Stephen Betts

Rockland Bureau

 

Camden voters to consider noise law

By Stephen Betts on Sept. 07, 2016, at 6:44 p.m.
The Select Board voted 4-1 Tuesday night to send the proposed noise ordinance to voters at the Nov. 8 election.
Vincent Hilt

Police: Fishing boat sunk over lobstering dispute

By Stephen Betts on Sept. 07, 2016, at 1:44 p.m.
This is the second sinking of a lobster boat in the town in the past few weeks.
The sign outside the Dollar General store in Westminster, Colorado, is pictured in this Dec. 4, 2014, file photo.

Dollar General shifts store proposal to Warren

By Stephen Betts on Sept. 06, 2016, at 6:05 p.m.
A national discount store that was rebuffed in Thomaston has set its sights on building several miles south in a neighboring town.
Jonathan Whiffen

Police: Rockland man repeatedly rams truck into car

By Stephen Betts on Sept. 06, 2016, at 9:18 a.m.
Police say a Rockland man repeatedly rammed his truck into a woman’s car Monday evening.
Brian Harden

Former mayor seeks to return to Rockland council

By Stephen Betts on Sept. 02, 2016, at 12:09 p.m.
Former Mayor Brian Harden has thrown his hat into this fall’s City Council race.
One man died Thursday afternoon after being run over by a bulldozer at this road construction project on Mill Street in Rockport.

Police identify man killed by bulldozer on Rockport construction site

By Stephen Betts on Sept. 02, 2016, at 11:44 a.m.
A member of the family that owns a local construction company was identified by police Friday morning as the man who died Thursday when a bulldozer ran over him at a road construction site.
One man died Thursday afternoon after being run over by a bulldozer at this road construction project on Mill Street in Rockport.

One man killed in Rockport construction accident

By Stephen Betts on Sept. 01, 2016, at 6:23 p.m.
One man died Thursday afternoon when a bulldozer ran over him at a road construction site.
Mark Fourre, currently chief medical officer at LincolnHealth in Damariscotta and Boothbay Harbor, will assume leadership of Coastal Healthcare Alliance at the end of the year.

New CEO named to lead Pen Bay, Waldo County hospitals

By Stephen Betts on Sept. 01, 2016, at 3:15 p.m.
Longtime midcoast health administrator Mark Biscone will be retiring at the end of the year and his successor has already been selected.
Rockland officials are trying to find a solution to parking and traffic concerns in the area along Pleasant Street that intersects with Main Street, where a new hotel opened earlier this year.

Rockland grapples with parking problems

By Stephen Betts on Sept. 01, 2016, at 11:55 a.m.
City officials are trying to deal with what business owners and neighborhood residents say is a dangerous situation for pedestrians and motorists in a downtown area that has seen recent development.
Kenneth L. Hatch III (right) pleads not guilty on Aug. 23 in Knox County Unified Court to 22 counts involving sexual assaults and drug-related offenses. He is represented by attorney Richard Elliott of Boothbay Harbor.

Maine deputy accused of sex assaults, drug offenses had prior reprimands

By Stephen Betts on Sept. 01, 2016, at 1 a.m.
Kenneth L. Hatch III, 46, of Whitefield was demoted in May 2013 from sergeant detective to patrol officer, according to an “employment reassignment agreement” obtained this week by the Bangor Daily News.

Rockland man accused of attempting to strangle lobsterman

By Stephen Betts on Aug. 31, 2016, at 6:51 p.m.
Knox County Sheriff Donna Dennison said her department investigated and that the dispute was over lobster traps and cut gear.

Man claims Rockland marine company fired him because he was old

By Stephen Betts on Aug. 31, 2016, at 12:53 p.m.
The lawsuit states that Ricciardi was 65 when he was fired.

Rockland woman hospitalized after house fire

By Stephen Betts on Aug. 31, 2016, at 12:50 p.m.
A Rockland woman whose home was heavily damaged Tuesday night by a fast-moving fire was listed in stable condition at a local hospital Wednesday morning.
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Rockland firefighters fought a blaze that destroyed a house at 29 James St. in Rockland on Tuesday night.

Rockland woman hospitalized after house fire

By Stephen Betts on Aug. 31, 2016, at 12:22 p.m.
A Rockland woman whose home was heavily damaged Tuesday night by a fast-moving fire was listed in stable condition at a local hospital Wednesday morning.
Rockland firefighters battle a blaze that damaged a house at 29 James St. in Rockland on Tuesday night.

Woman injured in fire that damages Rockland home

By Stephen Betts on Aug. 30, 2016, at 10:21 p.m.
Investigators believe the fire is of a suspicious nature.

Third candidate enters Rockland school board race

By Stephen Betts on Aug. 30, 2016, at 12:18 p.m.
There is a full slate of candidates on the November ballot seeking to represent Rockland on the regional school board.
Owls Head selectmen (from left) Tom Von Malder, David Matthews and Linda Post listen during discussions at the annual town meeting Monday night.

Lobstering town narrowly OKs zone for boat repair shop

By Stephen Betts on Aug. 30, 2016, at 10:49 a.m.
Residents debated the community’s maritime heritage versus protection of residential neighborhoods before narrowly approving a zone change sought by the owner of a longtime boat repair shop.
Alton Cobb, who is accused of breaking into a neighbor's apartment and beating a man, appears in court Monday afternoon in Rockland.

Bail set for convicted killer accused of beating Rockland neighbor

By Stephen Betts on Aug. 29, 2016, at 2:45 p.m.
Alton Cobb was convicted of manslaughter in 1996 in connection with the December 1994 stabbing death of David Ouellette in Waterville.
The Rockland Recreation Center building in Rockland is located at the intersection of Union and Limerock streets.

Rockland/YMCA recreation partnership called a success

By Stephen Betts on Aug. 29, 2016, at 11:23 a.m.
Nearly a year after the Penobscot Bay YMCA began running the Rockland recreation programs, both parties say it has been a success.
Andrew Jura

Judge refuses to lower bail for two men accused of threatening to kill women

By Stephen Betts on Aug. 29, 2016, at 11:06 a.m.
A state judge refused Friday to lower bail for two men in separate domestic assault cases in which the defendants are accused of threatening to kill their victims.