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    July 16, 2017

    Eat your weeds: it's an Herbal Revolution

    In 2015, Kathi Langelier moved approximately 400 plants from her Lincolnville garden to her new farm on North Union Road. With those plants, she produces medicinal tonics, shrubs, elixirs and teas under the name Herbal Revolution Farm & Apothecary, which are distributed to about 180 stores nationwide, including Whole Foods, Urban Outfitters and Mom’s Organics, as well as co-ops and natural food stores. Herbal …

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    July 16, 2017

    24th North Atlantic Blues Festival draws thousands

    A light breeze and mostly cloudy skies July 15 and mostly sunny skies July 16 made for a delightful North Atlantic Blues Festival. For the 24th straight summer, Rockland played host to the blues fest, earning it the distinction as one of the longest running blues festivals in the country. Blues Fest Co-Founder and Co-Producer Paul Benjamin described the weather as almost perfect, compared to last year, which saw …

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    July 15, 2017

    Founders Day celebrated in Union

    Pancake breakfast, bus tours, children’s games, a quilt show and parade are just many of the events taking place at this weekend’s Union Founders Day celebration. The celebration kicked off July 14 and ran through Saturday afternoon, with many events held at the Union Common.

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    July 14, 2017

    Group organizing to seek ways to save Mary E. Taylor building

    A group of concerned citizens has been given the green light by School Administrative District 28 to come up with concrete plans for uses of the Mary E. Taylor building and save it from demolition. About 50 residents attended a special School Board meeting July 13 at Camden-Rockport Middle School to discuss the historic portion of the school, built in 1925. The building is currently part of CRMS, but when voters …

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    July 11, 2017

    Rockport voters to consider marijuana retail, social club ban

    After a non-binding June vote that showed Rockport voters do not support retail marijuana establishments within town borders, the Select Board voted July 10 to have town officials bring a question before voters in November to restrict commercial activities in town. In November 2016, a statewide referendum was approved to legalize recreational marijuana, but it left commercial sales and cultivation approval up to …

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    July 10, 2017

    Camden, district continue MET building talks

    The future planning for the Mary E. Taylor School building on Knowlton Street continues, with two meetings scheduled this week to determine what happens next with the historic facility. The building is currently part of Camden-Rockport Middle School, but when voters approved a $25 million bond article in June to build a new school, the spending package did not include plans to renovate the building. The Camden …

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    July 8, 2017

    Appleton author weaves Maine history, family and poetry

    Jean Edwards says words simply flow out her fingers and through her pencil. Edwards, of Appleton, who just published her 15th book, has always had a love for the written word — especially sonnets, her favorite — but her work as an author never truly began until she moved back home to Appleton 20 years ago when her husband, who served a career in the Navy, retired. “Your mother says ‘never run off with a guitarist,…

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    June 19, 2017

    Street party marks start of Rockland's summer season

    The arrival of summer, which officially takes place Wednesday, June 21, was celebrated on Rockland’s Main Street Saturday, June 17, with the annual community street party. Rockland Main Street Inc. sponsored the June 17 annual Summer Solstice Celebration, which closed Main Street to vehicles and opened it up to pedestrians-only for the three hours of the party. The party featured food, games, live bands, dancing, …

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    June 19, 2017

    Hope bans marijuana facilities, cuts road budget at annual town meeting

    Hope residents voted June 15 to enact an ordinance that prohibits marijuana retail establishments and social clubs in town. The ban also includes marijuana cultivation and manufacturing facilities. The decision was approved by a 36-10 vote. About 50 people attended the meeting, which lasted a little more than an hour, to pass an $853,573 budget, which represents an increase of about $74,800. After taking more …

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    June 18, 2017

    Ticks are here to stay, but you don't have to hide indoors

    In October 2009, Paula Jackson Jones of Nobleboro was bitten by a tick and found it on her side after a day of clearing brush at her house. She removed the tick and did not think much more about it. Within a week, she began to have trouble sleeping, was anxious, and felt very tired. By the second week, Jackson Jones said, she was having a hard time focusing at her job. Eventually, she went to the doctor and was …

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