• Letter to the Editor

    Let ‘Redskins’ go

    Dear Editor:

    Back in the 1960s, I was a Sanford High School Redskin. None of us gave it a thought then. But, in truth, that was never an acceptable term; it’s just that Maine’s Indians had no voice then.

    Now we have no excuse. (And if you think differently, take this simple test: Would you call an Indian a Redskin to his or her face?)

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  • Bath Rotary hosts 5k

    The Rotary Club of Bath’s first ever 5k run/walk will be Saturday, Oct. 11. The Bath Rotary 4-Way 5k Run/Walk is presented by Mid Coast Hospital. The event will start at 8 a.m.

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  • Wiscasset selectmen

    Sewer work update in Wiscasset tonight

    Wiscasset selectmen on September 2 plan to hear an update on water and sewer work on Birch Point Road, and hear the latest on a pumping station in need of repair. Tonight’s meeting at the town office starts at 7 p.m. The board will also look at scheduling a meeting with the investment and school committees.

  • Wanted: High school basketball officials

    Did you ever think you might like to become a high school basketball official? Do you love the game and like to exercise at the same time? This is your opportunity! Seven weekly classes to prepare you for the Nov. 3 written exam will be starting at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 16. Remember, it is the best seat in the house. 

    For more information regarding time and expense, please contact Dave Parkhurst at 207-633-2222 (daytime) or 207-633-5133 (evenings), after 6 p.m.

  • LCCT announces season auditions for new play series

    Lincoln County Community Theater (LLCCT), the resident theater company of Damariscotta’s Lincoln Theater, will present a new series, “Sundays Without Scenery: Actors, A Script, and Your Imagination,” usually the last Sunday of each month.

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  • Lea Wait at the Wiscasset Public Library


    Edgecomb author Lea Wait writes historical novels for ages eight and up, and the Shadows Antique Print Mystery series for adults. On Wednesday, Sept. 10 she will be speaking about her latest mystery, “Shadows on a Maine Christmas,” at the Wiscasset Public Library (21 High Street) at 7 p.m. Copies of both her mysteries and her historical novels set in 19th century Wiscasset will be available for purchase and signing.

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  • Bear baiting referendum returns to ballot this fall

    Maine not only has the longest bear hunting season at 66 days; it also has the largest bear population in the contiguous United States. The Department of Inland, Fisheries and Wildlife estimates Maine’s bear population is over 31,000.

    Maine's bear hunt is also known for another reason: The state is the only one that allows hunters to use baiting, hounding and trapping to kill bears.

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  • Elections 2014

    First-time hopeful Shenna Bellows aims to unseat three-termer Collins in U.S. Senate

    Shenna Bellows

    When Shenna Bellows was in fifth grade, she took up the trombone because the man who brought the instruments to the classroom said girls don’t play trombone.

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  • Wiscasset High School

    Boys soccer preview: New cast, same goals

    wiscasset maine soccer

    A new year, a new coach, a new team.

    Challenge accepted, said new Wiscasset High School boys varsity soccer coach Chris Cossette.

    Cossette will take the reins of a successful Wiscasset soccer program for the fall.

    His challenge? To rebuild on the fly without the help of any seniors in a tough Mountain Valley Conference.

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  • Tim Sample: Stories I Never Told You

    Roadside reflections

    I’m pretty sure there’s no 12-step program for folks addicted to “New Car Smell.” But if they ever start one I’ll probably sign up.

    Some years back, mostly to satisfy my own curiosity, I dug out my pocket calculator and began crunching numbers. A couple of minutes later I had arrived at a ballpark estimate of the total number of miles I’d driven in the previous four-plus decades.

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  • Opera House at Boothbay Harbor

    The Wailin’ Jennys play to a full house

    The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor was packed Saturday evening to experience an amazing performance by the Wailin’ Jennys.  The concert in conjunction with the opening weekend of Harbor Fest 2014 and the Labor Day weekend was sold out.

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  • Photos

    Wiscasset goes country

    concert, Wiscasset Speedway, American Ride

    American Ride performs on the Wiscasset Speedway infield with the lit track in the background on Aug. 29. The band appeared at a benefit concert for the Wiscasset Ambulance Attendants Association. The speedway donated the use of the infield for Friday night’s fundraiser. Attendance peaked at about 400, about an hour into the evening concert, East Coast Marketing Group’s events coordinator Alex MacPhail said later. SUSAN JOHNS/Wiscasset Newspaper

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  • Vehicles needed for Touch-a-Truck in Wiscasset

    Vehicles are sought for the upcoming “Touch-a-Truck” at the Wiscasset Speedway on Sunday, Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The event seeks antique cars, construction, emergency or any unique vehicles. There is no charge to register a vehicle for the event.

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  • What’s Cooking

    Aphrodisiac from the garden

    I guess the USDA National Agricultural Statistics folks failed to count my family in their estimate of how many tomatoes the average Joe or Jane ate in 2011. The numbers they reported are 21.1 pounds of fresh tomatoes per person and 65.2 pounds of canned. As Peter and I go 'round the garden, we are apt to eat a handful (or two) each of those incredibly "Sweet 100's" — and there might be a BLT (heavy on the T) for lunch and certainly lots of tomatoes in our salad.

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  • Toby Wells repeats Mini Stock Mastery at Wiscasset Speedway

    The Texas Roadhouse North East Mini Stock Tour, which was presented by Twisted Tea, made its one and only appearance in Maine at the Wiscasset Speedway on Saturday. Last year driver Toby Wells brought home the win. Wells was point leader coming into the race. However, there was only a 12 point difference between Wells and two-time champ, Emerson Cayer.

    Maine native Justin Larsen was third in points coming into the race, trailing the leader by 138 points, but still in the chase.

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