• Fishermen’s Festival 2014

    Throwback Thursday: Who was Shrimp Princess in 2005?

    In getting ready for Fishermen’s Festival and the Friday, April 25 Shrimp Princess Pageant, the Boothbay Register looked back through its archives and found a photograph of the 2005 pageant winner. Do you recognize her?

    Bonus question: What tune did she sing, and who were the other contestants?

    For the 2014 Fishermen’s Festival schedule, bookmark www.bbrfishfest.com.

  • Grow it in Maine

    Signs of spring: Flowers

    One day, spring trudges out of mud, the next, it dances.

    Quickly, look up at the rise above Oak Street at the patch of blue squills, or scilla. Planted years ago, the tiny flowers have spread into a briefly-blooming mat. It announces spring without even trying.

    In another town, bright crocuses sown into a grassy verge between sidewalk and highway spell out the words, “Spring is here.” Yearly, they come up on their own; there’s no argument with the message.

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  • What’s Cooking

    Shelled, roasted and spiced pecan recipes

    I’ve been so busy getting ready to make the trek from Florida back to my beloved home state of Maine that I forgot to wish you a happy Pecan Day on April 14. I do apologize! So nuts to the column I had planned and let’s talk about pecans today.

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  • Sen. Angus King

    Rebuilding American manufacturing

    There’s no denying it: America’s manufacturing sector has faced more than its share of tough challenges through the past few decades. But despite countless setbacks and roadblocks, our manufacturing base has (true to the American spirit) persevered with great strength and resilience. America is still the number one manufacturer in the world, and American-made products are still in high demand. That’s because we make quality goods here — and only the best in Maine.

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  • 2014 Midcoast Home Show is April 25-26

    Join the Central Lincoln County YMCA in Damariscotta for the 2014 Midcoast Home Show, April 25 and 26, two days filled with ideas, hands-on demonstrations, home inspirations, seminars and one-stop shopping for everything the homeowner will need for those spring projects. Door prizes worth thousands of dollars will be given away to visitors.

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  • Boothbay Elections 2014

    Another go at Boothbay selectmen for Douglas Burnham

    Some folks have just about seen and done everything on this peninsula in the last half century, and Selectman Douglas Burhnam certainly fits that description.

    Having served the town of Boothbay on municipal boards and committees since the 1970s, Burnham is seeking another three-year term on the Boothbay board of selectmen.

    “I've been here my whole life, and I've seen a lot of changes in Boothbay,” Burnham said. “I'd like to keep serving and keep things moving.”

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  • Boston Marathon 2014

    ‘Nothing short of magical’: Runners recount Boston Marathon

    Robert McArtor

    Robert McArtor’s legs were tiring on Heartbreak Hill in Monday’s Boston Marathon, and it was warmer than ideal, but the energy of the crowd carried him and other runners onward, the 75-year-old Southport man said.

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  • Pingree announces federal aid for clean water projects in Wiscasset

    Congresswoman Chellie Pingree announced April 22 that Wiscasset is getting $1.2 million in federal funding to pay for a new clean-water project that will upgrade some of the town's pump stations and replace water and sewer lines on Birch Point Road and in downtown Wiscasset.

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  • Damariscotta

    Drunken fight leads to arrest

    A Damariscotta man has been charged with domestic violence assault after a reported drunken confrontation.

    Nathan Herald, 25, of Damariscotta was charged with domestic violence assault.

    On April 15, Damariscotta Police Officer Ryan Chubbuck responded to Miles Memorial Hospital for a report of a man who had been hit in the head.

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  • Business After Hours at Railway Village with And Candy Too! on April 30

    The Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the Boothbay Railway Village will host a Business After Hours with And Candy Too! on Wednesday, April 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. The event will take place at the Railway Village in the 1847 Boothbay Town Hall (the large white building adjacent to the parking lot).

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  • Chocolate Church actors channel Chekhov

    Audiences of the Midcoast should head to the Chocolate Church Arts Center for Anton Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard," opening this weekend. The performers, directed by Howard Waxman, will draw you into their characters' lives, the laughter, the tears, troubles and fears, and hold you there until the final words are uttered and lights extinguished. The talented cast members have embraced their roles to create a moving experience for audiences, particularly those ages 13 and up.

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  • New Business

    Sarah J's Fitness open for business

    On Saturday, April 26, Sarah J’s Fitness located at 951 Wiscasset Road in Boothbay (the former Short Cuts salon) had its grand opening party.

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  • A Bird’s Tale

    The drumming of spring

    If you haven’t heard it yet, chances are pretty good that you soon will. We’re talking about that rapid-fire rapping that arrives every spring. You may hear it from a tree or telephone pole; or, if the rapper is especially clever, you may hear it from a stop sign. Many a tired homeowner has even heard it from their own stove pipe or metal chimney.

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  • Meeting Preview

    Party planning and document scanning on the Boothbay agenda

    Tonight is the last time the Boothbay selectmen will meet before the annual town meeting on May 5.

    Town warrant articles 3, 4 and 25-35 will be reviewed at tonight's public hearing at 6 p.m, one hour before the regularly scheduled selectmen's meeting.

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  • ‘Round Town: Robert Mitchell


    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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