• Blowing snow, whiteouts, big drifts and lots of big wind...

    Late afternoon report: Snowplow ride-along with Camden Public Works’ driver Keryn Annis

    CAMDEN — Sunset is just an hour away now (4:38 p.m.) and that's when the job of snow plow operator for the town of Camden gets a little harder to do.

    "The visibility is tough at times today, but later tonight it will be really hard because I can't see where the road ends and the ditches begin," said Keryn Annis from behind the large steering wheel of one of Camden Public Works' snowplow trucks late Tuesday morning.

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  • Route 3 in Montville cleared for traffic

    The downed trees and wires that made Route 3 near the Bog Road in Montville impassable earlier in the day, Jan. 27, have been cleared away and the highway there is once again open for traffic, the DOT reported at 4:15 p.m. 

  • Getting ready the day before it all came down

    ROCKPORT — For most people, snowstorms and blizzards are best experienced indoors. Keeping warm, hydrated and nourished are some of the basic survival tips. For many folks comfort food is the popular choice on their menus. It's hearty, simple to prepare and the high carbohydrate level is perfect to increase energy for shovelling the mounting drifts.

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  • Maine Drug Enforcement Agency...

    New York City man arrested for trafficking Oxycodone in Searsport

    SEARSPORT — Maine Drug Enforcement agents announced Tuesday afternoon that they arrested a 32-year-old man from the Bronx, N.Y., Monday night for allegedly selling Oxycodone.

    As a result of a several-month investigation into the illegal distribution of prescription narcotics throughout the Midcoast, Jason Jones was arrested and charged with aggravated trafficking in schedule W drugs (Oxycodone), a class A crime in Maine.

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  • Eva Murray: Safely out to sea

    At a few minutes after 6 this morning we had a gust of 65 miles an hour here at my house in the middle of the island.

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  • Mid-day report from Knox County Emergency Management Agency

    The following was received from Knox County EMA at noon today: Reports from National Weather Service Gray suggest heavy snowfall may be drawing to a close. Light snowfall should remain with us through tomorrow morning.  Continued high winds will still result in blowing and drifting snow and continued blizzard conditions throughout the afternoon and into the overnight.

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  • Stay off the roads

    Visibility to ‘about zero’ on Midcoast roads, and drifts two to four feet deep

    Today — Jan. 27, 2015 — the streets belong to the plow guys. And it is rough going for them right now as the blizzard blows icy snow sideways into large drifts and creates white-out conditions. Route 3 in Montville at the intersection of Bog Road is blocked due to fallen trees and downed power lines, as of 10 a.m. Use alternate roads, the Maine Department of Transportation advises. Better yet, don’t go out on the roads, say local public works crews.

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  • Under pressure to get moving, school board gives Mailloux the nod

    Former Belfast area superintendent hired for interim post in new five-town RSU 71

    BELFAST - Under pressure to get through a laundry list of obligations in a short time, the RSU 71 board of directors hired former RSU 20 leader Bruce Mailloux as interim superintendent until the July 1 launch of the new five-town district.

    Mailloux retired from RSU 20 in 2012 and currently works part-time as superintendent for Vinalhaven. The RSU 71 board on Monday voted unanimously to hire him through July 1 at a rate of $500 per day with a maximum compensation of $25,000.

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  • HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS JV BASKETBALL

    Oceanside JV girls eclipse Windjammer effort

    ROCKLAND – Sometimes when sub varsity teams play it’s hard to tell just how good they are because you don’t always know who from the Varsity team is playing down to get some minutes or even who is playing up to get some experience. With the Oceanside JV team, there is no guessing, they are good!

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  • Knox County Sheriff’s beat: Drug possession, operating under the influence

    The Knox County Sheriff's office received 240 calls for service from Jan. 18-24.Those calls that are not listed below include issues with all terrain vehicles, alarms, 911 hang-ups, nuisance, erratic vehicles and suspicious complaints. An arrest or summons does not constitute a finding of guilt. An individual charged with a crime is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at criminal proceedings.

    Jan.18

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  • HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL

    Dramatic comeback gives Camden Hills second win over Oceanside

    ROCKLAND – Oceanside girls varsity hosted Camden Hills Monday night in a game originally scheduled for Tuesday, but moved up because of the forecasted storm. However for Oceanside the storm came early as the Windjammers sailed from behind the entire night until 6:14 in the fourth quarter when they took the lead and held on for the dramatic 50-46 win.

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    Jan. 27 Blizzard: Morning report

    CAMDEN — If you’re not sure what “whiteout” conditions are, look out the window of your house. Do you periodically lose sight of your neighbor’s house across the street or yard? If you said yes, then imagine how would you feel if you were driving and lost sight of the road ahead of you.

    Heed the warnings and stay off the road today. Let the plow drivers do their job, and don’t make more work for the police, fire, tow truck and ambulance crews.

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  • HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMEN GIRLS BASKETBALL

    Mariner freshmen girls second half play powers past 'Jammers

    ROCKLAND – The Oceanside freshmen girls basketball team opened up the night of three games against rival Camden Hills with a second half surge that pushed them over the top and onto a 55-36 win over the visitors.

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  • Boothbay Region Elementary School

    Boothbay Wildcat eighth grade girls win Busline League championship

    The Boothbay Region Elementary School eighth grade girls basketball team capped its undefeated season by winning the Busline League large school championship, 54-25, over Oceanside Blue on Monday afternoon at BRES.

    Oceanside kept close for two quarters, trailing by only six, 22-16, with 6:45 to play in the third quarter, but Boothbay went on to outscore Oceanside 18 to 9 in the third quarter and 32 to 14 in the second half to win the championship.

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  • Business News: BBBS; Eastern Tire and Strand; Searsport farmer’s market applications

    BBBS hires new Midcoast school-based manage

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