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    January 10, 2010

    UPDATED: Firefighters respond to blaze in Washington

    Firefighters from several towns worked Saturday evening to put out a fire that ignited in a garage/workshop owned by Janice Nelson on the Homestead Road, according to Fire Chief Thomas Johnston. No one was injured in the blaze. The garage was a total loss, but the fire did not spread to the owner's home nearby. The fire chief said he did not know what caused the fire yet, and added that he would take a look ...

  • Published
    January 9, 2010

    Firefighters use Jaws of Life to save man trapped in truck

    Rockland firefighters used the Jaws of Life to free a man from his pickup truck Saturday afternoon at the corner of Route 131 and Wallston Road, according to Assistant Fire Chief Adam Miceli. The Chevy pickup truck rolled over on its side near the intersection, and firefighters had to cut the roof off the vehicle to free the driver. The driver, Brian Hupper, 45, of St. George, suffered minor injuries in the ...

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    January 9, 2010

    Boar’s Head & Yule Log Festival offers pageantry, live animals

    Walking through the Rockland Congregational Church Jan. 9, one ran into knights, jugglers, court jesters and one exceptionally vocal goose. A large cast of actors, musicians and farm animals gathered at the Limerock Street church this past weekend for the annual Boar's Head & Yule Log Festival. The event was billed as a musical celebration of Epiphany for all ages. The event raised money for Area Interfaith ...

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    January 9, 2010

    Camden 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 Camden Police Department reported the following activity from Dec. 29 to Jan. 3. Dec. 29 Officer Arthur Smith responded to High Street for a residential alarm. Smith responded to Washington Street for a traffic hazard complaint. ...

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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 9, 2010

    Waldoboro bowling alley prepares for grand opening

    On a late afternoon at the ALLPLaY Family Entertainment Center, the candlepin bowling alley on Friendship Road in Waldoboro, two bowlers were finishing a leisurely game at lane seven. One of them, Morton Wheeler, threw a strike in his last box. A league bowler came in with his own ball, headed to lane two, and started to smash down pins with fast throws. Two teenagers wandered in to play arcade games. A man who ...

  • 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 ...

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    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 ...


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