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Midcoast middle school mat athletes lock up for pins, wins

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 02:56:22 GMT

Scene from Camden-Rockport, in red, and Troy Howard, in gold and blue, during March 17 Pine Tree Wrestling League action in Belfast. The Pine Tree Wrestling League regular season for middle school mat athletes has taken hold, as matches began on Saturday, Feb. 24 and will continue through the championship meet on Saturday, March 31. The league includes East and West regions.

3-6 p.m. "Happy Hour," with DJ Chuckee. Start off with a spin on...

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 02:56:21 GMT

Start off with a spin on Rotary Time from 3-4 p.m. and stay tuned for Happy Hour, "The Longest Hour in radio," featuring Music familiar and not, Celebratory Send-Outs, and "From Where I Stood, The Millay Moment" wherein we honour Rockland's own poet, Edna St. Vincent Millay. 6-8 p.m. 21st Century Bohemian is a weekly exploration and celebration of creativity and creative process featuring artists, writers and musicians.

Midcoast lens: A cabin-fever reliever drive

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 08:10:33 GMT

As the snow continues to fly March 13, after a plowing out it was the perfect opportunity to get out and around to see what was going on around town. Not too much activity aside from others trying to keep up with the heavy snow fall.

Rockland approves plastic bag ban, delays paper bag fee

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 18:21:31 GMT

Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, single-use plastic bags and carryout polystyrene foam containers will no longer be permitted in Rockland. The City Council voted unanimously Monday to approve a ban on these materials, based on concerns about their environmental impacts.

Rockland home struck by fire

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 21:00:38 GMT

Firefighters from Rockland and surrounding towns were battling a fire Monday afternoon, March 12, at a home on Melrose Circle North. The fire at the home of Alan and Nancy Counce of 8 Melorse Circle North was reported at about 1 p.m. Crews from Rockland, Camden and Rockport had the fire under control shortly after 1:30 p.m. Alan Counce said he returned home to find the house on fire and was unsure how it started.

Man accused making threats against Rockland-area high school

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 18:37:32 GMT

Sawyer was taken by Rockland police to Knox County Jail on Sunday morning. He was released later that day on $1,500 unsecured bail, according to the Knox County Jail staff.

Stanley seeks Rockland/Owls Head House seat

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 12:36:38 GMT

Stanley, an Owls Head resident, is collecting signatures on his papers for the Republican nomination for the Maine House District 93 seat. The seat is held by Democratic Rep. Anne "Pinny" Beebe-Center of Rockland.

Never-exhibited Wyeths to hang at Farnsworth

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 20:49:52 GMT

On Saturday, March 17, the downtown Farnsworth Art Museum will open the first of two Andrew Wyeth exhibitions that will feature works of the artist that have never been exhibited before. "Andrew Wyeth: Temperas and Studies from the Wyeth Collection" will remain on view in the museum's Hadlock Gallery through Oct. 21. The tempera and studies exhibition welcomes home a group of Wyeth's works that have been on loan to the Brandywine River Museum of Art and the Seattle Art Museum for "Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect."

Rockland man accused of receiving stolen AK-47, other guns

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 19:30:58 GMT

A Rockland man is being held in jail, charged with conspiring to receive three stolen guns including an AK-47 rifle. William J. Eustis, 29, was arrested this week and charged with Class C conspiracy to commit receiving stolen property, and violating a condition of release.

Low numbers of endangered whales raise question about lobster industry impacts

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 16:55:52 GMT

The population of the endangered North Atlantic right whale took a big hit last year with a record number found dead in Canadian waters from ship strikes and entanglements. With this year's calving season ending and no new births observed, an ongoing debate over whether Maine's lobster industry poses a mortal threat to the species is gaining new urgency.

Pilots' request to accommodate cruise ships stirs new debate in coastal Maine city

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 12:04:06 GMT

But some in the coastal city worry that establishing the anchorage would attract more cruise ships to Rockland, spawning congestion problems similar to what Bar Harbor is experiencing. The Coast Guard is reviewing the request, according to Cmdr.

Nail Clipping Clinic - Camden/Rockport

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 07:29:44 GMT

To better accommodate the growing need of our nail clipping clinics, our Camden-Rockport clinic will be scheduled for the second Saturday of the month BEFORE the Belfast clinic. Our Rockland clinic will have extended hours on the first Saturday of the month! For just $10 you can have your pet's nails trimmed and all the proceeds will be donated to the Catahoula Rescue of New England.

Representing all we fear

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 03:10:02 GMT

Only in the Day of our Blessed Lord Prez Trumpleton could we be even a tiny bit concerned that news of fakery could in fact itself be fake news. It seems that many in Rockland are sharpening their scythes and honing the points on their pitchforks, in response to the notion that the city harbor might be developed, especially in the middle part near the public landing.

Bullying and me;

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 22:25:01 GMT

I grew up in Rockland during the '70s and '80s. I attended South School, Rockland District Junior High School and graduated from Rockland District High School in 1989, nearly 30 years ago.

Rockland crime rate remains at near historic low

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 17:35:11 GMT

The preliminary reports show that there were 181 crimes that are defined as index offenses in Rockland during 2017. Index offenses are murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft, and arson.

Congratulations, David! So proud of you

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 03:50:55 GMT

The pending sale of Rock City Coffee and Rock City Coffee Roasters to their workers will assure the continuation of the longtime downtown businesses. Susanne Ward, who founded the companies 26 years ago with her late partner Patrick Reilley, said she is thrilled that she can sell it to the dedicated employees who will see that the businesses remain an important part of the community.

Cedar Crest Inn

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 23:19:12 GMT

FMI: 236-7722 Situated in beautiful Camden, Maine, Cedar Crest Inn is on a wooded lot amid three and one half acres of professionally-landscaped gardens, with a pleasant view of Mt. Battie.