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    January 2, 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. 22 to Dec. 28. Dec. 22 Officer Curt Andrick responded to Hosmer Pond Road for a car-deer accident. Andrick conducted a radar detail on Knowlton Street. Andrick ...

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    January 2, 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. 16 to Dec. 29. Dec. 16 Adam Vogel, 39, of Monroe, failure to register vehicle, 30 to 150 days past due. Dec. 18 Mathea K. Daunheimer, 41, of Thomaston, speeding ...

  • Published
    January 1, 2010

    Heralding 2010

    Forget New Year's resolutions, those short-lived good intentions that often get forgotten by mid-March. But in a quest to understand what citizens, young and old, hope to see in 2010, a couple of VillageSoup reporters hit the streets for informal interviews. Just about everyone, minus one reticent public servant, generously shared their perspective on the new year. Some took a global view -- world peace, a more ...

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    January 1, 2010

    A look back at 2009

    Year 2009 came to a close Dec. 31, and with it, area towns saw the conclusion of some debates, such as the Maine Law Court's decision on a proposed cell tower in Lincolnville. But other issues and controversies were just getting started, including how to shape a portion of Rockland's waterfront, and what to do with town-owned properties in Camden and Rockport. Meanwhile, the changing local economy continues to ...

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    January 1, 2010

    Lincolnville 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 Lincolnville Police Department reported the following activity for the week ending Dec. 28. Dec. 20 Officer Michael McFadden responded to an alarm activation at Lincolnville Central School. McFadden determined the building was ...

  • Published
    December 31, 2009

    Weekend winter storm watch for Midcoast; anticipated snow forces cancellations

    The first batch of snow was falling in the Midcoast New Year's Eve afternoon, making for poor conditions.   Local police and ambulance crews were responding to a variety of vehicular accidents, including a collision on Old County Road in Rockport and a car off Route 73 in Spruce Head. In Camden, the stop sign at the intersection of Grove Street and Route 52 was flattened by a car, and public works crews in ...

  • Published
    December 31, 2009

    Fire damages island workshop

    A fire heavily damaged a workshop on Vinalhaven Wednesday afternoon. There were no injuries. The fire started near a wood stove in the workshop at 15 Ingerson St. owned by Roger Hussey, said Vinalhaven Fire Chief Marc Candage. The fire department received the call shortly before 3 p.m. and when crews arrived there were flames shooting out the front of the 14-by-20-foot building, the chief said. The fire was ...

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    December 31, 2009

    Lighthouse museum proposes memorial walkway

    The Maine Lighthouse Museum wants to raise money by converting the sidewalk in front of its 1 Park Drive complex into a memorial walkway. The museum has sent a letter to the Rockland City Council asking permission to replace the sidewalk with a 275-foot-long walkway consisting of 4-by-8-inch clay brick pavers. Each brick could have three lines of inscription with up to 20 characters per line. Examples of the ...

  • Published
    December 31, 2009

    Knox County Superior Court news

    The following case was completed in Knox County Superior Court from Dec. 21 through Dec. 23. Christopher C. Portell, 32, of Portland, theft on Oct. 30, 2006, in Rockland, 75 days in jail, restitution of $5,450.

  • Published
    December 31, 2009

    Sixth District Court news from Rockland

    The following cases were completed from Dec. 21 through Dec. 23 in 6th District Court in Rockland. Shawn G. Davis, 20, of Vinalhaven, operating while license suspended or revoked, seven days in jail, one-year license suspension, $600 fine. Benjamin Neil Erskine, 29, of Brooks, operating vehicle without license, $250 fine. Matthew R. Gerry, 19, of Thomaston, theft on Oct. 31 in Camden, $250 fine. Barry L. ...

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