• School committee works to replace buses

    Three school buses used by Boothbay Region High School and Elementary School have failed their inspections, cannot be repaired, and are no longer use-able.

    While the school has been renting a bus from Bath to meet transportation requirements, the rental is expensive and not suitable for the long-term.

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  • Funkwagon plugs in at Mine Oyster

    Funkwagon is a gospel-infused funk band based in Burlington, Vermont, founded in 2005 by Aaron Burroughs.

    Burroughs, originally from Michigan, grew up with music playing a large role in his life. There was always a piano in the Burroughs home, and he sang in many church choirs.

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  • Tim Sample: Stories I Never Told You

    Ghost writers in the sky

    If you’ve been dropping by this space with any regularity you may recall that when I originally embarked upon this modest, little literary enterprise some years back, I did so largely out of a desperate desire to jump start what had by that time become a hopelessly stalled “memoir project.”

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    Camden Rite Aid robbery suspect found dead, hostage released

    CAMDEN — Camden Police Chief Randy Gagne said soon after 3 a.m. this morning, Sept. 16, that Robert Beerman, 34, of Camden, had apparently died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside the Rite Aid on Elm Street in Camden. His death followed a stand-off that began at 7:10 p.m. the night before when Beerman entered the store with a sawed-off shotgun, and emptied the store of customers and employees, except for one pharmacist.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Defeat LePage

    Dear Editor:

    In last week's Register, a well written letter supported Mr. Cutler. I believe both of LePage's opponents are well qualified and I will end up voting for whichever candidate is best positioned to defeat him.

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  • An awesome summer for Boothbay Harbor businesses

    Where did the summer go?

    This question, a common one around this time of year, is being echoed by locals and visitors in Boothbay Harbor these days.

    Another sentiment being echoed by many business owners around town is: “It was a great summer.”

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  • One sweet site for the Great Paint Out

    Bill Farnsworth of Venice, FL

    The Boothbay region is well-known for its natural, often stunning, beauty. On Sept. 10, members of Oil Painters of America (OPA) joined members of Plein Air Painters of Maine (PAPME) and the Plein Air Painters of Southern Maine (PAPSE). The groups’ members painted together for the week in the OPA event, the Great Paint Out.

    The Grimes Cove/Shore Road, East Boothbay location was one of 15 such events for OPA since last month.

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  • Seahawks Field Hockey

    Boothbay ties Winthrop, loses to Lisbon

    The Seahawk field hockey team (1-2-1) battled the Winthrop Ramblers to a 3-3 double overtime draw on Friday, Sept. 12 and lost to a good Lisbon team, 3-0, on Saturday, Sept. 13.

    At Perkins Field Friday, Boothbay sophomore Nicole Clarke tied the game at 3-3 with a goal at the 2:46 mark in regulation. Both teams didn't get a good shot at the goal during the two eight-minute overtime periods so the game ended in a tie.

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  • OkCupid con man indicted

    Photo of Michael Hawkins

    The tenacity of a victim and a Boothbay Harbor Police Officer led to the indictment last week of a Boothbay Harbor man who allegedly swindled thousands of dollars from his victims.

    Michael Hawkins, 31, was indicted in Lincoln County Superior Court on two counts of theft by deception Class C and two counts of deception Class E.

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  • Damariscotta

    Meeting will go over grants, adult-entertainment businesses

    Damariscotta voters will have much and more to hear and discuss this week.

    A special meeting to discuss, among other things, a moratorium on adult entertainment businesses, will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17. There will also be a regularly-scheduled selectmen’s meeting.

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  • BRHS Cross Country

    Seahawks surprise top seeded Winthrop

    Photo of Kyle Ames

    Pre-season race predictions placed Winthrop High School at the top of the Mountain Valley Conference boys pack, but at the first MVC race of the season last week in Winthrop, the Seahawks confounded the experts and cruised to an 11-point victory over the Ramblers.

    The Boothbay boys won the meet with 33 points, followed by the Winthrop, 44, Lisbon, 77, Hall-Dale, 103, Monmouth Academy, 122, and Wiscasset, 158.

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  • Newcastle woman booked for disorderly conduct

    A Newcastle woman who allegedly spat on cars, ripped up potted plants outside of grocery store and fought a police officer has been arrested by the Damariscotta Police Department.

    Alisa Wallace, 47, of Newcastle, was arrested Sept. 2 after she allegedly ripped up potted flowers at Damariscotta's Yellowfront Grocery and spat on cars.

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  • Boothbay Harbor Rotary honors local heroes at annual dinner

    Legion, Rotary, Heroes

    Neither rain nor the solemn nature of the anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001 could keep people away from the Boothbay Harbor Rotary Club's 13th annual Hometown Heroes event that took place this past Thursday.

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  • Boothbay water district opposes using easements for emergency exit

    Boothbay selectmen discussed creating two emergency exits out of East Boothbay on Sept. 10, but ultimately they decided to pursue only one. 

    The selectmen are concerned traffic in and out of East Boothbay is too dependent on Route 96. They fear if a major accident, a natural disaster, or if the culvert burst, motorists would be delayed for hours and public safety vehicles couldn’t respond.

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  • Boothbay Selectmen

    Boothbay allows Woodchucks continued use of public lot

    Boothbay selectmen signed a one-year lease with the Boothbay Region Community Resources Council to use the town’s public lot.

    The agreement paves the way for the Woodchucks, a group of senior citizen woodsmen who provide low-income families with firewood, access to the town’s wood lot. The Woodchucks have used the .79-acre lot to cut and store firewood for the past three years.

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