It came through the restaurant window
The following are news headlines that appeared in past issues of The Camden Herald during this week:
One year ago, 2011
It's the seventh week of the school year and Camden Hills Regional High School students were all receiving their laptops after a large number were sent away for repairs at a cost of $56,285. In the same school year, RSU 13 spent $5,500 and SAD 40 spent $1,776. Educators and the school board were discussing ways to address the problem.
Maine Media Workshops and College decided not to pursue the purchase of the former Rockport Elementary School property at the intersection of Route 1 and West Street. The decision came after the college studied the cost of converting the property into what it would need for its facilities. The town had been negotiating with the college on the possible sale.
Five years ago, 2007
A fire destroyed three apartments and caused heavy smoke damage throughout the entire building in the Pen Bay Ice Company block on Central Street in Rockport. The fire, which was found to be accidental by the State Fire Marshal's Office, was caused by fabric being too close to an incandescent bulb in a closet of an apartment on the third floor.
Rockport town officials were looking to renovate a portion of the harbor at the mouth of the Goose River to aid commercial fishermen. The town applied for a Small Harbor Improvement grant to pay for the costs to dredge a 7,200-square-foot area at the mouth of the river that would allow boats to get into that area during low tide.
10 years ago, 2002
Workers from A.D. Electric, located in Sabattus, had recently finished installing traffic lights at the intersection of Route 90 and Meadow Street in Rockport. The company was hired by Maine Department of Transportation to install the lights for $80,000. In the summer of 2000, the state placed a red flashing light at the intersection. The town had requested the state to install the complete set of traffic lights, but it wasn't until after several fatal crashes at the location that the state decided to install the lights.
Doris Buffett Bryant, a summer resident of Rockport, established a $100,000 Patriot Challenge Fund at Montpelier, the Gen. Henry Knox Museum. The agreement was if the organization raised another $100,000 by Feb. 22, 2003, Buffett Bryant, who is Warren Buffett's older sister, would contribute another $10,000.
25 years ago, 1987
Diners and employees at Lincolnville Lobster Pound eatery got a taste of something not on the menu when a car driven by a Boston resident crashed through a wall and came to rest next to the cash register, causing several thousand dollars of damage to the restaurant. Most patrons were able to get out of the way, but two by-standers had to be treated at Penobscot Bay Medical Center and released.
Gov. John McKernan visited Rockland during his Capitol for a Day tour. McKernan helped make doughnuts at Coastal Bakery on Willow Street, which was a government-subsidized program that helped that provided employment for disabled people.
50 years ago, 1962
The Camden School Committee and the Camden High School faculty had become concerned with some of the problems accruing from students driving various types of vehicles to school. Each noontime as school was dismissed, between 700 and 800 students from the high school and Mary E. Taylor School were walking down Knowlton Street and there had been many near-accidents involving student drivers and walkers. They were also concerned with "hot-rodding" by students.
Gov. John Reed's wife was expected to visit the home of George Hersom for coffee and everyone was invited to the non-formal event.
100 years ago, 1912
The case of Abbie Carleton vs. the Rockland, Thomaston & Camden Railway was withdrawn from the jury after all testimony was over. The case was "sent to the law court to report."
Waldo Tyler, while on his way to South Hope, saw a bobcat in the road between Simonton's Corner and West Rockport. The animal was trotting toward him, but stopped at the sight of the man. The track of the animal was a little smaller than a man's hand.
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