• Rockland Police warn of tax season, IRS scam

    ROCKLAND – Rockland police are warning the community that an “IRS” scam is targeting taxpayers in the Midcoast.  According to Rockland Chief Bruce Boucher, the sophisticated phone scam is telling victims they owe money to the IRS and it must be paid promptly or they will be sued.

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  • Little League Baseball and Softball

    Little League baseball and softball registration approaching for Waldoboro and Friendship players

    WALDOBORO — Registrations for the 2015 Little League baseball, softball and t-ball season for Waldoboro and Friendship players of Medomak Valley Little League will be accepted at the Waldoboro Recreation Department March 16 to 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Players may also register at the Waldoboro Town Office on Monday, March 23 or Friendship Village School on Tuesday, March 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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  • Foodieheaven! - Maine Restaurant Week, Seafood demo, Chili/Chowder Cookoff, BBQ Extravaganza

    Weekend Picks: Your go-to guide for everything hip & happening in the Midcoast

     It’s a gastric-centered weekend from The Maine Fishermen’s Forum’s seafood master class demo to a Chili/Chowder Cookoff and BBQ extravaganza. And the Maine Restaurant Week is still going on, so don’t forget to check out what some of our local restaurants are serving for an affordable lunch or night out.

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  • Bald eagles hang out on Hosmer Road Friday

    CAMDEN — According to the locals at the Camden Snow Bowl late Friday morning, it was a beautiful day for skiing and snowboarding, with plenty of sun and great snow. Apparently, the road to Maine’s only coastal ski facility was also a popular spot for the national symbol - the bald eagle.

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  • Don McLean pays tribute to Camden’s Kert Ingraham with a song

    CAMDEN — Singer/songwriter Don McLean, of Camden, has written a new song for the Waving Man, a Camden citizen who manages to brighten everyone’s day. The song is one of 12 on a new CD to be released midsummer, said McLean, March 5. The CD is titled Botanical Gardens and all the songs were written in the last year.

    For three years, McLean had noticed Kermit "Kert" Ingraham as he drove up and down Washington Street, in Camden.

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  • Penobscot Bay Pilot’s wayback machine

    Throwback Thursday

    This week’s TBT is a side by side of a renovation done in Camden. It’s pretty obvious where this is, but do you know when the renovation took place?

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    Midweek middle school wrestling wrap up

    THOMASTON – The Oceanside West middle school wrestling team hosted a home meet Wednesday with HAL (Hope, Appleton, LIncolnville) and Camden-Rockport.

    Oceanside went 2-0 defeating CRMS 54-30 and HAL 66-0; CRMS was 1-1 losing to the Mariners and defeating HAL 42-21. Hal went 0-2 on the night mainly because of the lack of numbers this season causing far too many forfeits. 

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  • Waldo County Superior Court...

    Winterport marijuana robbers, police impersonators given suspended prison sentences

    BELFAST — The two brothers involved in the daytime theft of medical marijuana plants in Winterport, while impersonating law enforcement officers, were sentenced to prison last month.

    Jeffrey Hurd, 48, of Glenburn, and his brother, Kerry L. Hurd, 45, of Bucksport, had been indicted by a Waldo County grand jury in November 2014 for robbery, impersonating a public servant, theft and criminal trespassing, stemming from the Sept. 21, 2014 incident.

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  • Education News: Explore the ocean at 4-H Science Saturday; summer camp fair; Hyde robot team; "Weird Maine Fermentables" class

    Explore the Ocean at 4-H Science Saturday

    ORONO — Youth in grades 6-8 are invited to explore ocean waves and develop sensors at a UMaine 4-H Science Saturday workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 28, at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center, 193 Clarks Cove Road, Walpole.

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  • Financially Speaking

    Protect that portability


    Recent estate tax regulations have eased planning, especially for most of us whose assets do not exceed the $5.34 million tax exemption. “Portability” permits the surviving spouse to add the unused portion of the exclusion from the deceased spouse to his or her estate tax exemption in the future, thus sheltering more from taxes.

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  • Rockport Police beat: Sex offender registry violation, arrest warrant

    ROCKPORT – Rockport police reported the following activity Feb. 17-March 2.  An arrest or summons does not apply guilt. A person charged with a crime is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

    Feb. 17 (late entry)

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  • Belfast District Court closed cases

    The following cases were closed in Belfast District Court Feb. 10-24.

    Russell Belden, 51, of Stockton Springs, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer in Belfast Sept. 25, 48 hours in jail; displaying a fictitious vehicle certificate in Belfast Sept. 25, dismissed; domestic violence assault in Stockton Springs Oct. 27, 48 hours in jail; violating conditions of release in Stockton Springs Oct. 27, 48 hours in jail; use of drug paraphernalia in Belfast Sept. 25, dismissed. 

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