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30 Summer ST

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 11:41:00 GMT

Looking for the best of affordable Maine? Whispering Pines Cottage is a rare opportunity to own a recently updated, turn key, year round cottage plus two story outbuilding on a private, waterfront 1.5 acre lot. Serene, tranquil, quiet location minutes to downtown Rockland with its restaurants, museums, galleries and night life.

Vera J. Hill

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 06:49:51 GMT

Vera Hill died peacefully Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at her home. She was 92. Vera June VanTassel was born April 1, 1926, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Tuesday evening WRFR-LP community radio ...

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 02:11:49 GMT

The show is hosted by writer Teresa Piccari. 8-9 p.m. "Jo & Cheech's Radio Hour" focuses on creative and community projects.

Pending closure of quarry landfill opens budget hole for Rockland

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 21:44:34 GMT

At the end of June, contracted haulers will no longer be able to pay to dispose of demolition debris in a former limestone quarry that the city of Rockland has used for generations as a dump. The projected elimination of contracted waste disposal revenue creates the bulk of the city's budget shortfall for 2019.

No injuries reported in Rockport crash

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 19:30:29 GMT

Traffic along Rockland Street in Rockport was reduced to one lane April 23 following a two-vehicle crash at approximately 3:30 p.m. Extensive damage to each vehicle resulted in the cars being towed from the scene. The accident occurred at the intersection of Rte.

Rockland-area merchants enjoy record sales

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 14:51:27 GMT

Cash registers at Rockland-area retailers were ringing at a record pace in 2017 and for the first two months of 2018. Retail sales figures from the Maine Bureau of Revenue Services show that Rockland-area merchants had taxable sales totaling $457 million in 2017.

Maine Farmland Trust announces residencies

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:12:27 GMT

Early this April, a jury panel comprising Stuart Kestenbaum, Susan Larsen and Ariel Hall awarded eight recipients with a four-to-six-week residency at Maine Farmland Trust's Fiore Art Center at Rolling Acres Farm, 152 Punk Point Road. In its third year, the center received 66 applications for its summer arts residency program.

Judge dismisses child porn charges, citing lack of speedy trial

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:41:14 GMT

A state judge dismissed child pornography charges against a former Rockland resident, saying the delay in the case's going to trial placed an undue burden on the defense. Justice Daniel Billings issued his dismissal order Thursday, April 19, in Knox County Superior Court in the case against 47-year-old Marc L. Merrill.

'There was no help for me': Fighting addiction on Maine's coast has been a struggle

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:56:53 GMT

Five years ago, Camden native Jasmin Pike faced a now-or-never moment in confronting her battle with substance abuse. "There was no help for me.

Marjorie E. Mills

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:50:01 GMT

Marjorie Ellen Mills, 100, went home to be with her Lord Friday, April 13, 2018, at Sussman House in Rockport. Born in Rockland Feb. 25, 1918, she was the daughter of Frank F. and Hattie Foss Richards.

Celebrating indie bookstores April 28

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:33:17 GMT

Independent Bookstore Day marks its fourth year of celebrating indie bookstores nationwide Saturday, April 28, with literary parties around the country - including one at hello hello books, 316 Main St., behind Rock City CafA©. Visitors to hello hello books can spin its homemade prize wheel with any purchase to win one of 12 prizes.

Another double-blues night in Rockland

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:57:59 GMT

The Monday Night Blues series continues April 30 with another two-band show starting early, at 6 p.m., and running to 10 p.m. in the upstairs music room of Time Out Pub, 275 Main St. Admission will be $20 at the door. Murray Kinsley & Wicked Grin, an Ottawa-based original roots blues/rock band, will start the night with the gritty vocals, guitar and bass work that have garnered the band Maple Leaf Awards and tours around Canada, the United States and Europe.

24 Forest Glen DR

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:27:10 GMT

With so few houses to choose from this listing is like a dream come true! Located in a well established neighborhood of other fine homes and meticulously maintained, this one won't last long! Featuring an open concept kitchen with natural flow to the dining and living room, there is also a den on the first level that can be used as a bedroom w/a full bath across the hall. The insulated attached 2-car garage would make a wonderful shop but the basement already has one plus another finished room.

Poetry Month Rockland update

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 22:49:32 GMT

April is National Poetry Month, but Rockland has moved most of its celebration to September, in order to combine creative and community forces with the city's now annual Millay Arts & Poetry Festival. April has, however, marked the opening of the annual Poetry Contest, which will accept entries until Aug. 1. The winners will be able to participate in a Millay fest event, as well as a final Poetry Celebration at Rockland Public Library near the end of September.

Man charged with trafficking in drugs, possession after shoplifting complaint

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:37:54 GMT

Rockland police officers received a complaint at about 5 p.m. Monday, April 16, from a clerk at the Maritime Farms Store on Route 1 in Rockland regarding a male who had just left the store after stealing DVDs, according to a press release from the Rockland Police Department. The subject attempted to conceal the DVDs in his pants, but was spotted by store employees.

Tonya J. Walsh

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 19:28:31 GMT

Tonya Jeanette Walsh, 57, passed away peacefully April 12, 2018, at Pen Bay Medical Center after a three-year battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family.

F&A's Market to open store at Crossroads in Rockland

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:31:56 GMT

F&A is a convenience and grocery store as well as a cafe. The new store will be called F&A's at Crossroads.