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Two veteran Rockland area teachers retiring

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:48:47 GMT

The Regional School Unit 13 Board will acknowledge at its Thursday, March 2 meeting the planned retirements of Gilford Butler kindergarten teacher Lynda Baum and South School fifth grade teacher Louise Cornforth.

Rockland Penney's adopts Oceanside class of 2018

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:27:58 GMT

When the class of 2018 lost the money in a bank account that had been intended to help pay for students' caps and gowns and other graduation-related items, the J.C. Penney store in Rockland wanted to help them. Last November, a parent, Brenda Carty, of Owls Head, was charged with stealing more than $8,000 from an account intended to benefit the class.

The lengthy criminal history of Glenn Reed

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:27:57 GMT

The arrest last week of Glenn Reed on a charge that he sexually assaulted a woman is the latest in a 36-year long history of sex offense committed by the now 69-year-old man from Searsmont. On Monday afternoon, Feb. 27 in West Bath District Court, Judge Beth Dobson ordered Reed held without bail on a probation violation allegation connected to the alleged assault last week.

Rockland landfill

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:58:14 GMT

The City Council is expected to vote next month on an agreement with the state that would end dumping in Rockland's final quarry landfill sometime in 2019. The move would end the practice of disposing of wastes in the former limestone quarries on Old County Road that began as far back as the 1930s.

One injured in Route 1 crash

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 01:28:56 GMT

A Rockland man was injured Saturday evening when his truck lurched forward into oncoming Route 1 traffic near the Rockland/Thomaston line and was struck by a car. Mark Harding, 43, was taken by Rockland ambulance to Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport with a complaint of head and neck pain, according to Rockland Police Sgt.

Rockland | $995,000

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:09:54 GMT

The historic Alan Bird cottage was built in 1926 as a rustic summer retreat for the prominent Bird family of Rockland, Maine. Perfectly restored in 2007 and situated amidst the rolling hills of the former Ruohomaa blueberry farm on Dodge's Mountain, the Bird cottage commands stunning vistas over the entire reaches of Penobscot Bay and beyond - from Blue Hill and Mount Desert Down East; to Vinalhaven and Isle au Haut to the southeast; and the off-shore islands of the Matinicus group to the southwest.

The Perry family

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 10:14:46 GMT

There are many people laid to rest at Mountain View Cemetery about whom I have not yet written, and one prominent group is the Perry family. So I shall start today with one of the first James Perry, as there were several with that name.

Pints With a Purpose raises $1,200 for cancer care

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 06:13:20 GMT

Rock Harbor Pub & Brewery, 410 Main St., raised almost $1,200 for cancer treatment recently in a month-long promotion. In November, the Rockland brewpub held its annual fundraiser for Family Cancer Caregivers Appreciation Month, for which owner Dan Pease pledged to donate 25 cents from every beer sold to support cancer patients and cancer care services at Pen Bay Medical Center.

Free museum admission for cardholders

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 02:10:44 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.

OUT Maine hires youth coordinator

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:50:05 GMT

OUT Maine has hired Lane Sturtevant as youth coordinator. This position, new to OUT Maine, allows the organization to better serve LGBTQ youth at its Rockland drop-in center and, as the program expands statewide, facilitating the Youth Policy Board and coordinating upcoming youth focused events.

Food for Change' screened in Rockland

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:15:18 GMT

The Good Tern Natural Foods Co-op, in conjunction with Rockland Public Library, will show the movie "Food For Change" Thursday, March 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the Friends Community Room of the library, 80 Union St. The documentary film traces the history of food co-ops in the United States and shows how the cooperative business model can be a powerful tool - in this instance in regards to food supply. "Food For Change" tells the story of how communities suffering hard times came together to re-energize their downtowns by establishing whole food markets accessible to all.

Movie 'Food for Change' at Rockland library

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:15:17 GMT

Good Tern Market, in conjunction with Rockland Public Library, will showing the movie "Food For Change" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9, at Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., in the Community Room. The documentary film traces the history of food co-ops in the United States, and tells the story of how communities suffering hard times came together to re-energize their downtowns by establishing whole food markets accessible to all.

Rockland council orders removal of dilapidated apartment house

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:49:28 GMT

The Rockland City Council voted unanimously Thursday night to order the removal of a deteriorating North Main Street apartment building that has sat vacant for seven years. The council voted 4-0 at the Feb. 23 meeting to declare 33 North Main St. as a dangerous building and gave the owner William Chviruk of Worcester, Mass.

Rockport | $209,900

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:43:03 GMT

Nicely appointed and meticulously cared for 2 bedroom condo with wonderful open floor plan consisting of living rm with gas fireplace, dining area, and kitchen; great for easy living or entertaining. Spacious master bedroom/bath suite with walk in closet.

Surgical Environmental Techniciansfull-Time Day Shift, ...

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:49:58 GMT

Pen Bay Medical Center, a member of MaineHealth, is currently seeking two Surgical Environmental Technicians in Rockland, ME - day and evening shifts available. Provides support and technical assistance to the caregiver team in the operating room and endoscopy.

Undiscovered country that lies between

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:15:18 GMT

I see that a new service has arrived in the Dear Lime City, and our good citizens now have the ability to order food from local eateries and have it delivered by a local taxi company. I suspect this is not a brand-new idea, rather that it has not been available for some considerable time either here or somewhere where it was available once upon a time.

Rockland teen gets nine months for sex assaults

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:44:33 GMT

An 18-year-old Rockland man was sentenced Thursday, Feb. 23 to five years in jail with all but nine months suspended for sexual assaults against two girls. Matthew Boegel was sentenced by Justice Joyce Wheeler in Knox County Unified Court after he pleaded guilty to two counts of unlawful sexual contact and two counts of assault in connection to the offenses that occurred last summer.