News

  • A local legislator wants to change wording on the referendum this fall calling for expanding Medicaid. Rep.

  • A new medical marijuana caregivers’ business will be opening in Edgecomb Sept. 1. Downeast Medicinals received planning board approval Aug. 17 to begin operating on Route 1. The business is owned by David A. Boucher and Anthony M. Casella, the son of the building’s owner, Anthony J. Casella.

  • Gertrude B. Seybold, known by most as “Trudie,” turned 100 years old on Monday, Aug. 21. Her birthday was celebrated at her home on Back Narrows Road, Boothbay, which she shares with her daughter, Patty and her husband, Tom Hagan, two dogs (Benjie and Teddy) and a cat (Ella).

  • The deadline for editorial and advertising submissions for the Sept. 7 edition is Friday, Sept. 1 at 4 p.m. The Boothbay Register office will be closed Monday, Sept. 4 in observance of Labor Day. We will reopen at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5. Call 207-633-4620 with questions.

  • UPDATE: Lincoln County Communications confirmed Tuesday evening, Alna’s Timothy Jordan has been located and is safe.

  • Registration is now open for the 18th annual Midcoast Maine Tour de Farms, scheduled for Sept. 30. Enjoy an early fall bike ride while supporting local farmers and producers.

  • Sheriff Todd Brackett reports the following:

    Arrests

    On Aug. 15, Tyler Cutler, 26, of Milo was arrested on a Dover Foxcroft District Court warrant for Failure to Pay Fines, at Two Bridges Regional Jail, Wiscasset, by Sgt. Matthew Day.

  • In recognition of the outstanding success of the Community Center, its parent organization, the Boothbay Region Health and Wellness Foundation, has announced it will now be known as “The Community Center.” The name change was announced in a letter recently sent to Foundation members.

  • This summer, the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center is hosting a team of researchers for a collaborative study of squid locomotion. The goal of the project is to identify critical features of muscles that control maneuvering performances in squid.

  • We welcome the public to join us on Tuesday, Aug. 29, from 3 to 4 p.m., for a free and informative talk. Chewonki’s staff will assist us in exploring the ways engineers have taken advantage of nature’s bright ideas through biomimicry. Velcro is a widely known example of biomimicry.

  • Sam Betts

    The Boothbay Railway Village Green was all abuzz during the morning hours of Aug. 21.

  • The Rev. Garvey F. MacLean will lead the service at the Wilson Memorial Chapel on Ocean Point this Sunday, Aug. 27. Returning to the chapel this Sunday will be the popular Maine Celtic duo, Castlebay. The service is at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome.This year the chapel celebrates its 100th year.

  • In Maine, Monday’s solar eclipse was only partial. In Lincoln County, it began around 1:30 p.m. and ended about 3 p.m. At the eclipse’s maximum, the moon blocked about 57 percent of the sun’s light.

  • Lincoln County Courts

    The following are closed cases reported by the Lincoln County Clerk of Courts for the period between July 15 and Aug. 15. All sentences, except those noted, are served at Two Bridges Regional Jail.

  • Residents of Southport, along with those of Boothbay and Boothbay Harbor, can get smoke alarms installed in their homes for free through an effort led by the American Red Cross of Maine.