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  • Damariscotta River Association

    Hawk Henries' woodland flute concert

    Hawk Henries belongs to the Nipmuc, a northeastern Algonquin tribe. In his travels within and beyond the United States, he enjoys engaging people who come to hear him play his flutes, many of which he makes.

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  • Selectmen hear noise complaints about Coastal Dog

    An Edgecomb couple claim noise from a nearby dog kennel is a nuisance.

    Mike and Kate Kastelein told the Edgecomb Board of Selectmen on Oct. 20 that barking dogs from The Coastal Dog disrupts the neighborhood throughout the day and night. 

    The Kasteleins maintain the barking consistently generates noise levels that exceed the town’s land use ordinance.

    The couple’s property abuts the kennel.

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  • Celebrate Food Day in Damariscotta Oct. 27

    On Monday, Oct. 27, Focus on Agriculture in Rural Maine Schools (FARMS) and Rising Tide Community Market are planning their second joint annual event celebrating Food Day, open to all interested community members.

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  • Westport Island Column: Meetings, Halloween fun and holiday music

    This Wednesday, the selectmen are holding a public hearing on the referendum vote about the budget committee at 7 p.m. at the town office. This will all sort itself out in the long run, I expect, but we’ll be voting Nov. 4 on any write-in candidates for the budget committee, and separately on whether to repeal the budget committee ordinance.

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  • Edgecomb Column: Voting, gardens and work party

    Our Town Clerk Claudia Coffin has let me know that the time is upon us all to start early voting. Go to the Edgecomb Town Hall on Mondays, 7 to 9 p.m., on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 to 5 p.m., or call her at 207-882-7018 during those hours, for more details. As nearly everyone knows, Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 4, and since it is of national scope, the hours will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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  • This week at the movies: ‘Gone Girl,’ with Ben Affleck, ‘Love is Strange’ and more

    The Harbor Theatre

    “Gone Girl” Based on the novel by Gillian Flynn (who also wrote the screenplay) and directed by David Fincher, “Gone Girl” unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage.

    On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, a husband (Ben Affleck) reports that his wife (Rosamund Pike) has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick's portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble.

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  • Halloween costume party and dance on Westport Island Oct. 25

    The stores and houses are decorating for Halloween, which is just around the corner. To get into the spirit of the holiday, the Westport Community Association is partnering with the Westport Island Human Resource Committee to celebrate the Halloween season with a fun-filled Costume Party and Halloween Dance.

    DJ Larry Weddleton will make an encore performance as the instigator of some great activities and a variety of dances for the old and the young.

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  • ‘Round Town

    New age photos

    This summer I photographed a wedding atop a high knoll overlooking Penobscot Bay at a location called Point Lookout, in Northport.

    Oddly, Point Lookout was the name of an area near the central Pennsylvania coal town where I grew up. That is where the similarity ends. There's no coal being dug at or near Point Lookout, Maine.

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  • Quilt raffle in Wiscasset

    A quilt raffle to benefit the American Cancer Society will take place on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ames True Value in Wiscasset.

    Members of Beta Rho chapter of Beta Sigma Phi made the queen-size quilt under the direction of Martha Speed.

    Last year the raffle raised $900 for the American Cancer Society. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5.

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  • Dresden addresses Route 27 traffic hazard

    The Dresden Board of Selectmen tackled a growing traffic hazard on the corner of Route 27 and Route 197 in Dresden, with the draft of a local ordinance to limit parking there.

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  • Close call for Edgecomb fire chief

    Edgecomb Fire Chief Roy Potter was working at the scene of a two-vehicle crash at routes 1 and 27 on Tuesday night, when he heard tires screech. He looked to see a car that had stopped two feet from him, Potter said in a telephone interview later.

    Potter said the driver pulled over at his request, but then allegedly drove off.

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  • Wiscasset Selectmen

    Back to secret ballot for Wiscasset on budget

    Wiscasset selectmen

    Wiscasset voters will decide the town’s next budget by secret ballot in June 2015, one year after an open town meeting that some residents didn’t want.

    The turnout of fewer than 200 voters for last spring’s town meeting was disappointing, Selectman Jeff Slack said Tuesday night in voicing his support for a secret ballot next time.

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  • Wiscasset selectmen

    Date set for Wiscasset school vote

    Wiscasset voters on Dec. 9 will give the school committee a green or red light on closing Wiscasset Primary School next year. Selectmen set the referendum date at their Oct. 21 meeting.

    “I’m glad it’s been scheduled for as soon as possible,” Committee Chairman Steve Smith said when reached afterward.

    That will help maximize the time the committee has for planning the next year, after learning the vote’s outcome, Smith said.

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  • Underhound Railroad HOWLoween meet and greet

    Have a spooky day in the Boothbay region by spending your afternoon with Underhound Railroad at Two Salty Dogs Pet Outfitters, at the corner of Boothbay House Hill and McKown Street, in Boothbay Harbor on Saturday, Oct. 25.

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  • Edgecomb Planning Board

    Planning board approves two proposals

    The Edgecomb Planning Board approved two proposals on Oct. 16. The board unanimously approved Ronna Lugosh’s proposal to build a driveway for the back lot of her 4.66 acre property on U.S. Route 1, and Christopher Perry’s request to rebuild his Parson’s Point Road cottage from scratch.

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