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    January 6, 2010

    Proceed with caution on ice, trails

    Those looking to get out on the area's ponds and lakes should use caution, as the conditions are spotty from one body of water to the next and even from one area of a lake to another. The Maine Warden Service is urging people to check the thickness of ice before venturing too far out on any of Maine's waterways. With the weekend's storm that produced more than a foot of snow in most areas, the Maine Department...

  • Published
    January 5, 2010

    Slick highway root of Rockport accident

    An Appleton man heading east on Route 17 by Mirror Lake in Rockport Tuesday morning lost control of his pickup truck, landing in a roadside ditch. The single-vehicle accident occurred at approximately 7:24 a.m. Tuesday near the entrance to Aqua Maine, on a portion of the highway that curves toward the lake. Although his 2002 Chevrolet S10 slid off toward the right side of the road, rolled onto its cab in a ...

  • Published
    January 5, 2010

    State sells former prison warden’s house, deputy warden’s house

    Two Port Clyde residents have purchased three properties across Main Street from the former Maine State Prison property in Thomaston, including the buildings known as the warden's house and deputy warden's house, according to Maine Bureau of General Services Director Chip Gavin. The three properties were sold to Carl F. Danielson and Carolyn Whittaker of Port Clyde, according to documents on record at the Knox ...

  • Published
    January 5, 2010

    Man arrested after fleeing suspected assault scene

    A 38-year-old Warren man was arrested Monday night after police said he assaulted someone, causing the person to flee the house. Joseph Weymouth was arrested by Maine State Police, assisted by the Knox County Sheriff's Office, at his home on Main Street in Warren, according to Maine State Police Troop D Commander Lt. Gerard Madden. Weymouth was taken to the Knox County Jail in Rockland on charges of domestic ...

  • Published
    January 5, 2010

    Regional School Unit 13 may consider retirement incentives

    Faced with a daunting budget crisis for the upcoming school year, the Regional School Unit 13 board may consider "retirement incentives" for employees when it meets Thursday, Jan. 7. Details on the incentives are not yet available since the matter is part of labor negotiations with staff. The retirement incentive issue, however, is on the board's agenda for its Thursday, Jan. 7 meeting, which will begin at ...

  • Published
    January 5, 2010

    Parents of teen killed by Waldoboro officer file lawsuit

    The parents of an 18-year-old Whitefield man who was shot and killed by a Waldoboro police officer in September 2007, following a traffic stop and a struggle, have filed a lawsuit against the town of Waldoboro, the officer, the police chief and the town manager. Natalie and Millard Jackson of Whitefield, who are the parents and personal representatives of the estate of Gregori S. Jackson, filed the lawsuit ...

  • Published
    January 5, 2010

    Amazing machines at South School

    Students in Carolyn Schwartz's fifth-grade class at the South School were asked recently to build models of special machines that do homework. Each student also had to write up a detailed explanation of how such a machine would work. The students came to class with machines built from cardboard boxes and tin foil and all manner of household products. Click here for more pictures.

  • Published
    January 5, 2010

    State police investigate Wiscasset shooting death

    Maine State Police are investigating the shooting death of a young Wiscasset man inside his mobile home early Tuesday morning, according to Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland. State police said there was no indication of foul play. The State Medical Examiner's Office said results of the autopsy on 23-year-old Tyler Wiley were pending additional testing and investigation. A .22 ...

  • 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 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 ...

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