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    October 13, 2016

    Staying in tune with the community: Midcoast Music Academy to transition to nonprofit

    The idea began on the back of a lobster boat off Matinicus Island. Today, that idea is a music academy that is becoming a deeper part of the community while inspiring and teaching hundreds. After graduating from Berklee College of Music in 2005, Tom Ulichny traveled around the United States, living in multiple places, including time on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. While there, he performed professionally …

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    October 13, 2016

    Pink for a purpose

    Members of the Rockland Professional Firefighters Local 1584 are wearing pink this October with a purpose. For the second year, the crew from the Rockland Fire Department has purchased pink Rockland firefighter shirts and will make a donation to the Susan G. Komen organization. The organization addresses breast cancer on multiple fronts, including research, community health, global outreach and public policy …

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    September 16, 2016

    Three-vehicle crash disrupts traffic on River Road

    Traffic was stopped in both directions on Route 131 Friday morning, Sept. 16, following a crash involving three vehicles. South Thomaston fire and emergency crews and the Knox County Sheriff’s Office responded to the call at the intersection of Route 131 and Westbrook Street at about 7:15 a.m., according to Knox County Chief Deputy Tim Carroll. A Ford Explorer traveling south on 131 was turning onto Westbrook …

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    September 6, 2016

    Updated: Rockland driver slams into back of delivery truck

    Police reported the possibility of injuries after a car slammed into the back of a UPS delivery truck Friday, Sept. 2, at 5:45 p.m. on St. George Road (Route 131) in South Thomaston. Raymond Athearn, 86, of Rockland, was driving southbound in a Chevy sedan. Erin Balistreri, 41, of Rockland, was parked legally in the UPS truck, which sustained minor damage to the rear driver’s side. At the time of the crash, the …

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    August 22, 2016

    Coast Guard responds to lobster boat collision

    A collision between two lobster boats Monday morning is under investigation by the U.S. Coast Guard. Around 8:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 22, Coast Guard Station Rockland received a call from two commercial vessels to report the collision, which they are required to do, according to Petty Officer Meghan Cahoon of Station Rockland. Involved in the collision were the 42-foot F/V Centerfold out of Spruce Head, captained by …

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    August 12, 2016

    End of a lobster era

    Very little has changed at Waterman’s Beach Lobster over the past 30 years. The original building has had a few additions, the parking lot has been expanded and they have added more picnic tables. And the setting overlooking Penobscot Bay and primarily the soul of the restaurant – the family that runs it and how they run it – has remained the same. Until, that is, Sunday, Sept. 4, when the biggest change will …

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    August 12, 2016

    Midcoast Lens: Creating 'Wet Paint' art

    Julie Haskell paints the cove near Pleasant Beach Road in South Thomaston Friday morning, Aug. 12. Haskell, an art teacher from Meriden, N.H., summers locally. Her piece will be a part of the Wet Paint on the Weskeag event happening Sunday, Aug. 14. The Georges River Land Trust and The Kelpie Gallery of South Thomaston will hold the third annual event at the gallery beginning at 4 p.m., with proceeds to benefit …

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    August 4, 2016

    Updated: In the right place, at the right time

    It was near dusk, close to 8 p.m., on Thursday, July 28, when Raeanna Fraser, of Rockport, pulled into the parking lot at Johnson Memorial Park with her husband and her 16-year-old son, so her son could jump into the pond and cool off after basketball practice. They parked, put the windows down and that’s when her son saw people running to the boat dock at Chickawaukie Pond in Rockland. “The first thing that came …

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    August 4, 2016

    Updated: Historic schooner runs aground during Windjammer Parade

    The 79-foot national historic landmark schooner American Eagle ran aground Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 2, during the Somes Sound Windjammer Parade, according to the Coast Guard. The schooner’s home port is the North End Shipyard in Rockland. At about 3:15 p.m., the Coast Guard Station Southwest Harbor received a call from the crew aboard the American Eagle that they had run aground, according to a release from the …

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    August 1, 2016

    Bobcat spotted near Owls Head home

    A bobcat was captured on a game camera near an Owls Head residence Friday morning, July 29. Katie Shaw was checking the camera that sits on her property when the image of the cat came across the screen. “At first, I thought it was a normal cat, then I was like, oh my God, that is not a house cat,” Shaw said. “To see that was very shocking.” The picture was captured at 8:18 a.m. near Shaw’s driveway. She said she …

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