• Letter to the Editor

    Anybody but LePage

    Dear Editor:

    I’m an energy engineer and in the alternative energy business. The governor’s policies and actions have been very detrimental to my business and to the natural ecology of the state. He has vetoed our state's renewable energy incentive program, making us the only state in the northeast without an incentive program.

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  • Five Bigelow scientists at sea investigating role of phytoplankton

    On Wednesday September 19, five scientists from the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in East Boothbay boarded the R/V New Horizon, where they will spend the next three weeks working round the clock to learn how phytoplankton affect major nutrient cycles in the ocean.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Historical society’s role

    Dear Editor:

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  • Lincoln County schedules its first electronic-waste collection event

    Plans for the first e-waste collection event at Lincoln County’s Recycling Center were announced at the Sept. 16 meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners.

    Tim Richardson, Lincoln County Recycling Supervisor, announced that the event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 25 between 8 a.m. and noon at the Recycling Center, 54 Huntoon Hill Road in Wiscasset.

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  • BRES Cross Country

    Boothbay dominates six-team meet

    Boothbay Region Elementary School dominated the opening meet of the Busline League cross country season held at the Damariscotta River Association farm, the home course of the host school Great Salt Bay Community School Cougars.

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  • Seahawks Football

    Boothbay claws Rebels, 35-0

    The Seahawks opened the 2014 football season with an impressive 35-0 win at Telstar on Saturday, Sept. 13. Starting the season one week later then everybody else, Boothbay scored on its first two possessions of the afternoon.

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  • Boothbay Charities Classic

    A bowl for SOME

    Lou Landry is generous and talented.

    For the fourth straight year, Landry has donated one of finely crafted wooden bowls to the Boothbay Charities Classic (BCC) auction for the benefit of Special Olympics Maine (SOME).

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  • Seahawks Soccer

    Monmouth tops Boothbay 7-0

    The Boothbay Region High School varsity girls soccer team learned Tuesday what all of Monmouth Academy’s previous three opponents already knew: The Mustangs are good ... really good.

    Monmouth defeated Boothbay Region 7-0 on Sept. 16. This was the Seahawks’ fourth straight loss to start the season.

    The Mustangs only allowed four goals in four games. Monmouth also scored 10 times in victory against Mt. Abram.

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  • Boothbay Selectmen

    Lewis loses bid for budget committee

    Boothbay Selectman Steven Lewis hoped to change how county government operated. Last week, Lewis sought an appointment to fill one of the two vacancies on the Lincoln County Budget Advisory Committee.

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  • Lincoln County Grand Jury

    Bremen man arrested for child pornography

    A Bremen man has been indicted by the Lincoln County Grand Jury with possession of sexually explicit materials involving children under the age of 12.

    Zachary Rancourt, 25, of Bremen was indicted on two counts of possession of sexually explicit material of a minor under age 12, which is a Class C crime, and three counts of possession of sexually explicit material, which is a Class D crime.

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  • Lowell Watson wins second state senior golf championship

    Lowell Watson birdied the final hole of the Maine State Senior Amateur Golf Championship on Sept. 3 to win his second title. Watson, 68, a member of the Boothbay Harbor Country Club, trailed by seven strokes after shooting a first round 78 at the Penobscot Valley Country Club in Orono.

    Watson started the second round in the fourth-to-last group,  but he charged up the leaderboard with a second day round of 70. His score was the lowest of the two-day event. 

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  • Grow it in Maine


    “What is this plant?” asked Shirley. “And why am I keeping it?”

    She was brandishing a hanging pot containing several stems, some upright, others, drooping stiffly over the edge. Small clusters of glossy, green leaves decorated the stems.

    Those succulent leaves were strange, yet familiar. I suggested that she take the pot to the greenhouse to identify it.

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  • A Nashville-style Cinderella story

    Suzy Bogguss

    Suzy Bogguss' career got off to a charmed start in 1985 while she was playing one of her weekly gigs in Silver Dollar City. Doesn't ring a bell? Try Dollywood. Yep, Dolly Parton showed up to check it out as a possible location.

    Just a few days later, some reps of Parton's came to one of Bogguss' gigs in Nashville — and offered her a job.

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  • A Bird’s Tale

    Spectacles of abundance

    We were enjoying a visit to a lighthouse in South Portland on Maine Open Lighthouse Day recently when a tight flock of about 150 semipalmated sandpipers came wheeling into view and landed on the rocks nearby.

    They were almost all juvenile birds that had just migrated down from some location unknown to us in the Arctic, where they had hatched.

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  • What’s Cooking

    Three ugly duckling veggies

    Three of my favorite veggies seem to get a bad rap from a lot of people and I suspect part of the reason they don't like broccoli, cauliflower or eggplant is that they've only had them improperly cooked.

    Let's start with broccoli: Researchers at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Mount Sinai Medical Center were able to isolate a chemical called sulforophane that is found in abundance in broccoli.

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