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    October 6, 2010

    Appleton woman airlifted following four-wheeler crash

    An Appleton woman was listed in fair condition at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor on Oct. 7, a day after she was taken by LifeFlight helicopter, following an all-terrain vehicle crash. Shortly before 11 a.m. on Oct. 6, Karen Rolerson, 30, and her brother Bryan Rolerson were riding ATVs on a marked trail near 1667 West Appleton Road. The two had come off the trail and were headed south on West Appleton …

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    October 5, 2010

    Appleton Fire Department teaches fire safety

    Appleton Village School students received a lesson in fire safety from members of the town’s fire department on Oct. 5. With this year’s theme for Fire Prevention Week being “Smoke Detectors: A sound you can live with,” the fire department made sure that all students that did not have a detector either in their bedroom or right outside their room were given one for their home. “We want to make sure that every …

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    October 5, 2010

    Ruef-Lindquist brings diverse background

    Sarah Ruef-Lindquist said her experience, skills and knowledge make her the best choice for Knox County judge of probate. She is facing off against Republican candidate Carol Emery for the post, who has held the position for more than 20 years. The position is for a four-year term. “I’m excited to offer a choice to Knox County voters,” she said, noting there hasn’t been a contested race for 20 years. Ruef-Li…

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    October 5, 2010

    Incumbent Emery specializes in family law

    Carol Emery said a probate judge needs to have working knowledge of both district court and probate court to be able to better issue orders. Emery, of St. George, has practiced law in Knox County full time since 1988 and has served as Knox County probate judge since 1990. During any given week, she works from both sides of the bench; on one side representing individuals in civil matters, such as family, …

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    October 5, 2010

    Ruef-Linquist challenges Emery for county probate judge seat

    Sarah Ruef-Lindquist of Camden is challenging current Knox County Judge of Probate Carol Emery of St. George for the position. Voters will elect the probate judge on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 2. The candidate profiles can be read by clicking on the links below: Ruef-Lindquist brings diverse background Incumbent Emery specializes in family law

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    October 1, 2010

    Hope Fire Department responds to two fires

    Members of the Hope Fire Department responded to two fires in a little more than 12 hours on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. Shortly before 7 p.m., Sept. 30, the department responded to a vehicle fire at 118 Luce Lane. The cab of the truck was fully involved when firefighters arrived on the scene, according to Hope Fire Chief Clarence Keller. Keller said the vehicle was parked at the time of the fire and there were no …

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    September 26, 2010

    Pair taken to hospital after car crashes into South Thomaston waters

    Two elderly people were taken to Penobscot Bay Medical Center after they crashed their vehicle into the water off the South Thomaston Public Landing on Sept. 26. Frank Rankin, 77, of Camden told police that shortly before 2 p.m. his foot fell asleep and he became confused between the gas and brake pedals, according to Knox County Sheriff’s Deputy John Palmer. Rankin hit the gas instead of the brake when …

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    September 25, 2010

    Abandoned dog found chained to Union fence

    Kristen Matson found an unwelcome surprise when she arrived to work at Appleton Ridge Pet Care on Sept. 25 at about 8:45 a.m. A female Beagle was chained to the fence. Matson said she is unsure how long the dog had been there. She left work the night before at about 5 p.m. There was no food or water left for the dog and the chain was one that can easily tangle, she said. “It was really upsetting,” Matson …

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    September 9, 2010

    Law enforcement officers chow down doughnuts for good cause

    Reigning doughnut-eating champion Justin Hills of the Camden First Aid Association was unable to hold onto his title for a second year as Peter Plummer from the U.S. Coast Guard took top honors in the third annual Law Enforcement Donut Eating Contest on Sept. 9 at Tim Hortons in Rockland. The event is held to raise money for Special Olympics of Maine. Plummer was able to down six doughnuts in 1 minute and 54 …

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    September 6, 2010

    Appleton sees tax rate decrease; Hope remains steady

    Residents in Hope and Appleton have seen their taxes remain about the same or seen a drop this year. Appleton selectmen set the tax rate at $14.40 per $1,000 of assessed property, which is down from $15.60 from last year. A total of $2,016,135 will be raised. Of that amount, $111,168 (up $6,411) will go to Knox County; $1,233,246 (down $5,435) will go to School Union 69 and the Five Town Community School …

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