• 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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  • Ringmaster John Kennedy Kane, courtesy of The Big Apple Circus

    Lincoln Theater is pleased to announce some upcoming special holiday events for the entire family, offering several ways to enjoy and celebrate the season.

    The Big Apple Circus' new show, “Metamorphosis,” captured live from Lincoln Center in New York City, will transport audience members to a realm of enchantment and illusion.

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  • Weather Report

    Get ready for a white Thanksgiving

    Photo snowy coastline

    November 2014 has been a roller coaster of New England weather.

    Midcoast Maine has seen snow, ice, high winds, freezing temperatures and power outages. But the month has also seen its fair share of warm, sunny days.

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  • Center for Teaching and Learning

    CTL students support Ebola relief efforts

    Students at Edgecomb’s Center for Teaching and Learning have been studying the Ebola crisis in the African nations of Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia and following the relief efforts of Doctors without Borders, an international organization that has deployed three thousand volunteers in an attempt to contain the epidemic.

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  • Edgecomb Column: Huzzah to the Leones

    Flowers of the Forest: Let us salute the passing of Ted Sasala, a well-known, well-loved neighbor and active citizen of Edgecomb, and send our deep condolences to his wife and extended family. Memorial donations may be made in Ted's memory to the Edgecomb Congregational Church,  P.O. Box 113, Edgecomb, ME 04556.

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  • From the Maine Senate

    How elections should be

    As voters, we exercise our democratic right by registering to vote and showing up on election day. It’s one of the few places remaining where every citizen’s voice is equal. And in many of our towns, we still exercise that voice and vote in person at town meetings. It’s a New England tradition of democracy at the community level. I’m pleased to have played a role in this process by moderating town meetings for more than a decade.

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  • DaPonte String Quartet goes ‘Eclectic and Electric’ for the holidays

    DaPonte String Quartet

    For this year's holiday concert, the DaPonte String Quartet's programming is both eclectic and electric. The DSQ will be playing this mostly traditional and festive classical music program on their locally designed and internationally acclaimed electric instruments from NS Design in Nobleboro.

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  • Stories I've Never Told You

    The unlimited weight division

    Beginning with President Lincoln’s official proclamation back in 1861, Thanksgiving Day has remained true to its essential founding principle. It’s all about gratitude. This being America, of course, how we choose to express that gratitude is, was and hopefully always will be completely up to us.

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  • Boothbay wrestling team poised for successful season

    The Boothbay Region High School wrestling team’s return to competition last year was a success. After nearly a decade’s absence, the team produced an individual champion and two fourth place finishers at the state meet.

    As the program begins year two of its rebirth, Coach Allan Crocker believes his team is poised to build on last season’s achievements.

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  • American Legion Post #36: Lots of assistance options

    The American Legion Post #36 had another of its popular public breakfasts Sunday. We thank all patrons who attended. We will be having another on Dec. 7, this time featuring chip beef. See Goings On in the paper or check out our Facebook page.

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  • Give a smile this holiday season

    This year, how about giving a gift that changes the life of a Lincoln County resident: the gift of a healthy mouth, and a smile.

    Some of our neighbors have difficulty eating, are suffering with infected or broken teeth, and long ago became too self conscious to smile. To date, there are more than 30 people waiting to be able to eat comfortably, smile, and feel confident whether having a conversation with friends and family, or applying for a job.

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  • Anya Heyl, fire starter

    Anya Heyl is an entrepreneur. The Edgecomb woman has run Wannawaf in Boothbay Harbor since May of 2003. With thoughts of turning Wannawaf into a national chain, she opened a second store in Portland in June 2013.

    After investing all her savings into that store, it didn't work out. The Portland location closed a few months later. Since then she has been struggling to make ends meet.

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  • Obituary

    Margaret Haskell

    Margaret Flynt Haskell (Peggy) died Aug. 20, 2014 in Burlington, Vermont. She was born Oct. 23, 1934, to Horton Flynt and Barbara (Burr) Flynt in Augusta, and spent her childhood there, along with her two younger sisters, Pat and Betsy. She was a long-time summer resident of Ocean Point.

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  • Student Aid Fund salutes its 64 scholarship funds and awardees

    The Boothbay Region Student Aid Fund awarded the following scholarships in 2014. The named scholarships below are marked in bold by the year they were established, followed the name of the 2014 recipient, the school they attend and their field of study.


    Tim Allen Memorial: Myron Hahn ’14, Maine Maritime Academy, Marine Engineering

    Eva Giles Granger: Lynn Pawlowski '13, SUNY Fredonia, Adolescent Ed, Math & Computers

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