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With evacuation via water ruled out, a helicopter crew from Air Station Cape Cod was activated.

Coast Guard rescues 2 kayakers near Boothbay Harbor

By CBS 13 on July 01, 2016, at 1:39 p.m.
The Coast Guard said the pair called them around 2:30 p.m. to report that they capsized near White Island, but were able to make it to shore.

Elderly man in critical condition after ‘swimming accident’ in Bristol

By Beth Brogan on July 01, 2016, at 12:49 p.m.
A preliminary investigation found that the man was swimming near the dam in the area known as Bristol Mills near several other men, women and children before being seen facedown in the water.

Camden-area towns grapple with regional trash decision

By Stephen Betts on July 01, 2016, at 11:32 a.m.
At town meetings in Camden, Rockport and Hope two weeks ago, residents rejected the recommendation of their town officials and asked for more information to make a decision.

Waldoboro man jailed for assaulting woman

By Stephen Betts on July 01, 2016, at 11:19 a.m.
A Waldoboro man was sentenced Thursday to 30 days in jail for spitting on a woman and pulling out some of her hair.

Rockland council likely to name acting manager next week

By Stephen Betts on July 01, 2016, at 11:05 a.m.
The city council is expected to appoint an acting manager next week.
Linwood Doughty

Knox man jailed after injuring Milbridge woman in ax attack

By Bill Trotter on June 30, 2016, at 5:48 p.m.
A Knox man who served more than a decade in prison for shooting a former girlfriend is back behind bars after he allegedly attacked a local woman with an ax last weekend.
Former Rockland Fire Chief Charles Jordan Jr.

Former Rockland fire chief picked to lead Freeport department

By Beth Brogan on June 30, 2016, at 3:39 p.m.
Freeport Town Manager Peter Joseph announced Thursday that he would nominate former Rockland Fire Chief Charles Jordan Jr. as the town’s next fire chief following Darrel Fournier’s retirement last month.
Edward Thorbjornson

Charges dropped against Maine man accused of growing 148 pot plants

By Stephen Betts on June 30, 2016, at 1:07 p.m.
The state has dismissed charges against a Tenants Harbor man in connection to two separate drug seizures.
The ferry approaches Islesboro in Penobscot Bay. Many residents of the island are struggling with the lack of access to high-speed internet.

Islesboro moves forward with $3.8 million broadband network

By Abigail Curtis on June 30, 2016, at 11:22 a.m.
“For us, it’s a real bridge to the rest of the world.”
Cheryl Michaelsen (left) contended during a Wednesday evening hearing before the Rockland Board of Assessment Review that the city's tax policy was discriminatory. The board voted to deny the abatement request on the Berry Manor Inn's personal property. Assessor Doreen French listens during the discussion.

Rockland board rejects historic inn’s tax challenge

By Stephen Betts on June 30, 2016, at 11:03 a.m.
While expressing sympathy with their argument, a Rockland board rejected Wednesday evening the contention by the owners of a historic inn that the city’s property tax assessment policy is discriminatory.
A judge has fined an Appleton man $1,000 and ordered him to pay the town $3,000 for its legal costs for the lengthy dispute over the construction of a house that ultimately had to be removed.

Judge fines Appleton man in case that forced house’s removal

By Stephen Betts on June 30, 2016, at 10:48 a.m.
A judge has fined an Appleton man $1,000 and ordered him to pay the town $3,000 for its legal costs for the lengthy dispute over the construction of a house that ultimately had to be removed. Justice William Stokes issued his ruling Wednesday in the land-use case …

Wiscasset firefighters push for vote on washing vehicles

By Abigail Adams on June 30, 2016, at 9:58 a.m.
Town officials have said there is no record of an insurance claim or an injury that has resulted from firefighters washing their personal vehicles at the station.

17 write-in candidates to be on special Rockport ballot

By Stephen Betts on June 29, 2016, at 4:02 p.m.
Most of those people may be unaware they are candidates.
James Scheider

Northport couple pleads guilty, again, to operating meth lab

By Abigail Curtis on June 29, 2016, at 3:11 p.m.
A husband and wife who were charged in March with aggravated operation of a methamphetamine lab in an apartment building in Northport each will serve 30 months in prison after pleading guilty this month at Waldo County Unified Criminal Court.

Summer fair and yard sale at The First Church in Belfast

on June 29, 2016, at 3:04 p.m.
Saturday, July 9, 2016 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: The First Church in Belfast, Corner of Spring and Court streets, Belfast, Maine For more information: 207-338-2282 BELFAST, Maine — Summer fair and yard sale, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, July 9, The First Church in Belfast, UCC, corner of Spring …
Camden police Chief Randy Gagne said he will be honored to also serve as neighboring Rockport’s chief for the next six months.

Camden, Rockport OK sharing of police chief

By Stephen Betts on June 29, 2016, at 11:43 a.m.
Camden police Chief Randy Gagne said he will be honored to also serve as neighboring Rockport’s chief for the next six months.

Brunswick police cruiser hits Topsham pedestrian

By Beth Brogan on June 29, 2016, at 10:17 a.m.
A 35-year-old man was treated and released from Maine Medical Center early Wednesday morning after he was struck by a Brunswick police cruiser while walking in a crosswalk near Maine Street.
The Berry Manor Inn co-owner Cheryl Michaelsen (right) and assistant inn keeper Lori Hayes prepare pies at the Rockland inn in this January 2016 file photo. Michaelsen and Michael Laposta are challenging the city’s tax policy as discriminatory.

Historic Rockland inn owners claim city tax policy discriminatory

By Stephen Betts on June 28, 2016, at 5:39 p.m.
The owners of a historic inn are challenging the city’s tax policy as discriminatory.
A landline telephone.

PUC to begin meetings on changes for basic landline customers

By Darren Fishell on June 28, 2016, at 4:39 p.m.
PORTLAND | Utilities regulators will visit Bangor July 7, in the first of a series of informational meetings about changes to FairPoint Communications’ price-controlled, basic landline phone service starting Aug. 28. A law passed during the last legislative session phases out regulated landline service in 22 of Maine’s largest …
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This 1800s seacaptain's house in Searsport, which has dereriorated badly over the last few decades, can be seen in this September 2014 file photo.  It is one of the most photographed abandoned homes in the state.

Searsport’s much-photographed dilapidated house to be taken down

By Abigail Curtis on June 28, 2016, at 2:53 p.m.
The old, abandoned house on U.S. Route 1 a town official called “the most photographed house in the state of Maine” is to be taken down this summer.