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    January 28, 2022

    Unauthorized wood pickups may be result of misunderstanding, nonprofit says

    Several people were caught on video putting wood from Waldo County Woodshed’s Lincolnville site into their cars. Police are investigating.

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    June 18, 2021
    Maine Ocean School 2021

    Maine Ocean School celebrates second graduating class

    Three new graduates are joined by alumni from last year in marking the culmination of their high school careers.

  • Published
    October 15, 2020

    Mullins sees disassembly, relocation of Hedges Hall as 'fun project'

    Michael Mullins said he initially bid on Hedges Hall at Point Lookout convention center thinking he could “part it out” — take it apart and sell off what he could. Built by credit card giant MBNA over 20 years ago, no expense was spared on the conference, event and wedding venue. Later, Mullins said, the idea of possibly relocating the building to a different site started to take hold. With an offer of $21,000, …

  • Published
    September 24, 2020

    Hearing set for man indicted for causing police standoff

    William Deane Jr., 44, of Lincolnville, was indicted the week of Sept. 22 on charges of illegal possession of a firearm, domestic violence assault with priors, domestic violence criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon and causing a police standoff. On Aug. 19, at approximately 9:11 p.m., police received a call for a domestic situation at Belfast Variety on Back Belmont Road. According to court documents, a …

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    July 21, 2020

    Buildings and equipment up for auction at Point Lookout

    The owners of Point Lookout, the former conference center and corporate retreat built by MBNA over 20 years ago on a 387-acre site, will be auctioning four buildings and all associated contents. According to John Bottero, vice president and appraiser for Thomaston Place Auction Galleries, which was hired to conduct the selloff, included are Hedges Hall event center, Copper Pine Cafe, an outdoor storage garage, …

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    July 1, 2020

    State-of-the-art waste facility closes temporarily

    The Municipal Review Committee is looking for a new operator who will manage the Coastal Resources/Fiberight facility in Hampden, and make the plant profitable while achieving its full potential. The committee is also looking for a new investor to fill funding gaps that have beset the $70-million waste-to-energy facility. The MRC, a nonprofit organization composed of 115 member cities and towns across the state, …

  • Published
    June 1, 2020

    Hundreds voice outrage over George Floyd's death

    Two separate demonstrations took place Sunday, sparked by the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. At noon May 31 about 30 demonstrators took to the corner of High and Main streets carrying signs highlighting continuing racial injustice, police brutality and violence which has prevailed across the country. A much larger event, organized by Syd Sanders and Bella DeJoy, took over Post Office …

  • Published
    February 28, 2020

    Swanville pig farmer acquitted of animal cruelty

    A Swanville farmer accused of inhumanely killing 12 pigs was acquitted on all charges Friday at Waldo County Judicial Center. Superior Court Justice Robert Murray Wednesday dismissed nine of 13 counts of animal cruelty against Jerry Ireland, noting the state failed to meet the burden of proof. The jury took less than an hour to deliberate and bring back a not guilty verdict on the four remaining charges Feb. …

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    January 17, 2020

    Two hospitalized after Route 1 crash

    A head-on collision on Route 1 near Don Foshay’s Discount Tire Tuesday afternoon sent two drivers to the hospital. Belfast Police said a call came in at 4:24 p.m. reporting three vehicles sustaining damage. A black Toyota Highlander heading south, driven by Paul Gibbons, 71, of Camden, crossed into oncoming traffic just past the Irving gas station on Northport Avenue, according to police. Gibbons is a well-known…

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    March 13, 2019

    Lincolnville Central wins big in chess tourney

    Lincolnville Central School returned victorious from the State Scholastic Team Chess Championship at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor March 2, bringing home two first-place trophies and one runner-up award. Chess Coach Bruce Haffner promised to shave his head if Lincolnville Central School and Camden-Rockport Elementary School teams had winners in three divisions, and he made good on his pledge. Delighted LCS …

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