Articles by George Chappell

 

Rockland voters turn back Walgreens

By George Chappell on Dec. 16, 2008, at 10:56 p.m.
ROCKLAND, Maine — Voters on Tuesday overturned a conditional zoning amendment that would have allowed Walgreens Pharmacy to build a store at the intersection of Camden and Maverick streets.

Knox County authorities debate labor rules

By George Chappell on Dec. 16, 2008, at 9:10 p.m.
ROCKLAND, Maine — Lawyers representing Knox County commissioners and the Sheriff’s Department argued Tuesday over which set of rules would govern the administration of discipline in the sheriff’s office.

CMP restores midcoast power

By George Chappell on Dec. 15, 2008, at 10:06 p.m.
ROCKLAND, Maine — Now that power has been restored to all Central Maine Power customers in Knox and Waldo counties, town officials are being asked to begin assessing damage from Thursday’s ice storm to see if any communities might qualify for federal aid.

Rockland seeks grant for work on building

By George Chappell on Dec. 12, 2008, at 6:52 p.m.
ROCKLAND, Maine — The city’s recreation center just might lose its 1930s art deco look in the showers and restrooms if a proposed Community Development Block Grant materializes. The City …

Rockland to vote on zoning for Walgreens

By George Chappell on Dec. 11, 2008, at 7:03 p.m.
ROCKLAND, Maine — Voters on Tuesday are expected to decide the fate of a conditional zoning amendment that would determine whether Walgreens Pharmacy builds a store at a busy corner in the city. A …

Driver burned in pickup crash

By George Chappell on Dec. 11, 2008, at 6:58 p.m.
ROCKLAND, Maine – A man involved in a burning pickup truck accident early Wednesday morning at the intersection of Summer Street and Woodland Road was taken in serious condition with internal injuries to …

Panel: EMMC discriminated against man

By George Chappell on Dec. 11, 2008, at 12:52 a.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Human Rights Commission found Monday that a Hermon man's employer subjected him to unlawful disability discrimination.

Knox County airport repair project gets administrative help

By George Chappell on Dec. 09, 2008, at 10:32 p.m.
ROCKLAND, Maine — Proposed improvements at the Knox County Regional Airport in Owls Head got an administrative boost at the county commissioners’ meeting Tuesday.

Longtime Rockport police chief mourned

By George Chappell on Dec. 08, 2008, at 8:58 p.m.
ROCKPORT, Maine — A large gathering of friends, family members and colleagues turned out for the services for former Rockport Police Chief LeForest B. Doucette, who died Dec. 3 at age 79.

Samoset Resort sharply cuts back hours at two restaurants

By George Chappell on Dec. 05, 2008, at 8:36 p.m.
ROCKPORT, Maine — A venerable hotel and resort is closing its two restaurants for the most part and laying off workers for the winter. Samoset Resort manager Connie Russell said Friday that he is planning to keep Marcel’s restaurant open for Sunday brunch but close it for dinner. Brunch will …

Knox County budget up less than 1%

By George Chappell on Dec. 05, 2008, at 7:47 p.m.
ROCKLAND, Maine — The Knox County budget committee and commissioners Thursday night approved a $9.1 million county budget for 2009, reflecting an increase of less than 1 percent. In a surprise move, however, budget committee member Sidney Lindsley of Camden at the last minute shaved $200,000 to keep the amount …

Chamber picks executive director

By George Chappell on Dec. 04, 2008, at 12:17 a.m.
CAMDEN, Maine — An experienced marketing and fundraising specialist has been appointed to be the new executive director of the Camden-Rockport-Lincolnville Chamber of Commerce.

Midcoast school districts brace for subsidy cuts

By George Chappell on Dec. 04, 2008, at 12:14 a.m.
CAMDEN, Maine — The state of the economy, declining enrollments, and loss of state subsidy owing to a decline in state revenues have left area school districts with budget problems.

Rockland man slightly injured when hit by car

By George Chappell on Dec. 03, 2008, at 11:05 a.m.
ROCKLAND, Maine — A 59-year-old local man was hit by a car just before 10 p.m. Tuesday while he was walking in the crosswalk on Pleasant Street. A black 2009 Dodge four-door sedan driven by Melinda S. Crockett, 20, of Newcastle hit Joseph O. Coolbroth. According to the Rockland Police …

Mainer guilty of conspiracy

By George Chappell on Dec. 02, 2008, at 8:25 p.m.
ROCKLAND, Maine — U.S. District Judge Roger W. Titus in Greenbelt, Md., on Tuesday sentenced Timothy Moody, 53, of Warren to 151 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for …

Rockland inns gather coats, toys for kids

By George Chappell on Nov. 30, 2008, at 9:42 p.m.
ROCKLAND, Maine — The city’s four historic inns launched an early Coats and Toys for Kids Day on Sunday with the annual three-hour inn-to-inn tour in conjunction with the weekend’s Festival of Lights celebration.

Rockland fest a delight for all ages

By George Chappell on Nov. 30, 2008, at 9:38 p.m.
ROCKLAND, Maine — Laughing children with their smiling parents and grandparents walked the stone-lined path between the Farnsworth Art Museum and the Wyeth Center on Saturday afternoon in an uninhibited show of fun during Rockland’s annual Festival of Lights.

Rockland’s Festival of Lights draws crowds

By George Chappell on Nov. 29, 2008, at 3:11 p.m.
ROCKLAND, Maine - Laughing children with their smiling parents and grandparents walked the stone-lined path between Farnsworth Art Museum and the Wyeth Center Saturday afternoon in an uninhibited …

Unity area creating community energy model

By George Chappell on Nov. 26, 2008, at 7:49 p.m.
UNITY, Maine — The Neighbor Warming Neighbor effort in the area has created a launching pad for a broader communitywide discussion on planning the local energy future.

Conservation panel airs land inventory

By George Chappell on Nov. 26, 2008, at 7:39 p.m.
CAMDEN, Maine — The Select Board on Tuesday praised the efforts of the local Conservation Commission after an hour-long presentation of its natural lands inventory.
 
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