• ‘Round Town: Robert Mitchell

    Glenn-Geary

    Glenn-Geary sounds like a good Scotch whiskey to me.

    The Jacob Pike and Kelani & Donna, two similar boats, visited Goudy & Stevens’ docks during my early photo days.

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  • Boothbay Election 2014

    Absentee ballots now available for Boothbay election

    Absentee ballots have arrived at the Boothbay Town Office. Anyone wishing to cast an absentee ballot can do so in person at the office, or take a ballot with them or have one mailed to their home, said Boothbay Town Clerk Bonnie Lewis.

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  • Edgecomb selectmen endorse Route 1 corridor plan

    Edgecomb selectmen approved the Midcoast Route 1 Corridor Management Plan on April 21.

    Lincoln County Regional Planning Commissioner Bob Faunce spoke about the plan at the Edgecomb Selectmen's meeting, and asked for the selectmen's endorsement of the plan.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    A conflict of interest?

    Dear Editor:

    I’m wondering what the Boothbay Harbor Sewer District board’s agenda is, in allowing its manager to run for the office of trustee for the Boothbay Region Water District, its largest customer.

    It seems that this is a conflict of interest. I am curious if any discussions dealing with the sewer district would consider the water district customers first, and not the sewer district’s.

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  • BRHS Track and Field

    Seahawks excel in season opener

    Photo of Morgan Crocker

    With temperatures hovering around 40 F and a light wind, last Friday’s track season opener was a chilly one. However, the Seahawks were not deterred by the weather conditions, the tough roster of B school teams they faced or the fact that several of their teammates had headed south to get a jump on spring vacation.

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  • Read All About It

    Random thoughts

    I’m in my office typing this out and outside the door the children’s story time is in process. Mary, our children’s librarian, and Barb, the program director, are leading the kids and their parents in song, with lots of stomping fee, clapping hands and shouts of joy thrown in. What a great service for our young families, and what a wonderfully positive way to introduce children to the wonders of the world as found in the library.

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  • Red’s Eats set to appear on Travel Channel

    red’s eats

    A local landmark has drawn the eye of a national network.

    Red's Eats, the much-frequented and photographed Wiscasset lobster roll landmark, will soon have a few more cameras pointed its way, owner/manager Debbie Gagnon said.

    The longtime Wiscasset eatery will be the subject of Travel Channel cameras on Saturday, May 3, when a film crew will come to Red's Eats.

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  • From the Editor-at-Large

    Don’t miss the 41st Fishermen's Festival

    Dear Readers,

    If you spend any time in Maine, you can be overwhelmed by festivals and other events. Most are designed to reel in our friends from away and help them spend their hard earned money. Those events are good and deserve our attention and participation.

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  • Changes at the Boothbay Harbor Country Club

    The Boothbay Harbor Country Club will be opening a little later than anticipated.

    Chad Penman, head golf pro at the Boothbay club, said that because of obstacles due to inclement weather, the timeline for opening has been moved back. “We couldn't gain access to the course to get things like irrigation and draining done,” he said.

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  • Get to Know...

    On pointe with Ryland Rich

    Ryland Rich loves ballet. She loves to talk about it, perform it and watch others dance.

    At 14, she has been on pointe since the sixth grade. For a ballerina in training, moving up to pointe is a true right of passage; a special rite not many experience.

    Ryland still remembers the day she got her first pair.

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  • Boothbay Harbor Rotary Club

    Harry Pinkham receives Rotary's Lifetime Service Award

    "He's probably attended more meetings than everyone here combined," was one of the many statements made about Harry L. Pinkham at the ceremony held in his honor on Thursday, April 17.

    Pinkham, 87, was presented with the Boothbay Harbor Rotary Club's Lifetime Service Award for 2014 at Rotary's weekly meeting held at The Gallery on Route 96. Approximately 60 Rotarians, friends and acquaintances showed up for the presentation.

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  • Plans in progress for Boothbay's 250th birthday bash

    Big plans are in store when Boothbay turns 250 years old this summer. 

    There have been talks around town of a three-day festival happening at the Boothbay Common and waterfront this summer, thanks to the efforts of the Boothbay Civic Association.

    “This is more of a community thing,” said Dawn Gilbert, a member of the BCA. “We’ve got some big plans, but everything is still in the works.”

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  • This week at The Harbor Theatre: Wes Anderson’s new film

    The Grand Budapest Hotel

    Wes Anderson's new comedy-drama recounts the fictional adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.

    The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting, the battle for an enormous family fortune, and the concierge who, with the help of his trusted lobby boy, attempts to prove his innocence after he is framed for murder.

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  • New Business

    Local nurse goes ‘Above and Beyond’ for patients

    Juliette Cohen, who has been a registered nurse for 15 years, has started a new business called Above and Beyond Scheduling.

    “We act as a liaison between clients and caregivers,” Cohen said. “Patients need help to be in their homes sometimes. Maybe it's two hours a day or 24-hour care. We can provide both and any range in between.”

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  • Boothbay Region High School

    Good deeds on Good Friday

    The region got a small facelift on Good Friday, April 18, as dozens of Boothbay Region High School students cleaned up properties, lugged items, took water samples and more during the school’s annual Community Service Day.

    Rakes were the most visible tools, as the harsh winter dropped many limbs, leaves and twigs on the ground that needed to be cleaned up.

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