• Knox County Sheriff’s Office

    Two 19-year-old mainland men arrested for stealing $200,000 from Vinalhaven home

    VINALHAVEN — Knox County Sheriff’s deputies recovered approximately $200,000 in stolen cash and arrested two 19-year-olds earlier this week in connection with the theft.

    Sheriff Donna Dennison said in a press release that Jacob Mondello of South Thomaston and Vincent Hilt of St. George were arrested April 15 for theft, Class B.

    The two men are accused of stealing the cash from a home on Vinalhaven, and the theft was reported April 11, according to Dennison.

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  • Good Friday, Easter events and religious services

    This weekend’s weather is now clear of any chance of showers, and for those who celebrate Good Friday and Easter, it looks like spring temperatures will be increasing into Sunday. In addition to being a religious holiday, for many it is also a time to gather with family, share special meals and maybe hunt for an Easter egg or two. Monday is also Patriot’s Day for much of New England, and the day includes the annual running of the Boston Marathon.

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  • April 17-20: Music, art, events, rad happenings and things to do

    The underCURRENT: What’s happening this weekend?

    Welcome to underCURRENT, a weekly column featuring local blogger Jessabelle Lemonade.

    I snow what you're thinking. No that wasn't a typo. I've just got snow on my mind. And if you're like me, you're thinking the same thing. Snow in April does not feel much like spring. But don't worry there is good news! Dorman's Dairy Dream is open for the season today (Thursday, April 17)! Summer IS on its way.

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  • George Stevens and UMO graduate has been living in Maryland

    Maine native returning home to lead Camden-Rockport Middle School as new principal

    CAMDEN — The Maine School Administrative District 28 Board of Directors has hired Jaime Stone as the next principal for Camden‐Rockport Middle School.

    Stone will begin her new duties July 1. She will replace Thom Ingraham, who was hired as interim principal at the school, and served in that position for one year.

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  • CRMS Jazz Band starts board meeting

    Custodians to keep jobs in Camden-Rockport school system

    CAMDEN — A standing ovation from the Camden-Rockport audience followed the School Administrative District 28 School Board’s unanimous decision Wednesday night not to outsource the school's custodial services for the coming year.

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  • Cyndi Prince is CEO of LooHoo Wool Dryer Balls

    Camden entrepreneur wins SBA’s Home-Based Business Champion award

    CAMDEN — Entrepreneur Cyndi Prince lives in a modest home in Camden with her husband and their young son. Downstairs it’s a typical family home full of warmth and love. Upstairs things are a little different. Prince is founder and CEO of LooHoo Wool Dryer Balls and she runs the company out of her upstairs office. She is also the most recent recipient of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Home-Based Business Champion Award for Maine and New England.

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  • Penobscot Bay Pilot’s wayback machine

    Throwback Thursday

    This one’s a stumper (for me) and I’m very interested in learning what this building used to be and where it was located in the Midcoast. Any ideas?

    As always, check back on the answers to other Throwback Thursday photos, by typing in Throwback Thursday in the search bar.

    Photo courtesy Barry Sprague

  • Midcoast Walkability committee hires Belfast company to create regional brand

    BOOTHBAY — The Midcoast Walkability Steering Committee has taken the next step in development of a brand for the Boothbay region. On April 15, the committee officially hired Pica Design and Marketing in Belfast to begin work on creating the region's brand.

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  • Seahawks track season begins at Camden

    Photo of Jason Maddocks

    For a small school with no track, Boothbay Region High School fields an impressive outdoor track and field team. This year’s roster boasts 49 athletes, 33 of them male.

    Last year, the Seahawks tasted success at both the Mountain Valley Conference and state championships, and they are gearing up for more this season. Aiding them in that venture are two, new, young and talented coaches, whose skills will add depth and breadth to the program.

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  • Is the city missing the boat or taking the high road on parks fees?

    In Belfast, a question of when the players should pay

    BELFAST - Members of the City Council on Tuesday sparred over whether to waive the rental fee for two groups hoping to use of the Belfast Boathouse for educational events. The requests were approved by majority votes, though only shortly after the Council unanimously, and with no discussion or fee, approved requests to hold a paddleboard race, two 5K private fundraisers and an Earth Day parade on city parklands and streets.

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  • Industrial arts

    Eva Murray: The last day of winter

    I offer some uninvited ruminations on a few of life's finer things, like community, and spring, and cake, and ice cream — and maybe even snow.

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  • What you pay for (information) is also available for free

    Mainers urged to use caution when searching for driver’s license renewal information online

    AUGUSTA — Despite clear and repeated information about the services provided by Drivers-Licenses.org, Mainers have been calling state officials and complaining when a new, renewed or reinstated license fails to show up in the mail after they think that's what they paid $16.98 to receive.

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  • Avian Haven concludes Winter Wildlife Series in Belfast

    BELFAST — On Tuesday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m., Belfast Garden Club and the Belfast Free Library conclude their free winter evening programs series, "Wildlife Conservation in Maine," with a presentation by Avian Haven Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center in the library's Abbott Room. The talk will be presented by executive director and bird rehabilitator Diane Winn.

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