By Stephen Betts on Oct. 12, 2015, at 5:04 p.m.
United Mid-Coast Charities is creating a strategic plan designed to strengthen its support of nonprofit agencies in Knox and Waldo counties. The organization announced its strategic planning review last week, shortly after distributing grants of more than $530,000 to 54 local charities. Having started recouping funds that …
By Stephen Betts on Oct. 12, 2015, at 12:05 p.m.
A public hearing and possible final vote on a proposed five-story building that has generated debate over its design has been postponed for two weeks. The hearing on the proposed Starfire Building will now be held Tuesday, Nov. 3, at City Hall. The meeting had been set …
By Stephen Betts on Oct. 12, 2015, at 10:53 a.m.
ROCKLAND | A Rockport woman is suing the man who was convicted of abusing her over several years. The woman filed the lawsuit last week in Knox County Unified Court against 31-year-old Eldon Bennett of Rockport. Bennett has not filed a response yet to the suit. Bennett was convicted …
By Stephen Betts on Oct. 09, 2015, at 11:13 a.m.
“Rusty Brace is the walking definition of a con man.”
By Stephen Betts on Oct. 08, 2015, at 1:33 p.m.
Video surveillance tapes and discarded money bags helped lead police to a trio of men suspected of breaking into more than 25 businesses in central and midcoast Maine, according to court documents.
By Stephen Betts on Oct. 08, 2015, at 1:24 p.m.
The attorney for the former president of a Camden-area charity said Russell “Rusty” Brace’s cooperation with investigators as well as his advanced age and infirmities call for a sentence of no more than 18 months in prison.
By Stephen Betts on Oct. 08, 2015, at 11:29 a.m.
SCARBOROUGH | A state prosecutor and defense attorney disagreed sharply Thursday as they argued in front of the state’s high court and high school students about whether Charles Black should get a new trial for trying to kill his wife by pushing her off the top of a 700-foot …
By Stephen Betts on Oct. 07, 2015, at 12:49 p.m.
Drug cases dominated the grand jury session in Knox County this week.
By Stephen Betts on Oct. 07, 2015, at 12:31 p.m.
Some of the proposed fees go beyond what the harbormaster recommended.
By Stephen Betts on Oct. 07, 2015, at 12:10 p.m.
A check of the basement and outside found 148 plants.
By Stephen Betts on Oct. 06, 2015, at 3:15 p.m.
The City Council is preparing to consider for a third time regulations for short-term vacation rentals.
By Stephen Betts on Oct. 06, 2015, at 1:20 p.m.
The food truck ‘Wich, Please — which got its start through a Kickstarter campaign last fall — will be moving indoors for the winter.
By Stephen Betts on Oct. 06, 2015, at 7:49 a.m.
The church will be open from 5 to 7 p.m., and the vigil will begin at 5:30.
By Stephen Betts on Oct. 05, 2015, at 8:35 p.m.
Hundreds of people turned out in a show of support for the family and friends of two Rockland merchant mariners who were aboard the cargo ship El Faro, which is believed to have gone down in a hurricane last week off the Bahamas.
By Stephen Betts on Oct. 05, 2015, at 6:08 p.m.
ROCKLAND | A judge said Monday that the state could have taken different actions when it sold the house of a Rockland man in its care for substantially less than its value, euthanized his cat and sold off many of his personal belongings. Justice Andrew Horton also said that …
By Stephen Betts on Oct. 05, 2015, at 1:03 p.m.
The man was sentenced Friday to four months in jail after admitting to harassing 11 girls by sending them messages on Facebook.
By Stephen Betts on Oct. 05, 2015, at 12:11 p.m.
A 44-year-old Richmond man is accused of driving drunk on Sunday, striking a house and driving away. Ronald Richards was arrested Sunday and charged with operating under the influence and leaving the scene of a property damage accident, Knox County Sheriff Donna Dennison said Monday. The …
By Stephen Betts on Oct. 05, 2015, at 9:57 a.m.
A yes vote to start Rockland’s withdrawal from the regional school district will make it impossible to follow through on a plan to overhaul the school system by consolidating schools and cutting costs, according to district leaders. The chief proponent of the withdrawal referendum disputed that assertion, …
By Stephen Betts on Oct. 03, 2015, at 4:05 p.m.
Driver loses control of car and strikes a utility pole.
Coast Guard confirms it found a life ring from the El Faro.