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    July 5, 2018

    Boat sailed around the world returns to Rockland harbor

    “It was fantastic, to wrap it up in one word,” Chris Lewis said of his four-year around-the-world sail with his parents, Neville and Louise Lewis. Neville is originally from Philadelphia, and came to Cushing in 1986 with Louise. Chris said his parents gave him a choice, either to go to boarding school or to travel the world with them, and the choice was obvious. The trio set sail in late 1974 for a planned …

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    June 29, 2018

    Largest Habitat for Humanity volunteer group ever in the Midcoast area

    Hammers were pounding and smiles were bright as a group of 32 members of the South Congregational Church of South Glastonbury, Connecticut, volunteered with Midcoast Habitat for Humanity. This is the third time Youth in Mission has traveled here to volunteer with the organization. “Our affiliate hosts many teams each year but this is our largest to date,” commented Tia Anderson, executive director, of Mid-Coast …

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    June 25, 2018

    Rain does not dampen Warren Day crowds

    Slight showers could not dampen the spirits of the people of Warren as they celebrated their town June 23 at the annual Warren Day festival. The parade included lines of fire trucks, Boy and Girl Scouts, Kora Karts, and more, all of whom made their way down Main Street to the village center. Candy was thrown by those walking in the parade and riding on floats to onlooking children, and even some of the adults. Fol…

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    June 20, 2018

    Warren voters ease through town meeting business

    The annual town meeting in Warren June 19 showed voters agreed upon this year’s reduced budget. With the select board and budget committee agreeing on all but two items, there appeared to be little reason for debate, allowing business to be completed in less than an hour. The amount to be raised by taxation using estimated revenues for the municipal budget was $1,155,072, which is a $90,079 decrease from last …

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    June 19, 2018

    Union town meeting votes down purchase of recreation land

    Three awards were presented at the beginning of the annual town meeting June 18, The Boston Post Cane to Mildred Ojala; The Oldest Veteran Sword to Raymond Dinsmore; and the Spirit of America Award to Michael Thompson. The town had voted on a moderator for the meeting, and elected all the municipal officers and school committee members June 12. Five amounts of money were proposed to be taken out of the William …

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    June 18, 2018

    Rockland Summer Solstice party stirs up fun

    Every year, Main Street in Rockland is blocked off by the Rockland Police Department for the annual street/dock party to celebrate the impending summer solstice on June 21. This year, the party was held June 16, the weekend before the solstice. The event itself lasts from late afternoon into the evening, with a minors cutoff at 7 p.m. During the early hours, it’s dancing in the street, face-painting, and glitter …

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    June 16, 2018

    Students enjoy pirate-themed adventure to Cranberry Island

    The Carson Emma left from the Friendship Public Landing the morning of June 12 with the crew and 25 would-be pirates from Friendship Village School, along with several chaperones. Capt. Andrew Simmons, father of third-grader Corrie, volunteered his time and boat to take the students of Esther Chamberlin’s third-grade class and Kay Flanagan’s second-graders on a “Pirate Ship” boat ride to Cranberry Island in …

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    June 15, 2018

    Camden-Rockport eighth-graders test their sculpture skills

    The sun made an appearance just in time on June 14 for the Camden-Rockport Middle School’s eighth-graders sculpture race. Youth Arts, a non-profit, all volunteer organization whose goal is to expose the entire school community and students to a variety of dynamic arts experiences. For more than forty years Youth Arts has sponsored in-school residencies and hosted free public performances for CRMS as well as the …

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    June 15, 2018

    Hope voters pass budget at June 14 town meeting

    Voters approved the 2018-19 municipal budget June 14 at the town meeting. The meeting in the Hope Elementary School gym started promptly at 6:30 p.m., with 26 articles to discuss. Articles 1-4 were decided at the polls on June 12th. Articles 4-5 passed without dispute. Article 6 asked voters to decide what amount, if any, to raise and appropriate for extra winter roads treatment. A motion was made to fund the …

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    June 13, 2018

    Mother and daughters cut their hair for charity

    “She has a lot of customers,” Jacoby Acorn, age 7, said as he was leaving Friendship Hair Salon after getting a haircut. Owners Amy Holmes and Brandon Olsen have had their new full-service salon open for six months. Holmes is originally from Presque Isle, but made the move down to Friendship three years ago with her 7-year–old daughter, Haddee Holmes, after she met Olsen, who is a Friendship native. Holmes still …

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