Year 2009 came to a close Dec. 31, and with it, area towns saw the conclusion of some debates, such as the Maine Law Court’s decision on a proposed cell tower in Lincolnville. But other issues and controversies were just getting started, including how to shape a portion of Rockland’s waterfront, and what to do with town-owned properties in Camden and Rockport. Meanwhile, the changing local economy continues to occupy business owners, bankers and policymakers, as the Midcoast remains in the Great Recession. To read more about what made the news in 2009, click on the links below.


Appleton hit with land dispute case in 2009

Camden seeks to redefine downtown

Cushing headlines dominated by politics, court in 2009

A year of change in Friendship

Hope fire station plans dominate 2009 headlines

Lincolnville 2009: cell tower saga and tree trimming wind down, town tightens fiscal belt

Owls Head gets new Web site, accepts names for private roads in 2009

Rockland focuses on economy in 2009

Two new school buildings open in Rockport

South Thomaston voters elect Meriwether, honor Spear

St. George reviews town government

A look back at Thomaston’s 2009

Union hires new manager in 2009

Waldoboro brothers attract national attention in 2009

Warren sees elections, ceremonies and new warden in 2009

Midcoast waters see creative collaboration, desperate deeds in 2009