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Brake failure causes three-vehicle crash on Route 1 in Wiscasset

By Beth Brogan on July 22, 2014, at 10:12 a.m.
WISCASSET, Maine — The brakes of a Chevrolet Cavalier failed Monday afternoon on Main Street, triggering a three-car crash and adding to heavy traffic on a busy section of Route 1. At about 3 p.m. Monday, an older model Cavalier driven by 81-year-old Ann Sparks of Wiscasset was headed east …
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Frankfort Congregational Church Turkey Supper

By Jacob Gran on July 22, 2014, at 8:54 a.m.
Saturday, July 26, 2014 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Frankfort Congregational Church Turkey Supper, 1 Main Street, Frankfort, Maine For more information: (207) 223- 4600 Turkey Supper Frankfort Congregational Church UCC 1 Main St, Frankfort, ME 04438 July 26, 2014 4:30 – 6:30 Turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas, stuffing, …
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Woman sentenced to 5 days for disturbing neighbors while partially naked

By Abigail Curtis on July 21, 2014, at 5:43 p.m.
BELFAST, Maine — A woman accused of disturbing her neighbors while partially naked last month has been sentenced to serve five days at the Waldo County Jail. Cassandra Lucas, 22, pleaded guilty last week at Belfast District Court to disorderly conduct and refusing to submit to arrest. According to the police …
Charles Black, left, speaks with his attorney Walter McKee before closing arguments are made in Black's trial Monday in Knox County Superior Court.

Jury finds Charles Black guilty of trying to kill wife on Camden’s Maiden Cliff

By Stephen Betts on July 21, 2014, at 5 p.m.
ROCKLAND, Maine — A 71-year-old man faces up to 30 years in prison after a jury convicted him of trying to kill his wife by pushing her off Maiden Cliff in Camden in order to have her money and be with his former high school girlfriend. The 11-woman, one-man Knox …

Lobster boat sinking under investigation, two fishermen rescued by good Samaritan sailors

on July 21, 2014, at 3:09 p.m.
VINALHAVEN, Maine — The U.S. Coast Guard is continuing to investigate last week’s sinking of a fishing vessel near Vinalhaven, an incident which left two fishermen in a life raft in heavy fog for nine hours. Richard Bickford of Vinalhaven and sternman William Deane Jr. of Friendship said they hit …
Todd M. Gilday is escorted into the Waldo County Superior Courthouse during his first appearance at court.

Belfast man pleads guilty to August 2013 slaying of Belfast woman

By Abigail Curtis on July 21, 2014, at 2:53 p.m.
BELFAST, Maine — The former tax examiner accused of killing a well-loved Belfast woman last summer pleaded guilty to murder Monday morning and will spend 50 years in prison, according to a deal worked out with state prosecutors and his defense attorney. Todd Gilday, 44, will be sentenced on Aug. …

Brunswick man will not be charged in I-95 camper rollover

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 21, 2014, at 2:35 p.m.
FAIRFIELD, Maine — An elderly Brunswick man involved in a camper rollover on Interstate 95 on Sunday will not face charges, state police said Monday. Paul Adams, 83, was heading southbound near mile marker 134 when an apparent mechanical failure caused him to lose control, Maine State Police Sgt. Blaine …
Jennifer Geiger, former director and longtime board member of the downtown organization Main Street Bath, is seen in a 2012 file photo from The Forecaster.

Head of Bath downtown organization steps down to take state tourism job

By Alex Lear on July 21, 2014, at 1:25 p.m.
BATH, Maine — After five years as director of the Main Street Bath organization, and many more as a board member, Jennifer Geiger has resigned to work in public relations and communications at the Maine Office of Tourism. The job change “was professional development for me, an opportunity to grow …
A nanny, two small children and a dog are safe following a fire at 1141 Washington St. in Bath.

Monday morning fire damages Bath home

By Beth Brogan on July 21, 2014, at 12:45 p.m.
BATH, Maine — Fire damaged the daylight basement of a Washington Street home Monday morning, but a nanny safely got herself and two small children outside without injury, while firefighters saved a dog from the building. Firefighters were called just before 10:30 a.m. to 1141 Washington St., a two-and-a-half story, …

Land from failed Damariscotta business and residential development to be auctioned

By J.W. Oliver, Lincoln County News on July 21, 2014, at 11:25 a.m.
DAMARISCOTTA, Maine — The Damariscotta properties where a group of investors hoped to foster a major business and housing development will go to auction on Tuesday, July 22. The properties, collectively known as Piper Common, encompass about 154 acres and front on Heater Road, Piper Mill Road, School Street and …

