• Inspire and challenge: Jen Lassen's goals for her classroom

    This school year is the eighth year Jennifer Lassen has taught, and her first year at Boothbay Region Elementary School.

    Along with Kathy Hartley, Lassen will be teaching the fourth-grade class, taking over for Nicole Levesque. Lassen has previously taught for five years in Vermont, two in California, and last year as an ed tech at Southport Central School.

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  • New nurse at Boothbay Region Elementary School

    Kate Schwehm, who previously worked at Mid Coast hospital, is replacing Lori Grinnell as nurse at Boothbay Region Elementary School.

    Schwehm spent four years in the labor and delivery department, and last year switched to the dialysis department as a night nurse. (Grinnell is now working as a full-time RN at the St. Andrews Urgent Care Center in Boothbay Harbor.)

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  • Blue lobster finds home in Boothbay

    While most summer residents are getting ready to leave the Boothbay region, a new resident has arrived.

    Skylar, a pound-and-three-quarter blue male lobster, arrived in August at the Maine State Aquarium in Boothbay Harbor. Aquarium Director Elaine Jones wrote in an email that Skylar didn't have to travel too far to get to his new digs.

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  • First Friday Art Tour Sept. 5: Highlighting fine art in the Boothbay region

    Enjoy a self guided tour of fine art exhibits, receptions and demonstrations in galleries and studios located within minutes of each other on the Boothbay peninsula, some by car.

    East Boothbay/Ocean Point galleries

    PARADISE STUDIO — 207-633-6093

    First Friday reception: 2-5 p.m.with wine & refreshments

    70 Paradise Point Road

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  • Twenty-four years of celebrity golf in Boothbay

    Local and nationally known sports legends and Hall of Famers are making arrangements to meet in Boothbay for the 24th annual Boothbay Charities Classic golf tournament, lobster bake, and sports auction. Sept. 26 and 27 are the dates for this exciting event and all proceeds will go to benefit Special Olympics Maine.

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  • Bath Rotary hosts 5k

    The Rotary Club of Bath’s first ever 5k run/walk will be Saturday, Oct. 11. The Bath Rotary 4-Way 5k Run/Walk is presented by Mid Coast Hospital. The event will start at 8 a.m.

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  • Wanted: High school basketball officials

    Did you ever think you might like to become a high school basketball official? Do you love the game and like to exercise at the same time? This is your opportunity! Seven weekly classes to prepare you for the Nov. 3 written exam will be starting at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 16. Remember, it is the best seat in the house. 

    For more information regarding time and expense, please contact Dave Parkhurst at 207-633-2222 (daytime) or 207-633-5133 (evenings), after 6 p.m.

  • Boothbay Region Student Aid awards $245,400

    The Boothbay Regional Student Aid Fund has awarded 63 academic grants to Boothbay Region High School graduates totaling $245,400 for the 2014-15 academic year.

    Retiring BRSAF President Ham Meserve and incoming President Sue Norton announced the awards (see box) at the high school’s annual Awards Night June 5.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Nice stay on the island

    Dear Editor:

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  • LCCT announces season auditions for new play series

    Lincoln County Community Theater (LLCCT), the resident theater company of Damariscotta’s Lincoln Theater, will present a new series, “Sundays Without Scenery: Actors, A Script, and Your Imagination,” usually the last Sunday of each month.

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  • Lea Wait at the Wiscasset Public Library


    Edgecomb author Lea Wait writes historical novels for ages eight and up, and the Shadows Antique Print Mystery series for adults. On Wednesday, Sept. 10 she will be speaking about her latest mystery, “Shadows on a Maine Christmas,” at the Wiscasset Public Library (21 High Street) at 7 p.m. Copies of both her mysteries and her historical novels set in 19th century Wiscasset will be available for purchase and signing.

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  • Boothbay Harbor Sewer District

    Relining project and water quality grant on the agenda

    Trustees of the Boothbay Harbor Sewer District met Aug. 20. A number of items were on the agenda, among them the upcoming relining project and a recent grant proposal.

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  • Bear baiting referendum returns to ballot this fall

    Maine not only has the longest bear hunting season at 66 days; it also has the largest bear population in the contiguous United States. The Department of Inland, Fisheries and Wildlife estimates Maine’s bear population is over 31,000.

    Maine's bear hunt is also known for another reason: The state is the only one that allows hunters to use baiting, hounding and trapping to kill bears.

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  • Elections 2014

    First-time hopeful Shenna Bellows aims to unseat three-termer Collins in U.S. Senate

    Shenna Bellows

    When Shenna Bellows was in fifth grade, she took up the trombone because the man who brought the instruments to the classroom said girls don’t play trombone.

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  • Accident injures Boothbay teens

    On Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 1:42 a.m., Lincoln County Communications Center received a report of an accident on Butler Road, near the intersection of Beath and Country Club roads, in Boothbay. There were five teen-aged occupants; three of these were transported to area hospitals.

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