Contact Us / Who We Are

The Wiscasset Newspaper is a weekly newspaper chronicling the events and happenings in the towns of Wiscasset, Edgecomb, Woolwich, Dresden, Alna, Westport Island and the surrounding region.

Have a question? Call our office at 207-633-4620, or find the extension or email address of the person you’re trying to reach below.

To subscribe to the printed newspaper, call 207-633-4620, ext. 105. To send us calendar events, press releases, obituaries, news or photos, email The deadline for submissions is 3 p.m. Monday. To advertise, call a member of the advertising staff below.

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We are published by Maine-OK Enterprises, Inc.

Letters to the Editor

Everyone is free to write a letter to the editor. Your letter should reflect your opinion in a respectful manner and be 350 words or fewer. Include your full name, address and phone number in case the editor has a question about your letter. Letters including defamation of any kind will not be published. Submit all letters to Letters regarding elections or candidates will not be published in the issue immediately preceding the election. We reserve the right to decide which letters to publish in the interest of presenting a cross section of opinion, therefore, we may or may not publish all letters submitted.

To learn more about the history of this newspaper, visit History page.


Editorial Desk


Editor Kevin BurnhamEditor Kevin Burnham

Kevin Burnham joined the Boothbay Register staff in June of 1987, became assistant editor in December 1987, then with title changes in the spring of 1988, became editor under the tutelage of managing editor Mary Brewer. Burnham has won many personal Maine Press Association and New England Press Association awards for writing, photography and design, and was part of a few general excellence staff awards. He is married to Melodee Burnham, and they have two grown children, Sara and Timothy, and two grandchildren, Ella and Kayla. He is an honorary Rotarian, has coached high school basketball for a combined 18 years, and has been involved in youth sports off and on for over 30 years. He was born and raised in Boothbay Harbor, graduated from Boothbay Region High School in 1975, studied journalism at University of Maine, and has four brothers and two sisters. He enjoys family, writing, reading and photography.

Office: 207-633-4620, ext. 112 • Cell: 207-844-4626


Assistant Editor Susan JohnsAssistant Editor Susan Johns

Susan Johns has covered a disturbing number of homicides, but these days she’s happy interviewing someone who takes in a wayward ram, brings life back into a local landmark, or helps jail inmates find another path. Johns’ news reporting has been recognized by Maine Media Women and Maine Press and New England Newspaper & Press associations. She started out in radio news while earning her bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of Southern Maine. She came to prefer print work for the fuller story it can tell. When Johns isn’t working, she’s all about her family and her horses. Her future plans include starting a campaign against winter.

Office/Cell: 207-844-4633


Arts & Entertainment Editor Lisa KristoffArts and Entertainment Editor Lisa Kristoff

Lisa Kristoff began writing for the Boothbay Register part-time in 1999. In August 2006, Lisa was offered the position of assistant editor. In July of 2013, Lisa was offered a newly created position, that of arts and entertainment editor. Lisa, a writer since the age of 12, completed two years at a community college, 10 years after high school graduation in the early 1970s, earning a publications certificate, but not a degree.

Lisa has won both first and third place awards from the Maine Press Association in 2013 and a second place award in 2014. Also in 2014, Lisa was awarded a first place award for Arts & Entertainment reporting by the New England Press and Newspaper Association.

She has two grown daughters, Kassia and Melanie, and a granddaughter, Xaviera. Lisa lives with her “guy,” a Shih tzu named Merlyn and two felines, Cleo(patra) and Pyewackett. Outside the office, Lisa writes short stories, has outlined a murder mystery novel and has completed a children's book manuscript. Lisa enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, gardening, listening to classical, blues and pagan music, and sipping a glass (or two) of wine.

Office: 207-633-4620, ext. 106 • Cell: 207-380-1502


News Staff


Joe Charpentier Staff Reporter Joe Charpentier

Joe started working at the Boothbay Register in April 2017, inheriting the beat that is virtually everything Boothbay Harbor: local government, business, schools, community events and program coverage. He received his bachelor’s degree in political science at the University of Maine at Farmington in 2012 and in 2015 received his master’s degree in international journalism at Swansea University in Wales. Joe and his wife, Haley, lived in Swansea for a year and then London for two months before coming back to the U.S. Now raising two children in Bath, Joe and Haley hope to publish works of both fiction and nonfiction during the elusive downtime of parenting. Joe’s influences include Jon Ronson, Hunter S. Thompson, and Robert S. Boynton among many.

Office: 207-633-4620 ext. 120; Cell: 207-844-4359


Bill PearsonBill Pearson, staff reporter

Bill Pearson began working at the Boothbay Register in June 2014. He previously worked at weekly newspapers in Ellsworth, Dover-Foxcroft, Newport and Calais. He has received several mentions in the Maine Press Association for his education, sports and feature writing. In 2012, he received first place for news feature photo. Pearson grew up in Corinna. He graduated from Nokomis Regional High School. He received a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from the University of Maine at Orono. He represented Corinna for one term on the SAD 48 board of directors. Pearson is an avid tennis player. Pearson has also attended the US Open in New York City. He's visited London. Pearson also had lunch with radio talk show host Howie Carr.

Office: 207-633-4620, ext. 108 • Cell: 207-844-4634





Correspondents & Columnists

Comments or questions for columnists or freelance news contributors can be sent to

Advertising Sales & Production


Sales Manager Kathy Frizzell

Office: 207-633-4620, ext. 107 • Cell: 207-844-4631

Sales Representative Sarah Morley

Office: 207-633-4620, ext. 113 • Cell: 207-844-4630


Dave Parkhurst, Community Engagement

Office: 207-633-4620, ext. 116



Graphic Artist Steve Edwards

Office: 207-633-4620, ext. 117



Pat Schmid, Business Manager

Office: 207-633-4620, ext. 104

Business Services

Robin Ford, Billing, Subscriptions, Classifieds

Office: 207-633-4620, ext. 114





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