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Sooner or later, South African soccer star leaving Boothbay for pro career

In recent months, Enock Citenga has been a familiar sight in Boothbay Region YMCA. The 21-year-old South African spends his mornings there training for what he hopes will become a successful professional soccer career. Citenga was born in England and at 4 moved with his family to Johannesburg, South Africa.
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Those Receiving State Aid in Maine Can Visit The Beautiful Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens At No Cost

It's not easy to find family fun at low to no cost outside of a playground run these days. Times are tough for many right now and it's such a blessing to be able to make family memories without breaking the bank or sacrificing. Not to mention that invaluable feeling of being like everyone else. Those that have financial struggles often feel shame surrounding their situation.

Lobstermen seek Boothbay’s help in right whale issue

Maine Lobstermen Association is seeking allies against new federal regulations protecting right whales in the northern Atlantic Ocean. MLA is seeking a “war chest” in excess of $10 million to reverse National Marine Fisheries Service guidelines designed to protect the endangered right whale. MLA is soliciting donations from...

Former Central Maine Police Officer Killed In Car Crash

A former Hallowell, Maine police officer has been killed in a motor vehicle crash. According to WMTW, former Hallowell Police Department officer Lara Sarett was killed in a crash over the weekend in Oklahoma. According to law enforcement, the crash happened about 3 miles north of the town of Tahlequah,...

Former Maine officer killed in Oklahoma crash over weekend

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — A crash in Oklahoma claimed the life of a former officer from Maine over the weekend. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said a Jeep driven by 22-year-old Thomas Baty crashed 3 miles north of Tahlequah. Alessa Gilbert and former Hallowell officer Lara Sarett were passengers. According to...

Ride the Rails to Hike the Trails Is Back!

Train and trail fans alike are invited to board the Wiscasset, Waterville, and Farmington (WW&F) Railway steam train at Sheepscot Station in Alna for a 20-minute trip through the backwoods of Alna to Top of Mountain, where volunteers from Midcoast Conservancy will take passengers on a guided tour of the scenic Trout Brook Preserve.

Marlene ‘Bunnie’ Tolman, service and obituary

ROCKLAND — Marlene Mae “Bunnie” Tolman, 84, died peacefully Monday, February 14, 2022, at Knox Center in Rockland. Born in Rockland, July 8, 1937, she was the daughter of Pearly and Leola Axtell. For over 15 years Marlene was employed at Camden Health Center in housekeeping. She...

Harold ‘Sonny’ Warren, obituary

VINALHAVEN — Harold “Sonny” Warren, 92, died at home surrounded by his family. Born in Bar Harbor on September 14, 1929, he was the son of Frank and Neva Grindle Warren. In Sonny’s 92 years he had 50 jobs, served his country, and lobstered for 75 years. In 1954 he married his wife of 57 years, Harriet Martin.

Reinventing the Eel

Eels are delicious: Despite a slimy, snake-like appearance, their tender, rich meat is a favorite in everything from seaside fish fries to sushi to haute cuisine. But today’s eel lover faces a dilemma. The three major species of edible eels (American, European, and Japanese eels) are all endangered, some critically so. Many eels appearing on menus are raised in China, where limited regulation means that eel farms can import the fish from illegal or sustainably fished populations, and then grow them using potentially harmful chemicals. So what’s an ethical eel eater to do?

Dagmar I. Robbins, service and obituary

A graveside service for Dagmar Ingeborg Robbins, who passed away, December 19, 2021, will be held Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at 10 a.m., at the Village Cemetery, Avenue 3, Erin Street, Thomaston. To share a memory or story with Dagmar’s family, please visit their online Book of Memories at

Former Maine police officer dies in Oklahoma crash

PORTLAND, Maine — A former Maine police officer died following a car crash Sunday morning in Oklahoma. Lara Sarett, 26, previously served as an officer in Hallowell, Maine, before leaving for Oklahoma "to pursue her dream of being a lawyer," a Facebook post from the Hallowell Police Department states.

Gloria Keizer Hannan, service

ROCKLAND — A graveside service for Gloria Keizer Hannan, who passed away, Jan. 20, 2022, will be held Friday, May 27, 2022, at 2 p.m., at The Village Cemetery, Erin Street, Thomaston. Hall Funeral and Cremation Services, 78 Main Street, has care of the arrangements.