Past Tense

Men's wool underwear for $1

By Kim Lincoln | Jan 16, 2013

The following are news headlines that appeared in past issues of The Camden Herald during this week:


One year ago, 2012

The Camden Planning Board were preparing to discuss whether to allow mobile food vendors to operate in town. Issues to be considered include the following: whether to allow such operations, what zones or locations mobile vendors would be confined to, licensing requirements, parking requirements, seating requirements, signage, noise and trash disposal issues.

Hope Town Clerk Katie Butler resigned from her position to take a job in Waldo County. She has accepted a position as an interim victim witness advocate at the Waldo County District Attorney's Office. Butler had previously worked at the district attorney's office.


Five years ago, 2008

Lincolnville selectmen voted unanimously to hire Ronald Young of Morrill as the town's new police chief. Young had been a patrolman in Belfast since 2002. Young is a graduate of Belfast Area High School. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1987 and is a veteran of Desert Storm. After leaving the Marines, he joined the San Diego County Sheriff's Department in California. He served 11 years as a deputy before moving back to the Belfast area with his family. The long-term fate of the Lincolnville Police Department, however, remained to be seen, as two petitions concerning its future were also addressed by the board the same night. Selectmen decided to put the petitions forward to voters at the June town meeting.


10 years ago, 2003

The Rockport Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to send a clear message to Augusta and not approve a certificate of occupancy for Harbor Schools, located on Route 17, until the state agrees to meet promised funding for the group home.

A group of Lincolnville residents gathered and voted 111-0 in favor of using the same land on Hope Road where the closed village school is located to build a new school. The straw vote was non-binding but a necessary next step in the school funding process. The village school had been closed and students were attending school in a building at Point Lookout in Northport until the new school was built.


25 years ago, 1988

Plans for the expansion of The Maine Photographic Workshops were set to go before the Rockport Planning Board. The school was seeking approval for the construction of a three-barn complex to house classrooms, offices, a theater and an amphitheater.

Lincolnville police were investigating two break-ins in town, one at Dean & Eugley's garage and the other at E & R Market on Route 52. An estimated $600 cash, Slim Jim snacks and peanut butter crackers were taken from the garage and $150 in cash, beer, cigarettes, peanut butter cups and Zig Zag rolling papers were taken from the market.


50 years ago, 1963

More than 100 people attended the annual Businessmen's Supper held at the Allen F. Payson Fire Station. Allen F. Payson himself was presented with the Distinguished Service Award.

All of Knox County was saddened when they learned of the death of three Rockland and one Rockport teenagers as the result of a car crash on Route 1 near Moose River Crossing in Waldoboro. Nine young people were crowded into the sedan traveling toward Brunswick when the left rear tire blew out, causing the car to skid into the path of a tractor-trailer truck. Five other teens in the car were all injured.


100 years ago, 1913

Under the Business Locals section on the front page, Hodgman & Co. was advertising "Odd lots of men's $1 underwear in wool and 69 cents in camel's hair."

"You surely can't go wrong if you attend the Camden Opera House, our own amusement resort. This theater aims to please all of its patrons to the very best of its ability," read an ad in the 1913 edition.


Courier Publications Copy Editor Kim Lincoln can be reached at 236-8511 or by email at

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