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    July 6, 2016

    Teen mentalist continues to up his game

    Living in complete darkness for nine days, teenage mentalist Nat Lawson has completed an experiment in neuroplasticity in the visual cortex that will allow him to perform parts of his show blindfolded. Lawson blindfolded himself June 22 to July 1 and for 216 hours deprived his brain of any light, which causes a structural reorganization in the brain and causes the visual cortex to be re-assigned to his other …

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    July 5, 2016

    Camden Harbor fireworks

    Thousands of people flocked to Camden Harbor for the annual Fourth of July Fireworks. July 4th activities included several bands playing in Harbor Park starting at 2 p.m. until the fireworks began.

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    June 30, 2016

    Retirement party for Chief Kelley to be held July 7

    There will be retirement party to honor former Rockport Police Chief Mark Kelley Thursday, July 7, at 6 p.m. at the Rockport Opera House. Kelley is retiring after three decades of service to the community. Kelley’s last day is scheduled for July 1 and as he took a little down time this summer, which includes an extended motorcycle trip. In April, the Select Board took an opportunity during its monthly meeting to …

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    June 28, 2016

    Midcoast lens: Loaded for haul

    A lobster boat loaded with traps sits on its mooring waiting to head out of Rockport Harbor June 28.

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    June 28, 2016

    Renovations begin at Appleton Village School

    With school out of session for the summer, renovation projects have begun at the Appleton Village School. Last March, residents approved a $650,000 bond to cover the cost of the upgrades. Heather Wyman, chairman of the Facilities Committee, said Bowman Construction, of Newport, had removed the heating and cooling duct work last week and the goal is to start installing the new equipment this week. Wyman also wants …

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    June 27, 2016

    MCSW Board to meet June 30 to discuss trash options

    After three of the four member towns voted against supporting ecomaine as the choice to handle the trash from Mid-Coast Solid Waste post 2018, the Board of Directors of MCSW will discuss the outcome of town meeting votes. The meeting will be held on Thursday, June 30, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Rockport Opera House meeting room. With the contract due to expire with the Penobscot Energy Recovery Company in …

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    June 22, 2016

    Changing of the guard: Fenner named board chairman, Burke resigns

    The first post-election Board of Selectmen meeting June 21 proved to be the beginning of a new era. For the first time in the town’s history, a five-member board took to handling town business, which included accepting the resignation of long-time selectman Donald Burke. After approving the minutes from prior meetings, the job of appointing the board chairman caused a bit of contention. According to Burke, the …

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    June 17, 2016

    Sloop Heritage returns to Camden Harbor fleet

    In a town known for tall ships and day sails, one ship has found its way home to find a berth in the small charter business. Capt. Jeff Beck has brought the sloop Heritage back to Camden, where it was built in 1962, and looks forward to filling a void in the sailing fleet. Along with his fiance, Judy Haynes, they have created “We want to do small group charters of six or less for family events, …

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    June 16, 2016

    Appleton voters approve $2.8 million budget

    Residents gathered at the Appleton Village School June 15 to decide the fate of 28 warrant articles at the annual town meeting. Approximately 60 residents attended the post-script to the June election approving all of the articles. Appleton residents in favor of a $2.8 million budget that is $96,000 higher than the previous year. Articles 14 through 20 covered the requests for $207,735 for general government; …

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    June 15, 2016

    Costigan, Fenner, Beckett win seats on Appleton Select Board

    Voters have cast their ballots and in the town’s only contested race, Lorie Costigan defeated David Gould for a one-year term on the town’s Select Board, 139 to 86. John Fenner was elected to a two-year term, while Peter Beckett won his bid for a three-year term. Fenner gained 182 votes and Beckett got 171 votes. Rachel Horne and Ruth Kermish-Allen were elected to three-year terms on the Appleton Village School …

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