• Tim Sample entertains at Lego benefit breakfast

    Maine humorist Tim Sample will be serving up heaping helpings of laughter at an 8 a.m. breakfast at the Augusta Civic Center on Dec. 13 to benefit Maine’s First Lego League Championship, a youth robotics competition.

    The event promises to be a great opportunity to invest on our state’s youth, enjoy a good meal, and be entertained by a legendary Mainah described by Stephen King as “... funny if you’re from Augusta, Maine ... just as funny if you’re from Augusta, Georgia.”

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  • Southport Column: Work on new water line

    Stock up now for all your Thanksgiving dinner needs. Our island store will be closed Thanksgiving Day and open only from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. through the weekend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, giving Janet, Oliver and the staff some well-deserved hours to enjoy family and friends.

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  • All state offices closing at 1 p.m. today

    AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage has announced that all state offices will be closing at 1 p.m. today due to inclement weather.

    “I urge all of you to drive safely as you commute to your destination,” said Governor LePage. “Stopping on snow or ice without skidding requires extra time and distance. Drive slowly so you can adjust to changing road conditions. Please remember to keep a safe distance behind other vehicles and give plow trucks plenty of room to operate.”

  • And the Windjammer Shop came tumblin’ down

    Demo of Windjammer Shop Nov. 24, 2014

    Just rubble remains where the former Windjammer Shop at 8 Wharf Street stood.

    On Nov. 24, Eric Wood and his crew arrived on site at 8 a.m. to begin demolition and by noon the building had been leveled.

    Local historian Barbara Rumsey said the building dated to the late 1800s.

    Rahul Anand of Connecticut, the new owner, is replacing the structure with another one that’s 30 percent larger.

    The new structure is being designed by the Knickerbocker Group.

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  • Boothbay selectmen meeting canceled


    The Boothbay selectmen's meeting scheduled for tonight, Nov. 26, has been canceled due to the incoming snowstorm.


    The Wharves and Weirs public hearings scheduled for the meeting will be heard on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m.

  • Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club: 120th anniversary coming up

    We heard from John Marsland’s son, Stan, who has been preparing a litany of his legendary fathers sailing experiences on the waters of the world. John was a member for many years and lived to a ripe old age.

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  • #GivingTuesday

    Boothbay Treasures: Science and nature

    Have you heard about Boothbay Treasures? A group of 26 local nonprofits from the Boothbay region are collaborating to let the world know that they live, work and serve in one of the most caring places on earth.

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  • Ocean Point Column: Thanksgiving is upon us

    Time does fly and it’s hard to believe that the Thanksgiving holiday is upon us. November has been colder than normal and certainly the weather has been a challenge in many parts of the country. Let’s hope for good traveling weather so that we can all arrive at our Thanksgiving destinations safe and on time.

    Link and Julie Brown and Lanny and Leslie Whitehouse returned recently from what sounded like a whirlwind European and Bermuda vacation.

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  • Wiscasset Police Blotter

    Wiscasset Police Blotter: Assault at the school

    Juvenile complaint

    At 9:52 a.m. Monday, Nov. 17 Hatch responded to the Wiscasset Community Center, 242 Gardiner Road, for a dispute between two juveniles.

    At 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20 Hatch responded to Wiscasset Primary School for a report of a disruptive student. The child had pulled a fire alarm.

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  • Mary’s Musings

    Thanksgiving: It’s not about the food

    Thanksgiving is often associated with the meal rather than an occasion to give thanks. We gather around the table with family and friends and consume many of the foods we have come to associate with autumn and Thanksgiving — turkey, squash, turnip, potatoes, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie and a variety of other goodies.

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  • Newcastle Selectmen

    Newcastle: Thanks but no thanks to CEO plan

    While other towns have begun moving towards a shared code enforcement officer, Newcastle decided that the town could find a better alternative on its own.

    On Monday, Nov. 24, the Newcastle Board of Selectmen decided by unanimous vote to turn down an offer to join in a pact with neighboring towns to effectively share code enforcement officer Stan Waltz.

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  • From the Editor-at-Large

    Thanksgiving 2014

    Dear Readers,

    We are about to sit down with family and friends to celebrate my favorite holiday — Thanksgiving.

    It is a custom that evolved from the 1621 feast celebrated by the Pilgrims.

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  • Lincoln County Sheriffs Office: Mischief at Lincoln County Courts

    Sheriff Todd Brackett reports the following:


    On Wednesday, Nov. 19, John P. Massicotte, 46, of Rockland was issued a uniform summons and complaint for operating after suspension, on Route 1 in Newcastle, by Deputy Jared Mitkus.

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  • Obituary

    Laura M. Ezzell Travis

    Laura Mae Ezzell Travis, 23, died unexpectedly on Nov. 22, 2014.

    She was born in Damariscotta on Dec. 5, 1990, the daughter of Audra Ezzell and Doug Brown and Mark Ezzell. 

    Laura attended school at Wiscasset High School and Old Town High School.  She worked and cared for others as a CNA. She married her high school sweetheart, Whitney Travis, and they were blessed with a handsome little boy, Brycen Arthur Travis. 

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  • Books and lobster deviled eggs at the latest Business After Hours

    The Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce's latest Business After Hours event was held at the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library on Nov. 19.

    The business networking event gave people an opportunity to view the renovations to the library and enjoy an evening of good company and good food, provided by Caper's Catering.

    The menu included mini sandwiches, lobster deviled eggs, caprese, homemade dip with veggies, garlic crostini and more.

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