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Launch of adult use marijuana in Maine delayed by pandemic
Fri, 04/10/2020 - 4:30pm
AUGUSTA — The Office of Marijuana Policy announced April 10 its intentions to postpone the spring debut of adult use marijuana retail sales in Maine, according to a news release. The decision, made due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, marks the first implementation delay for adult use marijuana since the Mills Administration created OMP within the Maine Department of Administrative and Financial Services last year. Since its inception, OMP has placed a high priority on transparency and...
New Ventures Maine
Plan for your future with tuition-free, online workshops
Fri, 04/10/2020 - 11:15am
New Ventures Maine is offering free online workshops on a number of business-related topics. New Ventures Maine helps Maine people find success in their jobs, businesses and communities through tuition free classes and workshops, on-site and online, and one-on-one coaching in four program areas: Build a Career, Start a Business, Manage your Money, Become a Leader.
Start Your Small Business
Grow Your Business Online The goal of this course is to give you the...
To date, Paycheck Protection Program approves forgivable loans for 5,334 Maine small businesses
Thu, 04/09/2020 - 6:45pm
So far, 5,334 small businesses in Maine have been approved for more than $1 billion in forgivable loans through the Paycheck Protection Program, according to a news release from the office of Sen. Susan Collins. Dozens of Maine lending institutions are currently participating in the program. Paycheck Protection Program loans were created by the
Keeping American Workers Paid and Employed Act
, which was authored by Senator Collins along with Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ben Cardin (D-...
Tenants Harbor library awarded Rudman Library Trust grant
Wed, 04/08/2020 - 12:30pm
Jackson Memorial Library, in Tenants Harbor, is one of 32 libraries serving small Maine communities that have been designated to share a $23,895 Rudman Library Trust Award. Jackson Memorial will use its share for books and instructional artist in support of the "Readers and Eaters" program. The Rose and Samuel Rudman Library Trust of the Maine Community Foundation has awarded grants totaling $23,895 to 32 libraries in Aroostook, Hancock, Knox, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Waldo, and Washington...
Congressman Golden to hold listening sessions for small businesses impacted by COVID-19
Tue, 04/07/2020 - 8:00pm
Congressman Jared Golden is holding two listening sessions by phone for Maine small businesses. The congressman wants to hear from small businesses about their challenges during the coronavirus crisis and what resources they will need going forward. SBA Administrator Amy Bassett, Maine Chamber of Commerce President Dana Connors, and representatives of the state’s credit unions and banks will be joining Congressman Golden to answer questions and offer guidance about the programs and resources...
Support for organizations, small business knocks with Opportunity Knox
Tue, 04/07/2020 - 8:45am
Opportunity Knox is a new local online platform
designed to support and sustain Knox County’s small businesses through the COVID-19 crisis. Individuals can
visit the website to purchase a gift certificate or credit to one or more small businesses
, or make a contribution to one or more nonprofits in the region. Through PayPal, funds are passed through directly to the businesses and nonprofits chosen by consumers who use the site. Businesses and...
Scholarships available to young Maine women pursuing science, engineering degrees
Mon, 04/06/2020 - 8:45am
Applications are currently being accepted at the Maine Community Foundation for the Lydia R. Laurendeau Scholarship Fund. Established in 2013, the Laurendeau Fund provides renewable scholarship support to young women who are graduating seniors from high schools in Maine pursuing post-secondary education in science or engineering at a four-year university. There is a preference for applicants demonstrating an interest and/or actively participating in their Franco-American heritage. The deadline...
