• Dear Old Guy: New driver’s mom

    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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  • Waldo County Superior Court closed cases

    BELFAST — The following cases were closed in Waldo County Superior Court March 13-26.

    Jason M. Brown, 48, of Waldo, unlawful sexual contact in Waldo Oct. 1, 2004, dismissed.

    Jake Buck, 30, of Windsor, operating after habitual offender revocation in Stockton Springs Nov. 27 nine months and one days in prison.

    Dustin Chase, 30, of Swanville, theft by receiving stolen property in Searsport Dec. 29, 2005, dismissed.

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  • Waldo County deed transfers

    BELFAST — The following deed transfers were recorded at the Waldo County Registry of Deeds March 17-27.


    City of Belfast to Kevin and Dawn Grass.

    Camden National Bank to Anne K. Saggese.

    Roberta Tsukahara and James G. Starkey to David Brooks McKinney and Patricia J. Blakeslee.

    Ralph R. Cameron to Ralph R. Cameron, Perry I. Barnard and Sarah Ellen Cameron Barnard.

    Diane W. Mende and Diane Wood to August W. Mende III.

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  • Annual Midcoast Model Festival

    Planes, train and automobile models at Owls Head Transportation Museum

    OWLS HEAD — The Owls Head Transportation Museum hosted its annual Midcoast Model Festival, Saturday and Sunday, March 28 and 29. The event attracted a large crowd of model builders of all ages, as well as numerous model clubs from around the region.

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  • Extreme Mustang Makeover

    Hope horse trainer selected for mustang-taming competition

    HOPE — ­ Wendy Harvey of Hope has been selected to compete in the Topsfield, Mass., Extreme Mustang Makeover held Aug. 7 - ­8 at the Topsfield Fair Facility. Trainers will have approximately 100 days to gentle a randomly assigned wild horse they will pick up in mid ­April, and compete for an estimated purse of $20,000 in prize money as well as a custom made Gist belt buckle.

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  • Rockland man sentenced for oxycodone trafficking in the Midcoast

    ROCKLAND — A 25-year-old Rockland man was sentenced to 30 days in jail after he pleaded guilty to selling oxycodone. He will also forfeit nearly $140,000 accumulated in drug trafficking earnings.

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  • This weekend

    ‘Director's Cut on Ice’ skating show at Midcoast Recreation Center

    ROCKPORT — Morgan Sewall will be the featured skater in this weekend's "Director's Cut on Ice" skating show at the Midcoast Recreation Center in Rockport.

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  • Fire in July gutted the 40-year-old business

    Belfast man charged with arson of his Goose River Grocery

    BELFAST — Information uncovered during the investigation into a fire that gutted Goose River Grocery in Belfast last summer has led to the arrest Friday of the owner on charges he allegedly intentionally set the fire.

    Kyle J. Skinner, 35, of Belfast, was arrested and charged with arson, class A, theft by deception, class B, and insurance deception, class C. If convicted, he faces up to 30 years in prison and a $50,000 fine on the arson charge alone.

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  • Race cars, land sharks and snow submarines dominate Camden Snow Bowl Cardboard Box Derby

    The Camden Snow Bowl hosted its third annual Cardboard Box Derby this past Saturday March 21. A spitting snowy day made for a slower run down the slopes, but that didn’t stop the Cardboard Warriors. This under-the-radar event has all of the costumes and creativity of the US National Toboggan Races.

    The winners of the Cardboard Derby were:

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  • Camden Snow Bowl announces just four more days of skiing left

    CAMDEN — The Camden Snow Bowl has announced there will be just four more days of spring skiing before the mountain closes for the 2014-2015 season. Weather permitting, of course.

    The mountain will be open for skiing and snowboarding Friday, March 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, March 28 and 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, April 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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  • Trout Unlimited: A cold water conservation organization

    Let’s talk about fishing: Brook trout

    When fly-fishermen think of Maine they probably think of brook trout. A beautiful fish, especially in their fall spawning regalia, it prefers our cool weather and small streams and ponds. Brook trout are not really trout at all; they are char, a related family of salmonoids. Brook trout can be identified by dark vermiculation on their backs, red spots with light blue halos on their sides, an orange belly and white leading edges along their lower fins and tail.

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  • A short review of a long book

    I’ve been Goldfinched

    The Goldfinch begins with 13-year-old Theo Decker and his mother, whom he adores, on the way to his New York school for a meeting with the principal. Theo has been suspended for a small infraction.

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