• Police determine Boothbay Harbor deaths murder-suicide

    State Police say the deaths of three members of a Boothbay Harbor family this weekend was a double murder-suicide, and a case of domestic violence.

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  • Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office: Thefts and collisions

    Sheriff Todd Brackett reports the following.

    On July 2, Sergeant Jason Nein responded to a theft by unauthorized taking or transfer on Shore Road in Boothbay. The complainant stated that a package was delivered by UPS but was never received. Further investigation to follow if leads develop.

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  • Waldo County to pay Two Bridges $1.2M

    In a special meeting of the Two Bridges Regional Jail Authority held Wednesday, July 1, board members learned two important pieces of information: First, LD 186 has been approved by the legislature. Funding for the state’s jails in 2016, which had been unresolved up to the very last minutes of the current legislative session, has now apparently been resolved.

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  • Obituary

    Gary A. Tilton

    Gary Alan Tilton, 50, of Boothbay Harbor, died June 29, 2015.

    He was born Dec. 26, 1964 in Boothbay Harbor to C. Alan and Janet (Barter) Tilton.

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  • Three opportunities to visit the Frances Perkins Homestead in 2015

    On Sundays, July 12, August 2 and September 13, the Frances Perkins Center will host guided tours of the Frances Perkins Homestead.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Trash, economics and patriotism

    Dear Editor:

    The Boothbay region may not have a hospital or even an emergency room, but we have the finest trash recycling facility in the state. If you need stitches or medical treatment before 8 a.m or after 8 p.m., you're in for a long road trip. However, if you feel the urge to dump your wastebasket on Memorial Day, July 4 or even Labor Day, you're in luck. The transfer station in Boothbay will be open.

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  • Free summer meals program adds two Boothbay locations

    Each year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture partners with local organizations to provide nutrition and socialization to children when school is out; helping kids retain learning and skills they gained during the school year. For the last four years, Healthy Lincoln County has sponsored this program.

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  • Mockingbird’s Scout to read from new Harper Lee novel

    Harper Lee

    Mary Badham, the actress who played the young Scout in the 1962 movie adaptation of Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird,” will give voice to that character again to celebrate th publication of Lee’s second novel, “Go Set a Watchman.”

    Appearing live at the 92nd Street Y in New York marking the launch of the new book, the appearance will stream live to Lincoln Theater on Tuesday July 14 at 7:30 p.m and will be offered free to the public.

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  • Lunts lead Y’s Annual Fund Drive as co-chairmen

    This year’s Boothbay Region YMCA Annual Fund Drive co-chairmen have been involved with the local organization for decades.

    John and Jane Lunt of Southport began their association in the early 1970s through their daughters’ participation in the local Y’s swim program and attending Camp Knickerbocker. After they retired, the couple began using the Y’s facility for exercise. Now the Lunts - John, 75, and Jane, 71 - are co-chairing the Y’s Annual Fund Drive.

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  • ‘Gravel, Gravel, Gorilla’ coming to Sheepscot General

    “Gravel, Gravel, Gorilla" will be the third video of plays by Art Mayers to be shown at Sheepscot General (at Uncas Farms) in Whitefield on Friday, July 10 at 7 p.m.

    The play, produced in the 1990s, centers on comprehensive planning in Whitefield. The music was written by John McDowell, Mike Kimball and Bert Mayers.  McDowell assembled a 10 piece orchestra for the production. Many of the songs were recycled a decade later for “Reny's the Musical.”

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  • Members of Rusty Hinges to play benefit in Jefferson

    Maine band Rusty Hinges

    The Midcoast musical group, "The Rusty Hinges" will present a concert at the Old Jefferson Town House on Friday, July 10 from 7 - 9 p.m. Donation of $10 at the door.

    The talented Midcoast musicians group plays a variety of music such as folk, gospel, sea shanties, ballads, bluegrass, oldies and much more.

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  • Out of Out Past

    The Coast Patrol, 1917-1918, part I

    The historical society has a neat little bunch of a dozen photos showing members of the Coast Patrol, naval reservists who were stationed and housed at Boothbay Harbor during World War I. Their barracks were on the upper floors of the Lewis Block (Carbone's for decades, now Tidepools) just west above the Eastern Steamship wharf.

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  • PWA Rubber Ducky race draws crowds

    No man had to wait for either time or tide on Saturday as the 11th annual Rubber Ducky Race benefitting the Pemaquid Watershed Association (PWA) was a success.

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