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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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    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

    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

    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

    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...

  • Published
    January 27, 2010

    Eight-year-old boy honored for quick thinking, calling 911

    An eight-year-old Rockland boy was awarded with a framed certificate, a Rockland police patch and a medal of heroism Jan. 26 in recognition of his quick action to call 911 when his father was attacked at their home in September. Rockland Police Chief Bruce Boucher and dispatcher John Gamage presented the awards to Cody Hall at the Knox County Sheriff's Office. Rockland Deputy Police Chief Wally Tower also ...

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    January 27, 2010

    Zone C Lobster Council meets after five-month lapse

    Members of the Zone C Lobster Council met Jan. 26 for the first time since August. The seven zone councils act in an advisory capacity to the Department of Marine Resources and are required to meet four times a year. Council members reviewed an extensive agenda that included a presentation on a project to retrieve and analyze so-called ghost gear, and an overview of various law changes under discussion in the ...

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    January 27, 2010

    Waldoboro selectmen plow through snow removal concerns

    The director of the Waldoboro Public Works Department told selectmen Jan. 26 that complaints about downtown snow removal are piling up like snowdrifts before the January thaw. When there is a storm, snowplow crews first clear the roads so people can get to work and school buses can pick up students. Then the crew of eight turns its attention to clearing snow around the downtown streets. Public Works Director ...

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    January 27, 2010

    Spruce Head student awarded full scholarship to Amherst

    A 17-year-old Rockland District High School student who spends her summers fishing for lobster off Criehaven has earned a full four-year scholarship to one of the top schools in the country. "It's incredible," Hayli Kinney of Spruce Head said of her scholarship to Amherst College, which will provide $52,328 per year for her tuition, living expenses, books, supplies and travel. Kinney said she applied for the ...

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    January 26, 2010

    Waldoboro man suffers broken bones in Route 1 collision

    A man from Waldoboro was being treated for broken bones at a Bangor hospital after he was involved in an accident on Route 1 the morning of Jan. 26.Searsport Police Chief Dick LaHaye said Ryan Lawrence, 28, of Waldoboro was transported to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, where he remained as of the afternoon of Jan. 26.The second driver involved in the crash, 52-year-old Peter Stearns of Hermon, was ...

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