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    February 26, 2010

    Murray reports on storm’s impact on Matinicus

    Eva Murray provided this news from Matinicus: The bell buoy, which belongs out beyond the breakwater at the approach to the harbor at Matinicus, broke free Thursday night and fetched up in the inner harbor against one of the fisherman's wharves. The Coast Guard has been notified. Also, power was out to parts of the island Thursday night; it was restored Friday morning. Many Matinicus residents spent Friday ...

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    February 26, 2010

    Dog walkers needed

    Collin is back. Our beautiful boy, who left us last September for a home of his own, is now at home again, with us. Many tears were shed when he was adopted, but our sorrow was alloyed by the thought that he was going to a forever home. Now tears are being shed again, but they are tears of joy. We won't get into the details, but he made it obvious to his family that he wanted to be back with us, and he arrived ...

  • Published
    February 25, 2010

    Researchers issue outlook for significant red tide in 2010

    Scientists from the NOAA-funded Gulf of Maine Toxicity project issued an outlook for a significant regional bloom of a toxic alga that can cause red tides in the spring and summer of this year, potentially threatening the New England shellfish industry. An abundant seed population in bottom sediments has set the stage for a significant bloom of the toxic alga Alexandrium fundyense. This organism swims in the ...

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    February 25, 2010

    Detective Woodruff named Cocoa Police Department’s officer of the year

    The Cocoa Police Department has selected Detective Nellie Woodruff as its 2009 officer of the year. Woodruff has served Cocoa for more than six years and was promoted to the detective bureau in 2008. "Detective Woodruff performed exceptionally in 2009 by demonstrating keen investigative skills, superior commitment and dedication to her office, and compassion without exception," according to the Cocoa Police ...

  • Published
    February 25, 2010

    Station Maine to host St. Patrick’s Day dinner, auction

    Station Maine's annual St. Patrick's Day auction and dinner will be held Wednesday, March 17 on board the M/V Monhegan, located at Rockland's Middle Pier. The list of auction items donated by local friends and businesses includes local and southwestern art, antiques, a Hummer Inverter, a HD DVD player in mint condition, and a sail on a Friendship sloop. For a complete list, visit www.stationmaine.org. The ...

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    February 25, 2010

    Staff Sgt. Bixby to serve in overseas operation

    Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Matthew D. Bixby has been mobilized and activated at Fort Dix, N.J., in preparation for deployment to serve in support of either Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom. Bixby is a member of the Regional Training Center East, Fort Dix, in Trenton, N.J. The soldiers are normally activated from Army Reserve or Army National Guard units from throughout the United States. They ...

  • Published
    February 25, 2010

    Friends of Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse to host annual meeting March 3

    The annual meeting for the Friends of Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse will be held Wednesday, March 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Rockland Yacht Club in Harbor Park. In addition to the election of individuals to the seven-member executive committee, there will be several presentations of interest to both members of the Friends group and the public. Volunteer coordinator Eric Davis will give a brief recap of the ...

  • Published
    February 25, 2010

    Union Area Chamber of Commerce hosts conference on business rules and regulations

    More than 30 people attended the Union Area Chamber of Commerce Winter Conference on Feb. 24 to learn about new and proposed rules and regulations for businesses. The opening speaker, Peter B. Beaulieu, director of the Sales, Fuel & Special Tax Division of Maine Revenue Services, discussed proposed changes to the sales, use and service provider tax code that will take place if the law is not repealed in the ...

  • Published
    February 25, 2010

    Salem the cat undergoes trials but now ready for adoption

    Our pet pick of the week is Salem. Salem is an adult neutered male, medium-haired cat who was found in the garden section of the Wal-Mart parking lot. The poor thing was covered in burdock, which was so matted in his fur that he couldn't move his head. He must have been grateful for his rescue because he let the staff carefully remove the prickly plant from his fur and shave the mats around his neck without a ...

  • Published
    February 25, 2010

    Hope news

    Hope Planning Board The Hope Planning Board's next meeting will be Tuesday, March 2 at 7 p.m. at the Hope Town Hall. If you wish to be on the agenda call Chairman Bill at 763-4322 after 7:30 p.m. Auxiliary meeting The newly formed auxiliary associated with the Hope Volunteer Fire Department will hold its second meeting Monday, March 8 at the new Hope Corner fire station at 6:30 p.m. At this meeting people ...


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