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Christine Simmonds is the Managing Editor of The Courier-Gazette. She grew up in Rockland and has lived in Knox County most of her life. She can be contacted at

  • Published
    August 11, 2022

    Thomaston installs new stop signs

    Thomaston Police Department announced a new traffic pattern at the intersection of Water and Green Streets, creating a three-way stop. The select board authorized these changes at their last meeting.

  • Published
    August 11, 2022

    MaineStay Media welcomes Cathy Marshall

    Cathy Marshall has joined MaineStay Media as circulation manager. Marshall brings 12 years’ experience from the Penobscot Bay Press newspaper group.

  • Published
    August 10, 2022

    Packard wins Union board seat

    Bill Packard won a special election Tuesday, Aug. 9 for a position on the Union Select Board.

  • Published
    August 8, 2022

    Photos from the 75th Maine Lobster Festival

    The Maine Lobster Festival returned to Rockland Aug. 3 to Aug. 7 with five days of lobster love.

  • Published
    August 6, 2022

    Maine Lobster Festival ‘Big Parade’ dominates downtown

    The Maine Lobster Festival held the “Big Parade” on Main Street in Rockland Saturday morning, Aug. 6, for the first time since 2019.

  • Published
    August 4, 2022

    Dougherty crowned 2022 Maine Sea Goddess

    Olivia Dougherty of Warren was crowned 2022 Maine Sea Goddess at the 75th Maine Lobster Festival Wednesday, Aug. 3.

  • Published
    August 1, 2022

    Union Fair 2022 in pictures

    Photos from the 2022 Union Fair, including scenes from the children’s Demolition Derby on Sunday, July 31 and video!

  • Published
    July 30, 2022

    Bean named Blueberry Queen

    Kaitlynn Meagan-Lei Bean was crowned the 2022 Maine Wild Blueberry Queen at the Union Fair.

  • Published
    July 27, 2022

    Union Fair opens with new format

    The 2022 Union Fair and Maine Wild Blueberry Festival begins Wednesday, July 27, with a new format, earlier dates and more activities than ever.

  • Published
    July 26, 2022

    Thomaston to revisit Green plan

    The Thomaston Select Board agreed to adopt a new recommendation for the space known as the Thomaston Green and elected new municipal officers.

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