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    June 5, 2018

    Rockport holds emergency meeting on middle school letter

    Following an emergency meeting June 5, the Rockport Select Board voted to issue a public statement about the proposed School Administrative District 28 middle school project. Selectmen Doug Cole, Owen Casas and Mark Kelley voted in favor, and Chairman Ken McKinley voted against issuing the statement. The previous evening, the Select Board began organizing the emergency meeting to determine whether members …

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    June 5, 2018

    Gushee, McMullan seek Appleton Select Board seat

    Appleton residents Jason Gushee and Drew McMullan will be vying for an open seat on the Select Board for a term of two years. The two years is the remainder of Scott Wiley’s term, following his resignation from the Board in March. Gushee has served on the Board for the past six years, and McMullan is making is first foray into town politics. Born in Appleton, Gushee has spent most of his working life in the area, …

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    June 5, 2018

    Even in the rain, Camden Hills seniors shine

    Camden Hills Regional High School’s Class of 2018 marched through the streets of downtown Camden on May 4, making their way to the First Congregational Church of Camden for the baccalaureate celebration. Although it was raining, parents and friends of the high school seniors looked on as the students and faculty members made their way through town. The weather prompted the students to pair their graduation caps …

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    June 4, 2018

    Hope annual report dedicated to Barbara Ludwig

    This year’s annual town report was dedicated to resident Barbara Ludwig on June 1. The dedication ceremony was held at the Hope Town Office, and a copy of the report, which bears Ludwig’s image, was presented to her by Select Board members Richard Crabtree, Wendy Pelletier and Sarah Ann Smith. Earlier this year Ludwig received another commendation from the town, when she was presented with the Boston Post Cane, …

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    May 31, 2018

    School officials work to close $5.8 million shortfall

    On May 30 members of the SAD 28 School Board voted unanimously to hold a public meeting on June 11. The meeting will seek voter approval in order to appropriate funds to the district’s Capital Reserve account and accept and use bond premiums for the construction of the new Camden-Rockport Middle School facility. The low bid for the construction of the school on Knowlton Street, not including furnishings and other …

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    May 29, 2018

    Hope warrant includes provisions for Snowmobile Club

    The warrant for the annual town meeting in Hope is comprised of 23 articles which will be voted on by citizens on Thursday, June 14. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Hope Elementary School. On June 12, registered voters will participate in the town’s municipal elections. The first three articles on the warrant will be voted on during election day, and seek to elect a moderator for the annual town …

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    May 29, 2018

    Voters approve Appleton Village School budget

    Citizens voted in favor of a proposed budget for the 2018-19 year at Appleton Village School during a public hearing on May 24. The total budget for the school year is approximately $2.5 million, up 12 percent or $276,000 from the previous year. Due to an increase in state education funding for AVS, the amount to be raised in local taxes totals $1.6 million, which is an increase of 6.7 percent from 2017-18. State …

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    May 28, 2018

    Rockport parade celebrates Memorial Day

    Mist hung in the air in the Midcoast on Monday, May 28, but no rain fell and festive Memorial Day parades went off without a hitch. Veterans and members of local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts troops marched through downtown Rockport, accompanied by members of the Rockport fire and police departments. The Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines were represented by service men and women who held patriotic flags and marched …

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    May 23, 2018

    Citizens pass all articles on SAD 28 budget

    On May 22, members of the public who attended budget meetings for SAD 28 and the Five Town CSD passed all articles on the budgets for the two school districts. SAD 28 includes the Camden-Rockport Elementary School and the Camden-Rockport Middle School. The Five Town CSD includes Camden Hills Regional High School. The first of the evening’s meetings, for the SAD budget, was the better attended of the two. The …

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    May 22, 2018

    Power outage follows car crash

    Rockport residents reported power outages on the afternoon of May 20 after a car crashed into a utility pole on Commercial Street (Route 1). At approximately 3 p.m., a vehicle driving northbound on Commercial Street went off the roadway and struck a telephone pole, breaking the pole in half. Officer Chris Taylor of the Rockport Police Department responded to the scene along with members of the Rockport Fire …

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