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Daniel Dunkle is Executive Editor for VillageSoup, The Courier-Gazette, The Camden Herald and The Republican Journal. He has worked as a journalist in the Midcoast since 1998. He lives in Rockland with his family.

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  • Published
    June 23, 2022

    Camden files lawsuit against Rockport for unpaid sewer fees

    The Town of Camden filed a lawsuit June 21 in Superior Court against the neighboring Town of Rockport seeking $201,590 in unpaid sewer fees plus legal fees, costs and expenses and other damages to be determined by the court.

  • Published
    June 23, 2022

    Camden Select Board tables Megunticook consultant, elects chair, vice chair

    The Camden Select Board held off on naming a new consultant on the Megunticook river restoration project to allow new board members more time to study the matter. Bob Falciani was named board chair and Alison McKellar vice chair.

  • Published
    June 16, 2022

    Rockport brothers plan Colorado trail hike to stop cancer

    Two young men from Rockport are hiking the Colorado Trail this summer to raise money and awareness for cancer research and treatment at the Dana-Farber cancer center in Boston.

  • Published
    June 16, 2022

    Rockport budget passes with 7 percent increase

    Rockport residents gathered at town meeting this week to pass their budget. The town is keeping the same Select Board chair and vice chair.

  • Published
    June 16, 2022

    Save the Dam Falls calls for November vote or September special town meeting

    An attorney representing the Save the Dam Falls Committee has asked the town to put the question of preserving the Montgomery Dam on the November election ballot. If not, the group plans to call a special town meeting to decide the issue, independent of the Select Board.

  • Published
    June 16, 2022

    Starting a family in the pandemic era

    After a period of decline, birth rates in Maine saw a slight uptick in 2021, despite numerous challenges facing couples including the pandemic and economic factors. We talked to some of the new mothers about their experiences.

  • Published
    June 15, 2022

    Appleton voters re-elect Beckett

    Appleton saw a record turnout for annual town meeting, with 404 voters. A majority supported continuing town meeting by secret ballot referendum and favored budgets for the CSD and Appleton
    Village School.

  • Published
    June 14, 2022

    Lincolnville elects Hand in Select Board race

    Residents elected Stephen Hand over Jordan Barnett-Parker by a vote of 283 to 178 in the election Tuesday, June 14.

  • Published
    June 14, 2022

    Rockport elects Annis to Select Board

    James Annis beat incumbent Denise Munger in the race for a seat on the Select Board by a slim margin of 268 to 253.

  • Published
    June 14, 2022

    Camden voters turn down tannery plan, elect Hedstrom, French

    Thomas Hedstrom with 713 votes has been elected to the Camden Select Board, edging out incumbent Marc Ratner who received 675 votes in the election Tuesday, June 14. The town turned down the tannery plan, approved the dock moratorium and approved changes to town meeting process.

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