• Summer 2014

    Surprises add to night of arts in Wiscasset

    Julie Groleau, Alanna Groleau

    Julie Groleau of Wiscasset and daughter Alanna Groleau were traveling Route 1 on July 31 when they noticed there was going to be music on the town common that night. The two don’t make it to all of the “Alive on the River” concerts, but they get to the ones they can.

    The 5-year-old asked if they could go that night.

    Groleau said they’d need to go home for something to eat first. Once there, the little girl still had the music on her mind.

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  • Video

    Rear-end crash slows Route 27 traffic

    Bob Blagden

    Edgecomb and Wiscasset firefighters and other emergency workers responded to a two-vehicle crash on busy Route 27 Friday afternoon, August 1. One vehicle was apparently about to turn onto Mill Street when another vehicle rear-ended it, Edgecomb Fire Chief Roy Potter said at the scene.

    Traffic was slowed in both directions near the Route 27-Mill Street intersection from about 3 p.m. to about 4 p.m. Both drivers were traveling alone and neither was hurt, Potter said.

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  • What’s Cooking


    How can a vegetable that is described as “about 95 percent water” taste so darn good? Juicy, sweet, crunchy cucumbers taste ever so much better than that description, don’t they? We’ve just started to pick them from our garden. I am particularly fond of the Kirby variety, which are small pickling type cukes.

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  • Cadets, crew honored at 4 p.m. ceremony, main stage, Lobster Festival

    Coast Guard tall ship Eagle arrives in Rockland Harbor this afternoon, open for tours this weekend

    ROCKLAND — Watch the waters Friday, Aug. 1, around 3 p.m. as the stately Coast Guard training vessel Eagle sails into Rockland Harbor with 200 cadets, crew and officers onboard. The largest tall ship sailing under the U.S. flag, and the country’s only square-rigged vessel used in government service, the Eagle is a source of national pride. And, she is a distinctive training vessel used for passing on valuable maritime knowledge to generations of Coast Guard personnel.

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  • Wiscasset Municipal Airport

    Cracking up: runway patch jobs continue in lieu of larger project

    Wiscasset Municipal Airport, runway

    Workers for the state were out making repairs to Wiscasset Municipal Airport’s runway on July 30, in the latest work to address cracking.

    Ervin Deck, manager of the town-owned airport, compared the problem to cracks or potholes on a road: They’re no help to safe travel and they can put a lot of wear on vehicles or, in this case, planes.

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  • Obituary

    Casey A. Dalton

    Casey Allen Dalton, 19, of Boothbay died suddenly on July 30, 2014 from injuries sustained in a car accident along with his best friend and cousin, Keegan William Spear, 17, of Boothbay Harbor.

    Casey was the beloved son of Cheri Bibber of Boothbay and his father, Richard A. Dalton and his wife, Cyndy, of Fort Myers, Fla.

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  • Obituary

    Keegan W. Spear

    Keegan William Spear, 17, of Boothbay Harbor, died suddenly on July 30, 2014 from injuries sustained in a car accident along with his best friend and cousin, Casey Allen Dalton, 19, of Boothbay.

    Keegan was the beloved son of Cynthia Spear of Boothbay Harbor and William and Deborah Spear of Boothbay. He was also the brother of Riley B. Spear and Zachary S. Spear.

    Visiting hours will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, August 2 at Hall’s of Boothbay, 975 Wiscasset Road in Boothbay.

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  • ‘Round Town: Robert Mitchell


    The most common question asked by many who live here year around is, “What is it like here in the winter?” The second most common question is, “What is it like here in the winter?”

    Well, the answer is not simple. It depends a lot upon who you ask. If you ask me, last winter was, on a 0-10 scale of aggravation, an 8.795. Scores did not seem to vary much throughout the region.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Michaud vs. LePage

    Dear Editor:

    The Michaud campaign for governor got some good news last week in the form of millions to be spent on their candidate’s behalf in the Maine television market.

    This does pose a bit of a quandary for the campaign: Should they spend it highlighting Michaud’s long political career or should they continue to attack Gov. Paul LePage.

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  • Funeral expenses account for Boothbay teens set up at First National Bank of Damariscotta

    An account has been established to help the families of two local teenagers killed in a car crash early Wednesday morning.

    Money donated will go directly to Halls of Boothbay Funeral Home to cover funeral expenses for the families of the teenagers.

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  • Damariscotta Police Blotter: Accident city

    Tuesday, July 22: Cody Mitchell, 19, of Boothbay was summonsed to court for Illegal Transportation of liquor by a minor.

    Phoebe G. Arnold, 21, of Newcastle was summonsed to court for furnishing liquor to a minor.

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  • Curtain up at the Lincoln Theater

    Often when people hear the word documentary, they think: boring. Cast that thought aside and come experience the excitement of exploring the life of one of America's most beloved film critics, Roger Ebert; feel the politics and tensions leading to World War I; and wonder at the amazing endurance of a local athlete, a Medomak Valley High School graduate, who will also be at the screening to talk about his experience. You may never view documentaries in the same way again.

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  • Music wraps around the Wiscasset Art Walk on July 31

    Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Wiscasset Art Walk on Thursday, July 31 from 5 to 8 p.m.

    The 20-piece, all-brass Breakers Jazz Band features musicians from Maine's Midcoast that will bring a big and joyous sound to the Creamery Pier at 5 p.m.

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  • Sen. Angus King

    Dark money threatens our economy

    How do we respect and enhance the freedom of expression enshrined in the First Amendment while protecting the government from being corrupted by the unchecked flow of money to public officials?

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  • Sen. Susan Collins

    Lac-Megantic one year later: Improving oil-train safety

    The small, picturesque town of Lac-Megantic, Quebec, is beginning to heal after last year’s freight trail derailment killed 47 people and spilled more than a million gallons of crude oil. The devastation was unimaginable, the loss was unthinkable, and the wounds are still very raw for the residents of this town, just 30 miles from the western Maine border, and for people in our state and around the world.

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