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    January 9, 2010

    Rockport police blotter

    An arrest or summons does not constitute a finding of guilt. An individual charged with a crime is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at criminal proceedings. The Rockport Police Department reported the following activity from Dec. 31 to Jan. 5. Dec. 31 Brittany Prock, 22, of Jefferson, violating condition of release.Jan. 2 Michael J. O’Hara, 29, of Waldoboro, theft by unauthorized taking.Jan...

  • Published
    January 8, 2010

    Regional School Unit 13 hires business manager

    The Regional School Unit 13 board has hired a Massachusetts man to be the district's business manager. The board voted Thursday night to hire Peter Roche. He succeeds Toni Reed, who resigned to take a job with the Maine Municipal Association bond bank. Roche has served as interim business manager for schools in Massachusetts and Connecticut since retiring. His last job as interim business manager was in ...

  • Published
    January 8, 2010

    Inattention leads to Rockland crash

    There were no serious injuries Wednesday night when a car slammed into the rear of a pickup truck on Park Street in Rockland. According to an accident report by Rockland police, Roy A. Thompson, 40, of Topsham, Vt., was stopped on Park Street near New County Road because a car in front of him was attempting to turn left into a convenience store parking lot. Destiny L. Watt, 27, of Waldo was driving a 1997 ...

  • Published
    January 8, 2010

    SAD 40 board unanimously supports all district elementary schools

    The Maine School Administrative District 40 School Board gave unanimous support at its Jan. 7 meeting to keep all current elementary schools open and not pursue a feasibility study on potentially closing a school. To start the meeting at Medomak Middle School, board Chairman Bonnie Davis Micue asked the 40 parents, community members and students in attendance to raise their hand if they were in favor of closing ...

  • Published
    January 8, 2010

    Regional School Unit 13 board puts brakes on high school consolidation

    Faced with an overflow crowd in strong opposition to the proposed consolidation this fall of Georges Valley High School and Rockland District High School, the Regional School Unit 13 board voted overwhelmingly Thursday night to put a stop to any merger in 2010. The board agreed, however, to hold a series of forums over the next month to gather public, staff and student input before deciding in February whether ...

  • Published
    January 8, 2010

    Maine State Police blotter

    An arrest or summons does not constitute a finding of guilt. An individual charged with a crime is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at criminal proceedings. Maine State Police responded to the following calls from Dec. 22 to Jan. 2. Dec. 22 Trooper Scott Quintero responded to a report of a burglary and theft on Granite Lane in St. George. The complainant reported items missing from a storage ...

  • Published
    January 8, 2010

    Thomaston police blotter

    An arrest or summons does not constitute a finding of guilt. An individual charged with a crime is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at criminal proceedings. Thomaston police responded to 125 incidents from Dec. 21 to Jan. 4. Those incidents included one boating accident, one car-deer crash, one case of disorderly conduct, nine erratic vehicles, one fire alarm, one harassment complaint, five ...

  • Published
    January 8, 2010

    Regional School Unit 13 OKs payments to encourage retirements

    The Regional School Unit 13 board voted unanimously Thursday night to offer financial incentives for veteran teachers and aides to retire. The board voted to offer $10,000 to teachers who are eligible for retirement under the state retirement system and are at least 60 years old and have been with the district for at least five years. The payment for teacher aides would be $5,000 for those who have been with ...

  • Published
    January 7, 2010

    Knox County Superior Court news

    The following cases were completed in Knox County Superior Court from Dec. 28 through Dec. 30. David C. Bates, 26, of Rockland, negotiating a worthless instrument, two years in jail with all but six months suspended, two years probation, restitution of $600; theft and forgery on March 20 in South Thomaston, concurrent jail sentence, restitution of $2,883. Cyrus Hardenburgh, 20, of Rockport, burglary on Dec. ...

  • Published
    January 7, 2010

    Lincolnville police blotter

    An arrest or summons does not constitute a finding of guilt. An individual charged with a crime is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at criminal proceedings. The Lincolnville Police Department reported the following activity from Dec. 26 to Jan. 4. Dec. 26 Officer Robert Cartier received a harassment complaint from a resident of Ray's Road. The complaint was later withdrawn by the complainant...

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