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    January 9, 2010

    Boar’s Head & Yule Log Festival offers pageantry, live animals

    Walking through the Rockland Congregational Church Jan. 9, one ran into knights, jugglers, court jesters and one exceptionally vocal goose. A large cast of actors, musicians and farm animals gathered at the Limerock Street church this past weekend for the annual Boar's Head & Yule Log Festival. The event was billed as a musical celebration of Epiphany for all ages. The event raised money for Area Interfaith ...

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    January 9, 2010

    Waldoboro bowling alley prepares for grand opening

    On a late afternoon at the ALLPLaY Family Entertainment Center, the candlepin bowling alley on Friendship Road in Waldoboro, two bowlers were finishing a leisurely game at lane seven. One of them, Morton Wheeler, threw a strike in his last box. A league bowler came in with his own ball, headed to lane two, and started to smash down pins with fast throws. Two teenagers wandered in to play arcade games. A man who ...

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    January 7, 2010

    Union plans government information meeting

    Officials in Union have set a meeting for Tuesday, Jan. 12 to answer questions for residents about town government. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the town office with a snow date of Jan. 26. Selectmen, department heads and the town manager will be available to answer questions and address concerns, according to a press release from the town. "There is no set agenda as the topics we discuss are ...

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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

    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 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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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