• Body found in Boothbay Harbor

    Boothbay Harbor police and fire department personnel removed the body of a deceased 25-year-old man from the inner harbor on Saturday morning, Oct. 3. Police are not yet releasing the name of the man, pending notification of next of kin.

    Chief Bob Hasch said they received a call at 9 a.m. and Officer Tom Chryplewicz responded to the inner harbor area near the footbridge minutes later.

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  • Rotary Club honors veterans Nov. 12

    The Boothbay Harbor Rotary Club is once again honoring all veterans at a gala dinner to be held the week of Veterans Day.

    Every year since 2006, the club has honored veterans, active duty service personnel and their families with a special dinner and program. This year, the festivities will be held at the Rotary Club’s new Clubhouse, 66 Montgomery Road, Boothbay Harbor, on Thursday, Nov. 12.

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  • State inspectors find no deficiencies in recent inspection of Cove’s Edge

    Nursing homes are the most highly regulated industry in Maine, with everything from the distance between beds and windows to what items can be laundered together specified and codified.

    So when five state inspectors left Sept. 17 after a three-and-a-half day survey without finding a single deficiency, it was a rare achievement, said Cheryl Dobbelsteyn, executive director of Cove’s Edge, a long-term care and rehabilitation facility.

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  • Library hosts astronomy book presentation and astronomy night Oct. 17

    Bring the kids to a fascinating presentation on amazing astronomy, based on the award-winning kids book, “The Secret Galaxy” by Fran Hodgkins, perfect for the budding star gazer or astronomer. On Saturday, Oct. 17, 10:15-11:15 a.m., Hodgkins will read her book, “The Secret Galaxy,” A Tilbury House Nature Book, and share facts about stars, our galaxy, and universe.

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  • Hiking the River Link-Schmid Preserve

    If you're looking for a good overland workout, try traversing the Schmid Preserve-River Link Trail System. On one juncture, it stretches five miles from Edgecomb to Dodge Point Preserve in Newcastle. This is a trek not recommended for beginner hikers.

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  • United Way celebrates one year anniversary of its Diaper Project

    To coincide with National Diaper Need Awareness Week, United Way of Mid Coast Maine released the results of the Diaper Project it started last year.

    “Can you imagine not being able to respond to your baby’s cry with a fresh diaper?” said Dodie Jones, United Way volunteer chairperson of the Diaper Project. “For too many families, that is their reality.”

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  • Hooray for senior volunteers

    Last week, when Pope Francis spoke to a joint session of Congress, he touched upon some major issues facing our nation and the world, issues like immigration, poverty, refugees and climate change.

    But tucked in the middle of his address, he gave a nod to senior citizens and how much they contribute a lot to our well being.

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  • Movie Review

    ‘Grandma’: A complex road trip fueled by love

    Lily Tomlin delivers one of her best performances in “Grandma,” as Elle Reid, a 70-something academic, and a poet of some note decades earlier, who has lost the love of her life, Violet, after 38 years together.

    Although she’d always known she was a lesbian, when Elle was in her twenties she married Karl (Sam Elliott), but left him in the middle of the night after just two short months.

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  • BRHS soccer

    Seahawks fall to Bulldogs

    The Seahawks girls varsity soccer team faced off against the Madison Bulldogs on Thursday, October 1. A powerful offense overwhelmed the Seahawks and the game ended in a 9-0 loss.

    The Seahawks’ record dropped to 3-5-1. Despite the loss, according to mother Julie Roberts, whose daughter Jackie McLoon plays midfield, “They had a blast anyway.”

    The Seahawks’ next game will be on Monday, October 5 at Mountain Valley in Rumford.

  • Anniversary of the Quaker meetinghouse, 'peace pole' installation on Oct. 4

    The public is invited to join with the Quaker (Friends) community at the Midcoast meeting on Sunday, Oct. 4 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding of the meetinghouse in Damariscotta. The meetinghouse was constructed to provide a central place of worship, and to function as a location where people can learn more about Quakers. The building is located at 77 Belvedere Road.

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  • Western Cuckolds Island gets cleaned up

    A volunteer team from the Maine Island Trail Association (MITA) and L.L. Bean Freeport store cleaned up the Western Cuckolds Island off Boothbay Harbor. On a crisp, blue-sky, late September day, eight enthusiastic, environmentally minded volunteers stepped ashore at the Western Cuckolds, collected boatloads full of trash and debris, and hauled all of it off the island.

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  • Fall jobs fairs in Maine

    Fall job fair season is underway around Maine, providing an opportune time for job seekers looking for work. The Maine Department of Labor’s network of 12 CareerCenters will be sponsoring and/or participating in several career fairs. Hundreds of employers will be hiring for both permanent and seasonal positions.

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  • Boothbay, Newcastle drivers unhurt in Wiscasset chain-reaction accident

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    An N.C. Hunt Corp. pickup truck on Wiscasset’s Main Street Friday morning struck a car, starting a chain-reaction, four-vehicle accident near the post office Friday morning, Wiscasset Police Officer Alfred Simmons said at the scene.

    No one was hurt, Simmons said.

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  • Damariscotta Pumpkinfest and Regatta

    It’s Pumpkinfest season

    Autumn: When pumpkins fall like leaves in the Midcoast.

    When wood and aluminum and fiberglass boats are put away for the winter and pumpkin boats instead dot the Damariscotta River, it’s fall.

    That's right: Summer may be over, but the Damariscotta Pumpkinfest and Regatta is about to begin.

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  • 1975 state champions honored

    Boothbay Region High School would like to honor the members of the 1975 state champion football team on Oct. 9.

    If you are interested in being recognized at halftime of the varsity game, please contact Allan Crocker at the high school or email him at allancrocker@csd3-brhs.org so we can get a list for the game announcer.

    Admission to the game will be free for any members of the 1975 football team.