• Waldo County Sheriff’s beat

    BELFAST — The Waldo County Sheriff’s Office reported the following activity Jan. 19-23. An arrest or summons does not imply guilt.

    Jan. 20

    Nathan L. Nolting, 26, of Belfast, was issued a summons for speeding 49 mph in a 30 mph zone on Weymouth Road in Morrill. 

    Ronald E. Fogg, 58, of Searsmont, was issued a summons for an inspection sticker violation on Route 131 in Searsmont.

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  • Dear Old Guy: Switched, but not at birth

    Dear Old Guy welcomes letters on all subjects, including love, marriage, child rearing, even basic plumbing and medical advice. What he doesn’t know, he is happy to make up. After all, he’s just an opinionated Old Guy. Submit your questions to Dear Old Guy here.


    Dear Old Guy,

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  • Bologna sandwiches will get you through

    Bill Packard: Driving trucks in the Blizzard of ‘78

    Being in the dead of winter with lots of Throwback pictures on Facebook pages, I got to thinking about what was called the Blizzard of ’78. In 1978, I was hauling dressed poultry from Maplewood Poultry in Belfast to customers in New England and New York.

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  • High School Basketball

    Lincoln Academy boys slide past Oceanside; Lady Windjammers overpower Lady Mustangs

    NEWCASTLE and ROCKPORT — The boys varsity basketball team from Oceanside High School traveled to Newcastle Friday night to take on Lincoln Academy, while the Camden Hills varsity girls squad hosted Thorndike’s Mount View. 

    The Mariners fell to Lincoln Academy 51-50 and fall to a record of 9-5 and a ranking of eighth in Eastern Class B, while Lincoln Academy improved 9-5 and fifth in Western Class B. 

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  • Financially Speaking

    IRA rollover rules explained

    The Internal Revenue Service does not always offer the clearest explanations. The first set of rules about IRA rollovers were so fuzzy that the changes were put off until this January 1.

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  • ‘A 10 on a scale of 1-10, no question’

    A coach in a small community is more than a coach

    APPLETON — Appleton is a sleepy little community with a small school full of eager students and a dedicated staff of professionals. The town is not often in the news — as residents tend to go about their lives, stay out of the mainstream and the public eye, and are happy to do so.

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  • Youth Football

    Five Town Football announces Winter Flag Football program

    Five Town Football is excited to announce it has expanded its winter indoor flag football program to include all ages and grades from K through grade 8! Our non-contact flag football program focuses on teaching the fundamentals of the sport, teamwork, sportsmanship, and most importantly — fun!

    The sessions include a portion of time devoted to developing specific football skills, followed by a flag football game, all in a low-pressure setting.

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  • Similarities to Noyes Street in Portland

    Interim Fire Chief: Porch fire in Rockland ‘could have been a serious fire with dire consequences’

    ROCKLAND — Rockland Firefighters were called to 38 Mechanic St., this morning, Jan.  24, at 3:51 for a porch fire that Interim Fire Chief Adam Miceli said could have been much worse.

    The fire on the covered porch was caused by a discarded cigarette “hastily thrown out” the window, according to a news release from the fire department. The cigarette went behind a shelving unit, igniting paper, leaves, etc., then extended to the vinyl siding.

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  • High School Alpine Skiing

    Alpine Lady Windjammers claim first in Friday event; boys ski well

    FARMINGTON — The Camden Hills Alpine ski team had another solid outing at Titcomb in Farmington Friday night.

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  • Varsity Girls Basketball

    Lincoln Academy squeaks past Oceanside girls

    NEWCASTLE — The Lincoln Academy varsity girls basketball team hosted the Oceanside Mariners Friday night and pulled out a very close 47-45 victory over the guests. 

    With the victory, Lincoln Academy improves to 10-4 and sits in third place in Western Class B. Meanwhile, the Lady Mariners fall to 10-4 and sit in eighth place in Eastern Class B. Both teams are in line to advance to the playoffs. 

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  • High School Sports

    Jan. 23 High School Sports Scoreboard

    Here is where we post the daily high school sports results that we receive. The following is for Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. 

    If you are at a game and can send the final score to sports@penbaypilot.com, it would be appreciated.

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  • Woolwich to play in Busline League finals

    Snow moves back basketball games

    For three schools and four teams, a date with destiny has been postponed, due to snow.

    But the games will go on.

    Due to an impending snowstorm, the Busline League Small School finals will be on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at Wiscasset High School and will feature the Nobleboro boys team matching up against the Searsport boys team at 3:30 p.m. and the Woolwich Wildcats pairing up with Searsport’s girls team at 5 p.m.

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  • Winter storm watch remains in effect for Midcoast

    GRAY — A winter storm watch is in effect for the Midcoast, among other areas, from 8 a.m. to midnight Saturday, Jan. 24.

    A coastal storm "may" bring heavy snow to the coastal plain of Maine Saturday, into Saturday night, according to the National Weather Service Friday.

    Low pressure is expected to develop off the mid-Atlantic Coast Friday night, and rapidly move toward the northeast Saturday. The low will then pick up speed and race into the Maritime Saturday night.

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  • Transformations...poetry

    Anna Chern: Slow Forward

    Slow forward

    Rooted we stand in the before
    wishing for the after until at last the chime we hear
    pulls us across the line.

    As the ball drops in dreamy motion, we tie up our hours, days and weeks
    into little bags that roll across with us like balls of tumbleweed
    "Go back" we think " I don't want you in the New Year".

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  • Busline basketball championships postponed

    Due to Saturday's predicted snowstorm, the Busline League large school girls and boys championship basketball games at Boothbay Region Elementary School have been postponed, according to John Deetjen of BRES.

    The eighth grade games have tentatively been rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 26 with BRES facing Oceanside Blue at 3:45 p.m. The boys championship game between Oceanside White and Lincolnville will follow.

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