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    January 5, 2010

    Rockland wants to regulate marijuana distribution centers

    The Rockland City Council wants to get ready in the event that marijuana distribution centers begin to sprout in the wake of revisions to the state's medical marijuana law. "I would like the council to be proactive," Councilor Tom Molloy said in introducing an order at the council's Jan. 4 meeting to have the Rockland Comprehensive Planning Committee consider ordinances to regulate such drug centers. Molloy ...

  • Published
    January 5, 2010

    Rockland in talks on business development

    The Rockland City Council will consider at its Monday, Jan. 11 meeting a change in commercial zoning that would expand the activities in those regions to include manufacturing on New County Road. City officials have acknowledged that they have had discussions with potential developers but have not identified those parties at their requests. At the council's agenda-setting meeting Jan. 4, Code Enforcement ...

  • Published
    January 4, 2010

    Local legislators announce re-election intentions

    Most local legislators said they plan to seek another two-year term in the Legislature. A few legislators, however, can't run for their seats again this year because of term limits. And Knox County Commission Chairwoman Anne Beebe-Center said Jan. 4 she would not seek another term on the county board. The county sheriff said she would seek another term. Nomination papers for legislative and county seats ...

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    January 4, 2010

    Camden Select Board to consider no idling policy

    The Camden Select Board will consider a request for a no idling policy when it meets Tuesday, Jan. 5. The request was citizen initiated.In addition to that item, and the usual license renewals, the board will discuss long-term strategic goals for the town, fiscal year 2011 budget goals and approval of a cost of living allowance for town employees for the 2010 fiscal year.The Select Board meeting will begin at 7 ...

  • Published
    January 4, 2010

    Attorney says dismissal was right action in assault case

    A Rockport attorney who represented a 31-year-old Vinalhaven woman who was arrested for two counts of elevated aggravated assault on Super Bowl Sunday last year said the dismissal of the charges was the right thing for the prosecution to do. The criminal charges against Maria Witham were dismissed in June after the man she was accused of stabbing failed to appear before a grand jury that was looking at the ...

  • Published
    January 3, 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. 22 to Dec. 29. Dec. 22 Officer Lloyd Daniels responded to a theft complaint on Park Street. Sgt. Don Finnegan responded to a hit-and-run car crash in the Hannaford Supermarket ...

  • Published
    January 3, 2010

    New Year’s Eve crash sends driver to hospital

    A 25-year-old Warren woman was injured Dec. 31 when her car rolled onto its roof on Route 17. Jillian Held complained of neck pain and was taken to Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport by a Rockland Emergency Medical Service ambulance, according to an accident report by Rockland police. The Subaru Legacy she was driving rolled and ended up on its roof in a ditch alongside Route 17. The crash occurred ...

  • Published
    January 2, 2010

    Snowstorm forces cancellations, postponements

    • Thomaston/Cushing Recreation open gym at Thomaston Grammar School is canceled for Sunday, Jan. 3, due to the weather. Open gym will start back up Jan. 10 with basketball and floor hockey. • There will be no church service at the First Congregational Church of Camden on Sunday, Jan. 3. • The 5th annual battle of the bands, Trekkapalooza, at the Strand Theatre in Rockland has been postponed until May 29, ...

  • Published
    January 2, 2010

    Brave souls dip into new year at the beach

    The fifth annual Dip 4 Derek Polar Challenge splashed off at high noon at Lincolnville Beach Jan. 1, New Year's Day, with a group of hardy souls tossing off blankets and robes before plunging into the frigid waters of Penobscot Bay. The event has been held at the start of each new year to raise funds for the Derek O'Brien Trust. This year, O'Brien asked that the funds be directed in part to the Penobscot Bay ...

  • Published
    January 2, 2010

    Winter storm warning issued as second storm arrives

    A winter storm warning is now in effect for all of Maine except York County from noon Saturday until 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, according to an early morning update from the National Weather Service office in Gray. According to the NWS the storm, which gathered strength as it moved up the East Coast, is being boxed in by two high pressure systems to the northwest and northeast of Maine in Canada, which will result ...

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