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    August 30, 2012

    Waldoboro public hearing precedes Sept. 11 vote

    There were only a few questions at the public hearing Aug. 28 to review the warrant articles that Waldoboro voters will face when they go to the polls Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.Two questions concerned the YMCA proposal to create a recreational center at the A.D. Gray building, and use about $1.1 million from the Anne Gay Bailey and the I. Stan Bailey trusts to help fund the project.Selectman James …

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    August 21, 2012

    Early morning motorcycle crash claims life

    A Warren man died in an early morning accident in Waldoboro on Aug. 21, according to the police chief. Gregory Zaccadelli, 25, died in a motorcycle crash on Jefferson Street in Waldoboro village, said Police Chief William Labombarde. At 3:58 a.m., Officer Jeremy Joslyn of the Waldoboro Police Department responded to the accident. Waldoboro EMS and the Waldoboro Fire Department were also dispatched to the scene. Up…

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    August 17, 2012

    Lawless makes first court appearance in murder charge

    The Waldoboro woman charged with murdering her boyfriend made her first court appearance Aug. 17 at Lincoln County Superior Court.Arline Seavey, who prefers to use the last name Lawless, was represented by attorney Philip Cohen, who is her court-appointed lawyer.Lawless was arrested Aug. 15 and charged with shooting 34-year-old Norman Benner in late July. The police affidavit said she shot her boyfriend because …

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    August 16, 2012

    Supreme Court affirms dismissal of Waldoboro voter method lawsuit

    The Maine Supreme Judicial Court on Aug. 16 sided with the town of Waldoboro and agreed that a ballot question that voters approved in 2008 did not create an ordinance to require all future elections be held by secret ballot referendum voting at the polls. Plaintiff Dennis Blanchet argued that the voting ordinance should be allowed under the town’s municipal home rule authority. He and several other Waldoboro …

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    August 15, 2012

    Waldoboro selectmen set public hearing for YMCA, budget votes

    Waldoboro selectmen on Aug. 14 made a half-dozen committee appointments and set the date for a public hearing in advance of the Sept. 11 vote where the YMCA project and several budget articles will be on the ballot.The public hearing will be held Tuesday, Aug. 28 at 6 p.m. at the town office as part of the regular meeting of the Board of Selectmen.Voters will decide Sept. 11 whether to approve a lease/transfer of …

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    August 9, 2012

    Biofuel research project gets planning board approval

    A plan for a small biofuel research facility in North Waldoboro received approval from the planning board Aug. 8.Property owners David and Carla Stein plan to build a 2,800-square-foot residence and a 2,000-square-foot research facility on 17.8 acres at 105 Stoneywoods Road. There will also be greenhouses.David Stein said ethanol would be distilled from fermented feedstocks that are grown on site, such as cattail …

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    July 25, 2012

    Waldoboro selectmen support agreement with YMCA

    There were criticisms of the lease/transfer agreement between Waldoboro and the Central Lincoln County YMCA at the July 24 meeting of the Board of Selectmen but also passionate support for the proposed recreational facility in town.The board voted 4-1 to approve the lease/transfer of ownership agreement to redevelop the A.D. Gray property. Voting in support were Chairman Craig Cooley, Steve Cartwright, Ted …

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    July 24, 2012

    Police continue investigation of Waldoboro shooting

    A man was killed and his girlfriend suffered a gunshot wound in an incident in Waldoboro that involved only those two people, according to the Department of Public Safety. The shooting was reported Monday morning, July 23 at a home on Friendship Road. Norman Benner, 34, died. Arlene Lawless, 25, was shot and injured. [Aug. 7: No new developments and not expecting any this week, as state police continue to …

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    July 13, 2012

    A $64,000 budget question in Waldoboro

    The budget package that the Waldoboro Board of Selectmen approved July 10 was debated for three hours July 12 by members of the Budget Committee and selectmen. But at the end of the night, the budget articles that will go to voters Sept. 11 were not changed from July 10 and will appear on the ballot with split votes of recommendations by the Budget Committee.There was a $64,000 question that dominated the …

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    July 11, 2012

    YMCA project, budget articles go to Waldoboro voters

    Waldoboro voters will head to the polls Sept. 11 to decide whether to turn over the A.D. Gray school building to the Central Lincoln County YMCA for a recreational facility and to consider budget articles that failed at the polls in June.The Board of Selectmen on July 10 voted to present those questions to citizens in a secret ballot referendum at the polls. Selectmen and the Budget Committee will meet Thursday, …

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