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  • Election 2014

    Mick Devin: Looking out for vets, the environment

    Mick Devin said his first term in the Maine House of Representatives was successful enough to warrant another go-round.

    Devin, D-Newcastle, is seeking his second term in the Nov. 4 elections. He is facing Anna Morkeski, R-Damariscotta for the District 90 seat, which covers the towns of South Bristol, Bristol, Damariscotta, Newcastle, Monhegan and Edgecomb.

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  • District 90

    Anna Morkeski: Looking to reduce government

    Anna Morkeski has seen the drawbacks of collusion between the public and private sectors.

    Morkeski, 27, R-Damariscotta, said her hope to return control to the local level and limit government's size is why she's seeking the Maine State Representative for District 90, which encompasses the towns of Damariscotta, Bristol, Edgecomb, Newcastle, South Bristol and Monhegan.

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  • Garden Club joins ‘Strides against Breast Cancer’

    It was a beautiful day in Damariscotta on Oct. 19 for the members and friends of the Boothbay Region Garden Club to join the walk for “Strides against Breast Cancer.”

    The Garden Club has supported this annual event to promote breast cancer awareness for the past several years.

  • Students visit the Museum of African Art and Culture

    A small section of Joyce Sirois's ninth grade World Cultures class attended a field trip to the Museum of African Art and Culture in Portland on Oct. 17. The class has been studying African culture throughout the beginning of the year, so the field trip felt fitting.

    Inside the small museum are many pieces of fine art work from Africa. Colorful masks, sculptures, paintings, photographs and string canvas pieces were featured throughout the museum's display.

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  • Obituary

    Judy M. Danforth

    Judy Mandell Danforth, 88, a long-time Westwood, Massachusetts resident and Squirrel Island summer resident, died peacefully on Oct. 22, 2014.

    Danforth was born in Newton, Massachusetts on April 14, 1926. She attended Brimmer and May School and Connecticut College. Danforth married John Loring Danforth (died in 2010) of Buffalo, New York, on March 13, 1947. They moved to Westwood in 1954.

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  • Glenn Chadbourne: Hard-wired for horror

    Glenn Chadbourne is a spooky guy.

    Born in Damariscotta on a late October day some 50 years ago, Chadbourne has been drawing spooky pictures from as far back as he can remember.

    His website, in typical Chadbourne fashion, says of his birth: “Nothing spectacular there. No particular fanfare. No sirens bleating in the streets, no cries of joy or horror from those in attendance.”

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  • Raising awareness of diabetic foot ulcers

    The LincolnHealth Wound Care Center, a member of the Healogics network, is participating in the Healogics National Diabetes Campaign from Oct. 27 to 31.

    One of nearly 600 Healogics managed centers; the LincolnHealth Wound Care Center offers advanced therapies to patients suffering from chronic wounds like diabetic foot ulcers.

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  • Wiscasset working out for New Hope for Women

    Jean Huber, Vickie Hersom, Julia Hatfield

    New Hope for Women’s new Wiscasset office is getting more walk-ins than a Damariscotta site did, representatives for the nonprofit said. The new location that opened in July at 41 Water Street, next to Sarah’s Cafe, is also providing a bigger, better-suited setting to meet with clients.

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  • BRHS students visit Boston

    Boothbay Region High School art teacher Manon Lewis, BRHS senior Courtney Brewer, and her mother, Trish attended the 2014 National Portfolio Day at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston on Oct. 19.

    Other BRHS students who attended included seniors David Machon, Kanisha KuyKendall and Haley Brewer and sophomore Kenny Hicks.

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  • Election 2014

    Gov. Paul LePage responds to email questions

    Editor’s note: During the summer, the Penobscot Bay Pilot, Boothbay Register and Wiscasset Newspaper collectively sought interviews with the three candidates for governor. Eliot Cutler and Mike Michaud were quick to accommodate our request for an informal round table discussion with a group of editors and reporters.

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  • Rural Midcoast businesses eligible for low interest loans

    Fifty or more Midcoast small businesses will receive an economic boost next spring. The Midcoast Council of Governments will distribute $500,000 in the Rural Micro-entrepreneur Assistance Program (RMAP) loans to provide capital for new and current businesses.

    The MCOG received a $105,000 grant this year to administer $500,000 in loans to businesses with 10 or fewer employees.

    The RMAP is a federal program administered through the United States Department of Agriculture.

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  • What’s Cooking

    Make it and bake it or make it and freeze it

    Here it is the first week of November and we are on the heels of the craziest, busiest time of the year. I know there will be days when even I whine "I'm too tired to cook."

    That's when I make a beeline to the extra freezer in our garage (everybody puts their freezers, washers and dryers in the garage here in the south, so when in Rome) and see what goodies I've stashed in there. (Spaghetti pie is one that is always in my freezer. Talk about yummy and recipe included below!)

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  • United Way opens new partnerships with agencies

    United Way of Mid Coast Maine is accepting applications for new funding partnerships with Midcoast nonprofit agencies that work to improve people’s lives in the core building blocks of education, financial stability and health.

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  • Hodgdon Yachts’ ‘Comanche’ sets sail 

    After a few brief days of sea trials in Newport, Rhode Island, East Boothbay-built Comanche set sail Oct. 30 for Charleston, South Carolina, the first leg of the passage to Sydney, Australia.

    The weather in Newport during the sea trials and for the offshore passage south was anything but glorious, but by all accounts, the boat is already starting to deliver impressive performances.

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  • Healing through listening, prevention through education

    “We always hope we never have to respond to a homicide, it's our worst nightmare, but unfortunately it happens,” said Stevie Colburn, services director at New Hope For Women.

    New Hope For Women (NHFW) is a Rockland-based advocacy organization that serves Lincoln, Knox, Waldo and Sagadahoc counties, and has satellite offices in Bath, Wiscasset and Belfast.

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