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    January 16, 2010

    Camden Hills Amnesty International group contributes to women’s rights project

    The Amnesty International student group at Camden Hills Regional High School has joined other Amnesty International groups around the United States in a movement to urge the Senate to help protect women’s rights.The student group has made more than 100 worry dolls that will be combined with dolls made by other groups in an effort to send 10,000 of them to the Senate.One woman is lost to pregnancy related complicat…

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    January 14, 2010

    Town leaders target school spending

    Facing budget shortfalls, the Rockport Select Board has directed its town manager to build a municipal budget that takes any education-related increases into account.Some board members maintain the move is to prevent any increased burden to taxpayers. Town Manager Robert Peabody wonders, however, how the town can also take school costs, which are administered by an entirely different governmental entity, under …

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    January 14, 2010

    Police look into break-in at Smokestack Grill

    Camden police are investigating a break-in at the Smokestack Grill in the Knox Mill complex.The break-in was reported to police at 10 a.m. on Jan. 12.The door window was broken to gain entry into the facility and the cash register and bottles were moved, said Camden Police Chief Phil Roberts.The report, filed by Officer Brook Hartshorn, did not indicate anything was missing, Roberts said.Hartshorn continues to …

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    January 11, 2010

    Five towns to begin school district reorganization talks

    Towns in the Five Town Community School District will once again begin discussing school district reorganization. The Five Town CSD board voted Jan. 6 to allow Assistant Superintendent Michael Weatherwax to create a Reorganization Planning Committee to begin looking at district consolidation. Weatherwax said the school boards in Maine School Administrative District 28, which includes Camden and Rockport, and …

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    January 11, 2010

    Citizen group forms to search for five town school budget savings

    A group of local residents have come together to help find the best possible education at the lowest possible cost for students in Camden and Rockport schools.The group — Citizens for Value In Education — formed about a year ago when Rockport resident Alex Armentrout gave a presentation to the town’s Select Board, followed by several letters to the editor, which appeared in the local news.Armentrout asked the …

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    January 7, 2010

    Five town board addresses decline in vocational school enrollment

    With the total number of Camden Hills Regional High School students using Region 8 programming at the Mid-Coast School of Technology being the lowest of the seven sending schools, the technology school’s director touted the benefits of a vocational education at the Jan. 6 board meeting of the Five Town Community School District, which oversees Camden Hills.In addition, the steering committee for the Many Flags, …

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