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    September 24, 2019

    Information sought on marine supply theft

    Waldoboro Police Department is seeking the public’s help in gathering information on the theft of approximately 21 copper hot tank coils from Midcoast Marine Supply. The Atlantic Highway business reported the theft to the police and announced it on its Facebook page Sept. 21. Hot tank coils are used for heating water in a lobster boat to keep rope and buoys clean, and weigh between 15 and 20 pounds apiece. They …

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    September 24, 2019

    Dorman's extends season with addition of grill

    An ice cream stand and local icon that has been in business since 1951 has added a takeout grill to its offerings. Dorman’s Dairy Dream, on Route 1 in Thomaston, recently converted the house that sits behind the stand into a restaurant with outside seating only. Owners Darryl and Julie Sanborn took over the business in 2013, and had been asked many times if they sold sandwiches and other food items. They made the …

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    September 18, 2019

    Law enforcement agencies recognized for response to Walmart threat

    The Thomaston Board of Selectmen recognized Sept. 9 the organizations involved in the Walmart shooting threat that occurred Aug. 21. “I feel so good about this,” Chairman Peter Lammert said, adding, “We’re celebrating something that didn’t happen.” Lammert explained that through a very circuitous chain of events, somebody read something they felt was wrong and passed the information along to someone who could do …

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    September 17, 2019

    Homeowners who lost money to contractor speak out

    From cold-call inquiries to pop-up ads on Facebook, something has gone drastically wrong for a large number of people seeking to spend their hard-earned money on some expensive home renovations with a company known as Castle Builders, based in Union. The sudden closure of Union Agway and Castle Builders Sept. 8 left many people with questions and some with thinner wallets. According to Town Manager Jay Feyler, …

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    September 12, 2019

    Warren sets tax rate at $19.10

    At its Sept. 11 meeting, the Warren Board of Selectmen set the town’s tax rate at $19.10 — up from last year’s $18.30. Assessor’s agent Jim Murphy made the recommendation to the board to take $150,000 from the fund balance to reduce taxes. He said the town realized $156,000 in additional excise taxes and the town’s auditor recommended taking it from there. “It’s very doable,” he said. Selectman Brent Pratt …

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    September 12, 2019

    Controversy surrounds sudden closure of Union Agway/Castle Builders

    The sudden closure of Union Agway and Castle Builders has left many people with questions and some with thinner wallets. According to Town Manager Jay Feyler, the property at 2179 Heald Highway closed its doors without notice and the gates are closed. “We do know that several people who have come in here [to the Town Office] or called had paid him money for building projects and they have not been done,” Feyler …

  • Published
    September 11, 2019

    Local humorist provides comic relief

    Ben Perry of Thomaston, a retired Navy chief petty officer, has retired three times, but believes he has found his niche — designing humorous novelties. You could say “it” all started when he was returning from Boston Naval Shipyard in 1973. Perry was home, thinking about life, and all of a sudden he came up with his first novelty — “IT” in a nutshell — really, the word “it” typed on a piece of paper and …

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    September 11, 2019

    Speno hits media for tech school coverage

    At the Sept. 5 meeting of the Regional School Unit 40 Board of Directors, a board member voiced his displeasure at the negative media attention at the opening of the new $21.5 million Mid-Coast School of Technology in Rockland. Board member Matthew Speno, who represents the town of Union and is a member of the Mid-Coast School of Technology Board, said, “As a board, we need to support our board at MCST.” He went …

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    September 10, 2019

    Changes to Thomaston board complete

    At its Sept. 9 meeting, the Thomaston Board of Selectmen welcomed a new member and its Interim town manager. Chairman Peter Lammert introduced Kara George to the audience as Interim town manager. She had been the town clerk before being appointed to the temporary position. The town is advertising for a temporary town clerk/voter registrar. New to the table was Diane Giese, who was elected to the Select Board …

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    September 10, 2019

    Space heater blamed for early morning blaze

    The Warren Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 62 Maple St. just before 2:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8. According to Fire Chief Greg Andrews, the first arriving unit gave a report of fire and heavy smoke showing from the rear of the house, which backs up to Short Street. Owner Kristian Starkweather and his dog both escaped without injury. “The house is standing, but it is a total loss,” Andrews said. The …

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