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    March 3, 2012

    Boston flight to Owls Head ends with bump

    The nose gear on a Cape Air Cessna 402 collapsed just after touching down late Friday morning, March 2, at the Knox County Regional Airport. There were no injuries and the eight passengers, plus the pilot, were evacuated after the small plane came to a stop approximately 600 feet from where it landed, according Jeff Northgraves, airport manager. Winds were light at 4 knots at 11:05 a.m. as the scheduled flight …

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    February 27, 2012

    Judge recommends dismissal of lawsuit against Camden

    A suit filed against the town of Camden by a former employee who claimed the town violated his constitutional rights was recommended for dismissal this month by a U.S. District Court judge. In early October, former Camden dispatcher Alan Clukey, along with his wife, Dera, said in the suit that the town failed to rehire him and provide due process after he was laid off during a restructuring of its emergency …

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    February 25, 2012

    Intersection collision sends one to hospital with hurt knee

    A two-car collision at the intersection of Route 1 and Main Street in Rockport on Feb. 25 resulted in one woman being transported to Pen Bay Medical Center with a hurt knee. The accident occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m. when a 2005 Nissan Quest, operated by Jill Maier of Connecticut, collided with a 1999 Dodge Caravan, operated by Judith Truesdell, of Camden. Maier had been heading east on Main Street, while …

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    February 22, 2012

    Pen Bay Healthcare initiates cost-cutting measures

    In advance of possible reductions to the state’s MaineCare program, Pen Bay Healthcare is eliminating some positions, delaying building projects, and not soliciting contract or consultant work. On Tuesday, Feb. 21, Pen Bay administrators circulated a letter to staff explaining why eight employee positions — three at Mid Coast Mental Health and five at Pen Bay Medical Center — had been eliminated. “In order to …

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    February 22, 2012

    Rockland fishing vessel sinks off Kennebunkport, fishermen rescued

    A fishing boat whose home port is Rockland Harbor sank Feb. 21 just eight miles off of southern Maine, after efforts to salvage it were dashed when the vessel listed and slipped to depths of 286 feet. The fishermen, who were not identified by the U.S. Coast Guard, were rescued by a good Samaritan. The 81-foot Plan B began taking on water early in the morning. Flooding is attributed to a ruptured pipe, and the men …

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    February 17, 2012

    Lincolnville moves town office project forward, approves zoning drug clinics

    Approximately 75 voters convened at the Lincolnville Central School Feb. 13 and, despite debate on a few measures, eventually approved a special town meeting warrant that included relegating methadone and marijuana clinics to a section of Route 1 to transferring money to begin a town office renovation project. The warrant also included amending town ordinances governing home occupations to ease some of the …

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    February 16, 2012

    Midcoast women charged with trafficking ecstasy

    Maine Drug Enforcement Agency detectives and Knox County sheriff deputies arrested Camden and Freedom women in downtown Camden Wednesday night, Feb. 15, for allegedly transporting 101 grams of powdered ecstasy. At about 11:30 p.m., Dana Rader, 20, of Camden, and Eleanor Brugger, 26, of Freedom, were pulled over by Camden Police Officers Paul Spear and Ed Boylan and Rockport Patrol Officer Wesley Butler at the …

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    February 12, 2012

    2012 toboggan champions are….

    It was the Wingnuts, Spudrunner 3, Bull Hoss Fusiliers and Rumrunners who set the speeds this year at the 22nd Annual National Toboggan Championships held Feb. 10-12 at the Camden Snow Bowl. Top speed down the chute was 8.86 seconds, reached by four-person team Bull Hoss Fusiliers, followed by the experimental Rumrunners, at 8.88 seconds. Spudrunner 3, with three people aboard, fetched 8.89 seconds, and the Two …

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    February 12, 2012

    Romney and Paul went neck to neck at Knox County caucus

    On Feb. 4, more than 200 of Knox County’s 9,245 enrolled Republicans gathered in the Rockland District Middle School gymnasium to caucus for upcoming elections. They listened to representatives of three presidential candidates, three senatorial candidates and several seeking election to Maine’s Senate and House of Representatives, and cast votes. The presidential results of the 17th biennial Knox County caucus …

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    February 12, 2012

    Saturday afternoon on a frozen pond in Maine

    When thousands of people convene on the edge of a hill to beat time down a toboggan chute onto the ice, magic is bound to build. On Saturday, Feb. 11, under a lightly falling snow, competition for speed was keen, but the mood was light and creative, as friends set up temporary camps on the ice, cooked, ate, drank, danced, played Frisbee and hockey, fished, road bikes, strolled around, sat back on couches they …

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