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A perfectly rational fib

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:39:18 GMT

If I asked you what most people in this country die from, you might guess that more than half of us die from natural causes. I would have guessed the same until I read a new book by a forensic pathologist, Vincent D. Maio.

Paint Night for Kids

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:33:32 GMT

Sean Boyd leads young participants in art, so parents can have a night out, at the Art Loft, 385 Main St., Suite 9 , Rockland. Cost: $25, includes all materials and snacks.

In search of an aesthetic that honors both past and present

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 05:35:55 GMT

At the recent City Council workshop, members of the public and council examined proposed ordinance amendments that would allow infill development in two residential zones. The major changes would reduce some minimum lot sizes, as well as permit accessory apartments on properties.

Knox County closed court cases

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 01:14:42 GMT

Kristina D. Winchenbach, 37, Waldoboro, two counts of trafficking in drugs in January in Rockland, six years in jail with all but eight months suspended and probation for two years. Her jail sentence was stayed until Jan. 3. Adam Ridlon, 35, Waldoboro, domestic violence terrorizing, 180 days in jail with all but seven days suspended, one year probation; disorderly conduct, seven days in jail.

Short-term rental plans pour into Rockland

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 20:44:10 GMT

The city council adopted an ordinance in April regulating short-term rentals. The ordinance was largely watered down from earlier versions that included mandatory inspections.

Rockland mayor, councilor to ring bells for Salvation Army

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:09:41 GMT

In conjunction with the Salvation Army's holiday fundraising efforts, Wal-Mart will match donations raised by local mayors and legislators ringing bells in front of Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores between Dec. 3 and Dec. 24. Rockland Mayor Will Clayton will ring a bell for Salvation Army in front of the Thomaston Wal-Mart from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 8, followed by City Councilor Larry Pritchett at 4:30 p.m. All contributions raised by the two men up to $25,000 will be matched by the national Wal-Mart organization. Others who would like to help Salvation Army by ringing a bell may contact Lt.

Midcoast schools eye later start for teens

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:01:29 GMT

The superintendents of the three mainland school districts in the Knox County region will meet next week to discuss starting school later in the day for middle and high school students. The superintendents from Regional School Unit 13, the Five-Town Community School District, and School Administrative District 40 are scheduled to meet 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 15 at the Mid-Coast School of Technology in Rockland.

Avis W. Rainfrette

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:38:15 GMT

Avis Louise Rainfrette died in the early hours of Tuesday morning, Dec. 6, 2016, at Windward Gardens. Avis was born Feb. 28, 1928, in Rockland and was the daughter of Elizabeth and Carleton Williamson, and the granddaughter of Fred Moore.

Midcoast art shows

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:16:41 GMT

Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education will host Susie Whittington's presentation "Remembering Lyn Snow" Tuesday, Dec. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Knox Center, 6 White St., Rockland. The Midcoast watercolorist, whose award-winning artwork has been displayed in galleries around the country, died three years ago of a rare tick-borne disease.

Midcoast creamery, meat farm looks to double water buffalo herd

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 01:00:09 GMT

Jessica and Brian Farrar, owners of Maine Water Buffalo Co. in Appleton, began the dairy side of their business in 2013.

Police say Bath man tried to strangle Rockland woman

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:40:51 GMT

Calling him a "clear and present danger" to the public, a judge set bail Wednesday, Dec. 7 at $10,000 cash for a Bath man accused of trying to strangle a Rockland woman. James A. Furbish Jr., 47, made his initial appearance in Knox County Unified Court on charges of Class B domestic violence aggravated assault and a misdemeanor count of domestic violence obstructing the report of a crime.

Pastry Chef Laura Pessolano and the Gingerbread Rockland Breakwater.

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:12:30 GMT

Atlantic Baking Company welcomes Laura Pessolano as Head Pastry Chef. Laura's extensive experience in the world of pastry has led her to many parts of the world.

BOGO 50% OFF this Saturday

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:56:01 GMT

Please join us this Saturday the 10th at Salty Waves Salon on the Old County Road in Rockland for our 1st Annual Open House and Women for Women Business Expo. Our very own women entrepreneurs will be on display with your favorites for sale.

95 Pleasant Point RD

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 07:50:42 GMT

Early post and beam cape in a rural village setting on the Cushing peninsula offers country living a short distance from the thriving cultural center of Rockland. The home artfully combines exposed beams and lovely wooden floors with an updated eat-in kitchen, skylights, 1st floor bedroom, attached garage and sunroom.

Light Snow For Wednesday & Thursday; Storm Possible Late Weekend

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 03:39:56 GMT

After a break from the flakes for a day, snow is on track to return later this evening. It appears that by daybreak over Southern Maine the snow will be falling and perhaps accumulating from Lewiston / Auburn, Bath / Brunswick south and west.

Monthly Brunch & Learn: Woodlands Memory Care of Rockland

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 23:08:18 GMT

Join us for this informative seminar, provided by the Alzheimer's Association. Geared towards family members, those providing care for individuals living with Alzheimer's disease, medical professionals, and anyone interested in learning more about the early detection of Alzheimer's disease.

UPDATED: Firefighters from five towns battle Rockport landfill fire

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 20:57:01 GMT

Firefighters had used upwards of 60,000 gallons of water by 1 p.m. Dec. 6, on the second day of extinguishing a fire in the landfill at Mid-Coast Solid Waste Transfer Station - and it was still burning. About 25 firefighters from Rockport, Camden, Rockland, Lincolnville, Hope and officials from the Maine Forest Service continued to battle the blaze with the help of two excavators.