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Alice Crie Knight, obituary

ROCKLAND — Alice MacKay Crie Knight, 88, died at home peacefully on a beautiful sunny morning Aug. 1, 2022. Born in her beloved hometown of Rockland, on December 19, 1933 to Ernest Kelley Crie and Mildred Oxton Crie. Alice was educated in Rockland and a proud member of the...
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Police looking for information following shooting in Lewiston

LEWISTON (WGME) -- Police are looking for information after a person reportedly shot at two people in Lewiston over the weekend. According to police, three people were arguing near the Kennedy Park gazebo around 8 p.m. on Saturday when one person pulled out a gun and fired a single shot at the two others involved in the argument.
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Champion Aiden Genthner wins the International Great Crate Race

ROCKLAND—After a two-year hiatus, the Maine Lobster Festival opened to the public for free in Rockland this week. Sunday, August 7, 2022 marked a favorite event: the International Great Crate Race, where kids and adults in shorts and socks were raring to run across a long string of lobster crates attached to floats. The event was “open to anyone brave enough to risk falling into the chilly ocean with thousands of people watching your every move!”

Hand, heart and steel: ‘El Faro’ memorial nears completion; dedication ceremony planned for September

ROCKLAND — The hand is carved from metal, but it is Jay Sawyer’s hand. Intricately carved details raised in permanent salute from an empty maritime uniform have been lovingly crafted by this Warren sculptor, who not only put his heart into his work for the victims of El Faro, but also used his hand as the mold for the salute. For the faceless female that will stand beside the male, Sawyer’s daughter lent her own hand.

29th annual Boothbay Region YMCA Rowgatta Aug. 13

Calling all "person-powered" watercraft paddlers and rowers to the 29th annual Boothbay Region YMCA Rowgatta! The event, which encompasses approximately ninw nautical miles is this Saturday, Aug. 13. We start at 9 a.m. from the Knickercane Landing on Barters Island Road to circumnavigate the island finishing back at Knickercane. The...

Damariscotta Lake Water Quality Alert

A Facebook page connected to the Midcoast Conservancy reports a water sample collected from the Damariscotta Mills area of the Damariscotta Lake Thursday, Aug. 4 exceeded the Environmental Protection Agency’s cyanotoxin 10-day health advisory thresholds for infants and school-aged children. The sample was collected from shore during the morning....

“The Ahab Inside Me” – A High-Sea’s Blues Opera Sails into Augusta

From acclaimed Maine playwright Michael Gorman of the famed La MaMa Theatre in NYC, comes a new, ground-breaking blues opera and epic story of addiction, obsession, and recovery. In a tale that stretches across generations and ancients – lost mariners, lost souls, lost lives – “The Ahab Inside Me” is...

The 10 Best Liberal Arts Colleges

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You may have noticed two new bylines in our pages over the last few weeks. Aiden Jacobs and Iris Pope are both soon-to-be seniors at Lincoln Academy who also happen to be staff members of The Eagle’s Talon, the school’s newly reestablished student newspaper. I had the pleasure of helping out with the publication last year, during which I got to know these two students pretty well. When they reached out asking if there was any possibility that they could write some features for us over the summer – around their full-time jobs, mind you – the answer was a pretty quick yes.

Police asking for information related to Lewiston shooting

There were no injuries following a report of a shooting in Lewiston on Saturday night. Police said three people were arguing near the gazebo at Kennedy Park around 8 p.m. They said one person fired a shot at two others who were involved in the argument. Police say the shooting...

Y-Arts presents ‘101 Dalmatians KIDS’

The classic Disney production, “101 Dalmatians” was performed by the Boothbay Region Y-Arts group at the Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 4 and 5. “101 Dalmatians KIDS,” under the direction of Y-Arts Director Emily Mirabile, featured 20 main characters, with about 20 others from...

Love makes history in Maine A.G.’s office

AUGUSTA–The new chief of the criminal investigation division at the Attorney General’s Office in Augusta is a Maine native. Anna Love of Belgrade was sworn into the position last week and it’s a role she’s been working towards for years. Anna Love is no stranger to...

The truth matters

There was a recent letter from Bruce MacDonald, vice chair of the Boothbay-Boothbay Harbor Community School District, “aka” School Board. This letter was titled, “Incorrect and inflammatory.”. I deal in facts, not emotion, so I’d like to clear up some of his pandering to the MDOE and...

Why Is This Bride “Selling” A Complete Maine Wedding?

We are not entirely sure what prompted this bride to post her wedding on Uncle Henry's Buy, Sell Or Swap Facebook group, but we hope everything is okay. Even though it does not appear to be the case, we hope that she and her significant other just decided to bail on the idea of having a big wedding in favor of eloping to a tropical locale.