Camden, Rockport schools awarded Stewardship Education Alliance grants
Thu, 04/02/2020 - 7:00pm
The Board of Directors of Stewardship Education Alliance (S.E.A.) has awarded four grants to schools in Camden and Rockport. These projects and programs will further SEA’s mission to increase community awareness of ways to be better stewards of the local watersheds, according to S.E.A., in a news release. PeoplePlace co-operative pre-school in Camden will send two teachers to Herring Gut Learning Center to study project-based learning and ways to integrate stewardship of our watershed into...
hospital masks, exam gloves, disposable wipes clog the system
Improper PPE disposal puts Rockland sewer employees at risk
Thu, 04/02/2020 - 4:30pm
ROCKLAND — In recent weeks, a hospital mask, exam gloves and disposable wipes have been extricated from within the sewer pipes of Rockland Pollution Control (aka Wastewater Treatment Facility). The effects of those blockages are not only costly disruptions to the sewer system, but they heighten the risk to the employees’ personal safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Studies have shown that the COVID-19 virus can be detected in the diarrhea of people known to have the virus, according to...
Rockland considers signing on to Skowhegan solar farm project
Thu, 04/02/2020 - 12:15pm
ROCKLAND — The City of Rockland is deciding whether to take advantage of an incentive program for solar energy. City councilors have been told that estimated municipal savings could reach $140,000 for Rockland in 2020, if they commit to a contract that is being presented as a first-come, first serve offer. ReVision Energy is building a solar power farm in Skowhegan for municipalities only, with federal dollars being funded by the USDA Rural Development, which provides financial backing for...
New financial planning firm opens in Waldoboro
Tue, 03/31/2020 - 6:45pm
Letteney Financial Advisory, LLC, opened at the beginning of 2020 in Waldoboro, off Old Augusta Road. The firm specializes in preparing and guiding their clients through all stages of their financial lives, aiming to create informed investors and business owners. Letteney Financial Advisory, LLC wants to offer individuals and business owners within the community a high level of personalized service when planning for and through retirement, according to the firm, in a news release. “ The firm...
Councilors issue resolve encouraging rent leniency in Rockland
Tue, 03/31/2020 - 10:00am
ROCKLAND — Rockland City Council members have issued a resolve that encourages landlords and renters to work together during the shutdowns evoked by COVID-19. The resolve further expresses the Council’s appreciation for landlords who’ve already taken those steps. Not all tenants need help, and not all landlords can afford delays in the rent, according to Rockland City Council member Nate Davis, prior to the unanimous vote, Monday, March 30, in a Council meeting video conference. Davis said he...
Uptick in EMS calls relating to ‘suspected’ COVID-19 symptoms
Rockland EMS, police, City Manager deliver update to Council during COVID-19 days
Mon, 03/30/2020 - 9:00pm
ROCKLAND — Over the past weekend, Rockland Fire and EMS saw an uptick in calls where symptoms of COVID-19 were present, according to Fire Chief Chris Whytock. Whytock presented this finding during an online video conference with members of City Council, Monday, March 30, as he, Police Chief Chris Young, and City Manager Tom Luttrell provided updates regarding the City’s response efforts. Whytock referred to those cases as “suspected cases” since symptoms can also be attributed to other...
‘please know that we are thinking of you and doing our best to stay in touch remotely.’
Doors remain closed at Rockland Public Library; remote access continues
Thu, 03/26/2020 - 6:00pm
Rockland Public Library has issued the following update:
Rockland Public Library is currently closed to the public, but many Library resources are available online during this time of physical distancing. Since the Library’s closure to the public on March 17th, staff members have been working on a variety of projects at separate stations throughout the building. They have been answering phone calls, fielding emails, and responding to messages on Facebook. There is a lot of cleaning...
South Thomaston issues updates on Town’s response to COVID-19
Thu, 03/26/2020 - 5:45pm
The Town of South Thomaston has issued the following two statements:
Statement from the South Thomaston Municipal Team Based on the CDC recommendation we urge visitors from out of state to self-Quarantine for 14 days before entering buildings considered “generally open to the public”, even if you’re feeling well. This includes but is not limited to the South Thomaston Post Office, Spruce Head Post Office, The Keag Store and Maritime Farms on 131 in South Thomaston. You can and...
providing critical basic needs to at-risk populations
Midcoast agencies awarded COVID-19 emergency response grants
Thu, 03/26/2020 - 9:45am
Several community advocacy organizations in the Midcoast have been awarded Maine Community Foundation grants that have been distributed throughout the state to better assist COVID-19 response efforts. In total, the Foundation is providing $500,000 in grants across the state to Maine organizations that are providing critical basic needs to at risk populations. This includes organizations that offer services such as health, nutrition, housing, energy assistance and childcare. In the Northern...
