• Grow It In Maine

    Blue grass?

    The grassy slope above Boothbay Harbor’s Oak Street has blue patches.

    For me, this has been an annual mystery. This year, I asked friends, strangers, neighbors and business people what flowers created that fleeting spring carpet.

    “I don’t know,” most of them replied. The tiny flowers don’t last long, and then — pffft — they’re gone, to be forgotten until next year’s early spring.

    Then: “I asked my mother,” Marnie told me. “They have a Russian name.”

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  • Damariscotta bookstore seeks new owner

    Fifty years ago, a small bookstore opened in Damariscotta to answer the needs of year round and seasonal residents as well as ever increasing numbers of tourists.

    Under the guidance and direction of current owner, Susan Porter, and two locations later, the Maine Coast Book Shop & Café grew in size to now fill Lincoln Hall, a historic and highly visible storefront on Main Street.

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  • Ocean Point Column: A birth and a surprise birthday celebration

    Thank you to the Boothbay Region Water District for your tremendous effort in getting the seasonal water turned on, which was no easy task this year. We truly appreciate your hard work and diligence completing the project.

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  • Ernestina-Morrissey hauled out

    The sound of the cradle at Boothbay Harbor Shipyard is a unique racket.

    There's the lurching of the platform as it makes its way up the rails, the jingling of massive chains and the hiss of hoses.

    It will be a while before those sounds are heard again.

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  • Theater Review

    ‘Les Miserables’ is c’est magnifique!

    Heartwood’s production of “Les Miserables,” is, quite simply, c’est magnifique!

    Victor Hugo’s tale of love, strife, pain, survival and redemption is brought to the stage brilliantly by this acting ensemble of both young and veteran performers. Director Griff Braley’s casting is spot on.

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  • Raising funds for baby Isaac

    Lisa Perry is trying to help raise donations for baby Isaac.

    Kirstie Farnham is expecting baby Isaac to arrive Aug. 13. Lisa Perry's son, Richard Perry, is the baby's father. Right after Easter it was discovered that baby Isaac has bronchopulmonary sequestration, which means he has a mass on his left lung, and the mass has pushed his heart to the right side.

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  • Boothbay Region squeezed in Wiscasset

    Games don't get much more dramatic than the one the Boothbay Region High School boys varsity baseball team played to open the season on Friday, April 24.

    The game featured Boothbay coming from behind to tie the score, close plays, sharp pitching and a walk-off win.

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  • At the Theaters

    Superheroes, religious-based divorce law, and the Kentucky Derby

    The Avengers Age of Ultron

    The Harbor Theatre

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  • Two Salty Dogs vying for top store again

    Two Salty Dogs in Boothbay Harbor, the store that has twice won Downeast Dog News's reader poll for “Best Pet Store in Maine,” needs your help to capture the title for the third year in a row.

    “We won the first year we were open, which was a very pleasant surprise,” owner Don Kingsbury said. “Last year we won again, which means we must be doing something right.”

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  • Boothbay Harbor

    Leeman promoted to director of public works

    Chris Leeman was promoted to director of public works at the Boothbay Harbor Selectmen's meeting on Monday, April 27.

    The promotion was on the recommendation of Town Manager Tom Woodin, and was unanimously supported by the selectmen. Several other members of the crew came to the meeting in support of Leeman.

    “I appreciate your support and confidence and will do the best job I can do,” Leeman said.

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  • 32nd annual Student Art Show opens May 8

    Boothbay Region Art Foundation welcomes its 32nd annual Student Art Show May 8-17. An opening reception for the students is planned for Sunday, May 10 (Mother's Day) from 1-4 p.m. All art lovers are invited to join in the celebration.

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  • Town of Boothbay

    Selectmen rethinking Ulmer Scholarship funds dispersal

    The Boothbay selectmen want to reexamine how Ulmer Scholarship funds are dispersed. The selectmen tabled an April 22 request made by a high school student requesting $850 for airfare. Boothbay Region High School freshman Kaitlyn Daku requested the scholarship to pay for a trip to Germany next year.

    The scholarship was established in 1994. Madelyn Ulmer donated $50,000, upon her death, to further the town’s high school students’ education.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Re: Racism isn’t all about color

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Hawke needs to be family friendly

    Dear Editor:

    I was hopeful that Rep. Hawke might have just picked up the phone and said something like: “Hey Fred, we didn't get a chance to talk, let’s talk about your concerns now.” But instead she responds, through a proxy, with excuses, insults and gross misrepresentations.

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  • Charlotte Nutt safe in Nepal after earthquake

    Charlotte Nutt is living in Nepal in Udaypur in the Gaighat region about 200 kilometers east of Kathmandu. The earthquake was very powerful in her area, but the damage was not to the extent that occurred in Kathmandu.

    The village buildings are much smaller and often use wood and thatch roofs lessening the earthquake damage.

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