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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

    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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    January 28, 2010

    Waldoboro Business Association celebrates sixth anniversary

    The Waldoboro Business Association held its sixth anniversary celebration Jan. 27 and honored several members for their support. The WBA thanked Al Maloney of NEWAIM Energy and NEWAIM Fiber Mill for his work on the group's Web site, waldoborobusiness.org, and Marcia Drenzyk of Chestnut Hill Design Group for her graphic design work and interviews that highlight a business of the month. "We really feel they go ...

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    January 28, 2010

    Passenger rail service expected to expand in Rockland

    Passenger train service is expected to increase in Rockland by 2012 with the announcement Jan. 28 that Amtrak will expand to Brunswick where Maine Eastern Railroad will connect to that line. Congresswoman Chellie Pingree announced in a news release that $35 million will be invested to improve the rail line between Brunswick and Portland, allowing an extension of Amtrak service to the Midcoast. “This is a ...

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    January 28, 2010

    Washout closes Rockland area rail line

    The torrential rains of Jan. 25 washed out banking along a section of the railroad line in Thomaston, cutting off supplies to two manufacturers located on the Rockland side of the washout. The washout occurred next to the St. George River, immediately south of the former Maine State Prison property. The line is used year-round for freight and seasonally for passenger traffic. Chemrock in Thomaston processes ...

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    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 ...

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    January 28, 2010

    Cushing couple returns from African adventure

    There are specific rules for spending time with lions. "You are food," said Crystal Daggett-Robinson of Cushing. "Never run. Food runs." She and her husband, Christopher, spent three weeks on an adventure vacation in Africa over the holidays to celebrate their 30 years of marriage. During their trip they visited one of the most dangerous cities in the world and spent time with some of the most dangerous ...

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    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...

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    January 28, 2010

    General assistance policies vary from town to town

    Midcoast residents who find themselves in need this winter could have very different experiences as they seek aid, depending on which town they live in. General assistance programs help people in emergencies, in some cases even if they work or receive other benefits such as food stamps, veterans benefits or Social Security income. Funds are administered by the municipalities. Applications must be accepted for ...

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    January 28, 2010

    Hope photographer opens new studio, fire truck may get new life

    New studio space for Amy Wilton Photography HOPE — Portrait and wedding photographer Amy Wilton has announced the opening of new studio space for Amy Wilton Photography at 458 Camden Road in Hope. The official open house will be held Saturday, Jan. 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors will be able to tour the new building, and free photographs will be taken all day so people are asked to bring smiles and cute ...

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