Sherman’s Camden bookshop is casualty of industry slowdown
Wed, 03/25/2020 - 4:30pm
CAMDEN — “We were doing so well. That’s the frustrating thing,” said Jeff Curtis, overall owner of Sherman's Books & Stationery . While all Sherman’s locations are shutting down for an estimated three months or longer due to COVID-19, the Camden location is closing permanently. Wednesday, March 25, under State orders requiring non-essential businesses to shutter immediately, yet temporarily, employees of the Camden store quietly emptied shelves, took inventory, and worked to load up its...
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Camden library extends closure, announces updates
Wed, 03/25/2020 - 4:00pm
Camden Public Library has issued the following update regarding Library services:
The Camden Public Library will extend its closure to the public into April, in alignment with the updated mandate issued by Governor Janet Mills. Library staff are working on projects from within the library and from their homes to help the community stay connected to the library resources and services they value and rely on. Visiting the website librarycamden.org and the Camden Public Library’s...
Update on Maine unemployment insurance during COVID-19 pandemic
Tue, 03/24/2020 - 8:00pm
AUGUSTA – A significant number of individuals are filing unemployment insurance (UI) claims and reaching out to the Maine Department of Labor with questions as Mainers lose work due to COVID-19. “The Maine Department of Labor is working as quickly as it can to process the unprecedented number of unemployment claims,” said Commissioner Laura Fortman, in a March 24 news release. “The unemployment insurance program provides a critical economic lifeline and is experiencing extremely high volumes of...
At the start of his career, he ‘immediately fell in love with the work and has never looked back’
Clifford Winn named executive director of Coastal Opportunities
Tue, 03/24/2020 - 4:30pm
CAMDEN — On behalf of the Board of Directors, Board President Ann Bex has announced the selection of Clifford B. Winn as the new executive director for Coastal Opportunities. Headquartered in Camden, Coastal Opportunities (formerly Coastal Workshop) has been assisting adults with developmental disabilities to become participating members in the social and economic community of Midcoast Maine for more than forty years. Winn will succeed Joe Curll, who has served as executive director for the...
Two-hour metered parking? Daytime only? Rockland considers metered parking
Sun, 03/22/2020 - 8:15pm
ROCKLAND — Metered parking not only allows for constant turnover of parking spaces in high-flow areas, it also increases customer volume and therefore retail sales within that high-flow zone. “People are going to be able to find a space to come and give your store business, because somebody is not staying there all day,” said a sales executive for a software business within the pay-for-parking industry. At least, this is the pitch given to Rockland City Council, March 12. For at least a year...
‘Bending things in the right direction’
Kindness and generosity come in a surprise phone call to one stressed Camden restaurateur
Sun, 03/22/2020 - 4:15pm
CAMDEN — With mandatory closure of dine-in restaurants across the state, it’s no wonder that the phone call Brian Beggarly received March 19 was met with enormous relief. His landlord contacted Beggarly out of the blue, saying his rent was suspended for the time being. “It brought me to tears,” said Beggarly, who owns the downtown Camden breakfast and lunch restaurant Boynton McKay. It is a popular place, filled to the brim every day. But with the COVID-19 pandemic, Boynton McKay is closed to...
