By Stephen Betts on Nov. 05, 2015, at 8:02 p.m.
The Rockland area school board gave unanimous concept approval Thursday night to a reorganizational plan that would consolidate the high schools, merge the middle schools and close three other buildings.
By Stephen Betts on Nov. 05, 2015, at 1:57 p.m.
A Warren man hopes to have his automobile dealership open on Main Street by the end of the month. Renovations were being made to the building at 734 Main St. that will soon be the home of Cars. A new garage door was being installed Thursday. Business …
By Stephen Betts on Nov. 05, 2015, at 11:14 a.m.
One of the two Circle K convenience stores in the city will close Monday. Three different employees confirmed that the store at the intersection of Camden and Front streets will close at 6 a.m. Monday. The employees did not want to be identified. Elizabeth Smith, the human …
By Stephen Betts on Nov. 04, 2015, at 7:15 p.m.
A day shy of the one-year anniversary of an altercation between the then-chairman of the Warren Board of Selectmen and the public works supervisor, the district attorney said no criminal charges would be filed. District Attorney Geoffrey Rushlau announced in a news release Wednesday evening that a …
By Stephen Betts on Nov. 04, 2015, at 2:16 p.m.
Disgraced former charity president Russell “Rusty” Brace of Rockport is reporting to a federal prison in Pennsylvania Wednesday, where he will be spending up to four years.
By Stephen Betts on Nov. 03, 2015, at 9:50 p.m.
Rockland residents overwhelmingly rejected a referendum that would have begun the process of the city withdrawing from the regional school district. City voters also elected a political newcomer to the Rockland City Council, turning out incumbent Mayor Frank Isganitis. The withdrawal referendum failed 919 to 310. A …
By Stephen Betts on Nov. 03, 2015, at 8:13 p.m.
Rockland planners have asked the developer of a proposed five-story downtown building to come up with a plan to prevent birds from crashing into the reflective glass that will make up the complex’s facade. The board asked for additional information from the developer of the Starfire Building …
By Stephen Betts on Nov. 03, 2015, at 3:14 p.m.
ROCKLAND | The district attorney’s office has dropped criminal charges against a 64-year-old Camden man who was accused of harassing a family on Facebook. The dismissal of harassment by electronic device and disorderly conduct charges against Charles F. Berry were filed Oct. 28 in Knox County Unified Court. Assistant …
By Stephen Betts on Nov. 03, 2015, at 11:14 a.m.
A lawsuit filed more than four years ago by a former Camden Police Department dispatcher has wound its way slowly through the federal court system and could go to trial in July 2016.
By Stephen Betts on Nov. 03, 2015, at 9:45 a.m.
Police broke up an underage drinking party on Halloween in which the owner of the home admitted to spending nearly $350 on flavored gelatin containers with alcohol.
By Stephen Betts on Nov. 02, 2015, at 6:22 p.m.
ROCKLAND | A 58-year-old Whitefield man received a suspended jail term Monday after admitting to stalking a woman after an alleged road rage incident. Matthew P. Connellan pleaded guilty Monday in Knox County Unified Court to stalking. A charge of driving to endanger was dismissed. He was sentenced by …
By Stephen Betts on Nov. 02, 2015, at 6:18 p.m.
Two house fires were quickly extinguished but could have had severe consequences if not for safety systems in each residence, the local fire chief said in a press release Monday. The first fire call came in shortly before 11:30 p.m. Friday when Rockland police officers heard an …
By Stephen Betts on Nov. 02, 2015, at 12:04 p.m.
A lobster boat broke free of its mooring in Rockland Harbor on Sunday and grounded on shore near Jameson Point. The boat, the Rockland Gulf, which was described as a lobster smack, is owned by Jamie Steeves of J&J Lobster of Rockland. Steeves was expected to try …
By Stephen Betts on Nov. 02, 2015, at 11:40 a.m.
A 37-year-old Rockland man remained behind bars Monday after police said he threatened his wife with a knife and chain saw. Arthur Woodman was arrested shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday and charged with domestic violence criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, domestic violence reckless conduct with a …
By Stephen Betts on Nov. 02, 2015, at 10:22 a.m.
Gov. Paul LePage will hold a town hall meeting 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, at Rockland City Hall.
By Stephen Betts on Nov. 02, 2015, at 10:12 a.m.
A woman who was paid commissions for advertisements she never sold was sentenced Friday to five months in jail.
By Stephen Betts on Nov. 01, 2015, at 1:33 p.m.
Douglas Dynamics has seen its workforce grow steadily even during the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.
By Stephen Betts on Oct. 31, 2015, at 10:47 p.m.
A search team aboard the U.S. Navy ship Apache has found the wreckage of a vessel it believes to be the cargo ship El Faro.
By Stephen Betts on Oct. 31, 2015, at 5:39 p.m.
Maine State Police are asking for the public’s help in tracking down a man who robbed a Camden National Bank branch on Saturday afternoon. Maine State Police were called at 1:47 p.m. to alert them of a robbery at the bank located in the Goggins IGA store. …
By Stephen Betts on Oct. 31, 2015, at 3:33 p.m.
Company spokesman says payment will be made ‘in the next few weeks.’ Portland Pilots Inc. says it is owed $196,000.