgotten until next year’s early spring.
Then: “I asked my mother,” Marnie told me. “They have a Russian name.”
Fifty years ago, a small bookstore opened in Damariscotta to answer the needs of year round and seasonal residents as well as ever increasing numbers of tourists.
Under the guidance and direction of current owner, Susan Porter, and two locations later, the Maine Coast Book Shop & Café grew in size to now fill Lincoln Hall, a historic and highly visible storefront on Main Street.
Thank you to the Boothbay Region Water District for your tremendous effort in getting the seasonal water turned on, which was no easy task this year. We truly appreciate your hard work and diligence completing the project.
Heartwood’s production of “Les Miserables,” is, quite simply, c’est magnifique!
Victor Hugo’s tale of love, strife, pain, survival and redemption is brought to the stage brilliantly by this acting ensemble of both young and veteran performers. Director Griff Braley’s casting is spot on.
Lisa Perry is trying to help raise donations for baby Isaac.
Kirstie Farnham is expecting baby Isaac to arrive Aug. 13. Lisa Perry's son, Richard Perry, is the baby's father. Right after Easter it was discovered that baby Isaac has bronchopulmonary sequestration, which means he has a mass on his left lung, and the mass has pushed his heart to the right side.
Games don't get much more dramatic than the one the Boothbay Region High School boys varsity baseball team played to open the season on Friday, April 24.
The game featured Boothbay coming from behind to tie the score, close plays, sharp pitching and a walk-off win.
Two Salty Dogs in Boothbay Harbor, the store that has twice won Downeast Dog News's reader poll for “Best Pet Store in Maine,” needs your help to capture the title for the third year in a row.
“We won the first year we were open, which was a very pleasant surprise,” owner Don Kingsbury said. “Last year we won again, which means we must be doing something right.”
Chris Leeman was promoted to director of public works at the Boothbay Harbor Selectmen's meeting on Monday, April 27.
The promotion was on the recommendation of Town Manager Tom Woodin, and was unanimously supported by the selectmen. Several other members of the crew came to the meeting in support of Leeman.
“I appreciate your support and confidence and will do the best job I can do,” Leeman said.
The Boothbay selectmen want to reexamine how Ulmer Scholarship funds are dispersed. The selectmen tabled an April 22 request made by a high school student requesting $850 for airfare. Boothbay Region High School freshman Kaitlyn Daku requested the scholarship to pay for a trip to Germany next year.
The scholarship was established in 1994. Madelyn Ulmer donated $50,000, upon her death, to further the town’s high school students’ education.
I was hopeful that Rep. Hawke might have just picked up the phone and said something like: “Hey Fred, we didn't get a chance to talk, let’s talk about your concerns now.” But instead she responds, through a proxy, with excuses, insults and gross misrepresentations.
Charlotte Nutt is living in Nepal in Udaypur in the Gaighat region about 200 kilometers east of Kathmandu. The earthquake was very powerful in her area, but the damage was not to the extent that occurred in Kathmandu.
The village buildings are much smaller and often use wood and thatch roofs lessening the earthquake damage.