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    August 28, 2017

    Heritage Day set in Washington

    The Washington Historical Society has set Sept. 9 for its inaugural Heritage Day. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Razorville Hall, 264 Razorville Road. Heritage tradesmen will be demonstrating blacksmithing, log-hewing and stone masonry. Those who are willing and able will have the opportunity to try an old-fashioned buck saw and two-man crosscut saw. The Washington Fiber Ladies will be ...

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    August 16, 2017

    North Haven celebrates Community Days

    The morning of Aug. 12 started with rain, but the clouds began to thin just in time for floats to line up for the annual North Haven Community Days parade. The parade kicked off the day's celebrations, which included a blindfolded rowboat race, codfish relay, and capped off with a street dance into the night. The North Haven Lion's Club sets up along the parade route, selling food for hungry parade-goers. ...

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    August 14, 2017

    Waldoboro eyes fire restitution, LED conversion, sign policy

    Selectmen considered a number of topics Aug. 8, including placing an ordinance on the November town warrant dealing with fire department insurance claims and restitution. Fire Chief Paul Smeltzer gave an overview of the proposed ordinance, which will help with the municipal budget and create some income. The ordinance did not pass at referendum voting in June, so Smeltzer said he sought suggestions on how to ...

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    August 11, 2017

    Annual pig roast to benefit Waldoboro organizations

    The Waldoboro Fire Station on Route 1 is the place to be Sunday, Aug. 13, for the annual pig roast to benefit three area organizations. Beginning at 4 p.m. until it is gone, residents can take part in assisting the public library, firemen's association, and the Soule/Shuman VFW Post 4525. The menu includes barbecued pork, coleslaw, corn on the cob, baked beans, hot dogs and watermelon. The cost is $10 per person, ...

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    August 10, 2017

    Midcoast lens: August in the Midcoast

    Alice Schofield, who has vacationed in Lincolnville for the past 50 years, waits in the shade at McLaughlin's Lobster Shack Aug. 2 for a schooner to drop off her two daughters and granddaughter at Lincolnville Beach.

  • Published
    August 10, 2017

    All things blueberry at Lincolnville's Blueberry Wingding

    The 15th annual Blueberry Wingding at Lincolnville Beach to benefit the Lincolnville Improvement Association Scholarship Fund is set for Saturday, Aug. 12. The blueberry pancake breakfast, from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., takes place at McLaughlin's Lobster Shack on the beach. Organizer Lee Cronin appreciates how owner Rick McLaughlin allows the LIA to "take over the entire restaurant" for the event. "He has been ...

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    August 9, 2017

    Donation provides Hosmer Pond access for those with disabilities

    A new Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant EZ Launch® Accessible Transfer System donated by Camden resident Elinor Klivans is ready for use at Hosmer Pond. The Camden Parks and Recreation Department installed the launch system, which allows people with disabilities to experience the joy of gliding on the water in a kayak or paddling in a canoe on Hosmer Pond. The launch makes it easier for people with ...

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    August 3, 2017

    Former Camden town manager hired in Ogunquit

    Former Camden Town Manager Patricia Finnigan, of Saco, who resigned in January, has been named the new Ogunquit town manager, the Select Board announced Aug. 2. Finnigan will fill the top Ogunquit position left vacant by the resignation of Thomas Fortier, who was charged with theft and official oppression after allegedly pocketing parking fees collected from visitors. Finnigan resigned from her Camden post ...

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    August 1, 2017

    Breakwater Vineyards — a labor of love

    A local winery has proven to be a labor of love, hard work and sense of community for its owners. Now in their 10th season of owning the former Anderson's Dairy Farm on Ash Point Drive, Jeanne and Bill Johnson are enjoying the fruits of their labor, so to speak. The property, now home to Breakwater Vineyards, was operated as a dairy farm for more than 70 years until it shut down and was acquired by Uno and Sybil ...

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    July 27, 2017

    Rising school costs drive Hope tax increase

    A nearly $148,500 rise in costs to educate Hope students has led the way to increased taxes. The Board of Selectmen set the tax rate at $14.80 per $1,000 of assessed property at its July 25 meeting. The rate is up from $13.60. This means a person owning a home valued at $150,000 would see a $180 increase, for a total tax bill of $2,220. Of the $2,992,944 to be raised, 83 percent, or $2.43 million, will go to Hope ...

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