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  • Published
    January 28, 2010

    Sixth District Court news

    The following cases were completed in 6th District Court in Rockland from Jan. 18 through Jan. 22. Nicole Leigh, 19, of Washington, two counts of unlawful possession of drugs on Nov. 21, 2008, 180 days in jail with all but seven days suspended, one-year probation, $400 fine; possession of marijuana, $350 fine. Neil Martin, 75, of Spruce Head, domestic violence assault, dismissed. Joshua G. Nicholls, 26, of ...

  • Published
    January 28, 2010

    Knox County deed transfers

    The following deeds were recorded from Jan. 19 to Jan. 22 at the Knox County Registry of Deeds. Appleton Russell C. Burns and Bonnie W. Burns to Shane R. Burns and Deborah K. Burns. Camden Joseph E. Lebenzon and Suzette M. Lebenzon to Ronald L. Vanosdol and Ann K. Vanosdol. Betsy Marcella Weintraub Est. to Ilene Felice Weintraub and Paul Aron Weintraub. Cushing Debra L. Feyler to Sherrill Arey. Joh...

  • Published
    January 27, 2010

    Eight-year-old boy honored for quick thinking, calling 911

    An eight-year-old Rockland boy was awarded with a framed certificate, a Rockland police patch and a medal of heroism Jan. 26 in recognition of his quick action to call 911 when his father was attacked at their home in September. Rockland Police Chief Bruce Boucher and dispatcher John Gamage presented the awards to Cody Hall at the Knox County Sheriff's Office. Rockland Deputy Police Chief Wally Tower also ...

  • Published
    January 27, 2010

    Zone C Lobster Council meets after five-month lapse

    Members of the Zone C Lobster Council met Jan. 26 for the first time since August. The seven zone councils act in an advisory capacity to the Department of Marine Resources and are required to meet four times a year. Council members reviewed an extensive agenda that included a presentation on a project to retrieve and analyze so-called ghost gear, and an overview of various law changes under discussion in the ...

  • Published
    January 27, 2010

    Waldoboro selectmen plow through snow removal concerns

    The director of the Waldoboro Public Works Department told selectmen Jan. 26 that complaints about downtown snow removal are piling up like snowdrifts before the January thaw. When there is a storm, snowplow crews first clear the roads so people can get to work and school buses can pick up students. Then the crew of eight turns its attention to clearing snow around the downtown streets. Public Works Director ...

  • Published
    January 27, 2010

    Spruce Head student awarded full scholarship to Amherst

    A 17-year-old Rockland District High School student who spends her summers fishing for lobster off Criehaven has earned a full four-year scholarship to one of the top schools in the country. "It's incredible," Hayli Kinney of Spruce Head said of her scholarship to Amherst College, which will provide $52,328 per year for her tuition, living expenses, books, supplies and travel. Kinney said she applied for the ...

  • Published
    January 26, 2010

    Waldoboro man suffers broken bones in Route 1 collision

    A man from Waldoboro was being treated for broken bones at a Bangor hospital after he was involved in an accident on Route 1 the morning of Jan. 26.Searsport Police Chief Dick LaHaye said Ryan Lawrence, 28, of Waldoboro was transported to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, where he remained as of the afternoon of Jan. 26.The second driver involved in the crash, 52-year-old Peter Stearns of Hermon, was ...

  • Published
    January 26, 2010

    January rainstorm ravages roads, sends power crews calling

    The storm that blew in with ferocity Jan. 25 deposited approximately 2.5 inches of soaking rain and whipped winds up to 45 mph. "It was howling at my house," said Ray Sisk, director of the Knox County Emergency Management Agency. That agency is based in Rockland and coordinates county emergency response when a disaster extends beyond the normal mutual aid boundaries of the affected communities. Generally, ...

  • Published
    January 26, 2010

    Figures show home sales, prices fell locally in 2009

    The number of homes sold and the prices paid for those homes in Knox County during 2009 were down compared with a year earlier. Knox County was one of three counties in Maine to experience a drop in sales, according to Maine Real Estate Information System Inc., which is a subsidiary of the Maine Association of Realtors. All 16 Maine counties saw the median prices of homes decline in 2009 compared with 2008. In...

  • Published
    January 26, 2010

    Knox County grand jury indicts 15

    A Knox County Grand Jury indicted 15 people Jan. 26 on a variety of charges including escape, reckless conduct with a gun, drug violations and thefts. The grand jury met for two days at the courthouse. An indictment is a way to issue criminal charges. Defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at a later criminal proceeding. The indictments include: Clifford James-William Perkins, 26, ...


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