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  • Published
    October 3, 2017

    Midcoast lens: Coastal cleanup

    Rockland Harbor Trail Committee sponsored its annual "Hug the Harbor" coastal community cleanup on Sept. 30. The event included camaraderie while collecting garbage, mainly cigarette butts, from Sandy Beach, Snow Marine Park, and Harbor Park Trail. Rockland Public Service provided protective gloves, Rockland Dunkin Donuts donated refreshments, and Wiggin's Meat Market provided cheeseburgers for a cookout after.

  • Published
    September 27, 2017

    Ideas flourish at farmers' market meeting

    A small group of vendors and interested parties met Sept. 20 to discuss the future of the Waldoboro Farmers' Market. The focus of the meeting was on four main topics: location, day of week and hours, types of vendors and activities/entertainment. There was general agreement on relocating the market from Cider Hill Farm, where it was previously held, to a more visible location -- such as the Town Office front lawn ...

  • Published
    September 25, 2017

    Rockport residents urged to fill out library questionnaire

    Rockport Town Manager Rick Bates reported in a press release Sept. 25 that as of Friday, Sept. 22, 459 library surveys had been returned, either by mail or online. That is about 15 percent of the 3,040 surveys mailed out, and is adequate for Portland Research Group, the research firm hired to run the survey, to get statistically sound data. While sufficient data for the survey has been received, Bates urged ...

  • Published
    September 25, 2017

    Reception set for new pastor

    A service of gratitude will be held at the Washington Village Church, 33 Liberty Road, Saturday, Sept. 30, to welcome Pastor Brad Bean and his wife, Laurie. Bean served in Operation Desert Storm in 1991 and retired from the Navy as a chief petty officer in 1995. He became an ordained minister in 2007, served at churches in Topsham and Portland, and helped establish Cross Church in Portland. Bean was called to the ...

  • Published
    September 22, 2017

    Midcoast lens: Sunset, sunrise

    After days of rain and fog, the skies cleared Sept. 20, and revealed an array of pinks and purples from the top of a hillside in Hope. As dawn broke the following morning, the sky was clear and the sun shone brightly.

  • Published
    September 20, 2017

    Board gives green light to negotiate solar project

    Town Manager Julie Keizer has been given approval to move forward with negotiations on a proposed solar array in Waldoboro. Jan Visser, chairman of the Economic Development Committee, addressed the selectmen at their regular meeting Sept. 12 to give an update on the topic. Visser explained that the committee has received bids from three companies that build solar arrays -- ReVision Energy, Sundog Solar, and the ...

  • Published
    September 20, 2017

    Keag bridge to close Oct. 2 to Nov. 5

    The Maine Department of Transportation is replacing the Weskeag Bridge. The bridge will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians from Oct. 2 through Nov. 5. A detour route has been established and signs are in place, according to contractor Reed & Reed. The waterway under the bridge will be closed to boat traffic starting at noon Oct. 2 and will reopen to boat traffic at noon Oct. 7.

  • Published
    September 20, 2017

    Town to install recording devices for meetings, hearings

    At the advice of town attorney Fred Newcomb, the Owls Head Board of Selectmen approved Sept. 18 spending up to $1,672 for the installation of digital recording equipment to be used at public meetings and hearings. According to Newcomb, Maine law stipulates such events -- where business is being conducted for the municipality -- is to be recorded either by audio or video for legal purposes. "Digital storage is ...

  • Published
    September 20, 2017

    Meeting set to discuss future of Waldoboro farmers' market

    Declining vendors and questionable viability has forced participants of the Waldoboro Farmers' Market to seek community input and to gauge the level of interest in seeing the market continue. Steve Warren, Community Garden Club member and vendor, posted on Enhancing Waldoboro's Facebook page the meeting, set for Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. at the town office. "We're meeting to seek suggestions from the community...

  • Published
    August 31, 2017

    Corner store returns to Waldoboro

    The corner store has returned to 4 Bremen Road. McGreevy's Corner Store opened Aug. 21, with Judy and Dave Heath, formerly of Spokane, Wash., at the helm. "It found us," Judy said, noting that she and her husband had been stalking Maine since 2005 for an opportunity to relocate. She said the tranquility is heaven here. Close friend and artist Elaine Abel had contacted property owner Dan Goldenson about the ...

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