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Vegetables and volunteerism thrive at Union farm

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 05:06:58 GMT

Brae Maple Farm on North Union Road took part in the annual Open Farm Day sponsored by the state Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry July 23. Visitors moved through flower and vegetable gardens, enjoying live music and demonstrations, including plant-based fabric-dying, twig and branch trellis-making and fairy house-building. Since purchasing the farm in 1981, owners Andrea and Allan Smith have raised Scottish Highland cattle, angora goats and sheep.

Maine Resident Who Shot Intruder Won't Be Charged ~ VIDEO

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:59:38 GMT

The Bangor daily news reported 07/06/1017 Rockland, Maine, a local resident that shot an intruder who broke into his apartment in an attempt to rob him, will not be prosecuted, according to the Knox County District Attorney. Back on August 31st, 2015, the 69 year old resident shot a 47 year old intruder, during an attempted midnight burglary at Park Place apartments.

Free museum admission for cardholders

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:47:57 GMT

On the first full weekend of every month, Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders enjoy free admission to more than 150 museums, in 33 states, nationwide. People who are traveling and want to check out if the city they are visiting has a participating museum can use the Museums on Us mobile phone app.

Officers testify in hearing for truck driver in double-fatality crash

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 18:38:38 GMT

The driver of a truck who is accused of causing a crash that killed two people last year on Route 17 in Washington denied he had been speeding and said he had not had a drink in the past six days. Audio and video interviews of 55-year-old Randall Junior Weddle of Tennessee were played Monday, July 24, in Knox County Superior Court, where Justice William Stokes is hearing testimony on requests by the defense to exclude statements made by Weddle, as well as to suppress the use of medical records obtained.

Historical society sets Finnish program for Aug. 8

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 05:01:33 GMT

For many generations, immigrants from Finland have settled in Maine and made significant contributions to Midcoast Maine and the United States in general. Steve Gifford will present a program entitled "The Finnish Imprint" at the Thomaston Historical Society, 80 Knox St., Aug. 8 at 7:30 p.m., preceded by refreshments beginning at 7. His presentation will overview the Finnish community in Maine, including the Finns' reasons for immigrating and why they chose to settle in Maine, their areas of settlement, economic endeavors, social organizations and contributions to life in Midcoast Maine.

A great job sprucing up the outside of the Maine Lighthouse ...

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 00:24:11 GMT

The museum, home to the largest collection of lighthouse, life-saving and U.S. Coast Guard artifacts in the nation is located at One Park Drive in Rockland, overlooking Rockland Harbor and Penobscot Bay. Parking is Free in the designated area at the Trade Winds Inn across the street while you are visiting.

The Postcard View' of Warren

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:43:55 GMT

Kevin Johnson, photo archivist for the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, will present "Warren: The Postcard View; Selections from the Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Company" Tuesday, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m. at the Warren Historical Society, 225 Main St. in the village. All are welcome.

Don McLean's domestic assault charge dismissed

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:58:47 GMT

In this Dec. 13, 2016 file photo, Don McLean performs during a taping of Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain Rise Telethon in Nashville, Tennessee. A domestic assault charge against McLean has been dismissed after he met the terms of a plea agreement, including staying out of trouble for a year.

Rockland area school board re-elects officers

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 03:27:24 GMT

The Regional School Unit 13 Board voted Thursday evening, July 20 to re-elect Steve Roberts of Rockland as chair and Loren Andrews of Cushing as vice chair. The district has seen success at the polls during the past few years, both with the annual operational budget but also a bond referendum for school construction.

Leavitt opens studio doors Fourth Friday

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 01:05:00 GMT

Artist Marc Leavitt will open his studio, located at 153 High St., during the Belfast Fourth Friday Art Walk July 28 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Visitors may preview Leavitt's new body of abstract figurative paintings. Leavitt has shown, including solo exhibitions, with Galerie Swanstrom at their Newbury Street and SoWa galleries in Boston; and at its art advisory locations in New York City and Shelter Island, New York; as well as via its participation in art fairs in New York and Miami.

Couple of municipal goats

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:17:27 GMT

A gentleman told me last weekend that his life is overrun at the moment with relatives who live elsewhere, and who have remarkably remembered their Maine roots in recent weeks and come back for a little visit in the summer. Not that he objects to his family; far from it.

Rockland blasts USDA for blighted house

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:28:27 GMT

City officials say a federal agency has gotten in the way of efforts to restore a house that has long been a blight on its neighborhood. The U.S. Department of Agriculture rural housing division has interfered in Rockland's efforts to solve the problems at 38 Admontem Ave., Assistant Code Enforcement Officer William Butler told councilors Wednesday evening, July 19 during a hearing on whether to declare the house a dangerous building.

By Schooner Bay Taxi

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:03:20 GMT

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WIC program serves working, non-working families

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:29:28 GMT

WIC provides supplemental food packages, breastfeeding support, free nutrition information and guidance and referral programs to other community programs to: WIC serves working and non-working families. Eligibility is based on a family's gross household income level.

Looking ahead to Millay Arts and Poetry

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 03:56:31 GMT

The schedule is still being solidified and passes are yet to go on sale, but the inaugural Millay Arts and Poetry Festival has landed some heavy hitters - including new National Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith. The festival, a three-day celebration of the life and work of city-born poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, will run Thursday through Saturday, Sept.

I now believe that Rockland has a chance. Great choice and about time!!! Congratulations Tom

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:16:43 GMT

The contract is a five-year agreement that runs through July 18, 2022. His annual salary will be $105,000 in the first year.

Man pleads in Knox County to killing spree in northern Maine

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 20:56:08 GMT

A 37-year-old man from Aroostook County pleaded guilty Wednesday in Knox County Superior Court to the murder of two men, and the shooting of three other people two years ago. Anthony Lord of Crystal faces life in prison for the convictions.