Boothbay Harbor's comprehensive plan is almost complete after two long years of work by a dedicated group of volunteers and town staff, including Town Manager Tom Woodin and Code Enforcement Officer Geoff Smith.
Pennsylvanian Laura Onderko just didn’t outrun every female runner during this year’s Lobster Roll 5k road race. She outran every female racer in the event’s five year history. Her time of 19:28 set a new course record on July 25. This was Onderko’s first Lobster Roll 5k. She is an avid racer who competes in most local 5k races. Onderko especially enjoyed running the Boothbay Harbor course.
As we mentioned in last week’s column, we had the amazing opportunity a few weeks ago to tour through one of America’s most famous natural areas, Yellowstone National Park. The popularity and accessibility of Yellowstone to human visitors and the success in conserving and growing populations of some of the large mammals that are gone from most of their North American range means that humans and these large animals come into close contact.
The Boothbay Lobster Jam is anything but your typical summer high school basketball tournament. The fouls count. The points count. And more importantly, the games all count toward crowning a champion. The Boothbay Region High School girls basketball program hosted the fourth annual Lobster Jam tournament on July 25 and 26.
In September, the Maine Public Broadcasting Network will televise two showings of the “Getting Away Together” episode filmed in the Boothbay region.
Nick Upham, who has been working as a reserve police officer, was unanimously granted full-time status at the July 28 Boothbay Harbor selectmen's meeting.
The promotion was at the recommendation of Police Chief Robert Hasch.
“Nick does a great job,” Hasch said to the selectmen. “He is a good representative of this town, and he's practically full-time anyways.”
An early morning car crash in Boothbay claimed the lives of two teenagers Wednesday, July 30. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has identified the driver as 19-year-old Casey Dalton of Boothbay. The sheriff’s office has chosen not to identify the 17-year-old passenger, of Boothbay Harbor, because of his age.
Four weeks from now (August 22-24), the town of Boothbay will be in celebration mode, as organizers are beginning to get the various events for the town's 250th birthday celebration finalized.
Hundreds of years ago, a piece for some kind of game found its way to Thwing’s Point in Woolwich. A recent archaeological dig brought it back up to the light of day.
The circular, ceramic, tin-glazed find turned up on Claire and Michael Robinson’s Thwing’s Point Road property along the Kennebec River. The land was the site of three different English settlements in about 1650, 1720 and 1750, retired historic archaeologist Lee Cranmer said.
The Boothbay Board of Selectmen protested the Maine Municipal Association’s nominating process by returning a blank ballot. The board received the ballot for electing the organization’s vice president and three directors last week.