History repeats in Lincolnville
The following are news headlines that appeared in past issues of The Camden Herald during this week:
One year ago, 2011
One man was arrested and another was summoned after a Lincolnville police officer made two separate seizures of marijuana on the same day. A Camden man was summoned for having one pound of marijuana after a traffic stop for excessive exhaust. The same day six mature marijuana plants were seized and a Youngtown Road resident was charged with cultivation.
Parties on differing sides of citizen complaints about noise in regard to The Smokestack Grill were preparing to meet with Camden Town Attorney William Kelly to find solutions. A condominium resident spoke at a Camden board meeting on behalf of those who have said the sound of music on Friday and Saturday nights, especially vibrations from instruments, has kept them awake and impeded their ability to entertain guests.
Five years ago, 2007
The gasoline tanks and pumps located for years at Camden Farmers Market on Mountain Street in Camden were dug up and removed. Owner Artie Sprowl retired and another business (now High Mountain Hall) was planning to open eventually.
Hoyt Eye Care Center, located on Commercial Street in Rockport, opened for business. The center is located next to KFC, across from Denny's.
10 years ago, 2002
Bill Jones of Hope announced his candidacy for the House of Representatives, representing Hope, Appleton, Union, Warren and Washington. Jones was facing off against Democratic-challenger James O'Haverty and Independent Gary Sukeforth.
The town of Lincolnville was trying to deal with a space shortage in the town office. Four suggestions had been outlined by a committee: install a trailer next to the town office; renovate and expand the current building; build a municipal complex to house the town office, police and fire departments and public works; or take no action.
25 years ago, 1987
A 55-year-old Camden resident was arraigned in Knox County court on charges of murdering his wife at their Lily Pond home. In an affidavit, the man confessed to arguing with his wife the night before the incident and "found himself straddling her on the bed with his hand's on her mouth and throat and she went limp."
The town of Rockport was considering the pros and cons of an industrial park in West Rockport. Although there was a lot of negative feedback from the community the select board members said they were optimistic about the overall results of the meeting.
50 years ago, 1962
Subscription rates to The Camden Herald were $3.50 yearly if it was paid in advance and a three-month subscription was $1.25.
The Camden Hospital used to report names of births, inpatients and discharges at the hospital to the newspaper on a regular basis.
100 years ago, 1912
"Summer residents are leaving by every boat and train. Never have our summer residents left so early as this season, but the cool weather has been the chief cause." It had been a "disagreeable" summer, the newspaper reported.