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    August 1, 2016

    Midcoast Lens: Summer in Camden Harbor

    Camden Harbor was a bustling place over the weekend as the inaugural Camden Classics Cup was held in town.

  • Published
    July 29, 2016

    Boy saved from drowning in Chickawaukie Pond

    A 9-year-old boy nearly drowned in Chickawaukie Pond Thursday evening, July 28. His life was saved by the actions of two good Samaritans, according to local police. A man at Johnson Memorial Park saw the child floating in the water near the public boat launch at the park and pulled the boy from the water. A woman on shore performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the child, who was not breathing. Rockland …

  • Published
    July 29, 2016

    Like the Lorax, residents 'speak for the trees'

    Residents of the Methodist Conference Home on Summer Street gathered Friday, July 29, in front of a tall old birch that will be cut down as part of a construction project slated to begin at the end of August. Many of the residents are upset that the birch – along with other trees on the property – is being cut as part of a major building project. The project includes a kitchen expansion and addition to the …

  • Published
    July 29, 2016

    Midcoast Lens: Cooker cleaning time

    Vernard Mossman of Rockland uses a pressure washer to clean components of the “World’s Largest Lobster Cooker” Friday, July 29, in preparation for the Maine Lobster Festival. Mossman said he has volunteered for more than 30 years at the Maine Lobster Festival and will serve again this year as one of the official cooks. The festival begins Wednesday, Aug. 3, along the waterfront in Rockland in Harbor and Buoy …

  • Published
    July 25, 2016

    Midcoast Lens: Bee-utiful sight

    A bumble bee and spider make themselves at home with a blooming hosta and hydrangea as seen in a South Thomaston garden Sunday.

  • Published
    July 21, 2016

    From ‘Shark Tank’ to Rockland Harbor

    It’s not every day that a 288-foot yacht is seen in Rockland Harbor. On Sunday, July 17, the M/Y Fountainhead stopped in Rockland to have its 42-foot Wally tender serviced by Journey’s End Marina. If Batman had a tender for his yacht, chances are it would be black, sleek and stealth-like – and look like the one that Journey’s End serviced. But it didn’t belong to Batman. Facebook chatter and other articles point …

  • Published
    July 5, 2016

    Midcoast Lens: By Sea

    The Rockland Breakwater Light is seen on the way to the Camden fireworks July 4 by water.

  • Published
    June 3, 2016

    Rockland Harbor Hotel set to open this month

    A long-standing fixture on Rockland’s Main Street has been made like-new again. The Rockland Harbor Hotel is set to open its freshly-painted doors later this month. Extensive renovations to the former Navigator Motor Inn at 520 Main St., began shortly after the property was purchased by Maine Course Hospitality Group in November. “We love this kind of project,” said Sean Riley, president and CEO of MCHG. “We are …

  • Published
    June 1, 2016

    Sleepy driver causes crash

    A two-vehicle crash June 1 was caused when one driver fell asleep at the wheel, according to Rockland Police. Constance Thyng, 62, of Rockland was driving south on Old County Road at about 3:30 p.m., turning right onto Lake View Terrace in a 2015 Subaru when the driver behind her fell asleep at the wheel and rearended her vehicle. The Subaru was knocked onto its side. Firefighters had to help her escape from her …

  • Published
    September 1, 2015

    Midcoast Lens: Coastal Character

    A seagull is photographed after rudely intruding on an outing Wednesday, Aug. 26, on Monhegan.

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