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    September 5, 2018

    Looking ahead to the November election

    Election day is Nov. 6 and local residents will vote for a new governor, U.S. senators and representatives and local candidates to represent us in Augusta. A comprehensive guide to the election, including candidate profiles and information about ballot items will be published and included in the Oct. 11 editions of The Courier-Gazette, The Camden Herald and The Republican Journal. In addition, we have introduced …

  • Published
    February 22, 2018

    Police say incident at URock was not criminal threat

    Rockland police say after investigating a reported threat made by a student Thursday morning, Feb. 22, at University College at Rockland that they concluded that no crime occurred. “There was no threat. A student had an outburst,” Rockland Police Sgt. Scott Solorzano said Thursday afternoon, Feb. 22. According to Deborah Meehan, director of URock, a student made a threatening statement in a class shortly before …

  • Published
    September 10, 2010

    Height is focus of Rockland debate on five-story project

    Workers in downtown Rockland on Friday, Sept. 10 began tearing down the 250 Main St. building that formerly housed Hollydachs Pet Center & Aquarium. The demolition came three days after the Rockland Planning Board had extensive discussions — and concerns — about plans for a five-story building to be erected at the site. The Rockland pet store operated in that location for 36 years, according to former owner …

  • Published
    March 11, 2010

    Accused Matinicus father, daughter take the stand in shooting trial

    A 68-year-old Matinicus lobsterman and his daughter took the stand the afternoon of March 10 and defended their actions in confrontations that led to a shooting of another lobsterman last July. Edwin Vance Bunker was in the midst of his testimony when the trial ended for the day March 10 in Knox County Superior Court. The questioning by his attorney Philip Cohen had yet to get to the point of the shooting on …

  • Published
    January 11, 2010

    Rockport man pleads not guilty in theft of toy

    A 67-year-old Rockport man pleaded not guilty Monday morning in Rockland District Court to a charge that he stole a remote control helicopter from a local store. He has admitted to taking the toy when he could not get his money back or get a replacement for the broken helicopter he had purchased earlier. Michael Crane appeared in court Monday morning as part of a large number of arraignments on the docket. It …

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