• Election 2014

    Gov. Paul LePage responds to email questions

    Editor’s note: During the summer, the Penobscot Bay Pilot, Boothbay Register and Wiscasset Newspaper collectively sought interviews with the three candidates for governor. Eliot Cutler and Mike Michaud were quick to accommodate our request for an informal roundtable discussion with a group of editors and reporters.

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  • Down to the sea

    Barbara Dyer: The many moods of Camden Harbor

    Having a bird’s eye view of Camden Harbor for 44 years, from my office window, I realized that it changed often and sometimes within the hour. There were times when the whole Penobscot Bay was frozen over, once in 1868 and again in 1875, but that does not happen very often in salt water.

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  • Maine’s bear referendum and bond proposals: What are they specifying, what are they funding?

    On Nov. 4, Maine voters will elect the Governor, one of Maine’s two United States Senators, Maine’s Representatives to Congress, members of the Maine Legislature (State Senators and State Representatives) and certain county officers.  County officers will vary depending on the county, but include the following: Judge of Probate, Register of Probate, County Treasurer, Register of Deeds, Sheriff, District Attorney and County Commissioner. 

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  • Maine Secretary of State clarifies absentee ballot process

    AUGUSTA, Maine — In the wake of questions and conflicting information in the public discourse after a press conference held by a candidate for the office of Governor, the Secretary of State is letting voters know the laws governing how town clerks must handle state ballots that have been issued to absentee voters and returned by those voters to the towns, according to a news release from secretary Matthew Dunlap.

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  • Island Institute hires first economic development director

    ROCKLAND — The Island Institute, in Rockland, has hired small business owner Briana Warner as its first economic development director. Warner will oversee the organization's efforts to help Maine's islands and remote coastal communities strengthen and diversify their economies.

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  • Waldo County Sheriff’s Office beat: criminal threatening, inadequate tire

    BELFAST — The Waldo County Sheriff’s Office reported the following activity Oct. 14 -28. An arrest or summons does not imply guilt.

    Oct. 14

    Dean W. Frost, 49, of Swanville, was issued summonses for criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, assault with a dangerous weapon and domestic violence terrorizing with a dangerous weapon in Swanville.

    Oct. 15

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  • Maine State Police Troop D blotter

    AUGUSTA —  Maine State Police Troop D reported the following activity Oct. 20-26. Troop D is responsible for Maine's Midcoast, including Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Waldo, and Knox counties, the southern half of Kennebec County and part of northern Cumberland County. The troop also patrols Interstate 295, from Brunswick to Gardiner. The troop's complement includes a lieutenant, three sergeants, 25 troopers and a secretary. An arrest or summons does not imply guilt.

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  • Steve Lindsay talks about his process and his latest work for the Maine Center for Creativity

    Chainsaws and ancient chisels are this sculptor’s favorite things to play with

    ST. GEORGE — Not everyone can take one glance at a giant log and “see” it as a life-size nude figure, but that’s a sculptor’s job. And Steve Lindsay is getting pretty good at knowing what a giant piece of wood is going to look like once he’s taken his chainsaw to it.

    Lindsay, who lives in St. George, often scours wood lots owned by the logging industry for unusual-shaped logs, particularly ones that have been rejected by saw mills.

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  • Belfast Police Department beat: theft, terrorizing

    BELFAST — The Belfast Police Department reported the following activity Oct. 18-28. An arrest or summons does not imply guilt.

    Oct. 8 (late entry)

    Mariah K. Valliere, 30, of Jackson, was issued a summons for theft by unauthorized taking or transfer.

    Oct. 13 (late entry)

    Jerica L. Wallace, 27, of Belfast, was issued summonses for forgery and theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, stemming from an incident Oct. 11.

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  • Power tools, lawnmower

    Stolen power tools, lawnmower from Lincolnville lumber store found in Monroe home, police say

    LINCOLNVILLE — Maine State Police said they arrested a Monroe resident and charged him with allegedly stealing thousands of dollars worth of items from his former employer, the Viking Lumber Company in Lincolnville.

    State Police, Game Wardens and Maine Drug Enforcement agents searched the home of Ryan Weaver at 98 Back Brooks Road in Monroe today, Oct. 30, according to a news release from the Maine Dept. of Public Safety.

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  • Weekend Picks: Great Gatsby party, Belfast art walk and everything un-Halloween

    Let’s say you’re not the Halloween type. All of the spooky parties and events this weekend are one big “Meh” for you. That’s all right, we’ve got some interesting talks, art walks and a party from the 1920s era, along with some decent music for the weekend.

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  • ‘Rockland’s Got Style’ runway show was fashion forward

    ROCKLAND—Kids, dogs, men and women all put on their finest for the “Rockland’s Got Style” fashion show on Wednesday evening. Designs from 20 Rockland businesses ranged from sexy to sassy and from cute to guy-chic! Check out our gallery of photos!

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