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    July 6, 2012

    Message in a lobster trap

    One year ago The Olson House in Cushing was designated a National Historic Landmark. Donna Edelbaum, 77, of Warren set a Maine state swimming record for the 200-yard fly in the 75-79 age division with a time of 2:41.03. She achieved this time while competing at a New England Masters Championship meet in Cambridge, Mass. Five years ago C-SPAN founder Brian Lamb and Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCollough …

  • Published
    June 22, 2012

    The sting of following a wayward queen

    One year ago George, an American Bulldog from Waldoboro that was inside a stolen vehicle, was found safe and sound in Bath. “We got him a cheeseburger,” said his owner Terri Geroux when she and her husband reunited with the pup. An inventor from New York, Stewart Hardison, invented a habitat mooring for lobsters, crabs and other marine life. The moorings have channels built in them. One mooring was placed in …

  • Published
    June 8, 2012

    Rockland deer goes for a tan

    One year ago: A white-tailed deer spent four hours in a tanning salon at the Trade Winds Motor Inn before being removed by police, game wardens and a state biologist. The deer was sedated and taken to the Rockland Animal Hospital for an evaluation. It was later released at the Achorn Cemetery in good condition. Gov. LePage held a town hall meeting in Rockport at Camden Hills Regional High School. LePage answered …

  • Published
    May 25, 2012

    Lincolnville rooster shows true grit

    One year ago Visitors to the cemetery on Heal Road in Lincolnville had an unexpected meeting with a disgruntled rooster who hopped up on the hood of their vehicle. One man attempted to drive the bird to the police station, but was advised to return him to the cemetery. The Medomak Valley Land Trust partnered with the Bremen Conservation Commission to celebrate National Trails Day by creating a trail on the Berger …

  • Published
    May 11, 2012

    Looking Astern

    One year ago Yvonne Gloede, library director of the Jackson Memorial Library in Tenants Harbor, was named Outstanding Librarian of the Year by the Maine Library Association. Five years ago At age 92, artist Stell Shevis of Camden had two works accepted for the prestigious International Enamel Show at the Enamel Museum in Salou, Spain. A federal jury cleared Knox County in a lawsuit brought by an inmate who …

  • Published
    February 24, 2012

    Looking Astern

    A search through the archives unearthed the following. One year ago, 2011 Turbulence for local airports. The Knox County Regional Airport could survive the elimination of the federal program that provides subsidies to airlines that serve rural airports if it is cut several years down the road. At issue is the federal Essential Air Service program that provides subsidies to rural areas in regions that airlines …

  • Published
    December 8, 2011

    Looking Astern

    A search through the archives unearthed the following: One year ago, 2010 Rockland not swayed by conspiracy theory. Rockland city councilors voiced support for a regional plan to coordinate land-use and transportation planning along Routes 1 and 90 despite claims by some local residents that the proposal is part of a global conspiracy to strip away private property rights. RawFaith, the 118-foot, home-built …

  • Published
    November 11, 2011

    Looking Astern

    A search through the archives unearthed the following. One year ago, 2010 ‘Mayor for Life’ honored by Rockland councilors. In a fitting end to his six terms on the Rockland City Council that date back to 1974, Councilor Tom Molloy served as acting mayor in his final meeting. Molloy was first elected to the council in 1974, being the top vote getter by far in a five-way race for two seats. The Rockland native …

  • Published
    November 3, 2011

    Looking Astern

    A search through the archives unearthed the following. One year ago, 2010 Rockland police arrested a 22-year-old man on Election Day for a series of flag burnings across the city. The man said he burned the flags as a political statement. The suspect has anti-government feelings. Pen Bay Healthcare can become part of MaineHealth following final approval by the federal government. The Federal Trade Commission…

  • Published
    October 27, 2011

    Looking Astern

    A search through the archives unearthed the following. One year ago, 2010 Real estate slump affects valuations. Most of Knox County drops; Appleton, Hope, North Haven rise. The drop in real estate prices during the past two years is reflected in the proposed 2011 state valuation that will be used to determine the share of county and school costs for local communities. For the first time in 17 years, the state …

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