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5 Things To Do This Weekend, March 24-26: The Rites of Spring. Right?

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:05:03 GMT

Well played, ma'am. Well played. Sending us scurrying back into our big winter jackets and blanket forts.

Midcoast art shows

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:49:48 GMT

On Wednesday, March 29, Thomaston Place Auction Galleries will conduct an online-only live auction simultaneously on three online auction sites: Thomaston Place Auction Galleries' own platform, Thomaston Live; LiveAuctioneers; and BidSquare. This 552-lot sale includes original artwork; pictured is "Moon and Shadows," a 1970 etching aquatint by Cecily Gill.

Burritos, punk rock and risks that paid off at Ellsworth eatery 86 This

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:36:03 GMT

Owners Jeff and Diane Kelly-Locosz, along with their son Rye, 5, have expanded greatly over the years and are about to expand even more when they add an outdoor eating and entertainment area this spring. 86 This! has been serving up delicious burritos and wraps for the past five years in downtown Ellsworth.

Two enter early for Rockland council race

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:57:37 GMT

Two people have entered the race -- during the first week that nomination papers were available -- for a single City Council seat. Amelia Magjik and Benjmain Dorr have taken out nomination papers to fill the vacancy created when Larry Pritchett resigned Jan. 31 , less than three months after winning a third consecutive three-year term on the council.

Edward J. Sullivan

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:16:01 GMT

Edward J. Sullivan, longtime Rockland resident, passed away following a brief illness Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at Sussman House in Rockport. Born in Bath Sept.

New staff announced at 63 Washington Street senior home

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 02:19:52 GMT

After a thorough search, the Board of Directors was fortunate to attract Rockland native, Nancy Riley, to be the new administrator for 63 Washington. Riley brings considerable experience as a professional in the business of caring for seniors.

Bids due in two weeks for middle school expansion

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 21:48:14 GMT

Voters approved Feb. 28 borrowing up to $23.2 million for school construction projects including the classroom addition at the middle school. The school serves students from Rockland, Thomaston, Owls Head, South Thomaston, and Cushing.

Georgia F. Randall

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:10:18 GMT

Georgia Farnham Emery Randall, 103, died peacefully at her home at the Deborah Lincoln House Friday, March 3, 2017, following a brief illness. Born May 21, 1913, in Sidney, she was the daughter of Horace and Sarah Farnham, and the third of five siblings.

20-mile chase ends in Schodack, police said

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:32:45 GMT

A 37-year-old man led troopers and local police on a nearly 20-mile chase Sunday evening, officials said. The chase started at about 6 p.m. in New Lebanon.

Tickets in advance of April Foolery

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 06:39:19 GMT

The public is invited to Food, Fun & Foolery, an April Fool's auction and party for the whole community presented by Midcoast Community Chorus, Saturday, April 1, beginning 5:30 p.m. at the Rockland Elks Lodge, 210 Rankin St. Tickets are just $5 per person, but they will not be sold at the door. They can be obtained in advance at Clean Bee Laundry, Camden; Grasshopper Shop, Rockland; Green Store, Belfast; or by calling the MCC Office at 975-0582.

something interesting is ...

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 16:13:10 GMT

"A well maintained vehicle is necessary in the mid-coast region of Maine, for work, and for play. Due to this fact, many of us spend a great deal of time, money, and energy maintaining our vehicles.

Vanishing boomer-businesses

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 12:01:46 GMT

Like many boomer-owned businesses, this Hallmark store in Rockland closed because the owner retired. Photo by Kathryn Severns Avery Businesses that close their doors at the end of the vacation season are common here in Maine.

Early College Courses for Maine High School Students Available ...

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 07:52:15 GMT

The University of Maine System High School Aspirations Program provides eligible Maine high school juniors and seniors with an opportunity to receive "dual credit", academic credits toward a high school diploma plus an associate or baccalaureate-level college degree. The High School Aspirations Program is a great opportunity for high school students to get a first taste of college level academics and help them explore future degree options.

Rockport Police blotter

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 03:51:37 GMT

Amy R. Libby, 43, of Rockland, insurance violation, failure to register a motor vehicle in a period of 30-150 days. An arrest or summons does not constitute a finding of guilt.

New finance director learning the ropes and loving it

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 23:30:34 GMT

Tim Polky, once the assistant town manager, became town manager in February. And in an office that still bears the former assistant town manager's nameplate, a newcomer has set to work.

Trump cuts threaten passenger flights at 4 rural Maine airports

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 19:06:19 GMT

CAPTION The current passenger terminal at Knox County Regional Airport, as seen on Wedneday, Jan. 27, 2010 in Owls Head, supports only one airline, Cape Air, which now has three trips daily to Boston and five daily in the summer. The double-wide trailers that make up this terminal have frequent power outages and sewer backups.

Magjik seeks Rockland council seat

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:32:12 GMT

Amelia Magjik said she was inspired to run for the Rockland City Council by the turnouts for a diversity resolution at the past two council meetings. Magjik took out nomination papers Thursday, March 16 for the vacant seat that will be filled at a special election June 13. The Main Street resident is the first person to take out papers.