• Checking in: absentee voting in the Midcoast

    With more than a week until Election Day, a number of voters have requested absentee ballots, and many have returned them. Maine doesn’t have early voting, but voters have increasingly used the absentee ballot system to make their picks in advance.

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  • Senate District 11

    Maine Senate candidate Jonathan Fulford: Investing in the majority

    Jonathan Fulford (D-Monroe) is seeking election to the Maine Senate, where he would represent the 26 municipalities of Waldo County. He is facing incumbent Sen. Michael Thibodeau (R-Winterport).

    Why are you running for elected office, and why the state Senate?

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  • High School Sports

    Oct. 25 Sports Scoreboard

    The high school sports season continued on Saturday, Oct. 25 with an abundance of games on the schedule, including several playoff matches. 

    On the schedule were three football regular season matches, a cross country regional championship meet, two quarterfinal field hockey contests, three preliminary round boys soccer matches and two preliminary round girls soccer games. 

    Following are reported results to the Pilot. 

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  • High School Cross Country

    Camden Hills, Belfast qualify for state cross country championship meets

    BELFAST — On Saturday, Oct. 25, 16 boys cross country teams and 15 girls cross country teams gathered at Belfast’s Troy Howard Middle School for the Eastern Class B regional championship meet. 

    From that group, the top eight schools from each gender division would qualify for the state meet to be hosted on Saturday, Nov. 1. 

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  • Three sent to hospitals from Route 1, Edgecomb accident

    Edgcomb accident

    Three people were taken to hospitals with apparent minor injuries Saturday after a three-car accident on Edgecomb’s Route 1, Lincoln County sheriff’s officers said at the scene.

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  • Middle School Soccer

    Busline Soccer prepared for championship contests

    The Busline Soccer playoffs for middle school athletes as continued on this entire week and has lead two of the three divisions to championship contests on Saturday, Oct. 25. 

    Two teams from both the boys and girls divisions will battle for champion crowns today, Oct. 25, while two co-ed teams will battle for the crown on Tuesday, Oct. 28, due to a few factors requiring the championship game to be postponed a few days. 

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  • High School Sports

    Oct. 24 Sports Scoreboard

    The high school sports season continued on Friday, Oct. 24 and featured three sporting events being played, with one of them being a post-season contest. 

    Following are reported results to the Pilot.

    Submit photos to sports@penbaypilot.com

    Football: Westbrook 45, Oceanside 12
    Football: Medomak Valley at Orono — No Score Reported

  • Fifth gathering of Working Watermen, Nov. 8, in Rockland

    ROCKLAND — Join host Gordon Bok for the fifth presentation of Working on the Water, a gathering of fishermen and mariners, at Rockland's Sail, Power and Steam Museum in Rockland, Saturday, Nov. 8, at 1 p.m.

    Men and women who work or have worked on the water will share their experiences through original songs, stories, and poetry.

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  • ‘What’s the Belfast You Want for Your Children?’ community discussion

    BELFAST — The Belfast Free Library is organizing a community-wide conversation as part of Let’s Talk Local, a statewide program supported by the Maine Humanities Council that encourages communities to talk about issues important to them. Belfast will host a community discussion titled “What’s the Belfast You Want for Your Children?” Monday, Nov. 3., 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. in the Abbott Room of the Belfast Free Library.

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  • Weekend Picks: Art openings, studio tours, organic beer tastings and Lovewhip

    Kind of a slow weekend, folks. And I promise, not one mention of Halloween. (We’ve compiled all of the Halloween cool stuff for both adults and kids in a separate list titled Your Halloween Rundown.)

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  • Maine creates Ebola website

    AUGUSTA — In ongoing efforts to provide the latest information to healthcare providers and Maine citizens regarding Ebola-related guideline updates and developments, the Maine Center for Disease Control has launched a new website,

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  • Ron Joseph

    Bear referendum campaigns highlighted by missteps, biases and contradictions

    Over the past 100 years the status of Maine's bears has evolved from big pest to big game species. In the 1950s, when I was child in rural Maine, bears were hunted year-round. One of my earliest childhood memories is that of a bear breaking into my grandparent's barn to kill a calf. The 450-pound bruin was shot several days later breaking into a neighbor's pigpen.

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  • Rockport, Rockland, Camden fire departments respond

    Fire destroys Rockport home late Thursday night

    ROCKPORT — Rockport Fire Department responded to a house fire at 6 Wellington Drive late Thursday night and found the attached garage was fully involved and fire was already being pushed into the house by last night’s strong winds.

    Rockport fire fighters and a North East Mobile Health Care ambulance were first on the scene, and the single alarm call turned into a second alarm, bringing mutual aid from Rockland and Camden fire departments.

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  • Updated...

    Woman mistakes boat launch for road, drives car into Belfast Harbor

    BELFAST — A Searsport woman accidentally drove her car into Belfast Harbor Thursday morning, Oct. 23, after apparently mistaking the boat launch at the city’s public landing for a continuation of Lower Main Street. 

    Belfast Harbormaster Katherine Pickering was one of several witnesses who watched as the white sedan drove past her office and straight into the water. It was close to high tide and the water covered most of the boat ramp. 

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  • Theodore Gray to pay $50,000, spend two days in Hancock County jail

    Orland lobsterman in jail, fined for possessing undersized lobsters, molesting gear

    ELLSWORTH — Theodore Gray, a 34-year-old lobsterman from Orland, will spend two days in Hancock County Jail and pay a $50,000 fine after pleading guilty Oct. 17 in Ellsworth District Court to possession of undersized and V-notched lobsters and with molesting lobster equipment, according to the Maine Department of Marine Resources.

    Department of Marine Resources Commissioner Patrick Keliher also suspended Gray's license for three years, beginning June 23 of this year.

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