Contact Us / Who We Are

The Boothbay Register is a weekly newspaper chronicling the events and happenings in the towns of Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, Southport and Edgecomb. Our office is at 97 Townsend Ave., in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Have a question? Call our office at 207-633-4620, or find the extension or email address of the person you’re trying to reach below.

To subscribe to the printed newspaper, email To send us calendar events, press releases, letter to the editor, obituaries, news or photos, email The deadline for submissions is 3 p.m. Monday. To advertise, call a member of the advertising staff below.

Stop by our office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 97 Townsend Ave. in Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538.

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We are published by Maine-OK Enterprises, Inc.

Letters to the Editor

Everyone is free to write a letter to the editor. Your letter should reflect your opinion in a respectful manner and be 350 words or fewer. Include your full name, address and phone number in case the editor has a question about your letter. Letters including defamation of any kind will not be published. Submit all letters to Letters regarding elections or candidates will not be published in the issue immediately preceding the election. We reserve the right to decide which letters to publish in the interest of presenting a cross section of opinion, therefore, we may or may not publish all letters submitted.

To learn more about the history of this newspaper, visit our History page.


Kevin Burnham • Editor

Kevin Burnham joined the Boothbay Register staff in May of 1987, became assistant editor in December 1987, then with title changes in the spring of 1988, became editor under the tutelage of managing editor Mary Brewer. Burnham has won many personal Maine Press Association and New England Press Association awards for writing, photography and design, and was part of a few general excellence staff awards. He served many years on the Maine Press Association board and was MPA president in 2007-2008. He is married to Melodee Burnham, and they have two grown children, Sara and Timothy, and two granddaughters, Ella and Kayla. He is an honorary Rotarian, coached high school basketball for a combined 18 years, and has been involved in youth sports off and on for over 30 years. He was born and raised in Boothbay Harbor, graduated from Boothbay Region High School in 1975, studied journalism at University of Maine, and has four brothers and two sisters. He enjoys family, writing, reading and photography.

Office: 207-633-4620, ext. 112 • Cell: 207-844-4626

Kevin Burnham Editor

 Susan Johns • Assistant Editor

Susan Johns has covered a disturbing number of homicides, but these days she’s happy interviewing someone who takes in a wayward ram, brings life back into a local landmark, or helps jail inmates find another path. Johns’ news reporting has been recognized by Maine Media Women and Maine Press and New England Newspaper & Press associations. She started out in radio news while earning her bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of Southern Maine. She came to prefer print work for the fuller story it can tell. When Johns isn’t working, she’s all about her family and her horses. Her future plans include starting a campaign against winter.

Office/Cell: 207-844-4633

Assistant Editor Susan Johns

Lisa Kristoff • Arts & Entertainment Editor

Lisa Kristoff began writing for the Boothbay Register part-time in 1999. In August 2006, Lisa was offered the position of assistant editor. In July of 2013, Lisa was offered a newly created position, that of arts and entertainment editor. 

Lisa has won numerous awards from the Maine Press Association since 2013. In 2014, she won a first place award for Arts & Entertainment reporting by the New England Press and Newspaper Association for a feature about East Boothbay artist Andrea Peters; she designed and researched the content of the Fishermen’s Festival commemorative 4-page insert in 2016; and several others.

Outside the office, Lisa writes short stories, has outlined a murder mystery novel and has completed a children's book manuscript. Lisa enjoys spending time in her gardens, bird watching, spending time with family and friends, reading, listening to classical, blues, and pagan music, and sipping a glass (or two) of wine.

Office: 207-633-4620, ext. 122 • Cell: 207-380-1502

Arts and Entertainment Editor Lisa Kristoff

Bill Pearson • Reporter

Bill Pearson began working at the Boothbay Register in June 2014. He previously worked at weekly newspapers in Ellsworth, Dover-Foxcroft, Newport and Calais. He has received several mentions in the Maine Press Association for his education, sports and feature writing. In 2012, he received first place for news feature photo. Pearson grew up in Corinna. He graduated from Nokomis Regional High School. He received a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from the University of Maine at Orono. He represented Corinna for one term on the SAD 48 board of directors. Pearson is an avid tennis player. Pearson has also attended the US Open in New York City. He's visited London. Pearson also had lunch with radio talk show host Howie Carr.

