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    December 1, 2021

    Local woman helps take gifts to children in need for second year

    Carly Laughery is working on turning her efforts into a charitable organization so she can continue to help families facing financial hardship.

  • Published
    March 22, 2021

    Lincolnville duo leases city property to restore New Jersey’s official tall ship

    A well-known New Jersey schooner will make its way up to Maine in September to have its wooden structure restored by local restoration company Clark and Eisele Traditional Boatbuilding. City Council approved a nine-month lease March 16 for the company to rent space in Belfast Yards and build a temporary structure to complete the project. The AJ Meerwald is a 115-foot Delaware Bay Oyster Schooner built in 1928, …

  • Published
    October 13, 2020

    Only a few turn out for final permit review

    Only two intervenors and seven members of the public commented at the Belfast Planning Board’s last public hearing Oct. 7 and 8 on five Nordic Aquafarms permit applications — a seemingly anticlimactic ending to a more than 12-month-long city permit process for Nordic’s proposed land-based fish farm. Previous board meetings had drawn dozens of fish farm opponents to the University of Maine Hutchinson Center. The …

  • Published
    October 7, 2020

    Nordic ramps up public presence as it receives DEP draft permit decisions

    Maine Department of Environmental Protection issued draft permit decisions for Nordic Aquafarms’ applications to build a land-based fish farm next to the Little River in Belfast for the Board of Environmental Protection to review. The company is still waiting on an application decision from the Army Corps of Engineers and Belfast Planning Board, but is revving up its public engagement as decisions draw near. The …

  • Published
    June 17, 2020

    Lincolnville sends eighth graders off with beachside drive-through

    Lincolnville Central School eighth graders drove by Lincolnville Beach June 16, where crowds of people cheered them on in a social distancing promotion to high school. The school has been closed since March 16 because of the coronavirus. A few dozen people gathered along the sidewalk with signs and balloons for the 28 students, who waved and pointed as they drove by. The parade-style promotion was accompanied by …

  • Published
    January 3, 2020

    New Year’s Day dip raises money for local man

    Peter Roper, or the self-described chief polar bear, hosted the 15th annual Dip 4 Derek on New Year’s Day. The event drew several polar dippers in bathing suits and bikinis. Participants ranged in age from elementary school children to retirement-aged adults. “Some come and I never see them again, and some I see every year,” Roper said. “… You never know how many people there are going to be until they show …

  • Published
    September 20, 2019

    Organ transplants in Maine more than a financial struggle

    Carrie Klein learned that she needed a kidney transplant last spring after experiencing swelling in her ankles. Sitting in the doctor’s office in Bangor, the former Unity resident didn’t fully understand the health implications of the diagnosis. She initially told her employer she would return in a couple of days, but she never went back. The diagnosis later dropped on her like a sandbag. Klein thought it was a …

  • Published
    July 5, 2019

    Beach Fourth a blast

    Lincolnville Beach was packed with locals and tourists for the Lincolnville 4th of July Beach Blast celebration that featured a live band, grilling, fireworks and a bonfire on a warm summer day in Maine. People stayed cool on the beach all day wearing star-spangled bathing suits, towels and miniature flags. The Lobster Pound Restaurant sold burgers and hot dogs grilled by the beach as The Midnight Riders played …

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