Good Tern, Hole in the Wall adjust hours and services
Sat, 03/21/2020 - 7:30pm
In response to concerns presented by the coronavirus, Good Tern Co-op and Hole in the Wall Bagels in Rockland have made changes to their hours and services to insure the safety of staff and customers while continuing to serve the needs of the community. As of Wednesday March 18, the Hole in the Wall closed its counter service until at least March 31 when the decision will be re-evaluated. Bagel production will continue and Hole in the Wall bagel fans can purchase bagels at the Good Tern Co-op...
South Thomaston postpones Town Meeting, adds online services
Sat, 03/21/2020 - 6:30pm
SOUTH THOMASTON — The South Thomaston Annual Town Meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 31 has been postponed along with the Public Hearing on 2020 Town Meeting Ordinances and the Public Information Session on the Island Road Project. The rescheduled dates of these events will be posted and made known to the public as soon as determined. The Town Office continues to be closed to the public but will remain staffed during regular business hours to assist residents through the phone,...
SBA offers disaster assistance to Maine small businesses economically affected by COVID-19
Fri, 03/20/2020 - 12:15pm
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Maine small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza announced today. SBA acted under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the President, to declare a disaster following a request received from Gov. Janet...
Mid-Coast Optical closes temporarily
Thu, 03/19/2020 - 4:45pm
Mid-Coast Optical has issued the following statement:
Concerns for our clients health we have decided to close due to the virus. During this time we will be doing a thorough cleaning of all inventory. The close proximity of the work we do, we are not within a safe distance. We will reopen hopefully very soon. Thank you for supporting us for these 45 years of eyeglass service!
Transfer Station accepting bagged trash only
Warren closes Town Office, library
Wed, 03/18/2020 - 12:00pm
The Town of Warren has issued the following statement:
The Town of Warren is aware and actively monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. Out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our staff and residents, the Warren Town Office and the Warren Free Public Library are now closed to walk-in traffic. The Warren Transfer Station remains open and is accepting bagged trash only. Residents are encouraged to visit https://warrenmaine.org/ for updates and a listing of available online...
Rockport Public Library closed, patrons asked to hold onto checked-out materials
Tue, 03/17/2020 - 6:15pm
The Rockport Public Library has issued the following statement:
Effective March 18, the Rockport Public Library is CLOSED to the public due to health concerns over the coronavirus. We plan to reopen as soon as it is safe to do so. We ask that you hold on to any items you currently have checked out until the library reopens. This is a rapidly evolving situation that we are constantly monitoring. Any additional changes will be communicated on the Library website and Facebook page. The...
Carver Memorial Library closed through March
Tue, 03/17/2020 - 5:45pm
Carver Memorial Library has submitted the following statement:
Carver Memorial Library will be closed to the public through the end of March, and will then reevaluate. The American Library Association is recommending that public libraries close to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The goal is to keep both the public and library staff safe, particularly the vulnerable people in our community. We will be extending due dates until after we reopen. Please consider keeping your...
Rockland Public Library closes, staff to answer questions by phone
Tue, 03/17/2020 - 5:45pm
Rockland Public Library has submitted the following statement:
In the interest of staff, patrons, and the public, the Rockland Public Library is currently closed until further notice. Staff will be here Monday through Friday, and available from 9 to 5 to answer your questions via phone, email, or Facebook Messaging. If you just need to hear a friendly voice, we are here for that, too. Staff will also be working on Library projects. If you need access to the internet, the Library’s Wi-...
Governor issues declaration to protect Mainers against price-gouging
Tue, 03/17/2020 - 2:00pm
AUGUSTA — In response to concerns about the potential for price gouging as Maine responds to COVID-19, Governor Janet Mills issued March 17 a
Declaration of Abnormal Market Disruption
. The declaration, drafted in close consultation with Attorney General Aaron M. Frey, prohibits certain necessities from being sold at unconscionable prices, a news release noted. Maine law gives the Governor, per the release, the authority to issue such a declaration to prevent “profiteering in...
maine is one of the first in the nation to be approved
SBA approves Maine’s application for loans to help eligible businesses impacted by COVID-19
Mon, 03/16/2020 - 8:00pm
AUGUSTA — The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) approved March 16 Governor Mills’
for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help Maine businesses overcome any temporary loss of revenue due to the novel coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19, according to a news release. Maine is one of the first states in the country to be approved, and Maine small business owners can now begin applying for these loans, the release noted. “This is good news for Maine small...
