• Maine and the Civil War series

    Civil War Encampment weekend at Camden's Harbor Park

    CAMDEN — 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Company B will be camped in Camden's Harbor Park the weekend of August 22-23-24.

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  • Swimmers make annual Islesboro Crossing for LifeFlight Aug. 23

    CAMDEN— The second annual Islesboro Crossing for LifeFlight open water swim fundraising event is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 23 at 7 a.m. Swimmers will start at Point Lookout Resort's beach in Lincolnville and finish just north of the Grindle Point Lighthouse on Islesboro.

    It’s not just a swim, and it's not your typical fundraiser. It's a memorable day on the coast, taking advantage of some of Maine's finest qualities.

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  • The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor

    The Wailin' Jennys perform Labor Day weekend

    The Wailin’ Jennys are Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody and Heather Masse, three distinct voices, that together, make an achingly perfect vocal sound.

    On Saturday, Aug. 30 this trio comes to Maine to perform at Boothbay Harbor’s historic Opera House at 7:30 p.m., during Harbor Fest.

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  • Focus on Health

    The end of life: Part III

    See Part I here and Part II here.

    Whenever I do something for the first time, I often get a little bit nervous. What if I do it wrong? What if somebody sees me doing something stupid? What if I fail?

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  • Camden’s development director moves on to private sector

    CAMDEN — Camden’s development director, Brian Hodges, submitted his resignation earlier this week to Town Manager Patricia Finnigan, relaying that he is leaving the public sector for another job.

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  • Knox County Sheriff’s beat: harassment, speeding, crashes

    ROCKLAND — The Knox County Sheriff’s Office reported the following activity during the period of Aug. 10-16, 2014. An arrest does not imply guilt.

    Aug. 10

    Deputy Paul Pinkham responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Warren involving a single vehicle. The operator was summonsed for driving to endanger, as speed was a factor. Reportable damage was sustained.

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  • Penobscot Bay Pilot’s wayback machine

    Throwback Thursday

    Care to guess where this garage was once located (what street?) And the date of the photo?

    Finally a stumper! We got no guesses on last week’s Throwback Thursday photo, courtesy of Penobscot Marine Museum, which depicted a fire at Gay’s Store in Waldoboro, February 22, 1962.  The fire destroyed the business building housing the store and Waldoboro Press.

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  • Maine artists help Hurricane Island Outward Bound School celebrate 50 years

    CAMDEN — Over the last 50 years, who knows how many budding artists have used their time sequestered on a Hurricane Island Outward Bound School course during solo to truly look around and recognize their creative potential?

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  • Horses arrive through state’s animal welfare program

    Inmates tend to neglected horses from across Maine at Windham barn

    WINDHAM — This is a tale of team work between two entities that, at a glance, may seem to have nothing in common. Maine Correctional Center is a medium security adult facility on a grassy hilltop in Windham. Look northeast out an MCC window, through razor wire and cyclone fencing, across River Road. There, the white clapboard Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals buildings and wood fencing rise in a pastoral setting.

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    The underCURRENT: What’s happening this weekend?

    Whoa, baby. School starts soon. I sure am glad I’ve left my school days long behind. I do miss the back to school shopping though. I love office supplies. Post-it® notes, perfectly sharpened pencils, oh my. But there’s something I love more and that’s having fun on the weekend! So here’s the lowdown on what’s happening this week.

     Thursday Aug. 21

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  • Lawsuit: Hundreds of thousands of bogus legal bills submitted annually for 13+ years

    Rockport couple accused of stealing nearly $5 million from Hunter Douglas Inc. via wire fraud, shell company

    ROCKPORT and DENVER, Colo. — A lawsuit alleging a $5 million theft via mail and wire fraud, racketeering and a shell company, filed in June against a Rockport couple, is in the beginning stages of the legal process in Colorado U.S. District Court.

    Jason Throne previously worked as an in-house patent attorney for Hunter Douglas Inc. and his wife, Mary Throne, formed with her husband a corporation called Patent Service Group, according to court documents.

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  • Recap: Come Boating! Regatta

    BELFAST — Come Boating!, Belfast's community rowing organization, held its 14th Annual Regatta on Saturday, Aug. 16, as part of the Belfast Harbor Fest. The race featured Cornish Pilot Gigs, a 32-foot log, six-oared boat commonly used in Cornwall, England. In addition to the three Belfast gigs, five more came from from Massachusetts: Hull Lifesaving Museum, Gloucester Gig Rowers, Team Saquish, and Shipman of Dartmouth.

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  • See the fair like never before

    People at the Union Fair

    UNION — As the Union Fair continues, we take a look at some of the people who make it happen. Two such people are Keith Deschambeault and Sean Toomey. They operate Acadian Seaplanes out of Rangeley. The two offer helicopter rides at the fair with their Robinson R44 helicopter. The chopper can accommodate three passengers plus the pilot.

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  • Friends remember a loving mother whose life was cut short

    Belfast shooter given 50 years for death of woman

    BELFAST —  Justice Robert Murray handed down a 50-year prison sentence to former Belfast resident Todd Gilday today, Aug. 20, in Waldo County Superior Court.

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  • Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office: Reports of theft

    Sheriff Todd Brackett reports the following:

    On August 13, Deputy Chad Gilbert responded to a report of the theft of commercial batteries (value: $400) from a skidder in the Dresden area. Sometime within the last three months, someone(s) stole two large commercial Napa batteries, each weighing approximately 50 pounds. Further investigation if leads develop.

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