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    September 2, 2010

    Hope residents bash cell tower plan

    The majority of Hope residents who spoke at an informational hearing Aug. 31 concerning a possible cell tower in South Hope were against the plan. About 25 residents attended the meeting, which was held at the Hope Elementary School. The meeting lasted nearly two hours. Jack Drew of Drew Group, a business that works with cell providers, has approached the town with a plan to install a 180- to 190-foot tower …

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    August 27, 2010

    Two Lincolnville crashes send three to hospital

    A crash in Lincolnville Center Aug. 27 between a dump truck and a pickup truck resulted in two men being transported to the hospital. A second crash involving a motorcycle, which occurred while rescue workers were busy with the first crash, sent a third man to the hospital. Officials at the scenes said the three men were in stable condition. The first call came in at about 9:30 a.m. A dump truck, owned by …

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    August 25, 2010

    Cell tower proposed for South Hope

    The town of Hope has been approached with the idea of putting a cell phone tower on a piece of town-owned land on Route 17.Jack Drew of Drew Group, a business that works with cell providers, has approached the town with a plan to install a 190-foot tower on a parcel of land west of All Directions Transport on Route 17. No official application has been submitted for the project, said Hope Town Administrator Jon …

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    February 18, 2010

    Lincolnville tenant charged with stealing from landlord

    A Lincolnville man was arrested after police said he stole a number of household items, including a large collection of Elvis memorabilia, from his landlord.On Feb. 17, the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jason Cromeenes, 29, charging him with felony theft.The sheriff’s office received a complaint from a property owner at 241 Greenacre Road. The woman, who currently lives in Nevada, called to report that …

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    February 6, 2010

    Toboggan nationals under way in Camden

    The Camden Snow Bowl was abuzz as thousands gathered for the 20th U.S. National Toboggan Championships Feb. 6 under blue skies and brisk temperatures. The team spots were completely filled for the first time in recent years and visitors to the area were encouraged to take the free shuttle bus as the parking lot was filled. Buses were running from the lower lot of the Camden-Rockport Middle School and from the …

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    January 30, 2010

    Hope town clerk to retire after 32 years

    Florance Merrifield has for more than three decades been the first face visitors see when they enter the Hope Town Office. In fact, she worked for the town before there even was a town office. That’s about to change. After 32 years serving as Hope’s town clerk and tax collector, Merrifield has announced her retirement. Her last day will be Friday, Feb. 26. “I’ve really enjoyed it,” she said Jan. 27. “I’ve …

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    January 28, 2010

    New use planned for old Hope fire house

    The old Hope Corner fire station may become a woodworking shop, pending approval by the Hope Planning Board. The town vacated the property in December when the new fire station on Camden Road opened, and since then town officials have been considering the future of the lot. It was decided to offer the property, which is considered a nonconforming lot, to abutters to the property, said Town Administrator Jon …

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    January 23, 2010

    Pen pals by way of Hope pigeons

    The Postal Pigeon Program is looking for a few interested bird enthusiasts.Pigeon breeder and owner Jason Luce of Hope has created the program, called P-mail for short, with the idea of using pigeons to transmit messages.According to Luce, anyone involved in the pigeon network would agree to have a mailbox, which would be a loft hoisted on a post, in their yard. The person could then send and receive messages via …

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    January 21, 2010

    Rockport begins budget process

    The Rockport Select Board has directed the town manager to devise three separate budget packages, one that shows no increase, one that represents a 10 percent reduction in costs and one that shows a 20 percent reduction.Department heads had already been asked to submit figures with as close to no increase from this year as possible, Town Manager Bob Peabody said.At the Jan. 11 Select Board meeting, some board …

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    January 19, 2010

    Rockport couple seeks support for destroyed Haitian orphanage

    A Rockport couple has worked with a local designer to establish a Web site,, to help raise money for a Haitian orphanage that was destroyed during last week’s earthquake. In the fall, Tim and Dorie Lawson began working with Children of the House of the Lack, an orphanage in Port-au-Prince that was, until last week, a home for 27 children. In November, the two visited the orphanage. The Lawsons …

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