Office: 207-633-4620, ext. 120 • Cell: 207-844-4634

Bill Pearson, staff reporter

Frederick "Fritz" Freudenberger • Reporter

Fritz Freudenberger joined the Boothbay Register staff in 2023 as a reporter, but his career has swung between writing and science. He has been a researcher, instructor, reporter, and science communicator for organizations ranging from small town newspapers to large universities. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Colby College and a master’s in geoscience from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Originally from North Carolina, Freudenberger has lived in six states and travelled through most of them. After living out west, including Alaska, Fritz is proud to return to Maine and call the Midcoast home. When he isn’t covering Boothbay Harbor news, he’s out fly fishing, riding a motorcycle, or making repairs to his old farmhouse.  

Office: 207-633-4620, ext. 108 • Cell: 207-844-4359

Fritz Freudenberger, Reporter

Correspondents & Columnists

Comments or questions for columnists or freelance news contributors can be sent to

Kathy Frizzell  Sales Manager

Kathy Frizzell joined the advertising staff of the Boothbay Register and Wiscasset Newspaper in March 1992.  Born and brought up in Boothbay she graduated from Boothbay Region High School.  She has three grown children. When not working she enjoys spending time at the family camp in Beaver Cove, Maine, hunting, fishing, boating, 4 wheeling, snowmobiling  and hanging out with family and friends. She lives in Alna with the love of her life Bill and their golden retriever Kami.

Office: 207-633-4620, ext. 107 • Cell: 207-844-4631

Kathy Frizzell

Sarah Morley  Sales Representative 

Sarah Morley joined the Boothbay Register staff in 2004 as an advertising sales representative.  She is the daughter of Thurlow "Butch" and Mary Brewer.  Sarah was born at St. Andrew's Hospital where just hours after her birth, her mother Mary was typing (with her infamous typewriter) notes from the latest selectmen's meeting.  She is thankful for technology and change since her current computer keyboard is much quieter than the thumping typewriters she grew up listening to.  She is a graduate of Boothbay Region High School and considers herself a "community loving local!"  Currently residing in East Boothbay, she is married to husband Andrew Morley and they have two children, Hannah and Nicholas. 

She is a previous member of the Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce Board, and a former member of the  Maine Press Association and the Community Resource Council boards.  She has lived on the water her whole life and enjoys fishing, boating and traveling the state watching her kids do activities! 

Office: 207-633-4620, ext. 113 • Cell: 207-844-4630

Sarah Morley

Dave Parkhurst   Community Engagement

Dave Parkhurst joined the Boothbay Register staff in January 2015, after 25 years in marine research, 3 years with a local engineering firm and 13 years as a real estate broker.  Dave was born in Belfast, Maine and moved to Boothbay Harbor as a 1 year old, graduated from Boothbay Region High School in 1971 and has a degree in Marine Science from Southern Maine Community College.  Dave is married to his wife Cathie and they have two grown children, Kate and Jordan, and two granddaughters.  in his leisure time, Dave enjoys family activities, sports and travel and has been a certified high school and college basketball official since 1977.

Office: 207-633-4620, ext. 116


Steve Edwards   Graphic Artist

Steve Edwards joined the Boothbay Register staff in February of 2016 as a Graphic Designer with
20+ years experience. Steve's responsibilities include, advertisement design, layout of the newspaper and special publications and designing web ads. He resides in Boothbay with his daughter Suzie, dog Tucker and 2 kitty cats. He was born in Framingham Massachusetts and grew up in Natick, Mass until 1987 when his family moved to Boothbay. He is a 1991 graduate of Boothbay Region High School. He enjoys all Boston Sports teams, photography, playing guitar, saxophone and singing, good beer and spending all his free time with his daughter.


Office: 207-633-4620, ext. 117

Steve Edwards

Pat Schmid   Business Manager

Office: 207-633-4620, ext. 104


Robin Ford • Business Services

Billing, Subscriptions, Classifieds

Office: 207-633-4620, ext. 114



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