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    January 7, 2010

    Teen shelter promoters turn to providing meals

    The effort to create a teen shelter in Rockland has been unsuccessful but its supporters have decided to provide warm meals to youth who have no fixed homes. Starting Monday, Jan. 11, homeless or hungry teens may get free, hot suppers. The meals will be provided Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the First Universalist Church on Broadway in Rockland, across from the MacDougal School. The ...

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    January 7, 2010

    Sixth District Court news

    The following cases were completed in 6th District Court in Rockland from Dec. 28 through Dec. 30. Chad E. Sproul, 34, of Warren, sexual abuse of a minor on Oct. 10, 2008, in Warren, nine months in jail. Daniel Cross, 44, of Thomaston, operating under the influence, 90-day license suspension, $500 fine. Joel Q. Gehrmann, 22, of Cushing, violating a condition of release, two days in jail. Mark L. Harding, ...

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    January 7, 2010

    Knox County deed transfers

    The following deeds were recorded from Dec. 28 to Dec. 31 at the Knox County Registry of Deeds: Appleton Glenn P. Shepard and Virginia B. Shepard to Robert Leroy Milliken and Glenna Louise Milliken. Camden Joyce Tenneson to Alexandra Holt Goldstein. Martha W. McIntosh to Minor L. Bishop. Theodore R. Wilson Est. to Minor L. Bishop. Gary M. Huyser to Arissa L. Egan and Jonathan A. Egan. Cushing Han...

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    January 7, 2010

    Vinalhaven program creates safe, creative learning environment

    When Tristan Jackson was in college it occurred to him that there had been something missing from his home school education. Jackson grew up on Greens Island, a 400-acre island to the west of Carvers Harbor on Vinalhaven. He was home schooled before attending Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., where he majored in psychology and sociology. Jackson said in an interview Dec. 23 that those missing components ...

  • Published
    January 6, 2010

    Knox County divorces

    The following divorces were recorded in 6th District Court in Rockland in November and December. Scott Pallotta of Washington and Melissa Pallotta of Washington, married Sept. 19, 1998, in Washington. Shared parental rights of one child, shared primary residence. Jason McKnight of Owls Head and Aimee McKnight of Owls Head, married Aug. 18, 1995, in Rockland. Shared parental rights of three minor children, ...

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    January 6, 2010

    Camden board discusses herbicides, pathways committee meets, calendar fills with winter events

    Camden Planning Board discusses downtown design standards, herbicides The Camden Planning Board was scheduled to meet Wednesday, Jan. 6 at 5:30 p.m. in the Washington Street Conference Room to discuss a proposed herbicide zoning amendment that would prohibit toxic lawn herbicides used for cosmetic reasons on grounds where multifamily rental dwellings of four or more units, elderly congregate housing, and health ...

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    January 6, 2010

    School closing discussion on agenda for SAD 40 board meeting

    The Maine School Administrative District 40 School Board will meet Thursday, Jan. 7 at 7 p.m. at Medomak Middle School to discuss closing schools, among other issues on the agenda. Superintendent Francis Boynton said the meeting will include a general informational session on a cost analysis of closing a school. He said school board members may ask for additional information. Boynton said the school board may ...

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    January 6, 2010

    Camden Select Board seeks engine idling policy, reviews goals

    The Camden Select Board agreed at its meeting Jan. 5 to seek a policy that would discourage motorists from leaving their engines running. The board also began a review of its long-term strategic goals. "An idling car, truck or bus gets no miles per gallon, pollutes the air, and burns gas and money to no benefit," John Street resident Tom Hopps said. He said 10 seconds of idling uses the same amount of gasoline ...

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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...

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    January 6, 2010

    Police say Union suspect abused several children

    A 23-year-old Union man remained behind bars Jan. 5 after police said he sexually assaulted four children, some almost on a daily basis over the past several years. Benjamin Cook was arrested Dec. 31 by Knox County Detective Justin Twitchell on charges of gross sexual assault, sexual abuse of a minor and unlawful sexual contact. An initial court appearance was held Jan. 4 and bail was set at $10,000 cash or ...

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