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As my journalist friend Emmett would say " never let facts interfere...

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:31:40 GMT

The Maine Department of Transportation and the Bicycle Coalition of Maine held their last of 14 forums across the state Thursday night, Dec. 7, at Oceansde High School's cafeteria to seek public input on ways to make communities safer for pedestrians. Seventy-five people turned out for the Rockland meeting.

Car knocks down pole by Goodwill

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 14:28:51 GMT

The driver of a car was taken to the hospital Saturday morning after crashing her car into a utility pole. The woman, whose name was not yet released, suffered minor injuries and was taken to Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport, according to Rockland police.

Community sing-along at Rockland library

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 14:04:34 GMT

The public is invited to join song-leader Carney Doucette and accompanist Sojourner Hodges Thursday, Dec. 21, at 6:30 p.m. for a not-so-traditional evening of singing during the holiday season in the Reading Room of Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St. Songs will be interspersed with tidbits of fun facts about the origins of various holiday traditions, along with how different cultures and faiths celebrate this season of lights. Everyone is invited to open their hearts and share peace, hope, joy and magic through song.

Rockland area school staff calls for respect, contract

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 14:04:33 GMT

The gauntlet was longer this month as teachers and support staff turned out en masse Thursday night to protest the lack of a contract despite three mediation sessions. The employees of Regional School Unit 13 lined the stairs and first-floor hallway of the McLain School, leaving a narrow path for school board members to pass for their Thursday night, Dec. 7 meeting.

Knox County budget sails to passage

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 04:57:26 GMT

The 2018 Knox County budget gained unanimous backing Thursday night from both the commissioners and budget committee but there was some criticism of the package that will require more money from nearly all communities. "I'm not happy with this budget.

Police: Spat about underwear left on floor ends with stabbing

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:46:47 GMT

Two Rockland residents were stabbed in their home Wednesday, following an argument over underwear that was left on the floor, police say. George Gilmore, 32, was arrested shortly after the incident on charges of Class A elevated aggravated assault and Class B aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

He must have been a decoy

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 20:32:28 GMT

I am a bit slow in coming to this observation, but all the recent chatter about the Amtrak Downeaster passenger service allegedly coming to Rockland next year has made me think just a little bit harder. My question is, how does a train that has never traveled further from Boston than Brunswick rate being called the Downeaster? And even if by some miracle they actually do manage to get it as far up as our beloved Lime City, that would still not qualify it as being anywhere near Down East.

Mother, son charged with stealing antique guns in Rockport

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:10:54 GMT

A mother and son from the Maine town of Rome made their initial court appearances Wednesday after being arrested and charged with stealing two guns worth an estimated $45,000 from a Rockport man. Alexander Lane, 27, and his mother Tara L. Bellavance, 43, were arrested Monday, Dec. 4 and charged with Class B theft.

Day of infamy

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:09:03 GMT

Once again I find myself seated in H.G. Wells' Time Machine, pulling the lever back in time and watching the world around me change. The cars go from boxy silver SUVs to rounded 1940s jalopies; the Main Street storefronts turn from art galleries into businesses vital to the everyday needs of this bustling coastal city's populace.

Current & Coming

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 07:33:39 GMT

HA©lA ne Farrar's experimental works use oils, encaustics and watercolors on material such as canvas, panel, paper and found objects. She is one of several artists featured this winter at the Island Institute's Archipelago gallery in Rockland.

....And it all began with Camden Hospital joining with Rockland, then ...

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 22:19:42 GMT

The local board that oversees Pen Bay Medical Center, Waldo County General Hospital, the Knox Center, Quarry Hill and nearly all local physician practices gave its approval Tuesday night, Dec. 5, on merging with Portland-based MaineHealth. Woodward said he voted against the unification of the boards out of concern about self-governance of the local health care facilities.

Two stabbed, man in custody in Rockland

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 19:51:52 GMT

Two people have been stabbed, one with serious injuries, and a man is in custody following a noontime incident in Rockland. Rockland Police Chief Bruce Boucher said police received a report of a stabbing at the Knox Apartments on Knox Street at about noon.

Tax protest planned

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 17:30:35 GMT

Mid Coast Maine Indivisible will hold a protest Saturday, Dec. 9, at noon on Main Street in Rockland to oppose the proposed tax bill. The group, which has staged several protests in the area since the election of President Donald Trump in November 2016, argues the changes will hurt the middle class and that this is an example of "Grinchy" behavior from our lawmakers.

Knox County budget faces public, final vote

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:59:14 GMT

Nearly all Knox County communities will see their county tax bill increase from a proposed 2018 budget that goes to a formal public hearing and final vote on Thursday night. The hearing is set for 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7 in the commissioner's hearing room at the Knox County Courthouse where the budget committee and commissioners will each vote on the proposal.

Pope Memorial Humane Society Art Wall ...

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 08:44:51 GMT

We are pleased to announce the newest exhibition of art work is now being displayed and available for purchase in the lobby of the PMHS. The current show, featuring iconic Maine photography on canvas by Paula Apro, will be on display until the end of January.

Donald F. Hunt

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 04:30:40 GMT

Donald Frost Hunt, 85, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, at Sussman House in Rockport. Born and raised in Pittsfield, Mass., he was the son of George Pratt Hunt Jr., and Reviola Kelsey Tillbrooke Hunt of Pittsfield and grandson of George Pratt Hunt, M. D. and Florence Patton Hunt, also of Pittsfield, all of whom predeceased him.

'Reindeer Dash' four-miler hooves in Dec. 10

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 23:51:15 GMT

The fourth annual "Reindeer Dash" four-mile road race, to benefit Toys For Tots, will be on Sunday, Dec. 10 at 10 a.m. The event is presented by KDK screen printing and embroidery of Thomaston and held at First National Bank on Union Street in Rockland. The entry fee is $20, with a toy donation, and $25, without a toy donation.

30 Crescent ST

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 19:21:02 GMT

Perfect location for your new home....quiet neighborhood within walking distance to Harbor, Parks, Boat Launch and Downtown Shopping. Level lot with public utilities.

Rockland tells mortgage holder to fix duplex or demolish

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 14:45:09 GMT

The Rockland City Council has ordered a finance company that owns a State Street duplex to repair the dilapidated structure or demolish it. The council voted 5-0 Monday night, Dec. 4 to declare 13 State St. an abandoned and dangerous building.

Five indicted by grand jury

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 21:03:19 GMT

Five people were indicted Monday, Dec. 4 by a Knox County Grand Jury that met for less than a day. Jon P. Baribeau , 48, Brunswick, felony attempted theft and a misdemeanor charge of attempted burglary of a motor vehicle.