Newcastle woman arrested on charge of selling heroin

By J.W. Oliver, Lincoln County News on July 21, 2014, at 11:18 a.m.
NEWCASTLE, Maine — The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency has arrested a 28-year-old Newcastle woman for allegedly trafficking heroin. Nichole L. Brackett was allegedly selling 25-milligram bags of heroin, which sell for $25 to $30 apiece, Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Supervisor Jim Pease said. “We seized heroin during our investigation,” Pease …

Main Street in Warren reopened after suspicious package turns out to be flag rolled up in cardboard

By Stephen Betts on July 21, 2014, at 11:14 a.m.
WARREN, Maine — A section of Main Street was closed for several hours Monday as police responded to a report of a suspicious package in a mailbox. In the end, Knox County Sheriff Donna Dennison said the package turned out to be a small U.S. flag wrapped up in a …
Charles Black, left, speaks with his attorney Walter McKee before closing arguments are made in Black's trial Monday in Knox County Superior Court.

Defense offers no witnesses as trial nears end for man accused of pushing wife off Camden cliff

By Stephen Betts on July 21, 2014, at 11:06 a.m.
ROCKLAND, Maine — A Knox County jury is now deciding whether a 71-year-old man tried to kill his wife by pushing her off Maiden Cliff in Camden in order to have her money and be with his former high school girlfriend. The defense rested its case Monday morning, calling no …

Cumberland County grand jury indicts man accused of sword attack, more than 100 others

By Beth Brogan on July 21, 2014, at 10:33 a.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — A 21-year-old New Gloucester man charged with attacking his mother’s boyfriend with a sword in June is among 104 people indicted last week by a Cumberland County grand jury. Karamon Davis was arrested the night of June 6 after Cumberland County sheriff’s deputies and Windham police went …
This Talbot Avenue home in Rockland is expected to be turned into office space.

Rockland planners to review downtown home conversion

By Stephen Betts on July 21, 2014, at 9:50 a.m.
ROCKLAND, Maine — The Rockland Planning Board will consider Tuesday night a proposal to convert a stately downtown house into an office building. The company 305 State St. LLC, has applied to the city’s code enforcement officer for a change-of-use permit for the conversion of a building at 19 Talbot …
Rockland Police Sgt. Matthew Lindahl cleans up debris from a two-car crash Sunday afternoon in Rockland.

One hurt in Route 1 Rockland crash

By Stephen Betts on July 20, 2014, at 7:17 p.m.
ROCKLAND, Maine — One person was taken to a local hospital following a two-car crash Sunday afternoon on Route 1. The injury did not appear to be serious and the person was taken to Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport more as a precaution, said Rockland Police Sgt. Matthew Lindahl. …

Waldo County tests emergency response to rural school shooting

By Stephen Betts on July 19, 2014, at 3:48 p.m.
THORNDIKE, Maine — Waldo County Emergency Management Agency Director Dale Rowley said the Saturday morning drill simulating a school shooting at Mount View High School was an important training exercise. “We worried about how rapidly and effectively we could respond in a rural county,” Rowley said. “Every minute that goes …
Emergency medical staff and people portraying victims of a school shooting during an emergency drill at Mount View High School in Thorndike.

Waldo County tests emergency response to rural school shooting

By Stephen Betts on July 19, 2014, at 1:39 p.m.
THORNDIKE, Maine — Waldo County Emergency Management Agency Director Dale Rowley said the Saturday morning drill simulating a school shooting at Mount View High School was an important training exercise. “We worried about how rapidly and effectively we could respond in a rural county,” Rowley said. “Every minute that goes …
This parcel in Camden can be free for a business that creates 24 jobs within five years.

No takers for several town-owned lands along midcoast

By Stephen Betts on July 19, 2014, at 10:16 a.m.
Thomaston has been trying to entice developers for several years to develop land on Route 1 zoned for commercial and residential uses, and Camden has 3 acres it has tried to give away to any business willing to create jobs, but both communities have not found takers for their properties. …
Pictured is one of the piles of fiber material stored on 70 acres in Warren at a former rifle range.

Cleanup of 15-year-old Warren waste pile hits another delay

By Stephen Betts on July 19, 2014, at 9:21 a.m.
WARREN, Maine — Lack of appropriate electrical power is once again delaying the cleanup of 27,000 tons of fiber materials that have plagued the town for 15 years. Last October, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection announced it awarded a contract to Triumvirate Environmental Inc. of Somerville, Massachusetts. The contract …
 
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