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    September 13, 2016

    Chief says shared police agreement is working

    The Rockport interim police chief delivered a positive report Sept. 12 of an agreement between Camden and Rockport police departments. Camden Police Chief Randy Gagne spoke at the Rockport Select Board meeting about the past two months, during which time his duties were expanded to additionally serve as interim police chief for Rockport. He said the cooperation between the two departments has been positive. …

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    September 13, 2016

    Crosswalk to be built at Route 1, 90 intersection

    The town of Rockport is working in conjunction with the Maine Department of Transportation to add a crosswalk at the intersection of Routes 1 and 90. The crosswalk will be placed across Route 1 and connect the field, where Camden-Rockport Elementary School once stood, to the parking lot of the Market Basket. Rockport Town Manager Rick Bates said that the DOT is currently working to upgrade the traffic signals at …

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    September 12, 2016

    Fundraising for new library discussed at Rockport hearing

    The plan to raise funds for a new library dominated discussion at a Sept. 8 public hearing set to discuss four proposed articles that voters will decide upon at the polls in November. The meeting, held at the Rockport Opera House, was called to order by board chairman William Chapman at 7 p.m. Being a public hearing, community members were invited to speak in favor of or against each of the articles before the …

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    September 7, 2016

    Walker-Spencer takes the lead at Rockport elementary school

    As school started at Camden-Rockport Elementary School Aug. 29-30, a new face greeted the incoming classes: Principal Chris Walker-Spencer. School Administrative District 28 School Board approved the nomination of Walker-Spencer as principal on June 8. Walker-Spencer, a graduate of Camden-Rockport High School, described the first week as acting principal as “fantastic.” Walker-Spencer and the staff created a …

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    September 5, 2016

    Crate, First Fish races hit Camden Harbor

    The 2016 Camden Windjammer Festival continued Saturday, Sept. 3 with events for the whole family in Camden Harbor. At noon, a crowd gathered at the Public Landing to watch children (and some adults ) compete in the popular crate races and the “first fish” relay race. Contestants ran across crates filled with seaweed, strung between two docks. The contestant with the most crates crossed within 2 minutes without …

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    September 4, 2016

    Updated: Windjammer Festival sails into Camden Harbor

    The 2016 Camden Windjammer Festival is underway in Camden Harbor. Schooners began to arrive in the harbor at noon, and were announced by Capt. Jim Sharp at the Camden Public Landing. The maritime celebration features a number of demonstration booths and craft booths represented by local artisans. Friday evening’s festivities will include the Schooner Talent Show at Harbor Park, and at 9 pm fireworks illuminate …

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    September 1, 2016

    Proposed Rockport library to be discussed at public meeting Sept. 8

    A public hearing will be held Thursday, Sept. 8 to seek public input regarding a November vote asking residents to support spending up to $2 million toward the construction and design of a new library at 1 Limerock St. The meeting, held by the Rockport Select Board, begins at 7 p.m. at the Rockport Opera House. In December 2015, the library moved from Limerock Street to its current location at 485 Commercial St. …

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    August 29, 2016

    Rockport Town Office undergoes vestibule work

    The Rockport Town Office is currently undergoing interior and exterior construction work to provide a new vestibule in the front entrance way. The addition of double doors will create an airlock in the front of the building to promote heating and air efficiency. While construction is taking place, the town has taken the opportunity to repaint the walls and replace carpeting in the front office. A grant will also …

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    August 29, 2016

    Blaisdell celebrates 102 years

    Dr. Jack Blaisdell celebrated his 102nd birthday at Camden Hills Villa on Aug. 26. Blaisdell and his fellow residents were treated to one of his favorite meals at lunch: steak, corn on the cob, Szechuan vegetables and French fries. Blaisdell was quick to point out that he didn’t view this as his 102nd birthday, but instead the first day of his 103rd year. His key to longevity: “rowing and loving.” Blaisdell uses …

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    August 26, 2016

    Three clear options emerge for Camden-Rockport Middle School

    The Camden-Rockport Middle School Building Vision Committee met Aug. 24 to discuss the future of the school’s campus on Knowlton Street in Camden. The committee presented a packet of information outlining three possible options for change: patching, renovation and new. The key question of the meeting was “Which option gives us the best value for our children’s education?” The first option, patching, would …

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