• Planners work on new Thomaston dog park, town meeting Nov. 5

    THOMASTON — The newly formed Thomaston Dog Park Association is working on constructing a five-acre off-leash dog park located in Thomaston next to the east side of the Village Cemetery. The Thomaston Dog Park Association is an entirely volunteer-run citizen committee responsible for private fundraising and the dog park would be at no cost to taxpayers.

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  • shucking corn * The Great Disappointment * Political Signs Galore

    This Week in Lincolnville: Could Maine be New England’s Bread Basket?

    Grange Corner

    An intriguing idea has been floating around Maine lately, an idea that seems at first preposterous, but on reflection much more probable: Maine as the breadbasket of New England. Looking at the trajectory of agriculture in Lincolnville, the 1900s saw the disappearance of farming; one after another of the small, subsistence-type farms on which most families lived quietly faded away.

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  • Belfast District Court closed cases

    BELFAST — The following cases were closed in Belfast District Court Aug. 29- Sept. 18.

    Gregory Aldus, 48, of Washington, theft of lost, mislaid or misdelivered property in Westbrook June 15, $250 fine.

    Terrance B. Armstrong, 48, of Augusta, operating without safety equipment in Liberty July 23, $100 fine.

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  • Chupacabra is their boldest flavor, just in time for Halloween

    Liberty Brewing Co. is latest small-batch microbrewery to open in Midcoast

    LIBERTY — Like many a home brewer before him, Guy Hews’ hobby has morphed into something bigger and now, the Midcoast can claim another small-batch microbrewery. With Liberty Brewing Co.’s grand opening on Saturday, Oct. 18, hundreds of people made the scenic drive to check out the rustic tasting room located on 7 Coon Lane off Route 220 in Liberty.

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  • The First bank discloses amounts in Brace accounts

    ROCKLAND — On Oct. 17, The First N.A., a Damariscotta-based bank with branches in Camden and Rockport, submitted its court disclosure of “goods, effects or credits” of Russell Brace, the defendant in a lawsuit that was filed by the very nonprofit of which he served as president since 1997.

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  • A Showcase Maine Business Innovation and Growth

    Innovations to success — how some Maine businesses have done it

    ROCKLAND — Learn how innovation has played a role in the growth of some of Maine’s businesses, Thursday, Nov. 13, 4 to 7 p.m.,  at Farnsworth Art Museum Auditorium, Rockland. This set of presentations, entitled “A Showcase Maine Business Innovation and Growth,” is presented by Blackstone Accelerates Growth and Midcoast Magnet, in partnership with Juice Conference 4.0. 

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  • 10K Road Race

    Winchenbach wins second Annual Waldoboro Firemen’s Association 10K

    WALDOBORO — The second annual Waldoboro Firemen Association 10K road race was held Saturday, Oct. 18 in Waldoboro.  In the race, Darren Winchenbach had the best time of 40:45 and therefore, won the race.  Following are the results of the road race, courtesy of the Waldoboro Fire Department. 

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  • ‘We’ve got power, apparently, in this district and we’re still getting whacked.’

    Local officials grill state candidates at Belfast forum, get few answers

    BELFAST - Augusta has shifted expenses to cities and towns. This is what municipal, county and school district officials say when they aren’t tearing each other limb from limb over rising property taxes.

    At a forum on Oct. 16, hosted by the Waldo County Municipal Association, a handful of local officials got to ask current legislators and candidates what they would do about it.  

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  • Students immerse themselves in community through Russian History and Literature

    Watershed Senior Capstone Course builds strong relationship with Camden Conference

    Watershed School

    CAMDEN — Sitting around a long rectangular conference table, students attentively listen in Jude Masseur’s Russian history class. A senior capstone class at the independent Watershed high school, in Camden, the students log on to their Google Document accounts to follow Masseur’s instruction. 

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  • The Great Disappointment of Oct. 22,1844

    Annual Millerite Cliffs hike in Lincolnville: No preaching, only stories

    LINCOLNVILLE — The annual anniversary hike up to the Millerite Cliffs to commemorate the Great Disappointment of Oct. 22,1844 when many Lincolnville residents gave away their homes and farms and hiked or rode in wagons up to the top of the Millerite Cliffs. As Rosey Gerry has done for the last 20 years, he will again be leading a hike up to the top the morning of Oct. 22, 2014.

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