Strand Theatre closed in response to state guidelines
Mon, 03/16/2020 - 7:15pm
ROCKLAND — The Strand Theatre will temporarily close in response to recommendations set by the state due to the spread of COVID-19. “Protecting the health and safety of our community is a priority for us, so we’re ready to do our part to help ‘flatten the curve’ of this virus pandemic,” said Executive Director Jessie Davis, in a news release. “During the closure, our office staff will be working from home, and are still available to answer questions or help with ticket reimbursements.” For more...
Thomaston municipal non-uniform offices temporarily closed to public
Mon, 03/16/2020 - 7:15pm
In an effort to flatten the curve of CORDIV-19 and enforcing a social distancing mandate, Thomaston Town Manager, Kara George has taken these measures: Starting Tuesday, March 17 all non-uniformed, Town Office employees will work in closed office areas. The Town Office, Code Enforcement, Assessing and Recreation offices will all be closed to all non-office staff, visitors and customers until further notice. The Police Station will remain open as usual contact: Non-emergency Tel: (207) 594-2511...
CANCELED: Open house for New Hope for Women’s new Damariscotta location
Mon, 03/16/2020 - 3:00pm
DAMARISCOTTA — New Hope for Women will hold an open house at its new 18 Belvedere Road, Damariscotta location on Friday, March 27, from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. The public is invited to stop in to meet agency staff, to hear more about services, and to enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and wine. Adding to the fun will be drawings for gift cards from local merchants such as Rising Tide Co-op and Sherman’s Maine Coast Bookshop. New Hope for Women offers advocacy, prevention and education services to support...
Cushing Public Library closes, future programs rescheduled
Mon, 03/16/2020 - 9:15am
CUSHING — In order to proactively limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Cushing Public Library’s Board of Trustees has voted to close the Library for an indefinite period of time, until further notice. This includes all events, programs, and meetings which take place at the Library. Dr. Candace Kane’s presentation on March 22, “Which Women? What Work? A Brief History,” will be rescheduled, as will other announced activities. “The Board believes this action is the best way to...
Coping with unprecedented times
One Waldoboro farmer seeks urgent solutions to current economy
Sun, 03/15/2020 - 8:45pm
Waldoboro farmer Allison Lakin called PenBayPilot.com Saturday morning with an idea. She had been out milking her cows, trying to sort through the implications of the current public health, social and economic crisis. She and Neal Foley own
East Forty Farm,
where they raise livestock, make cheese and operate a sawmill. Their businesses depend on customers. But right now, customers are self-isolating. They are not visiting farms. Business is drying up, and that is across the...
Rockland adopts official zoning map, creates required accessory file
Sun, 03/15/2020 - 7:30pm
ROCKLAND — “In doing this, are we now saying ‘oh you are right,’” said Rockland City Councilor Valli Geiger. On Monday, March 9, councilors voted to adopt a current City map as the Official Zoning Map for the municipality, while also voting to amend ordinance language to clarify that the official record of zone boundaries are as the zones appear on that zoning map. According to Geiger, outside parties have recently noted that a zoning map previously hanging at City Hall was not up to date. The...
Gov. Mills takes step to protect workers, small businesses amid COVID-19
Sun, 03/15/2020 - 10:15am
AUGUSTA — Governor Janet Mills is taking strong steps to protect Maine workers and small businesses impacted by COVID-19, according to a press release from her office. To protect small businesses, Governor Mills requested that the Small Business Administration (SBA) provide economic support loans to Maine small businesses in order to help them overcome any temporary loss of revenue due to COVID-19, the release noted. To protect Maine workers, Governor Mills submitted emergency legislation,...
