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    January 29, 2010

    Lincolnville selectmen power through electrical outage with cell-phone lights

    Despite the power outage in Lincolnville the night of Jan. 25, a special town meeting and then a selectmen's meeting proceeded on schedule, as citizens pulled out their cell phones to light the way. The town voted at its special town meeting by a margin of approximately four to one to assume a zero-interest loan not to exceed $18,000 from the Maine Municipal Bond Bank to pursue public water and sewer services ...

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    January 29, 2010

    Local representatives respond to State of the Union address

    Elected officials who represent Midcoast communities in the state Legislature had a variety of responses to President Obama's Jan. 27 State of the Union address, but those responding to a request for comments all agreed that Congress needs to set aside partisan posturing and work toward the common good. Sen. Chris Rector, R-Thomaston, said he didn't think the speech met the usual standard the president has set ...

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    January 29, 2010

    Knox County Superior Court news

    The following case was completed in Knox County Superior Court from Jan. 18 through Jan. 22. Nathaniel Littlehale, 25, of Rockland, assault and criminal mischief on July 26 in Thomaston, dismissed.

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    January 29, 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 Jan. 19 to Jan. 24. Jan. 19 Officer Curt Andrick responded to Knowlton Street for a business alarm. Officer Brook Hartshorn conducted a radar detail on Knowlton Street. ...

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    January 29, 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 Jan. 19 to Jan. 26. Jan. 12 (late entry) Richard A. Shaw, 44, of Millinocket, insurance violation.Jan. 17 (late entry) John P. Williams, 62, of Rockport, sale and use of ...

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    January 29, 2010

    Local waters receive ‘no discharge’ designation

    A federal decision to designate the coastal waters of Camden, Rockport, Rockland and portions of Owls Head a no discharge area will help preserve the nearly pristine quality of the Maine Coast, according to Rockland Harbormaster Ed Glaser. Glaser said Jan. 28 that the new designation is an extension of the no discharge zones that exist in Casco Bay and throughout southern New England. "It means that no one is ...

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    January 28, 2010

    Nomination papers available in Washington; town plans for bicentennial

    Nomination papers in Washington The town of Washington is accepting nomination papers for a three-year term on the Board of Selectmen and a one-year term on the Maine School Administrative District 40 School Board. Nomination papers may be picked up at the town office during normal business hours. All nomination papers are due back to the Washington Town Office by Thursday, Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. Washington ...

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    January 28, 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 Jan. 19 to Jan. 24. Jan. 19 Trooper Scott Quintero stopped to check a vehicle off the road on Route 235 in Union. Investigation revealed that Catherine Brooks, 19, lost control and ...

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    January 28, 2010

    U.S. Coast Guard Station Rockland log

    U.S. Coast Guard Station Rockland reported the following activity. Jan. 22 At 4:36 a.m. Station Rockland received a report of a 33-foot lobsterboat with two people on board that was aground on Shag Rock, just off Owls Head. At 4:43 a.m. Station Rockland launched its 25-foot response boat with Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Andrew Watkins as the coxswain. At 4:51 a.m. the response boat arrived on the scene, but ...

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    January 28, 2010

    New use planned for old Hope fire house

    The old Hope Corner fire station may become a woodworking shop, pending approval by the Hope Planning Board. The town vacated the property in December when the new fire station on Camden Road opened, and since then town officials have been considering the future of the lot. It was decided to offer the property, which is considered a nonconforming lot, to abutters to the property, said Town Administrator Jon ...

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