May 26, 2018
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Prescription drug collection happening April 30

By Heather Steeves, BDN Staff

St. GEORGE, Maine — The National Prescription Drug Take Back will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 30. People can bring prescription drugs they don’t need to St. George Fire Department, Union Fire Department, Warren Fire Department, Vinalhaven Fire Department and the North Haven Town Office.

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Camden, Union fire chiefs certified emergency managers

ROCKLAND — Chris Farley and Barry Norris, the fire chiefs of Camden and Union recently received certificates of achievement for completing level one of the “Maine Basic Local Emergency Manager” training program.

The curriculum for the program includes approximately 120 hours of classroom time and helps municipal emergency managers with professional development.

Other certified municipal emergency managers in Knox County include Arthur Kiskila of Cushing, Clarence Keller of Hope and Donna Allen of the county’s EMA office.

Coast Guard Appreciation Dinner March 11 in Rockland

ROCKLAND — The annual Coast Guard Appreciation Dinner will be held 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 11, at the Rockland Elks Lodge on Rankin Street. Awards will be presented to men and women who have performed volunteer work this past year. Captain James McPherson, commander of Section Northern New England, along with a number of his staff will attend.

Each year The Rockland Coast Guard City Committee hosts the dinner to show appreciation for the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard stationed in Rockland.

Talks on making most of high school planned in midcoast

CAMDEN — The series “Making the Most of High School: An Open Conversation” will bop around the midcoast to open discussions about maximizing the high school experience. The talks are sponsored by The Watershed School.

Seminars include: “What Matters Most in High School Education” 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 13, at Camden Public Library; “How Does Adolescent Psychology Influence High School Success?” 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at Belfast Free Library; and “School Culture” 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at Skidompha Public Library in Damariscotta. The last lecture will feature author and former Harvard Graduate School of Education faculty member Roland Barth.

The public is welcome to all the sessions. For more information call 594-1873.

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