• Belfast shooter pleads guilty to murder

    BELFAST —  The man accused of shooting two people last August, one fatally, appeared in Waldo County Superior Court July 21 to change his plea from not guilty by reason of insanity to guilty.

    Todd Gilday, 42, of Belfast, stood accused of murdering 55 year-old Lynn Arsenault (aka Lynn Day) and shooting her son, Mathew Day, at Day's home on Waldo Avenue Aug. 28, 2013.

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  • High School Boys Basketball

    Brown to be inducted in inaugural Maine Basketball Hall of Fame class

    BANGOR — Former Rockland District High School boys basketball head coach Bob Brown will be inducted into the inaugural class of the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame, Thursday, Aug. 21, at Bangor’s Cross Insurance Center. 

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  • PHOTO ESSAY

    A walk through the homes and gardens of Camden, Rockport... with 1,000 others

    On July 17, I went on the 67th annual Camden House and Garden Tour. The tour took in seven properties in Camden and Rockport. As numerous Camden Garden Club members told me along the route, the event is always on the third Thursday in July. Its regular date means that lots of people come back. Some even plan their vacations with the tour date in mind.

    I have to admit that, before I went on the tour, I only had a vague idea of what it might be like.

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  • Company contracts to clean affected vessels

    Rockland’s black cloud attributed to faulty switch, FMC apologizes to community

    ROCKLAND — The startling plume of black soot emitting from a Rockland waterfront smokestack July 22 has been traced to a failed relay switch, which runs the fuel flow meter that feeds an oil burner. The stack’s owner, FMC BioPolymer, has subsequently contracted Knight Marine Service to help clean commercial and recreational boats affected by the pollution.

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  • Proprietors determined to reopen damaged Belfast business

    Goose River Grocery’s barbecue plans on, despite fire

    BELFAST - Kyle and Helen Skinner had already planned two weekends of barbecues at Goose River Grocery in August when a fire forced them to close the store earlier this month. On Friday, Kyle acknowledged the irony. Someone had already made a comment to him about the goose being cooked.

    “Y’know, it’s funny, but it’s not,” he said.

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  • Hail To The Rad Kids

    Singer-songwriter Alice Limoges: Older, wiser and still cranking out the tunes

    LINCOLNVILLE—If the name Alice Limoges is familiar, it’s probably because you heard about her when she was a teenager in the Midcoast, playing coffeehouses, festivals and other venues. She’s 19 now, on her second album, and that initial drive to stretch her wings through writing and composing original songs has matured. If anything, her skill set has broadened.

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  • Camden judge appointed to Maine’s highest court

    AUGUSTA – The Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary unanimously confirmed July 24 the two nominees of Governor Paul R. LePage to the Maine courts. Governor LePage nominated in May the Honorable Jeffrey L. Hjelm to the Supreme Judicial Court of Maine and Deputy Attorney General William R. Stokes to Superior Court.

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  • Transformations

    Wendy Wickenden: Lime Island

    Lime Island is one of a small chain of islands on Penobscot Bay about 5 miles out of Camden Harbor on the coast of Maine. It takes about 20 minutes to get there by power boat.

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