By Stephen Betts on Oct. 14, 2016, at 4:03 p.m.
Rockland renamed one of its streets after both the Coast Guard and one of its former members known as “Mr. Lighthouse.”
By Stephen Betts on Oct. 13, 2016, at 6 p.m.
“One of the concerns is always what is the appetite of taxpayers to take on more taxes.”
By Stephen Betts on Oct. 13, 2016, at 4 p.m.
“I have a problem giving you an extension. You have embarrassed Rockland nationally, and I am not inclined to do anything extra for you,” one councilor said.
By Stephen Betts on Oct. 12, 2016, at 5 p.m.
A seasonal South Thomaston couple is expanding their efforts to encourage students in Knox County to further their education after high school.
By Stephen Betts on Oct. 11, 2016, at 11:39 a.m.
The girls — one 14 years old at the time and the other 13 — were treated for acute alcohol poisoning.
By Stephen Betts on Oct. 07, 2016, at 12:14 p.m.
Rockland is in desperate need of more affordable housing, but Councilor Valli Geiger said her efforts to get local legislation passed to encourage residential development have been thwarted thus far.
By Stephen Betts on Oct. 06, 2016, at 8:55 p.m.
The Rockland-area school board is divided on the extent of additions to its high school and middle school and ended up Thursday night postponing action until next month.
By Stephen Betts on Oct. 06, 2016, at 12:51 p.m.
There remain significant hurdles to the creation of a public transportation system in Knox County despite the need for the service.
By Stephen Betts on Oct. 05, 2016, at 2:37 p.m.
A five-year legal battle by a New York couple who tried to block public access over their property to Rockland Harbor has ended.
By Stephen Betts on Oct. 05, 2016, at 6:26 a.m.
Public safety officials are offering advice and self-defense classes after last week’s random kidnapping of a Rockland woman.
By Stephen Betts on Oct. 04, 2016, at 7:44 p.m.
Maine’s Operation Game Thief is offering a $2,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in the repeated sinking of a lobster boat in Port Clyde.
By Stephen Betts on Oct. 04, 2016, at 11:59 a.m.
A Rockland woman has been charged with setting a fire that heavily damaged her home last month.
By Stephen Betts on Oct. 04, 2016, at 11:02 a.m.
Convicted child killer Dennis Dechaine lost another appeal Monday in his efforts for a new trial.
By Stephen Betts on Oct. 03, 2016, at 3:56 p.m.
A Waldoboro man made his initial court appearance Monday on charges that he led police on a high-speed chase last month in which he claims his motorcycle reached 170 miles per hour.
By Stephen Betts on Oct. 03, 2016, at 3:38 p.m.
The Rockland-area school board is being urged to approve a scaled back, $7 million option for renovating its high school and middle school.
By Stephen Betts on Oct. 03, 2016, at 11:22 a.m.
Police interviewed the two girls — ages 12 and 13 — who offered details of the assault.
By Stephen Betts on Oct. 03, 2016, at 11:15 a.m.
Maine Marine Patrol Sgt. Matthew Talbot said he has never seen one boat being targeted so many times.
By Stephen Betts on Oct. 03, 2016, at 6:43 a.m.
“These transactions are increasing exponentially because of eBay, Craigslist and Uncle Henry’s.”
By Stephen Betts on Oct. 01, 2016, at 7:26 a.m.
“I want to make these owners uncomfortable for allowing these properties to crumble, especially when we have such a need for housing.”