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    June 13, 2018

    Middle school students try on medieval life for a day

    Oceanside Middle School replaced book reports and math tests with swords and kings as they closed out a medieval unit with the annual Medieval Day June 8. Seventh-graders at the school spent their days this spring studying the Black Death, the Crusades, and the feudal system. The students chose a specific role from the Middle Ages and researched that way of life. They could choose a person of aristocracy, the …

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    June 12, 2018

    Camden Hills celebrates graduation of 156

    Rows and rows of gown-adorned young men and women lined up outside the Camden Hills Regional High School’s gymnasium at 7:55 p.m. on Friday, June 8, as they awaited their graduation ceremony. Camden Hills graduated 156 students this year with one going into the military and 120 going on to further their education after high school. Every year, a guest speaker is selected by the class officers to pass on some …

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    June 11, 2018

    Local chiropractor wins national award

    Dr. James P. Buckley received the N.E.T. (Neuro Emotional Technique) “Doctor of the Year” award in May during an event in Philadelphia. Buckley was selected from a pool of 8,000 practitioners, in 30 countries, who have been taught this specific technique. “I feel so humbled to receive this award,” he said. Buckley received his bachelor’s degree from Empire State College in New York, and received his Doctor of …

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    June 11, 2018

    Hank Lunn shares his experience with German P.O.W.'s

    Hank Lunn shared his story of having German prisoners of war work on his family’s potato farm on Wednesday, June 6, at the Lincolnville Public Library. Lunn grew up on a farm in Littleton, and was 13 years old in the year 1945. Now, at age 86, Lunn is a retired school counselor and is married with children. Most of his stories are about his time on his family’s farm, surrounded his two older brothers, and one …

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    June 7, 2018

    Homeschoolers of Maine graduate

    Over the first weekend in June, Homeschoolers of Maine and their families got together at The Anchor Church in Rockport to celebrate seven graduates. The ceremony was focused not only on the graduates, but also on the parents, since they are the biggest part of the homeschoolers’ education. Traditionally, the diplomas are presented by a school administrator, but for the homeschoolers, their administrators were …

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    June 6, 2018

    Oceanside High School graduates 114

    The rain and cold temperatures did not dampen the spirits of the Oceanside High School graduates of 2018 as they received their diplomas Tuesday night, June 5. With 114 total graduates, 70 students will pursue post-grad programs such as trade school, community college and four-year universities. Five of the graduates are planning on doing a post-grad year at the Mid-Coast School of Technology, five are going into …

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    June 6, 2018

    Chambers Jewelers reopens at a new location after four years away

    Dan and Marquita Chambers are happy to be back home in Maine after being gone for four years. Dan Chambers, owner of Chambers Jewelers in Thomaston, recently moved back from Georgia and reopened his shop. He and his wife decided that Maine was home and there was nowhere they’d rather be. The Chamberses sold their shop back in 2013, and moved down South around the area where Marquita is originally from. They moved …

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    May 31, 2018

    How to protect your pets when ticks attack

    “I tried to brush off as many as I could, got in the truck with my dog and drove home,” Jessica Graf of Cushing said, recalling hiking up Beech Hill with her dog in 2015. She found 65 ticks on herself and her dog after their hike, and by the time they returned home, six ticks had already embedded themselves in her dog’s stomach. In the fall of 2017, Graf tried again to hike Beech Hill, and after finding three …

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    May 29, 2018

    Warren hosts wreath ceremony to honor Memorial Day

    Local Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops held a small ceremony around the town monuments to honor memorial day. Michael Reed of Calvary Baptist Church was a speaker at the event. The scouts who attended marched through Warren village to end on the bridge that overlooks the St. George River. Dawn Swindler-Bailey handed out carnations to the various boys and girls to honor those who have given their lives by throwing …

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    May 27, 2018

    Seventh annual Boots on the Ground honors veterans

    Vietnam veteran and author Charles W. Newhall III was the keynote speaker May 26 at the annual Boots on the Ground event at the Knox Museum. Newhall is author of the memoir “Fearful Odds,” which includes stories about his mission in the A Shau Valley, Vietnam, in 1968, and about his struggles to overcome depression and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder after the war. Newhall’s mission is to help veterans like …

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