A search through the newspaper archives revealed the following:

One year ago, 2009

Police from several agencies raided a Waldoboro residence and recovered more than 300 marijuana plants in one of the most sophisticated growing operations in Lincoln County history. Plants were growing in a state-of-the-art system.

A bill was before the Maine Legislature that would make the salaries of individual public employees confidential.

Citizens in Camden rallied against a proposal to open a Dunkin’ Donuts store. One protester claimed “Camden’s strength is its eclectic and independent storefronts.”

Five years ago, 2005

A report said that globalization of the economy was of huge and growing value for regions connected to the international trade network — but Maine and Atlantic Canada were not among them, and they should be, according to Brian Crowley. Crowley was the founding president of the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Distribution of local aid to people in the Indonesian islands affected by the tsunami had begun. A relief ship chartered by a Camden windjammer skipper was loaded with 800 tons of goods.

The fate of the former Dean & Eugley’s Garage property in Lincolnville was expected to once again appear on the town meeting agenda. The building’s deterioration was heightening the need to find a use for the property.

10 years ago, 2000

The tangle surrounding the Apollo Tannery on Washington Street showed no signs of being sorted out. State officials were considering using public monies to clean up the site because the owners were virtually penniless.

Lincolnville was considering having a full-time police chief. Voters would be asked to give their opinion about what kind of law enforcement the town should have in the future.

The Camden-Rockport High School concert and symphonic bands earned a Division 1 “superior” rating at the Maine Band Directors Association Concert Band Festival.

25 years ago, 1985

Camden selectmen, the town recreation committee and Snow Bowl General Manager Russell LeGare approved a summer recreation program at the ski facility. The program would include use of the tennis courts, chair lift rides, horseback riding, a small animal farm and a boat concession.

An ad for a home in Camden read: Neat, well cared for cape with four bedrooms, two full baths on quiet in-town street. Large family kitchen with wood stove — $79,500.

Local artist Alan Magee painted the cover illustration of Time magazine to accompany a story about Vietnam. The design , conceived by the Time editorial staff, depicted the granite Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. superimposed on a scene of the final evacuation of Saigon. The photograph-like painting took three days to complete. Magee said it was his fifth cover design for the magazine.

50 years ago, 1960

Working in two shifts, from 3 a.m. to 9 p.m., a crew of contractors and engineers was dredging Camden Harbor. The job was expected to last two weeks, but the crew wished it could take longer because they liked the town.

The paper welcomed Harriet E. Knight of Searsmont to the list of subscribers.

According to Education Commissioner Warren G. Hill, efforts to increase the standards of the teaching profession in Maine were paying off.

100 years ago, 1910

In West Rockport news: Mrs. Sarah Bowley received a card shower, 128 in all; the occasion was her 83rd birthday.

It was reported in the Camden Locals column that weather conditions had permitted work on the roads much earlier than usual and crews were already out.

A report said that anti-spitting ordinances, laws and regulations in more that five-eighths of the cities and towns of the country were not enforced as they should be, according to the National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis. While states had such laws on the books, in the great majority of cases they were ignored or overlooked.