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    January 12, 2010

    Rockland council gives initial OK to New County Road zone change

    The Rockland City Council unanimously and without comment Monday night gave preliminary approval to a zone change that could bring in businesses. City officials have previously acknowledged that they have had discussions with potential developers but have not identified those parties at their requests. The proposed ordinance amendment would allow manufacturing on parcels that front New County Road. Interior ...

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    January 12, 2010

    Rockland council suggests sales tax hike, not more cuts

    Rockland city councilors told their legislators Monday night that continued cuts in municipal and school aid would simply shift the cost to property owners. But councilors also voiced empathy with the difficult position legislators are in as state revenues continue to decline. Some councilors suggested that the state consider an increase and expansion of the state sales tax. State Sen. Christopher Rector, ...

  • Published
    January 11, 2010

    Rockport man pleads not guilty in theft of toy

    A 67-year-old Rockport man pleaded not guilty Monday morning in Rockland District Court to a charge that he stole a remote control helicopter from a local store. He has admitted to taking the toy when he could not get his money back or get a replacement for the broken helicopter he had purchased earlier. Michael Crane appeared in court Monday morning as part of a large number of arraignments on the docket. It ...

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    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 11, 2010

    Five towns to begin school district reorganization talks

    Towns in the Five Town Community School District will once again begin discussing school district reorganization. The Five Town CSD board voted Jan. 6 to allow Assistant Superintendent Michael Weatherwax to create a Reorganization Planning Committee to begin looking at district consolidation. Weatherwax said the school boards in Maine School Administrative District 28, which includes Camden and Rockport, and ...

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    January 11, 2010

    Citizen group forms to search for five town school budget savings

    A group of local residents have come together to help find the best possible education at the lowest possible cost for students in Camden and Rockport schools.The group — Citizens for Value In Education — formed about a year ago when Rockport resident Alex Armentrout gave a presentation to the town's Select Board, followed by several letters to the editor, which appeared in the local news.Armentrout asked the ...

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    January 11, 2010

    Baldacci kicks off Home Performance Program

    As 2010 begins, many homeowners may be able to benefit from incentives to make their homes warmer and more environmentally friendly -- by saving on valuable energy resources and reducing carbon emissions -- through the Maine Home Performance Program, administered by Efficiency Maine. Homeowners who make specific, eligible weatherization improvements to their homes may receive up to $3,000 in rebates and can ...

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    January 10, 2010

    Rockland 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. Rockland police responded to the following calls from Dec. 29 through Jan. 4. Dec. 29 Animal Control Officer Jeffrey McLaughlin responded to an animal problem on Warren Street. Officer Lloyd Daniels responded to a disorderly complaint ...

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    January 10, 2010

    Waldoboro 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 Waldoboro Police Department reported the following activity from Dec. 21 to Jan. 5. Dec. 21 Officer Michel Dutil arrested Deborah Winchenbach, 49, of Waldoboro on a warrant. Dec. 22 Dutil arrested Kristina Winchenbach, 30, of ...

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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 ...

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