Congratulations to the Boothbay Region High School girls basketball team on a historic season.
From all reports, this team not only dominated its opponents, it won with class and grace.
Sometimes it seems the sportsmanship awards always go to the team at the bottom of the standings, a consolation prize for the team that didn’t give up or act out despite loss after miserable loss.
But we should recognize winners for sportsmanship too – the winners who do not gloat or boast, who remain humble and give credit to others for their success.
Congratulations to the Seahawks on both counts.
Congratulations to the Bristol Parks and Recreation Department on its receipt of a grant to replace the “pavilion” at Pemaquid Beach Park – a rather grand name for the utilitarian structure now in place.
Some naysayers would rather keep this dark and aging facility. But if the town can replace it with a more attractive and sustainable design at no cost to property taxpayers, we applaud parks leadership for their foresight.
Congratulations to the Damariscotta River Association on the upcoming preservation of some of the Piper Village land in Damariscotta.
Some are griping about more land off the tax rolls, but this strikes us as, indirectly, the will of the voters, who twice rejected zoning changes to allow development of this area. Moreover, the current owner says this swath is largely unsuitable for development due to the presence of wetlands.
We look forward to exploring this property in the future.