Boothbay Harbor, ME

Greater Portland Council of Governments plans 200 housing units for asylum seekers

The Greater Portland Council of Governments is aiming to spur the creation of 200 transitional housing units for asylum seeker families over the next two years. The council plans to raise $1.5 million to support new construction, and will also rely on grants and financing from real estate developers. The group is considering several potential sites between York and Brunswick.
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Mary Jane Oliver Rines

Mary Jane passed away with her children by her side at Cove’s Edge on Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Mary Jane is the daughter of the late Sterling and Gwendolyn (Pinkham) Oliver, of Nobleboro. She attended the local school. Mary Jane enjoyed long car rides, knitting, reading, and spending time...

Frances Strong ‘Bunny’ (Bogardus) Lang

Frances Strong “Bunny” (Bogardus) Lang was born Jan. 15, 1931 in Bronxville, N.Y., the daughter of John Arthur Bogardus and Elinor Morris Strong, sister of John (Jack) Bogardus Jr. She was survived by William (Bud) Clark Lang, who has since passed, her husband of 64 years, who she married on April 7, 1956. Children, Andrew, deceased 2002, wife Elizabeth Ann (Betty Ann), of Coventry, R.I., grandchildren James of West Warwick, and Katherine of Warwick; Sallie wife Erika, grandchild Helen YuYu, all of Oakland, Calif.; John (Jack), wife, Jennifer, grandchildren John, Morgan Frances, and Jordan, all of Pembroke, Mass.; William Jr., deceased in infancy, Daniel, deceased in infancy.

Deck Bar & Grill – OPEN – 11:30AM-8:00PM - DAILY!

Just off Boothbay Harbor’s beaten path sits Linekin Bay Resort’s premier waterfront restaurant, The Deck Bar & Grill. We focus on Maine’s traditions, from preserving our wooded water view cabins to the fresh local flavors you taste in our food. We provide the best of what this region has to offer with creative, healthy and traditional Maine dishes.

Fourth of July Fireworks in Freeport, Maine? How About a Laser Show Instead

Independence Day is quickly approaching, an event-filled day for Mainers to spend the time outdoors, grill up some red snappahs, and watch the fireworks all around the state. It’s also a weekend of insane traffic as neighboring states flock to our shores for a beautiful day outside. With so much going on in different parts of the state, it can be hard to lock down plans and know where to go with so many firework displays and events happening all around.

Hooked on those fish relay races!

The Fish Relay Races held Wednesday, June 29 during the 60th Boothbay Harbor Windjammer Days Festival drew a very large crowd, and why not? It’s one of the most exciting and fun competitions adopted from the region’s former Fishermen’s Festival. The winning team was Shmaker’s Bay. All...

Miss Windjammer, Top Royal chosen

Jessie Ullo, daughter of Nick and Tracey Ullo of Boothbay Harbor, was chosen as Miss Windjammer 2022, and Jojo Shea, daughter of Chris Cash and Rich Shea of Nobleboro, was chosen at Top Royal in the virtual Boothbay’s Got Talent competition shown originally on Monday on Boothbay Region TV.

Gravel road maintenance certification course July 21 in Boothbay

Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District and Maine DEP are co-sponsoring a four-hour classroom and field event hosted by Boothbay Region Water District on Thursday, July 21 at the Boothbay Town Hall on 7 Corey Lane. The training will be held from 8 a.m. to noon and includes a morning refreshments and materials.

1815 Hodgdon East Boothbay deed donated to historical society

A descendant of Caleb Hodgdon Sr. has donated to Boothbay Region Historical Society an East Boothbay deed Hodgdon once owned. On June 29, Mahalia Ernst donated an 1815 property deed for the 12.5-acre parcel “back to its rightful owner.” Ernst found the document in February at her Tampa, Florida home.

Louis Prima Jr. July 2 show canceled

From Cathy Sherrill, executive director at the Opera House at Boothbay Harbor: On Wednesday, June 28 the Opera House was contacted by Louis Prima Jr’s management and informed that the group would not be performing due to “logistical issues.” Stunning. As a result, we will be refunding tickets purchased for this show.

(Almost) ready for takeoff!

Stories of an old Navy friendship, a years-long town effort, a man and his dog, and a plane ready to fly when the runway is ready converged Wednesday night, June 29 at Wiscasset Municipal Airport. Pilots, the town, contractors and Wiscasset Area Chamber of Commerce feted the runway rebuild Stantec Consulting Service Senior Aviation Planner Ervin Deck said cost about $3.5 million. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and other federal funds are covering all but about $20,000, the town’s share, said Deck, a past manager of the town-owned airport off Chewonki Neck Road.

The Boneheads at THE LINCOLN HOME July 14 to Celebrate 95th BIRTHDAY

Help Us Celebrate 95 years of serving seniors and our Lincoln County community! On July 14, from 6 - 8:30pm, The Boneheads will perform an outdoor evening concert with dancing on our lawn overlooking the Damariscotta River. Orville Lee will be our opening act. Delicious offerings from The Salty Boyz and Blazing Tomato food trucks, oysters, ice cream and drinks will be available for purchase. Our Outdoor Music Events bring community, visitors, old friends, new friends, residents and families together for an amazing evening. Last year, this was a sell out! Bring your lawn chairs.

Gardiner man pleads guilty to robbing convenience store

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - A Gardiner man who robbed a Big Apple convenience store pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a charge of robbery. According to the Kennebec Journal, 38-year-old Joshua Brown was sentenced to 30 months behind bars. Last November, Brown showed what police later determined to be a BB...

CLC Ambulance Approves New Funding Formula for Five Years

The Central Lincoln County Ambulance Service Board of Trustees approved a new funding formula that will stay in place for the next five years on Monday, June 27. The formula will calculate how much each founding town must pay in contributions based solely on state property tax valuation. The board approved the formula by a vote of 5-1, with South Bristol’s representative, Betsy Graves, casting the dissenting vote.