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    October 5, 2017

    Midcoast Lens: South Thomaston bridge is out

    CAN’T GET THERE FROM HERE — The Maine Department of Transportation is replacing the Weskeag Bridge. It is expected to be closed until Nov. 5.

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    January 4, 2016

    Updated: Pickup truck slams into Common Market

    A small pickup truck hit the side of the Common Market at about 2 p.m. Dec. 31, causing damage to both the exterior and the interior of the Union grocery store. Knox County Sheriff’s Office responded. Earl A. Hawes of Union accidentally hit the gas when pulling into the parking stall, according to the sheriff’s office. He was driving a blue 2001 GMC Sonoma, which sustained minor damage. A cashier inside the store …

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    November 20, 2012

    Donated Kindles spark reading

    Insurance company Horace Mann has donated two new Kindles to fourth-grade classes at Camden-Rockport Elementary School. Chuck Lynch, an agent representing Horace Mann, was on hand Wednesday, Nov. 14, to present the Kindles to fourth-grade student representatives Ava Baeza and Annika Johnson. Fourth-grade teachers Karen Collins, Stuart Finkelstein, Kate Dishop and Kisha Marsh assembled the remaining fourth-grade …

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    October 17, 2012

    Midcoast Lens: Pile driver

    On Tuesday, Oct. 16, Art Tibbetts Marine was in Camden Harbor to drive the first piling for the new town float launched the day before. The group effort involved Rockport Steel, Mike Moody, Camden town employees and Art Tibbetts’ crew as well as a couple of flatbed trucks as the float system was navigated into the water. Each piling has its own serial number and after waiting months for the greenheart wood …

  • Published
    August 7, 2012

    Donations for injured man remain missing

    A donation jar was stolen from a fundraiser at West Appleton Country Club July 28. The event was a benefit for Steve Grierson of Cushing. Grierson reportedly was injured during an event at Pittston Fairgrounds called “Tuff Truck,” a two-lap course of jumps and mud on which drivers compete for the best completion time. The event took place at the Maine 4-by-4 Festival on June 2. Grierson reportedly exploded the L1 …

  • Published
    March 9, 2012

    Miracles do happen

    “Good afternoon, Village Soup Gazette. This is going to be a strange request.” That is not a totally unusual conversation starter, as many callers to the local newspaper are searching for answers to odd questions. Penny Coppedge is the reason for this story. Penny lives in Wadmalaw Island, S.C., and had taken a trip to Maine last summer. Along the way, Penny lost a necklace that consisted of pieces of fish-shaped …

  • Published
    November 28, 2011

    It’s a bird, it’s a plane… it’s Sheldon the Shark

    Sheldon the Shark escaped Saturday, Nov. 26 from Planet Toys in Camden. The shark — a helium-filled, remote-controlled, blimp-like balloon — was being demonstrated at the store by owner Richard Aroneau. The customers were enjoying the action and when Aroneau stopped to chat, Sheldon disappeared through the front door. He had been caught in a draft created when the doors opened, and suddenly was sucked out onto …

  • Published
    November 24, 2011

    ‘Throw yourself on the Universe’ and take a hike

    When you hear Triple Crown most often horse racing comes to mind but in the case of Stephanie White, 1990 graduate of Medomak Valley High School, it means hiking the top three trails in the United States. A school trip with biology teacher Pam Ramsey to Mt. Katahdin when White was a sophomore in high school spurred her hiking adventures. Ramsey was telling the group about the Appalachian Trail and White didn’t …

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    October 25, 2011

    The barnyard’s shy a few roosters

    P.D.Q. Door at 10 Rockport Park Centre in Rockport, off Route 1, is the victim of a strange occurrence. About a month ago when the owners and staff got to work there were two roosters strutting about the business. Thinking that they came from a neighboring farm or house, the workers inquired around. No home was found. The local delivery drivers tried to help out and locate the homes of the roosters but to no …

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    October 13, 2011

    People in need can take from The King’s Closet

    Grace Bible Fellowship at 30 Sherer Lane in Rockland is home to The King’s Closet, which has free used clothes for men, women and children of all ages. Opened in the summer of 2010, The King’s Closet has seen lots of items come and go. The King’s Closet is open year round Saturdays from 9 to 11 a.m. or during regular church office hours. Those who need to visit on off hours are encouraged to call the church …

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