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  • Wiscasset Police Blotter: Criminal mischief, oil theft, assault and more

    Wiscasset Police Dept. recorded the following in its log for Oct. 20-26, including 33 property checks and found secure plus other services:

    Alarm, burglar

    Patrolman Kathy Williams checked on a false alarm at Quik Stop, set off at the front entry doors.

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  • A ‘tail’ of two chefs

    Jonne Trees and Cody Mitchell of Channel 7 Boothbay Region Community Television, and Cherie Scott of the Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce produced this a video starring Boothbay Harbor’s two award-winning chefs, Steve Richards of The World is Mine Oyster and Dwayne Whitelock of Rocktide Inn and Restaurant.

  • Finish your high school equivalency diploma now

    If you passed at least one GED test, you have until the end of this year to combine existing GED scores with HiSet scores to achieve your high school equivalency diploma. Maine will combine prior GED scores with HiSET only until the end of this year.

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  • Obituary

    Jennie A. ‘Jane’ Hutchins

    Jennie Adeline “Jane” Hutchins, 85, died at Safe Havens in Boothbay Harbor on Oct. 26, 2014.

    She was born on Nov. 15, 1928 in Portland, the daughter of the late Clarence and Lola (Reed) Morrison.

    Jane attended Boothbay Harbor High School. After graduating, she met and married Duane I. Hutchins. Jane was a mainstay at Porter’s Drugstore, which later was known as Downeast Pharmacy. She worked there for 50 years.

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  • Dresden restaurant owner speaks out about parking complaint

    Dresden restaurant owner Lenny Santos questions the board of selectmen’s intent to prohibit parking on the south bound lane of Route 27 along his business, Ship’s Chow Hall.

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  • Best Fall Photo Contest

    Last chance to share your fall photos

    Autumn is a time for photographers, professional and amateur, to break out their cameras and capture the glories of leaves changing, the fun fall festivals and activities, and of course, the obligatory Halloween selfies, too.

    It’s time to vote for your favorites fall photos! The Best Fall Photo Contest ends Sunday, Nov. 2.

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  • Heartwood's youth theater production is bloody brilliant

    “Madness is the cruelest prison,” says Dr. Henry Jekyll during a visit with his father in a London asylum.

    Little did the good doctor know that he would soon sentence himself to the mad darkness of his very own “cell.”

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  • Community support for living with cancer

    Creating Community is a socially supportive group designed to connect people with one another as they navigate living with cancer.

    The kick-off meeting for Creating Community will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 18 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in room 1 of Wiscasset High School, who graciously offered space to make this concept possible for mid-coast communities. 

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  • Annual Mid-Coast Audubon birdseed sale

    It's time for the annual fall birdseed sale held by the Mid-Coast Audubon chapter. Proceeds help the chapter with its nesting box program and help provide the many free educational programs held throughout the year.

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  • Live Music

    This month at Savory Maine: Americana, folk, country, gospel and more

    Savory Maine's November music series features musicians every Thursday (except Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27) and Saturday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., from around the Midcoast to entertain and delight diners at Savory Maine.

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  • Mary’s Musings

    Keeping our cemeteries in pristine condition

    It costs a lot of money for the Boothbay-Boothbay Harbor Cemetery District to maintain the 11 cemeteries under its jurisdiction, according to district trustee treasurer John “Jolly” Arsenault.

    Some of us are adding to that financial burden by breaking the rules, which say “no live or artificial trees, shrubs, bushes, hedges or plants shall be placed, planted or maintained” on the lot.

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  • Book characters at Story Time

    Many book characters came to life at the Wiscasset Public Library on the afternoon of Friday, Oct. 17 to compete for prizes in the categories of scariest, most original and most authentic.

    The costumed group of readers paraded around the perimeter of the library’s backyard to the spooky theme music from what else? The Harry Potter motion picture.

    Everyone was a winner in the end by receiving fun Halloween treat bags generously provided by Big Al’s.

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  • Firefighters called to Wiscasset home

    Wiscasset Fire Department, Hooper Street

    A water heater’s elements failed, reportedly causing a brief fire at a Hooper Street, Wiscasset home Wednesday night, Wiscasset Fire Chief T.J. Merry said.

    The occupants of the home at 33 Hooper Street had seen flames but there were none when firefighters arrived, Merry said.

    Firefighters removed the heater’s elements and cleared the scene shortly after 9 p.m.

  • Woolwich selectmen

    Woolwich selectmen look at Nequasset Dam valve today

    Woolwich selectmen, fish commissioners and the contractor working on the fish ladder at Nequasset Dam will be looking at an old valve at the dam at 4 p.m. today, Woolwich Town Administrator Lynette Eastman said.

    The selectmen are not expected to take any votes or conduct business other than observing the inspection, Eastman said in a telephone interview Wednesday afternoon.

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  • ‘Bake the Night Away’ in Nobleboro

    The smell of fresh bread baking is almost irresistible, and so is the upcoming Central Lincoln County Adult Education course Bake the Night Away offered, Thursday, Nov. 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Nobleboro Central School.

    This one night class will cover how to mix, knead, proof, and shape basic yeast dough. Participants will learn how to create cloverleaf rolls, butter crescents, cinnamon swirls, tea rings and whole-wheat rolls.

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