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    March 7, 2013

    Camden woman practices charity in celebration

    In 2010 Shannon Thompson had a vision for her birthday celebration: she wanted the North Haven-based band Toughcats to perform. After considering options to facilitate the show Thompson said she came up with an idea. “Why not make it a benefit?” she said. Thompson said she realized a performance by the popular band could draw a crowd and found a way to have her proverbial cake and eat it, too, selling tickets and …

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    February 28, 2013

    Comida Latin Kitchen joins Camden's menu

    Tom Sigler said he and his wife Lisa Laurita-Spanglet have been “eying” the space at 31 Elm St. in Camden for “a long time.” The Rockland couple’s patience paid off, and the space became vacant in November. On Feb. 7 they opened Comida Latin Kitchen after completely renovating the interior space. “We did it entirely ourselves, we made the tables, we built out the banquets,” said Sigler of the restaurant’s 26-seat …

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    February 27, 2013

    Lincolnville to go to bid on town office renovation

    Lincolnville Board of Selectmen convened Feb. 25 to discuss a variety of issues including the town administrator’s draft budget and finalization of plans for renovation of Lincolnville Town Office. Amanda Austen of 2A Architects attended the meeting, where Lincolnville Town Administrator David Kinney said she discussed finishing details of the project including paint colors and “some mechanics.” He said he …

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    February 27, 2013

    Camden Fire Department prepares for live fire drill

    Members of Camden Fire Department met Monday, Feb. 25, to explore the building at 133 Elm St., the site of the former Lotus Chinese restaurant. The building is slated to be used for live fire training in March, said Camden Fire Chief Chris Farley. He said members of Camden Fire Department meet bi-weekly for various types of drills. Farley said the Feb. 25 evening drill was the department’s first with brand new …

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    February 26, 2013

    Lincolnville police seek answers in 'unintentional' shooting

    Lincolnville Police Chief Ron Young is seeking answers in the investigation of a reportedly self-inflicted gunshot wound that Young described as “not accidental, but unintentional.” Young said he was in Belfast on the afternoon of Feb. 20 when police there received notification that Waldo County General Hospital had admitted a patient with a through-and-through gunshot wound to his left foot. Young said he …

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    February 25, 2013

    CMP trainer discusses electrical safety with Lincolnville firefighters

    Lincolnville firefighters gathered Feb. 19 for electrical safety training provided by Chris Page of Central Maine Power Co. Page said he travels around the state providing training at institutions including schools, military bases and emergency management agencies. He also said he teaches residential electrical safety. The training took place at Lincolnville Center Fire Station and covered electrical safety …

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    February 21, 2013

    Hope couple purchases tenured Warren business

    Jason and Brooke Hall of Hope have purchased Knowlton Moving and Storage in Warren. The couple said they are excited as they take reins at the tenured business which offers a full range of moving, packing and storage solutions for business and residential customers. The couple said the business was founded in 1947 and has been operated by Rolf and Sue Winters since 1986. With a fleet of eight moving trucks — …

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    February 19, 2013

    Appleton residence saved after chimney fire spreads through walls

    Firefighters from Appleton, Union and Washington worked together to save a two-story Appleton home the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 19, after a reported chimney fire spread through the walls and second-floor area immediately around the chimney, said Appleton Fire Chief David Stone. Stone arrived first on the scene after an initial report of a chimney fire around 7:20 a.m. He said the fire was reported by a male …

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    February 15, 2013

    Lincolnville Fire Department to host benefit for Justin Hills

    Members of Lincolnville Fire Department are hosting a “Super Chicken” barbecue to aid in cushioning expenses incurred by one of their fellow emergency responders. Justin Hills — who is a Lincolnville firefighter, has been a police officer in both Rockland and Camden and works as the supervisor at Camden First Aid Association — is fighting Hodgkins Lymphoma. Hills is also battling the personal and financial …

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    February 14, 2013

    State seeks ownership of 26 neglected animals

    In an Ex Parte order filed Jan. 29, the state requested that a district court judge authorize the state to take ownership of 26 domestic animals from a jailed Hope resident. Margaret Tracy, 55, has been jailed since Jan. 25 when she made an initial appearance in Knox County Superior Court and pleaded not guilty to two counts of violation of condition of release. The original charges stemmed from a domestic …

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