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Community Breakfast to benefit New Hope for Women
Sun, 03/15/2020 - 7:00am
ROCKLAND — New Hope for Women will be the beneficiary of a breakfast held Saturday, March 21, from 7 - 10 a.m., at Café Miranda, in Rockland. Breakfast is prix fixe at $15 per person, includes orange juice and coffee and is first come, first served. New Hope for Women is a dynamic, community-based nonprofit based in Rockland, and serving four counties: Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox and Waldo. Since 1981, New Hope for Women has offered support to individuals affected by domestic violence, dating...
County map dated 1859 now on display in Belfast
Sat, 03/14/2020 - 4:00pm
BELFAST — An antique map of Waldo County dated 1859 and owned by the Town of Unity is now on display in the main lobby of the Waldo County Finance Office thanks to efforts by Unity Selectman Penny Sampson. The map is mounted in a handcrafted frame designed and built by artist and craftsman resident Richard Desrosier of the Maine Coastal Regional Reentry Center. Sampson, who is serving her fourth year on the Waldo County Budget Committee, approached the County Commissioners during the fall of...
taking precautions to protect employees, serve customers amid COVID-19 concerns
Maine Water closes offices to public, establishes home visit guidelines, assures drinking water health
Sat, 03/14/2020 - 3:45pm
MAINE — Maine Water is announcing COVID-19-related precautions that it is taking to protect the health and safety of employees, customers and the community while continuing to deliver a reliable supply of safe drinking water. “We are committed to providing the same vital public service we do 24/7 despite the spread of COVID-19,” said Rick Knowlton, president of Maine Water, in a news release. “Maine Water has well-established emergency contingency and business continuity plans that anticipate...
Scholarships available for students pursuing business degrees
Fri, 03/13/2020 - 11:30am
ELLSWORTH and PORTLAND — Applications are currently being accepted for the Maine Community Foundation’s Patriot Education Scholarship Fund. This renewable scholarship supports graduates of a Maine high school who are enrolled part time (minimum of nine credit hours) or full time in pursuit of a business degree and who will be entering their freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior year at a Maine college or university. Preference is given to applicants who have a demonstrated interest in personal...
Chamber of Commerce to reschedule Business Expo in Rockport
Fri, 03/13/2020 - 11:30am
ROCKPORT — The Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce has announced that the organization will reschedule their annual Business & Community Expo, originally scheduled for Wednesday, April 1, at the Samoset Resort. The Chamber’s announcement follows a recommendation from Maine Governor Janet Mills that indoor events attracting 250 people or more scheduled in the next 30 days should be postponed. The Governor’s recommendation was one of several updates she made on Thursday in response to...
Quarry Hill nursing care center earns top Medicare rating
Fri, 03/13/2020 - 11:00am
CAMDEN — Medicare.gov, the official U.S. government site for Medicare, has given Quarry Hill’s nursing care center its top, five-star rating. The government called the 39-bed short- and long-term-care center, known as the Gardens, “much above average” overall, according to Quarry Hill, in a news release. The overall ranking is based on health-inspection results, staffing and other “quality measures.” Quarry Hill was deemed above the national average in health-inspection results and quality...
New three-day Project Management Certificate Program at Hutchinson Center
Thu, 03/12/2020 - 8:30am
BELFAST — The professional development program at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center will offer a new Implementing Project Management certificate program on April 10, April 17 and April 24. The three-day program, taught by Angela Wheaton, runs from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., and includes a continental breakfast and catered lunch. The fee is $495 per person, with need-based scholarships available. Implementing Project Management focuses on using project management (PM) effectively, even in...
Adult Education business classes at Five Town CSD
Thu, 03/12/2020 - 8:15am
ROCKPORT — Five Town CSD Adult and Community Education has several upcoming business classes this spring: Jill Parker of Inspireal, a leadership coaching consultancy in Maine, is offering two one-night classes.
