News

  • U.S. Sen. Susan Collins has announced that Newcastle native Liam Brinkler has a spring internship in her Augusta office. Brinkler, a 2016 graduate of Lincoln Academy, is the son of Michael and Carole Brinkler of Newcastle.

  • The Edgecomb Ordinance Review Committee continued its March 7 discussion about dwelling unit density on Thursday, April 18.

  • The Woolwich select board recently announced it hired Linda Dow of Boothbay Harbor as tax collector. Dow’s addition at the town office comes at a busy time. Property taxes are due April 30.

  • Coast Guard Station Boothbay Harbor

    Recognition for members of the U.S. Coast Guard comes in many forms, being named “Sailor of the Quarter” is recognition voted on by both one’s peers and more senior ranking service members at the recipient’s duty station.

  • Decades ago, the local ambulance was a hearse.

  • At 9:53 p.m. April 18, the Bath Police Department received a report of a male who had fallen into the Kennebec River from a floating dock located by the north parking lot of the Kennebec Tavern in Bath.

  • Unfortunately, sexual assault happens, and it is a time that is frightening, confusing and full of emotions.

  • At 9:47 Thursday evening, Coast Guard Sector Northern New England received a report that at 35-year-old male was seen jumping into the Kennebec River from a pier near Kennebec Tavern. The man has not been seen since.

  • It didn’t take long for the Boothbay planning board to approve two applications April 17. The board voted 4-0 twice in a 26-minute span approving a Sawyer’s Island home renovation and a pier modification for an Albion Point Road residence. 

  • Boothbay Region YMCA

    Boothbay Region YMCA celebrated adult and student volunteerism at its 39th annual meeting April 16. It started with a Y-Arts performance from five of April break’s students and a video from many who could not be there.

  • In its seventh year, bird watchers of all ages and experience are welcomed to attend the Birding Extravaganza, a series of free birding excursions supported by four conservation organizations in Midcoast Maine.

  • Press release

    Midcoast Escape Rooms of Damariscotta announces its “Thankful Thursday,” an  opportunity to have a great time escaping one of its amazing theme rooms and donating to one of four region non-profit and charity organizations April 28 through May 30. 

  • No residents attended the public hearing on Feb. 13 when Boothbay selectmen presented their proposed $2,168,998 municipal budget, but voters will have a final say May 6 during the annual town meeting referendum vote.

  • Lincoln County Gleaners are ramping up for their third season, collecting fresh produce from local farms, markets, and gardens and they need more volunteers. Volunteers are needed not only for harvesting produce, but also to help with distribution, and administrative support.

  • As has been the policy of this newspaper for several years, we will not be publishing political letters to the editor in the issue before the election.