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    January 12, 2010

    Chamberlin wins middle school geography bee

    Camden-Rockport Middle School students participated Jan. 11 in the National Geographic Bee, answering questions that ranged in subject matter from the relatively simple naming of American cities to the cultural traditions of countries in Asia and South America. After moderator John Dow set the ground rules, the 15 students from grades five through eight began the first of three rounds of questions to determine …

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    January 12, 2010

    Rockland reviews snow dumping, ponders fish pier management

    Rockland Harbor Management Commission member Louise MacLellan-Ruf said Jan. 7 that fishermen have told her the level of the harbor bottom is being raised significantly due to dumping of snow by city public works crews and private commercial snow removal workers who use the pier as an access point. She raised her concern at a meeting of the commission’s Fish Pier Group.”I’m sure it is,” Public Works Director Greg …

  • Published
    January 11, 2010

    St. George voters to fill three elected positions in March

    Nomination papers are available at the St. George Town Office for three elected positions. Regional School Unit 13 board member George Emery’s three-year term is set to expire. Emery has taken out papers for the position. Two spots on the Select Board will also be voted on as part of the March town meeting. Both are three-year terms. Former Select Board member Steve Miller has taken out papers for the …

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    January 7, 2010

    Vinalhaven program creates safe, creative learning environment

    When Tristan Jackson was in college it occurred to him that there had been something missing from his home school education. Jackson grew up on Greens Island, a 400-acre island to the west of Carvers Harbor on Vinalhaven. He was home schooled before attending Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., where he majored in psychology and sociology. Jackson said in an interview Dec. 23 that those missing components …

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    January 6, 2010

    Camden Select Board seeks engine idling policy, reviews goals

    The Camden Select Board agreed at its meeting Jan. 5 to seek a policy that would discourage motorists from leaving their engines running. The board also began a review of its long-term strategic goals. “An idling car, truck or bus gets no miles per gallon, pollutes the air, and burns gas and money to no benefit,” John Street resident Tom Hopps said. He said 10 seconds of idling uses the same amount of gasoline …

  • Published
    January 5, 2010

    Bourdain sails with Thomaston Lasers, dines with Primo’s chef

    Television travel host Anthony Bourdain was on hand Jan. 4 as several members of an informal group that has been meeting every other week for the past two and a half years in Thomaston Harbor gathered to sail single-handed boats known as Lasers. Bourdain is the author of “Kitchen Confidential” and is a 28-year veteran of professional kitchens. His Emmy-winning Travel Channel series “No Reservations” is now in …

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    January 1, 2010

    ‘Final Voyage: A Story of Arctic Disaster and One Fateful Whaling Season’

    “Final Voyage: A Story of Arctic Disaster and One Fateful Whaling Season” tells the story of an industry that found its first success in Nantucket and expanded to make New Bedford, Mass., into what Peter Nichols refers to as “the Saudi Arabia of its day.” The pivot point for Nichols’ book is one of the major events to mark the demise of the whaling industry. In August of 1871, as they pursued the last major …

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