• Close call for Edgecomb fire chief

    Edgecomb Fire Chief Roy Potter was working at the scene of a two-vehicle crash at routes 1 and 27 on Tuesday night, when he heard tires screech. He looked to see a car that had stopped two feet from him, Potter said in a telephone interview later.

    Potter said the driver pulled over at his request, but then allegedly drove off.

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  • Underhound Railroad HOWLoween meet and greet

    Have a spooky day in the Boothbay region by spending your afternoon with Underhound Railroad at Two Salty Dogs Pet Outfitters, at the corner of Boothbay House Hill and McKown Street, in Boothbay Harbor on Saturday, Oct. 25.

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  • Edgecomb Planning Board

    Planning board approves two proposals

    The Edgecomb Planning Board approved two proposals on Oct. 16. The board unanimously approved Ronna Lugosh’s proposal to build a driveway for the back lot of her 4.66 acre property on U.S. Route 1, and Christopher Perry’s request to rebuild his Parson’s Point Road cottage from scratch.

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  • Barbara Vanderbilt show at Savory Maine

    “Quoddy Cliff” Barbara Vanderbilt

    Barbara Vanderbilt's exhibit will include stunning interpretations of Maine’s rock, wood and ice formations. Her pastel paintings capture the subtle changes in texture and color of nature’s timeworn crafting of unusual designs, resulting in intriguing studies of the outdoor world around us. The show will run Oct. 23 through Dec. 2.

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  • Sewer district extends Boothbay Harbor relining project

    The Boothbay Harbor Sewer District has announced that it will extend the previously-approved relining project by 4,170 feet of pipe, according to Superintendent Chris Higgins. The additional footage was discussed at the district’s board of trustees meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 15.

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  • ARTinME

    Artistic expression at its finest

    Wood confetti bowl by Lou Landry

    The sixth annual ARTinME exhibition at the Boothbay Region Art Foundation represents a diverse collection of art by 87 Maine artists. The 130 works on view offer an outstanding variety of mediums — watercolors, pastels, encaustics, acrylics, oils, marble, wood, seaweed, hand color etching, gouache, tapestry, bronze, marble, brass, inks monotype, assemblage and mixed media.

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  • CTL studies invasive species

    The Center for Teaching and Learning's fifth through eighth graders are engaging in a year-long collaboration with New England scientists to find invasive species along the shores of Midcoast Maine.

    A recent fieldwork session returned the students to Reid State Park where they used scientific inventory protocols with quadrats.

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  • CLICK Halloween Parade’s 15th year

    When over 400 costumed children and adults hit the streets of Boothbay Harbor on Oct. 31, it’s time to take notice.

    The CLICK Halloween Parade has become one of the Boothbay region’s largest community events, thanks to the many businesses and nonprofit organizations that support it by giving candy along the route.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Elect Bellows

    Dear Editor:

    Washington is corrupt. A study has proven that voters have zero influence because federal government policies are determined by big donors. We get what they want. Pervasive legal bribery sweeps up even good politicians of both parties. The bumper sticker advice “Don't vote. It just encourages them” solves nothing.

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  • Seahawk Field Hockey

    Boothbay falls to Lynx, 4-1

    An older, more experienced Mattanawcook Lynx field hockey team eliminated the young Boothbay Region High School Seahawks from post-season play Monday, Oct. 20 with a 4-1 tournament prelim victory at Lincoln. Lynx senior Courtney McIntyre scored all of Mattanawcook's goals.

    Mattanawcook got on the board quickly with McIntyre's first goal coming five minutes into the first half on a Chetanne Libby assist. McIntyre scored her second goal with six minutes left in the first half.

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  • Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens: The Great Pumpkin Hunt is Oct. 25

    What a fantastic season we’ve had at the Gardens. We’ve welcomed more than 101,000 visitors of all ages here to the Boothbay peninsula from Maine to California and across the globe from faraway places, including New Zealand, Japan, Russia, South Africa, United Kingdom, Brazil and Chile. Last week we hosted a whole bus-load of travelers from Australia. The season is now drawing to a close, but we have one more big event this Saturday, Oct.

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  • BRHS Cross Country

    Boothbay boys win fifth MVC title

    Photo of BRHS cross country team

    What was once unthinkable for Boothbay cross country has become commonplace.

    The Boothbay Region High School boys cross country team easily claimed their fifth Mountain Valley Conference title on Saturday, Oct. 18 at UMaine Augusta.

    Since 2008, the Seahawks have either won the MVC title, or as they did in 2011 and 2012, they placed second.

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  • Man charged with alleged harassment of Boothbay Harbor teen

    A Wiscasset man has been charged with harassment after he was alleged to have sent a nude photo of himself to a Boothbay Harbor teen.

    Michael Groton, 33, of Wiscasset was arrested Oct. 8 and charged with harassment after allegedly sending inappropriate messages and a semi-nude photo to a local high school senior.

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  • ‘One strong lady’

    Between John Orne and his wife Cathy, he said he’s the fortunate one.

    The Edgecomb couple, married nearly 15 years, were in a two-vehicle accident in Warren on Sept. 29 that injured both of them and killed a Belfast woman. John Orne, Boothbay Region Water District’s chief treatment plant operator, got a right leg fracture and cracks to his ribs.

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  • From the Editor-at-Large

    Time to choose your candidate

    Dear Readers,

    It is getting close to election day. On Tuesday, Nov. 4, we exercise our right to cast our ballots for the person who will lead our state for the next four years.

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