Achieve Your Goals
is on April 7, from 6 - 8 p.m., followed by Presenting with Confidence on May 12, also from 6 - 8 p.m. Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor and CPA Dorothy Prescott has two upcoming classes.
Microsoft Excel 2019 Basics
begins April 27 and...
Approve addendum to agreement with EMS provider
Rockport officials approve contracts for Village intersection, library work
Tue, 03/10/2020 - 11:00pm
The Rockport Select Board convened March 9 and unanimously approved contracts between the town and Phi Builders and Architects to construct the parking area for the new Rockport Public Library, reconfigure the intersection of Central, Union and Limerock streets, and carry out various upgrades to the lower level of the facility. The board also approved an addendum to the town’s contract with North East Mobile Health Services, the town’s ambulance service.
City Manager Tom Luttrell credited for finding new way to help residents
City donates to AIO to expedite Rockland residents’ fuel assistance
Tue, 03/10/2020 - 3:15pm
ROCKLAND — Rockland residents in need of fuel assistance have been provided an extra hand through Area Interfaith Outreach, thanks to a large donation by the City of Rockland. “By using this money to go through them, we’re able to get it into the hands of people who need it much more expeditiously than just keeping it here at City Hall,” said Councilor Ben Dorr, during the Monday, March 9, Rockland City Council meeting. The City recently transferred $10,000 to the AIO’s fuel assistance funds as...
Rockland commends Firefighter Mike Cole for 20 years of service
Tue, 03/10/2020 - 3:00pm
ROCKLAND — “His work is top notch and we’re lucky to have him,” said Rockland Fire Chief Chris Whytock. Monday, March 9, several members of Rockland Fire and EMS who weren’t on duty that day gathered in City Chambers with those who were. In doing so, the crew assisted Rockland City Council in recognizing Lt. Mike Cole for his 20 years of service. “I want to take this opportunity, Mike, to thank you for your service to the City, your leadership to the City,” said City Manager Tom Luttrell. Three...
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Outdoors reporter Aislinn Sarnacki to give online talk
Event: Sat, Jun 6 - 6:30 pm
Celebrate National Trails Day with virtual 5K or 5M
Event: Sat, Jun 6 - 7:00 am
Nature lecture: Invasive Plant Species at Merryspring and Around Maine
Event: Tue, Jun 9 - 12:00 pm
Propagating perennials outdoor workshop at Merryspring
Event: Sat, Jun 13 - 9:00 am
Event: Wed, May 27 - 7:00 pm
Camden Hills to host Virtual Fine Arts Night
Event: Thu, Jun 4 - 5:00 pm
Online Four Week Workshop
Event: Tue, Jun 2 - 9:30 am
Waldo County Technical Center to hold Recognition and Awards Night
Event: Wed, Jun 3 - 5:30 pm
Lobster Lady’s 100th birthday being celebrated with film of her life
Event: Sat, Jun 6 - 7:00 pm
Author Scott Weidensaul to present: The Miracle of Bird Migration
Event: Mon, Jun 1 - 10:00 am
Artistic director of Shakespeare Festival presents: The Shakespeare Staging Shakedown:
Event: Tue, Jun 9 - 6:00 pm
Learn to identify spring blooms with naturalist Roberta Sharp
Event: Thu, May 28 - 6:30 pm
‘Tree Medicine’ begins Backyard Herbalism series at Merryspring
Event: Tue, Jun 2 - 12:00 pm
Roger Rittmaster to give informative talk on iNaturalist nature app
Event: Thu, Jun 4 - 6:00 pm
Free virtual class: container gardening for beginners
Event: Thu, May 28 - 5:00 pm
Union church converts annual Turkey Supper to take out meal
Event: Fri, May 29 - 4:30 pm
Thomaston Trek Goes Virtual!
Event: Mon, Jun 1 - 8:00 am
Online storytime with Rockland Public Library
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