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    July 17, 2017

    Hand pies featured at The Salty Owl

    A couple "from away" is making a go of it here in the Midcoast with new food offerings at Knox Regional Airport. Blending their backgrounds of flavor connoisseur and baker respectively, Casey Dominguez and Erin Armbruster opened The Salty Owl at 23 Terminal Lane in Owls Head July 6. Just three months earlier, their plan was to renovate a 1959 Airstream, then a family friend discovered the available space in the ...

  • Published
    July 13, 2017

    Waldoboro moves slowly forward with unkempt properties

    Three properties that have been on the town's radar as failing to comply with town Land Use Ordinances and several state statutes moved a step closer to a resolution July 11, following public hearings by the Waldoboro Board of Selectmen. The properties being addressed -- 762 Back Cove Road, 150 Depot St. and 992 Winslows Mills Road -- are part of a project the town has been working on for nearly 15 years, and ...

  • Published
    July 11, 2017

    Midcoast lens: 'Brats n' Brew' benefits library

    Throngs of people supported Waldoboro Public Library by attending a "Brats n' Brew" tasting event July 8. Silent and live auctions were held, and participants had the opportunity to bid on items while supporting their local library. Attendees also sampled foods from Morse's Sauerkraut and beverages from local breweries. Above, Jenny West and library trustee Rick West serve up some brats.

  • Published
    July 11, 2017

    Rockport voters to consider marijuana retail, social club ban

    After a non-binding June vote that showed Rockport voters do not support retail marijuana establishments within town borders, the Select Board voted July 10 to have town officials bring a question before voters in November to restrict commercial activities in town. In November 2016, a statewide referendum was approved to legalize recreational marijuana, but it left commercial sales and cultivation approval up to ...

  • Published
    July 9, 2017

    5 questions for 'the potter'

    Through forming, firing, glazing, and re-firing, one local woman has found her long-term relationship -- with clay. Nancy Button said the medium threw her a lifeline early on, when her mother fell in love with clay during the Vietnam War and she herself was "out in the streets protesting." Button's relationship with clay grew, and she built her studio and gallery, Fireside Pottery, on Route 90 in Warren in ...

  • Published
    July 7, 2017

    Waldoboro burger joint closes temporarily

    A new family-style restaurant that opened just six weeks ago at the site of the Corner Variety & Pizzeria at Kaler's Corner has temporarily closed. According to owner Dan Goldenson, the chef-operator, Mario Panagos, abruptly left last week, forcing the closure of Crazy Burgers and Pizza. Goldenson said he is the midst of interviewing replacement operators, who he said will bring back the convenience store along ...

  • Published
    July 4, 2017

    Culvert work to close Slab City Road

    A portion of Slab City Road will be closed to traffic beginning July 10, due to replacement of a culvert that carries waters from Coleman Pond under the road. The closure area is located 1.8 miles west of State Route 173 and 1.4 miles east of State Route 52. The road will be reopened on or before Sept. 3, according to Town Administrator David Kinney. The culvert replacement is due to environmental regulations, ...

  • Published
    July 2, 2017

    Five questions for the 'Chat & Chow' crew

    Following a 20-year career as a bookkeeper, one local woman is fulfilling her dream -- by opening a takeout shack in Warren. Linda Jones and husband Keith have lived in the Warren area their entire lives, raising their children and grandchildren there as well. Linda has always wanted to run a small diner or takeout place, and seized the opportunity last fall by purchasing a vacant building in Washington and ...

  • Published
    June 30, 2017

    Harbor renovation plan in full swing

    The Harbor Committee is progressing towards its goal of having a municipal pier in Owls Head. The committee updated the Board of Selectmen June 19, and provided conceptual drawings of the project. "It appears there will be at least two items on the August town meeting warrant concerning this," Board of Selectmen Chairman Tom Von Malder said following the meeting. One would seek the town's approval to combine two ...

  • Published
    June 29, 2017

    Strawberry Festival's 70th year is bittersweet

    The annual Strawberry Festival, an institution in town for generations, will mark its 70th, and quite possibly, its final, year July 8. After more than a century, the Washington Ladies' Guild, which puts on the Strawberry Festival, plans to dissolve this October, according to President Mildred Melgard, who said of the aging membership, “We're tired.” The guild was established in 1914 to raise money for the ...

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