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    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. ...

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    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 The complaint was later withdrawn by the complainant...

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    January 7, 2010

    Pen Bay Healthcare merger vote set for Jan. 12

    A decision on whether Penobscot Bay Medical Center, the Knox Center for Long Term Care, Quarry Hill, Kno-Wal-Lin Home Care and Hospice, and the majority of the region's physician offices will become part of the parent corporation of Maine Medical Center will be made Tuesday, Jan. 12. The Pen Bay Healthcare incorporators are scheduled to meet Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 5:30 p.m. at Camden National Corporation's Hanley ...

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    January 7, 2010

    Coast Guard to terminate LORAN-C signal

    The U.S. Coast Guard’s director of prevention policy has announced plans to cease broadcasting the North American LORAN-C signal beginning Feb. 8. LORAN is an abbreviation for long range navigation.As a result of technological advancements during the last 20 years and the emergence of the U.S. Global Positioning System, LORAN-C is no longer required by the armed forces, the transportation sector or the nation’s ...

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    January 7, 2010

    Union plans government information meeting

    Officials in Union have set a meeting for Tuesday, Jan. 12 to answer questions for residents about town government. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the town office with a snow date of Jan. 26. Selectmen, department heads and the town manager will be available to answer questions and address concerns, according to a press release from the town. "There is no set agenda as the topics we discuss are ...

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    January 7, 2010

    Five town board addresses decline in vocational school enrollment

    With the total number of Camden Hills Regional High School students using Region 8 programming at the Mid-Coast School of Technology being the lowest of the seven sending schools, the technology school's director touted the benefits of a vocational education at the Jan. 6 board meeting of the Five Town Community School District, which oversees Camden Hills.In addition, the steering committee for the Many Flags, ...

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    January 7, 2010

    Candidates join local legislative races

    Two candidates have filed their intent with the state to run for Maine legislative seats in the Midcoast. Jacqueline John Spofford of Mt. Desert has filed an intent to run as a Republican for the Maine House District 36 seat now held by House Speaker Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven. Pingree is barred from running for a fifth consecutive term because of the state's term limits law. A telephone ...

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    January 7, 2010

    Hoppe throws hat into Knox County sheriff race

    Knox County Democrats will likely have a contested primary in June with the announcement by Thomaston Police Officer Timothy Hoppe that he will seek the nomination for sheriff. Hoppe of Tenants Harbor has filed his intent with the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices to be a candidate for Knox County sheriff. Hoppe is running as a Democrat. This would have him square off against ...

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    January 7, 2010

    Teen shelter promoters turn to providing meals

    The effort to create a teen shelter in Rockland has been unsuccessful but its supporters have decided to provide warm meals to youth who have no fixed homes. Starting Monday, Jan. 11, homeless or hungry teens may get free, hot suppers. The meals will be provided Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the First Universalist Church on Broadway in Rockland, across from the MacDougal School. 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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