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    August 9, 2017

    Rockport teen begins Little Free Pantry to earn Eagle Scout rank

    People may be familiar with the Little Free Libraries that have popped up in communities across the nation, but 16-year-old Zachary Dorr has created a variation of that concept — instead of books, he has filled them with nonperishables and toiletries to help those in need in the Camden and Rockport area. Dorr, a Life Scout of Boy Scout Troop 200 and a junior at Camden Hills Regional High School, has built and …

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    August 7, 2017

    Half-acre burned in Mount Battie fire

    Discarded smoking materials are thought to have started an Aug. 4 fire that burned a half-acre on Mount Battie. A fire ranger responded to the scene, located about 1,000 feet in the woods from the Megunticook Street trailhead, shortly before 6 p.m. The hikers who discovered the blaze initially tried to put the fire out, but called the Public Safety Building after realizing it was burning too big an area, Camden …

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    August 3, 2017

    Local men turn passion for climbing into new guide service

    Realizing there is a niche for rock climbing in the Camden Hills area, two local men have turned their love for the outdoors into a new guide service. This summer, John Sidik, of Camden, and Noah Kleiner, of Lincolnville, opened Equinox Guiding Service. The business currently focuses mainly on climbing trips, but the two plan to include other guided outings, such as hikes, snowshoeing, navigation skills and …

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    August 2, 2017

    Camden Police investigate three downtown burglaries

    Camden Police are investigating three burglaries in which cash was taken. Three downtown businesses were entered, two of which by forced entry, between the evening of Sunday, July 30 and the morning of Monday, Aug. 1, according to Camden Police Detective Curt Andrick. Andrick did not elaborate on which businesses were the victims. An undetermined amount of cash was taken, he said. Andrick urges business owners to …

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    August 2, 2017

    Camden Select Board, SAD 28 to meet regarding MET

    The Camden Select Board and the School Administrative District 28 will meet Wednesday, Aug. 9 to give the boards the opportunity to discuss issues regarding the potential preservation or repurposing of the Mary E. Taylor School. The joint meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the Washington Street Conference Room and will not be broadcast on Channel 22 or available online. The SAD 28 board meeting will follow the meeting …

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    July 27, 2017

    Rising school costs drive Hope tax increase

    A nearly $148,500 rise in costs to educate Hope students has led the way to increased taxes. The Board of Selectmen set the tax rate at $14.80 per $1,000 of assessed property at its July 25 meeting. The rate is up from $13.60. This means a person owning a home valued at $150,000 would see a $180 increase, for a total tax bill of $2,220. Of the $2,992,944 to be raised, 83 percent, or $2.43 million, will go to Hope …

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    July 26, 2017

    Animal care, treatment is focus of new shelter-based summer camp

    P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center is in its last week of a new adventure — P.A.W.S. Pals Summer Camp — which brings children into the 123 John St. shelter to learn about the responsible care and treatment of animals. The program, which is a half-day week-long program, has had five sessions this summer, with the last week concluding July 28, and has welcomed about 40 children through the doors, according to P.A.W.S. …

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    July 22, 2017

    Adult day services program first of its kind in Knox County

    Sixty-Three Washington Street Home for Seniors, a residential care facility in the heart of Camden, has expanded its services to offer a day services program — a first in Knox County. The new program, launched about two months ago, provides activities and companionship for those still living at home. In addition, it can provide a worry-free place for seniors while caregivers run errands, take short trips, or seek …

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    July 20, 2017

    Parra hired as Union's next town clerk

    Stacey Parra of Lincolnville has been hired as Union’s next town clerk. Parra has worked for 19 years for the Rockport Town Office, the last 15 years as executive assistant to the town manager. She is replacing Marcy Corwin, who retired after 17 years as Union’s town clerk. Union Town Manager Jay Feyler said the town received about 30 applications and, working with a committee, narrowed the applicants down to …

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    July 17, 2017

    UPDATED: Rockport woman killed in car/motorcycle crash in Union

    A 63-year-old Rockport woman was killed July 16 when a motorcyle she was riding on Route 17 was struck by a car. At about 5 p.m., Knox County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the crash at the intersection of Heald Highway (Route 17) and Sennebec Road and found that a 1968 Harley Davidson motorcycle, driven by Ronald Moon, 64, of Waldoboro had struck the back of a 2016 Audi SUV, driven by Chaturvedi Alok, 57 of …

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