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Knox Mill buildings change hands

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 22:21:38 GMT

The new owners of Bella Point are expanding the assisted living facility's license to accommodate 45 residents, and updating the interior and exterior of the building. Chad Cloutier and Matt Orne acquired Bella Point, formerly Camden Villa, from Joseph and Paula Goudreau, at the end of December.

Federal ruling on fatal fishing-boat sinking could impact ...

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 23:09:46 GMT

On the eve of the long-awaited trial of a Tennessee truck driver accused of driving drunk and speeding that police say resulted in a crash that claimed the lives of two local residents, a judge will consider whether blood tests can be presented to the jury. Justice William Stokes denied motions last year filed on behalf of Randall Junior Weddle to suppress evidence gathered by police in the wake of the March 18, 2016, crash on Route 17 in Washington that claimed the lives of 45-year-old Christina Torres-York of Warren and 74-year-old Paul Fowles of Owls Head.

Tim Carroll seeks Knox County sheriff post

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 16:19:01 GMT

And he is getting the backing of Sheriff Donna Dennison who said she will retire from the post at year's end after nearly 12 years as the county's chief law enforcement officer. "Good law enforcement requires exceptional service with a common sense approach.

Dennison, a pioneer for women, to retire as Knox County sheriff

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 11:31:59 GMT

Donna Dennison, the only woman to serve as sheriff in Maine, announced Friday she will not be seeking re-election but instead will retire when her term ends in December. Dennison said even nearly 12 years after winning a razor-thin victory in a three-way race to become sheriff, she still finds it hard to believe she won.

Knox County Court news

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 06:58:27 GMT

A 19-year-old Rockland woman was sentenced Thursday to 30 days in jail for illegally having oxycodone in a drug free zone. Emily Vitale, 19, Rockland, was sentenced to three years in jail with all but 30 days suspended stayed until Jan. 29, placed on probation for three years, and fined $400 for illegal importation of drugs.

Talk on compassion set for Feb. 1

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 02:32:50 GMT

Dr. John Baugher will give a dharma talk, "Cultivating Compassion," Thursday, Feb. 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Rockland Shambhala, 16 School St., Rockland. The presentation is open to the public; donations accepted.

Judge refuses to lower bail for man accused in Rockland stabbing

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:39:01 GMT

A state judge refused Friday, Jan. 19, to lower bail for a man accused of repeatedly stabbing a Rockland man, an attack that the defense attorney said was provoked by a hate crime. Judge Barbara Raimondi said she was concerned about public safety in rejecting the request for lower bail for 32-year-old George Gilmore.

Midcoast filmmakers present - Into the Winds'

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:00:51 GMT

Tim Seymour and Daniel Quintanilla will present "Into the Winds," a film about their 100-mile August 2016 traverse of Wyoming's Wind River Mountain Range, Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 6:30 p.m. at the Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. Tim Seymour is a freelance graphic designer who lives in Rockport. Daniel Quintanilla is a documentary filmmaker and editor who lives in Rockland.

383 Carroll RD

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:01:29 GMT

Cozy, immaculate 3-bedroom, 2 bath home on 5 + acres, located on a quiet dead-end road . This efficient home has great southerly exposure and large living room windows that allow maximum solar gain in the winter months.

The harbor on rewind

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 07:23:28 GMT

I apologize for the gap in the appearance of this column. The deep-freeze jammed up the controls on my borrowed H.G. Wells time machine, and the combination of cold air and rich holiday foods left me in a state of hibernation too powerful to allow me to attend to its repairs.

Hitting the pause button on short-term rentals

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 02:54:55 GMT

I remember when bed-and-breakfasts became a thing in the U.S. I was in my 20s and loved the idea of staying in houses with interesting architecture and unique furnishings instead of hotels and motels where everything looked the same. I loved the great homemade breakfasts you had there.

This circle of our afterlives

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 22:02:24 GMT

The blastedly cold weather this month, interrupted only by a demoralizing and muddy thaw of a mere couple of days, is being handled in various ways by various affected humans. Mr. Limerock raised up a public marker of the weather that is unique to his way of doing things, by flying the flag of the British Antarctic Territory from his porch.

Firefighting is all in the family for new Rockland lieutenant

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:18:09 GMT

Patrick Lowe was promoted Thursday, Jan. 18 to a lieutenant with the Rockland Fire Department. A brief ceremony was held at the fire station on Park Street.

Peyton Place' and pies Jan. 27

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:31:26 GMT

Camden Public Library is participating in the "Peyton Place" revival, spurred by the anniversaries of both the publication of Grace Metalious' novel and the subsequent screen adaptation, filmed, in big part, on the Midcoast. Shot on location in Camden, Belfast, Rockland and other local spots in 1957, the film has been brought back to vibrant life in a spectacular 60th anniversary restoration.

Rockland planners to hold hearing and site visit next month on Oceanside addition

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 04:18:51 GMT

The Rockland Planning Board will tour the grounds of Oceanside High School next month before a formal public hearing and final vote on the proposed addition and renovation. The site visit by the Board will be held 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6 with the public hearing scheduled for 5:30 p.m. The project calls for a 7,600-square-foot addition for a new cafeteria and kitchen.

Rockport man honored as 'Hometown Hero' for volunteer efforts

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 23:47:58 GMT

In a Jan. 16 press release, the organization profiled Alcala: Community service and volunteering to benefit others is a passion that makes Juan Alcala tick. His spare time is used to enrich the lives of others, especially Midcoast youth.

No-show for Rockland trial lands man in jail

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:57:49 GMT

A Bowdoin man charged with two counts of aggravated assault for twice attacking a woman in St. George in late 2016 is in jail after he failed to show up for his scheduled jury trial last month. Jason D. Patterson, 45, was arrested in Florida and extradited back to Maine.