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Historic Rockland house leveled

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:45:11 GMT

The house at 13 Hall's Lane in Rockland was demolished because its condition had deteriorated so far that renovations were not feasible, said owner Eric Wass. The house was located across from the home that he and his wife Valerie reside.




Mail plane crashes near runway on Vinalhaven, pilot injured

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:20:36 GMT

A small mail plane crashed at an island airport Monday morning, sending the pilot to an area hospital, according to the Knox County Sheriff's Office. Ted Weslake was piloting the Penobscot Island Air Cessna around 7:40 a.m. when it crashed into trees at the end of the air strip on Vinalhaven, an island in Penobscot Bay about 15 miles east of Rockland.




Eastgate's School of the Spirit Summer Schedule

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:52:18 GMT

This Tuesday, June 27, at Life Ministries in Rockland, is our last "Gift of Prophecy" class. We are taking a summer break to get closer to the Lord, rest and receive strategic insight during these times that will aid in the smooth transitioning into the next season.




McNeil to helm Ellis-Beauregard Foundation

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 05:36:11 GMT

The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation Maine has hired Donna McNeil, former director of the Maine Arts Commission, curator and author, as its founding executive director. The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation was created by John David Ellis in 2015, shortly before his death, to support the arts and to preserve and share the work of Ellis and his late wife, Joan Beauregard.




Luttrell interviewed for Rockland manager post

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 01:18:43 GMT

And Mayor Will Clayton said the council has a clear consensus between the two finalists but said he would hold off naming that person until Tuesday so that the other candidate could be notified. Luttrell joins Christopher Philbrick of Dumfries, Virginia, a retired Army officer who now works as a consultant to government, as the two finalists for the job vacated a year ago by James Chaousis.




Rockland | $199,000

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:51:49 GMT

Updated and very tidy 3 Bedroom & 2 Full bath Cape! Large landscaped lot with a 2 car garage, fenced yard and wonderful flower gardens. Wood floors, wood stove, large private deck and 2 living rooms are just some of the amenities that you will find in the sweet home.




Area police nab men accused of deception to get drugs

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:51:48 GMT

Two men were arrested Friday afternoon, June 23, accused of trying to pick up a prescription for drugs after one of them called it in, posing as a doctor. Joseph D. Sites, 42, of Bangor, and Ryan Shumaker, 36, were charged with attempted acquisition of drugs.




Allen outduels Anderson, Jones for Seacoast Security Classic title

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:21:11 GMT

In golf, every stroke counts. Every drive, iron shot, chip and putt. Because, in the end, it can all add up to the difference between being called a champion or telling stories of nearly becoming one.




250 Main and 18 Central

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 14:59:29 GMT

After reading articles about 18 Central in Zest and Down East magazines, we were eager to dine there. Chef Patrick Duffy and his wife, Jessica, have created a restaurant that is unique, with very creative dishes and an ever-changing menu that keeps both locals and summer visitors flocking to this place.




35 Chestnut ST

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 20:17:36 GMT

Splendid example of craftsmanship in a restored in town home preserving the charm and woodwork of the era. Antique cabinetry in the kitchen & pantry nook, formal dining room and bright windowed study and separate office.




0 Off South Street RD

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 07:35:22 GMT

High & Dry building site with distance ocean views. This partially cleared lot offers privacy while be close to Camden, Rockport and Rockland.




Rascals, Outlaws headline Lobster Fest

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 03:21:34 GMT

Tickets are now on sale for Felix Cavaliere's Rascals and The Outlaws performances at the 2017 Maine Lobster Festival. The Rascals will play Friday night, Aug. 4; and The Outlaws will play Saturday, Aug. 5, on the Fishermen's Memorial stage.




Rockland man accused of child porn possession

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:51:30 GMT

A Rockland man was arrested Friday, following an investigation by the Rockland Police Department and Maine Computer Crimes Task Force. Daniel Wescott, 26, of Park Street Rockland, was charged with three counts of possession of sexually explicit material, according to Rockland police.




Midcoast lens: Welcoming summer

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:37:34 GMT

Temperatures reaching 80 degrees drew scads of people to Birch Point Beach State Park in Owls Head June 22. Above, Shree Patel of Rockport runs the beach to be sure her kite takes flight. Three-year-old Bentley Cushman of Rockland enjoys some time at Birch Point Beach State Park in Owls Head June 22. Charlie Stanley, 8, of Camden, enjoys squirting water at family during an outing June 22 at Birch Point Beach State Park.




Machete threat tops Knox County cases

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:19:42 GMT

Daniel Ruffin , 57, of Rockland, was sentenced to five years in prison with all but 42 months suspended for domestic violence criminal threatening Nov. 17, 2016, in Rockland. Police say Ruffin threatened a woman with a machete and then grabbed her phone when she called 9-1-1.




Bill would make using hand-held device illegal while driving

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:51:03 GMT

The Maine Legislature has given approval to a bill that would prohibit the use of electronic hand-held devices or mobile phones. The Senate voted 21-14 on June 16 for the legislation -- LD 1089 -- while the House voted 85-60 on June 20. Sen. David Miramant, D-Camden voted for the bill while Sens. Dana Dow, R-Waldoboro; and Michael Thibodeau, R-Winterport voted against the bill.




Triangular fins in the harbor

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:37:46 GMT

On June 15 the Boston Globe reported that a great white shark measuring 8 feet long and weighing in at about 360 pounds, known to researchers as Cisco, had departed Cape Cod and was now off the coast of southern Maine. Furthermore, Maine Public TV broadcast a science show the other day explaining why naughty sharks like Cisco are showing up in increasing numbers off the Cape.