• Law enforcement officers participate in training for new belt trauma kits

    ROCKLAND – We all know the oft-told stories of police officers helping deliver babies, but today’s cop is being relied on to do more than deliver babies and enforce laws. Today’s police officer is often the first respondent on a scene because they are the one most likely to be mobile first, actively out on patrol.

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  • Blueberry Queen Coronation Friday at the Grandstand

    All in a day’s fun at Union Fair

    UNION — Aug. 27 was a great day for harness racing at the Union Fair. Nine races, a little wagering, bright sunshine and ice cold lemonade made for an enjoyable Thursday afternoon.

    Harness racing is purported to be the oldest sport in Maine. Entrants from as far away as Pennsylvania helped round out the field at the fair this summer, as well as favorites from around the state.

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  • Belfast Police beat: Theft, operating under the influence

    BELFAST — The Belfast Police Department reported the following activity Aug. 21-25. An arrest or summons does not imply guilt.

    Aug. 15 (late entry)

    Chase M. Marin, 28, of Stockton Springs, was issued a summons for theft by unauthorized taking or transfer on Searsport Avenue.

    Aug. 21

    Pia K. Walker, 46, of Liberty, was issued a summons for failure to stop at a stop sign on Union Street.

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  • Waldo County Criminal Docket closed cases

    BELFAST — The following cases were closed in Waldo County Criminal Docket Aug. 13-24.

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  • Around the watercooler:

    Following are a roundup of business briefs that have been sent to PenBayPilot.com recently. Congratulations to everyone mentioned. To have your business news included in upcoming roundups, send them to news@penbaypilot.com.

    Evergreen promotes David Holmes to project manager

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  • Members, public invited to free annual celebration

    Georges Valley Land Trust hosts public event with mushroom expert Greg Marley

    UNION — Georges River Land Trust invites its members and the public to its annual celebration on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at the Dennis Easement property in Union, where a short guided walk of the property will be followed by a brief business meeting and featured speaker and mushroom expert, Greg Marley.

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  • Transformations

    Judi Valentine: Summer Romance

    As summer begins to fade, and everyone is reflecting on memories made, writer Judi Valentine offers her latest piece, Summer Romance.

    "What's your name?" He asked, having just rowed over from Eggemoggin, the island across from our cottage.

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  • Penobscot Bay Pilot’s wayback machine

    Five things not to miss this weekend

    Squeezing the last bit of summer out is the plan for the weekend, especially after this wet week and perhaps more to come (hey Erika!). The Midcoast is in for a treat with several extraordinarily talented visiting bands serving up reggae, dancehall, hip-hop, funk and blues. And don’t forget that old time rock and roll at the Union Fair, which continues through the weekend. Make the most of it people. I’m going on vacation for the next two weeks—see you in the fall!

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  • Waldoboro Police beat: Criminal trespass, theft, unsworn falsification

    WALDOBORO - Waldoboro Police responded to 281 calls for service from Aug. 18-24. Listed below are a few of the highlights. An arrest or summons does not imply guilt. A person charged with a crime is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.  

    Aug. 19 

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  • Waldo County deed transfers

    BELFAST — The following deed transfers were recorded in the Waldo County Registry of Deeds Aug. 13-24. 


    Martha C. Murphy to Margaret Spencer-Smith.

    Swett Family Trust to Jane E. and Ronald D. Raymond.

    Jana R. McQuilkin and Jason A. Gabbert-Fleming to Stephanie K. Girvin.

    Margaret C. Spencer-Smith to Catalina Fernandez Grant and Jared A. Grant.

    Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation.

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    Fall Tennis Programs at MRC

    ROCKPORT – Looking for something fun to do this fall and winter?  Midcoast Recreation Center (MRC) has announced its fall tennis program schedule. 

    “MRC looks to enrich people lives through physical activity,” says MRC Tennis Director Seth Meyer.  “Our tennis offerings include something for every age and ability level.  There has never been a better time to jump into the game.” 

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    Medomak girls soccer gets warmed up for the season

    WALDOBORO – The Medomak Valley girls soccer team coached by veteran head coach Larry Jenkins and junior varsity coach Scott Hastings hosted Winslow to a scrimmage match Thursday.

    Both teams looked good for early in the season, with strong play in the middle and good speed on the wings. Medomak ran the field well when either of the two full squad changes happened. 

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  • Celebrate Rockport seeks volunteers to help plan, execute town’s 125th birthday

    Rockport is preparing to celebrate its 125 birthday this coming year. In advance, the Select Board is creating an ad hoc Celebrate Rockport Steering Committee, as well as various subcommittees, and is inviting town citizens to join.

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    Calendar of Events, Camden Public Library Aug. 27 to Sept. 10

    CAMDEN — The following events will take place at The Camden Public Library this week:

    Thursday, August 27

    Camden Garden Club hosts Lee Schneller, author of The Ever Blooming Flower Garden: a blueprint for continuous color, 9:30 a.m. at the Camden Public Library.

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  • Penobscot Bay Pilot’s wayback machine

    Throwback Thursday

    Dam! Does anyone know where this is?

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