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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.