• For Abby Shaughnessy, studying marine biology at the University of Maine was a natural choice. Drawn to the ocean from a young age, Shaughnessy, a senior in the School of Marine Sciences, is spending her summer interning at the Darling Marine Center in Walpole.

  • This summer, optometrist Thomas P. Nadeau, ODPC will celebrate 40 years serving the Boothbay area. On Monday, Aug. 14, Nadeau will hold  a “Chamber after Hours” party for his patients some who have been with him since he opened his practice in 1977.

  • There's a new takeout food stand on Route 1 in Newcastle.

    Carol Heaberlin and her daughter Mindy Jones are joint owners in the business, making and selling their gourmet sandwiches and desserts.

  • Wiscasset’s airport advisory committee on July 19 thought up ways to find a tenant for the upstairs office space, vacant since Peregrine Turbine Technologies moved out last year.

  • Commercial fishermen will be able to pay a fee and use the recreation floats at the Wiscasset waterfront a few extra months this fall. On Tuesday night, the select board approved a recommendation made by the waterfront committee.

  • A committee on Monday looked further at parking and touched on landscaping as the state continues planning its downtown Wiscasset project.

  • Wiscasset Municipal Airport

    Plans are back on for the Texas Flying Legends’ first Wiscasset stay in two years, Wiscasset Airport Advisory Committee Chairman Steve Williams said Monday. Tentative plans were announced in May, then went on hold in June. The stay will be shorter than first discussed, Williams said.

  • With legalized recreational marijuana becoming a reality in February, the Edgecomb Planning Board is seeking public guidance in drafting an ordinance. The board voted 4-0 July 13 to send residents a postcard survey with six questions regarding how to regulate recreational marijuana.

  • On Friday, July 21, Dr. Damian Brady will give a talk titled “One if by land, two if by sea: Understanding how Maine estuaries are changing.”

  • Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) will hold a workshop on “Non-Traditional Solutions to Gravel Road Problems” on Friday, Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Cameron Clan Kettle Corn has been selling its popcorn in downtown Wiscasset for over a year. The shop opened in May 2016.

    Since then, word has spread, and business has been good, according to owner Jennifer Ingham, who was in the little shop on July 12.

  • The Darling Marine Center, aquaculture industry partners and the Damariscotta River Association invite community members to a program titled “Science for the People: Damariscotta Estuary Marine Science Public Forum,” 5-7 p.m., Monday, July 17 at Darrows Barn at Round Top Farm, 3 Round Top Lane, D

  • What is it like to study the ocean at a world-class research institute? On July 14, you have the opportunity to find out. Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences will host its annual open house from 10 am to 2 pm at its campus in East Boothbay.

  • On Friday, July 14, Dr. Jeffrey Runge will give a talk titled “Plankton, Right Whales, and Change in Gulf of Maine Ecosystem.”

  • Wiscasset and several spots in it are getting a shout-out in American Automobile Association’s magazine Northern New England Journey. The July-August issue has an article on the town and photos of Moulinette, Red’s Eats and Castle Tucker.