• Sept. 19-21

    Midcoast’s favorite fall fair is here: 2014 Common Ground Country Fair

    UNITY — It’s here. Ayuh, it is. Although the trees may not be showing it just yet, a sure sign that autumn is not too far away is the arrival of the Common Ground Country Fair weekend, Friday, Sept. 19 through Sunday, 21.

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  • High School Sports

    Sept. 18 Sports Scoreboard

    A total of three varsity field hockey matches, as well as one boys soccer match were played Thursday, Sept. 18. Participating schools included Searsport, Oceanside, Camden Hills, Mt. View and Belfast High Schools. 

    Following are reported results. 

    To submit scores or photos, email sports@penbaypilot.com

    Boys Soccer: Deer Isle Stonington at Searsport — No Score Reported

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  • What has happened since Jim’s death is deplorable

    Bill Packard: Jim Laurita was a doer, not just a talker

    I never got as passionate as many did about Hope Elephants, good or bad. It seemed interesting as I followed the establishment of the facility and quite frankly my thoughts were, “I don’t see it becoming a big thing, but if they want to do it, it’s OK by me.” I did find troubling, the anger and meanness that came out from people when Jim was getting the whole thing going.

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  • Penobscot Bay Pilot’s wayback machine

    Throwback Thursday

    The size of this barn might give a clue as to where this might have been (or still is) in the Midcoast. Can you guess what town this barn was, and what its function was? Bonus points for guessing the year the photo was taken.

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  • Pilot Distractions

    You think you know the correct way to say ‘ayuh’?

    Whenever a movie made in Maine cycles through Netflix such as Pet Sematary, I’m on high cringe alert, waiting the character to butcher the word “ayuh.” A debate apparently rages on whether Fred Gwynne’s character, Jud Caswell, pronounces the word correctly, or if his accent comes off like a bad stereotype. Watch the two videos we’ve embedded in this story. In the first video at the 10 second mark, listen to Gwynne’s “ayuh.”

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  • Weekend Picks Sept. 18-21: Open mic, Common Ground fair, derby bouts, elephant concert and more

    Cold nights; warm days. That’s what we’ve got now, love it or leave it. Wait, we can’t leave it; you’ve got NO CHOICE but to love it. That shift is being felt in the music, scenes and events in the Midcoast this weekend. So grab your lobster mac ‘n’ cheese tasting ticket, watch the rock ‘em sock ‘em roller derby gals, or pull up a chair and listen to some good funk, blues and old timey stuff at various locales. Welcome to another easy breezy beautiful September weekend in Maine.

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  • Education News: Tim Dresser receives Adult Ed award, Youthlinks, MSSM ranks high

    Tim Dresser receives The Gerald LeVasseur Award from Maine Adult Education Association

    CAMDEN — Director Tim Dresser was presented with the prestigious Gerald LeVasseur Award at the annual Maine Adult Education Association Conference held at Colby College in June 2014.

    The Gerald LeVasseur Award is given to one outstanding Adult Ed director each year in recognition of his or her outstanding and unusual work in the field of Adult and Community Education.

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  • Dear Old Guy: Golden years. Right.

    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.

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  • Belfast Police beat

    BELFAST — The Belfast Police Department reported the following activity Sept. 4-15. An arrest or summons does not imply guilt.

    Sept. 4

    Joyce A. Christie, 62, of Belfast, was arrested for theft at Grove Cemetery and desecration and defacement.

    Justin W. Olsen, 31, of Belfast, was arrested for elver fishing by a resident without a license with a single device and elver harvesting during the closed season.

    Sept. 5

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  • High School Golf

    Sept. 17 Sports Scoreboard

    Five local high school squads hit the greens Tuesday, Sept. 17 to participate in the day’s only sport being played — golf. 

    Following are reported results about the four golf matches that took place Tuesday afternoon. 

    To submit photos, email sports@penbaypilot.com

    Belfast at Maine Central Institute – No Score Reported

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  • Knox County divorces

    ROCKLAND — The following divorces were recently granted in Knox County Superior Court.

    Jessica E. Gagnon, of Windham, and Shawn L. Simmons, of Rockland, were married July 21, 2009, in Thomaston and divorced July 9.

    Jillian K. Davis, of Hope, and Stephen M. Rose, of St. Peters, Australia, were married Feb. 25, 2012, in Lincolnville and divorced May 21.

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  • High School Girls Soccer

    Panthers, Lions tie in Sept. 16 action

    BELFAST — The Belfast girls’ soccer teams hosted the Medomak Valley Panthers Sept 16. In the varsity match, the two teams played to a 2-2 double overtime draw. Despite dominating much of the match, Belfast conceded the first goal 30 minutes into the first half.

    Medomak Valley took that lead into halftime.

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  • Union truck owner cited for allowing Hope man to operate his unregistered, uninspected, uninsured truck after it crashes

    HOPE — A Union man was summonsed for allowing the illegal operation of his uninspected, unregistered and uninsured commercial duty truck after the driver, a man from Hope, lost control of the truck at the intersection of Gillette Road and Hope Street and it rolled onto a car.

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  • Five Town Communities That Care Super Heroes recuiting ‘key leaders’ to talk about improving prevention efforts

    CAMDEN — Five Town Communities That Care is an organization started 10 years ago to help keep kids safe and making smart choices. In recognition of its 10th anniversary, the nonprofit group is seeking community input and ideas to push its prevention efforts further along.

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  • Belfast man recognized for 45 years of service in Coast Guard Auxiliary

    ROCKLAND — David W. Cassida of Belfast last month was awarded the Membership Paddle for 45 years of service to the community and the nation. The recognition was made during an award ceremony at the U.S. Coast Guard Station in Rockland on Aug. 15.

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