• Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District

    Great Garden Raffle promotes soil health and supports conservation education

    Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District is holding a Great Garden Raffle from now through Nov. 5, 2014 to support its education programs.

    First prize is a Valley Oaks Broad Fork donated by Fedco Seeds ($215 value). Second prize is a Tub-Trug kit donated by Johnny’s Selected Seeds ($100 value); and last, but not least, third prize is a $25 certificate to the Knox-Lincoln Conservation Spring Plant Sale on May 2 and 3, 2015.

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  • Alna Column: Tax liens mailed

    To all who have been asking about the next bean supper, here are the details: Saturday, Oct. 4, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., $7 for adults and $5 for 5 to 12, pie auction and 50/50 raffle. There will be usual good food, beans, ham, salads, desserts and beverages. This is to benefit the fire department.

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  • Funkwagon plugs in at Mine Oyster

    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.

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  • Wiscasset teams down Dirigo

    The Wiscasset High School's date with Dirigo turned to success as both teams were able to score three goals and send the Dirigo Cougars home with a pair of losses.

    Playing first, the girls varsity squad (3-0, 3-0 in Western Class C) while Dirigo (2-1) was saddled with its first loss of the year. The win puts Wiscasset near the top of the Western Class C standings.

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  • Tim Sample: Stories I Never Told You

    Ghost writers in the sky

    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.”

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  • UPDATED AT 3:30 a.m.

    Camden Rite Aid robbery suspect found dead, hostage released

    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.

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  • School committee votes 3-2 to close Wiscasset Primary

    Wiscasset School Committee closure vote

    Wiscasset Primary School will close next year unless voters turn around a narrow decision the School Committee made Sept. 15. Residents have 30 days to collect 167 signatures and get them in to the town, Interim Superintendent of Schools Lyford Beverage said.

    Otherwise, the decision sticks and the primary school will close next school year.

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  • One sweet site for the Great Paint Out

    Bill Farnsworth of Venice, FL

    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.

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  • Damariscotta

    Meeting will go over grants, adult-entertainment businesses

    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.

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  • Westport Island

    Regatta at Kehail Point

    The second annual Kehail Point Regatta took place on a beautiful windy day on the Sheepscot River Aug. 29.

    Conditions were perfect but challenging on the nine mile course designed by race organizer and skipper, Jeff Blaisdell.

    Wind gusts up to 23 mph and rough seas made for a wet run for some of the smaller boats, but fantastic sailing for all skippers and crew.

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  • BikeMaine

    What to do when over 250 hungry bikers show up for lunch in Newcastle?

    Starting about 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10, some 260 hungry, tired cyclists descended upon the parking lot of the Second Congregational Church for lunch. And the Twin Village community was ready for them, thanks to months of planning, organizing and the generosity of many area businesses and individuals.

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  • Woolwich Historical Society annual dinner

    The Woolwich Historical Society will hold its annual dinner Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Taste of Maine restaurant. A silent auction starts at 5 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner at 6. Woolwich trivia will be presented during dinner with prizes. Also, the Distinguished Service Award will be presented to Ann Pierson.