As I travel throughout Maine, I am consistently impressed by the energy, imagination and commitment of our small business community. From technology to the arts, Maine entrepreneurs are strengthening our economy and creating good jobs for the people of our state.
Students at Boothbay Region High School staged a peaceful protest on Friday morning starting around 8 a.m. They were protesting in support of the teachers in their contract negotiation with the school board, as the contract the teachers are currently working under expired Sept. 1, 2014.
Boothbay photographer Peter Felsenthal will be speaking and presenting slides from his recent book, "New Growth: A Portrait of Six Maine Organic Farms," at the FARMS Community Kitchen above the Rising Tide Community Market on Thursday, March 12 at 1 p.m. The event is co-hosted by the Maine Coast Book Shop.
Boothbay Region High School seniors are gearing up for graduation this coming May 29, 2015 and will be ready to celebrate post-graduation. In order to help raise funds for Project Graduation, the students, parents, and community supporters are hosting a ‘Winter Carnvial’ this coming Sunday, March 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Boothbay Region High School.
Boothbay Selectman Charles Cunningham told Frank Fassett it was time to “stop beating a dead horse” during the Feb. 25 board meeting.
Cunningham and Fassett previously sparred over the board’s decision in January not to renegotiate outgoing Town Manager James Chaousis’ contract.
This year the Frances Perkins Center is seeking public input for nominees for its three annual awards.
The following descriptions highlight the inspiration behind the three awards, which embody different facets of Perkins' life:
There’s more than one way to make the mountains of snow that have been accumulating over the past several weeks disappear.
We can wait for warm, sunny days, to melt it. We can wait for rain to wash it away — or we can dump it into the harbor.
That was the case on Feb. 25, a relatively warm, sunny day in Boothbay Harbor.
The choice of what shirt to wear faces us men every day when we rise. Abby Smith and the Ships Store team are trying to help make that decision easier, at least, when it comes to summer.
There is a pre-order form available on the website, and if you fill it out and turn it in to Abby by March 4, she can have the shirts ordered, embroidered, and in stock when the ships store opens.
The Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library will showcase the artwork of Boothbay Region High School students for the month of March in celebration of Youth Art Month. The community can admire the display by these talented students through March 30.
Longtime selectmen and former chairman of the Boothbay Harbor Board of Selectmen, Bill Hamblen, was nominated by his fellow selectmen to take up the post of vice chairman recently vacated due to the resignation of former vice chairman Jay D. Warren. Warren resigned from the board on Jan. 26.
Hamblen’s nomination was seconded, then unanimously approved by the other selectmen. Hamblen accepted the position with gratitude and began his duties immediately.
Friends, well-wishers and staff will say goodbye to outgoing Boothbay Town Manager Jim Chaousis during a Feb. 27 farewell party, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Boothbay Craft Brewery.
Chaousis served as Boothbay town manager for 4.5 years. He will become Rockland’s city manager on March 2.
Chaousis, 37, is from Livermore. He served two years as the Livermore Falls town manager before coming to Boothbay.
The elimination of Medicaid reimbursements for methadone is part of Gov. Paul LePage’s $6.3 billion biennium budget. Maine Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew told the Lincoln County Republican Committee on Feb. 18 that this is one of a series of DHHS reforms the governor is proposing in his budget.
A motion to stay, filed in Lincoln County Superior Court, may help foster negotiation between abutting property owners in West Boothbay Harbor.
On Feb. 4, Ebb Tyed (Thomas and Debrah Yale) filed the motion against the Chimes Association, the homeowners association that represents abutting properties. Ebb Tyed would like to try renegotiating with the Chimes Association, as neighbors, without involving the town.