• High School Sports

    Sept. 19 Sports Scoreboard

    There were 10 high school sporting events to close the school week out Friday, Sept. 19. Included in the 10 events were one cross country meet, one football game, five girls soccer matches and three boys soccer matches. 

    Following are reported results. 

    To submit photos, email sports@penbaypilot.com

    Cross Country: Oceanside, Camden Hills, Belfast at Medomak Valley 

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  • Middle School Soccer

    Lynx top Nobleboro in tight contest

    LINCOLNVILLE — The home team, the Lincolnville Lynx, prevailed over the skilled Nobleboro squad on a beautiful fall day at the Lincolnville pitch 2-1 on Friday, Sept. 19. Although the first half was played very evenly, Lincolnville dominated the first part of the game.

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  • Little League Baseball and Softball

    Medomak Valley Little League meeting Sept. 28

    WALDOBORO — Attention all baseball, softball and T-Ball parents, coaches and volunteers from the Towns of Friendship, Union, Waldoboro, Warren and Washington, as well as anyone else interested: The Medomak Valley Little League annual meeting will be held on Sunday, Sept. 28 at 11 a.m. at the Waldoboro Town Office. 

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  • Sept. 19-21

    Midcoast’s favorite fall fair is here: 2014 Common Ground Country Fair

    UNITY — It’s here. Ayuh, it is. Although the trees may not be showing it just yet, a sure sign that autumn is not too far away is the arrival of the Common Ground Country Fair weekend, Friday, Sept. 19 through Sunday, 21.

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  • High School Sports

    Sept. 18 Sports Scoreboard

    A total of three varsity field hockey matches, as well as one boys soccer and one golf match were played Thursday, Sept. 18. Participating schools included Searsport, Oceanside, Camden Hills, Mt. View and Belfast High Schools. 

    Following are reported results. 

    To submit scores or photos, email sports@penbaypilot.com

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  • What has happened since Jim’s death is deplorable

    Bill Packard: Jim Laurita was a doer, not just a talker

    I never got as passionate as many did about Hope Elephants, good or bad. It seemed interesting as I followed the establishment of the facility and quite frankly my thoughts were, “I don’t see it becoming a big thing, but if they want to do it, it’s OK by me.” I did find troubling, the anger and meanness that came out from people when Jim was getting the whole thing going.

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  • Penobscot Bay Pilot’s wayback machine

    Throwback Thursday

    The size of this barn might give a clue as to where this might have been (or still is) in the Midcoast. Can you guess what town this barn was, and what its function was? Bonus points for guessing the year the photo was taken.

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  • Pilot Distractions

    You think you know the correct way to say ‘ayuh’?

    Whenever a movie made in Maine cycles through Netflix such as Pet Sematary, I’m on high cringe alert, waiting the character to butcher the word “ayuh.” A debate apparently rages on whether Fred Gwynne’s character, Jud Caswell, pronounces the word correctly, or if his accent comes off like a bad stereotype. Watch the two videos we’ve embedded in this story. In the first video at the 10 second mark, listen to Gwynne’s “ayuh.”

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  • Weekend Picks Sept. 18-21: Open mic, Common Ground fair, derby bouts, elephant concert and more

    Cold nights; warm days. That’s what we’ve got now, love it or leave it. Wait, we can’t leave it; you’ve got NO CHOICE but to love it. That shift is being felt in the music, scenes and events in the Midcoast this weekend. So grab your lobster mac ‘n’ cheese tasting ticket, watch the rock ‘em sock ‘em roller derby gals, or pull up a chair and listen to some good funk, blues and old timey stuff at various locales. Welcome to another easy breezy beautiful September weekend in Maine.

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  • Education News: Tim Dresser receives Adult Ed award, Youthlinks, MSSM ranks high

    Tim Dresser receives The Gerald LeVasseur Award from Maine Adult Education Association

    CAMDEN — Director Tim Dresser was presented with the prestigious Gerald LeVasseur Award at the annual Maine Adult Education Association Conference held at Colby College in June 2014.

    The Gerald LeVasseur Award is given to one outstanding Adult Ed director each year in recognition of his or her outstanding and unusual work in the field of Adult and Community Education.

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  • Dear Old Guy: Golden years. Right.

    Dear Old Guy welcomes letters on all subjects, including love, marriage, child rearing, even basic plumbing and medical advice. What he doesn’t know, he is happy to make up. After all, he’s just an opinionated Old Guy.

    Submit your questions to Dear Old Guy here.

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  • Belfast Police beat

    BELFAST — The Belfast Police Department reported the following activity Sept. 4-15. An arrest or summons does not imply guilt.

    Sept. 4

    Joyce A. Christie, 62, of Belfast, was arrested for theft at Grove Cemetery and desecration and defacement.

    Justin W. Olsen, 31, of Belfast, was arrested for elver fishing by a resident without a license with a single device and elver harvesting during the closed season.

    Sept. 5

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