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Disposition hearing for alleged BBH shooter postponed
A disposition hearing for the man charged in a 2023 Boothbay Harbor shooting incident has been postponed. On March 19, 2023, Matthew A. Plummer, 42, of Boothbay Harbor was charged with three felonies in connection with a shooting incident at Campbell Creek Housing Complex. Since his arrest, there have been...
Trustees approve sewer budget, rate increase
Boothbay Harbor Sewer District trustees on Dec. 5 approved a $2.1 million budget and an 8% rate increase. The trustees are expect to sign the budget at their next meeting; the increase will go into effect Jan. 1. “The budget is just keeping what we’ve got going,” Superintendent Chris Higgins...
More than 100 protest at BIW over support for Israel’s war in Gaza
A recently formed group called the Maine Coalition for Palestine organized Friday’s protest, which saw around 150 people gathered outside Bath Iron Works.
Ramblers roll past Seahawks
The threes just kept falling for the Winthrop Ramblers as the visitors made 10 on the afternoon, helping them to an easy 72-16 win over the Boothbay Region Seahawks in Class C girls basketball at Porter Memorial Gymnasium Saturday, Dec. 9. It was the opening game of the season for both teams.
Savor the Flavor: Top 3 Must-Visit Mexican Restaurants in Brunswick
This piece presents three enticing Mexican restaurants located in Brunswick. Have you had the opportunity to dine at any of these establishments? If yes, we warmly invite you to share your experiences in the comments section below:
Student-led march stops outside Angus King’s Brunswick home to demand Gaza ceasefire
The rally was organized by Students for Justice in Palestine, a student group at Bowdoin College.
Single Mom Homeless After Devastating Electrical Fire in Bowdoinham, Maine
Recently, a small Maine family has been faced with a devastating tragedy. According to Bowndoinham Fire/Rescue, a structure fire broke out on Post Road in the evening on December 6. Many responding crews, including Bowdoinham Fire/Rescue, Bowdoin Fire / Rescue Department, Richmond (ME) Fire Department, Lisbon Emergency - official -, and the Sagadahoc County Sheriff's Office came to the scene to help.
'Die-in' held outside Bath Iron Works to protest US military support of Israel
BATH (WGME) -- People protesting the U.S. support of Israel staged a “die-in” outside of Bath Iron Works Friday. Protesters say Palestinian families are being targeted and killed by Israeli forces. More than 200 people stood outside Bath Iron Works to protest the U.S. sending warships and weapons...
Maine law enforcement officers often lack direction for how to conduct welfare checks
On the afternoon of Sept. 15, Ellsworth Police Corporal Kelvin Mote sent an email to the Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office requesting the agency conduct a “well-being check” on a Bowdoin man named Robert Card.
Opioid overdose response and Narcan administration training
Will Matteson, substance use prevention coordinator for Healthy Lincoln County (HLC), presented a “Overdose Response and Narcan Administration Training” seminar and demonstration at Boothbay Region High School (BRHS) Tuesday, Dec. 5, on invitation from Boothbay Adult Education. Matteson provided attendees with bags containing two doses of 4mg Narcan (naloxone) nasal spray, a portable Narcan administration flyer, a copy of his slide show presentation, supplies for taking notes, and contact information for both local and national crisis response.
Arraignment set for man charged with toddler’s Christmas 2022 murder
The man charged in the Christmas Day 2022 death of a 3-year-old Edgecomb girl is scheduled for an arraignment hearing at 11 a.m. Jan. 11 in Lincoln County Unified Criminal Court. Tyler Witham-Jordan, 29, of Edgecomb and Livermore was arrested Oct. 12 after a nearly year long investigation into the death of Makinzlee Handrahan. Witham-Jordan was charged with Depraved Indifference Murder.
Winthrop handles Boothbay in season opener
The Winthrop Ramblers broke open a close game in the second half with pressure defense and went on to defeat the visiting Boothbay Region Seahawks, 51-36, in Class C boys basketball Dec. 8. Leading 24-22 at the half, the Ramblers forced several Boothbay turnovers to widen their lead. “We stayed...
Cause of Squirrel Island fire ‘unfounded’
Southport Fire Chief Gerry Gamage told the newspaper Dec. 6 that the state fire marshal has deemed the cause of the Nov. 19 fire on Squirrel Island, which destroyed a maintenance building, as “unfounded.”. As reported in the newspaper, Gamage said by the time the first six members of...
Residents prioritize climate change concerns, solutions
A teacher, a scientist and a fisherman walk into a room. This may sound like the setup for a joke, but that was the scene during a meeting of the Boothbay Region Climate Action Team (BRCAT) Nov. 30 at the YMCA. The meeting was held for residents of Boothbay and Boothbay Harbor to express their ideas around the challenges of adapting to climate change.
Weekly Safety Report: Multi-town police chase and church vigil highlight incidents in Brunswick, Maine
Two incidents occurred in Brunswick, Maine this week. The first incident involved a multi-town police chase that ended in Topsham. The suspect, Thomas Coffill, allegedly hit multiple police cruisers and civilian vehicles while fleeing the scene of a domestic assault. The second incident involved the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick participating in the 11th annual National Vigil for Victims of Gun Violence. The church livestreamed the national service and provided a personal message for those in attendance.
Southport hires Thompson as LPI
Southport has a new licensed plumbing inspector and will have a new code enforcement officer next month. On Nov. 29, selectmen unanimously appointed Mike Thompson of Boothbay as the new LPI and, on Jan. 1, he is in line to become code enforcement officer. In recent weeks, Thompson has worked with current CEO and former LPI Jim Gagnon in preparation for his new role. Thompson told selectmen he will become re-certified for both positions within six months.
Phillip W. Koskela
Phillip W. Koskela, 73, of Southport, passed away peacefully at his home on Nov. 18, 2023 with his loving family by his side. Phillip was born in Waldoboro on Oct. 10, 1950 to Raymond and Stella (Hamor) Koskela. Phillip grew up in Waldoboro and attended local schools graduating from Medomak...
South Bristol Town Office Welcomes New Hires, Launches Website
The South Bristol town office is fully staffed for the first time in four years after South Bristol Select Board members voted to appoint two applicants for the remaining open municipal positions at its Thursday, Nov. 30 meeting. Board members also announced the launch of the town’s new website.
Lights, camera, action at Wiscasset Theater
Once upon a time there was the Wiscasset Theater, a movie house downtown offering more than just Hollywood films. Its front entrance didn’t have a glitzy marque of flashing lights, but inside there was a stage where high school plays and other live performances were sometimes held. The building’s still there, although it has been much altered over the years and is now home to condominiums.