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Searsport United Methodist Church to hold indoor yard sale

on May 26, 2015, at 10:32 a.m.
Saturday, May 30, 2015 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: United Methodist Church, 43 East Main St., Searsport, Maine SEARSPORT — Indoor yard sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at United Methodist Church, 43 East Main St.   This post was contributed by a community member. Submit your news …
Athenahealth workers take calls at their office in Belfast Friday.

Belfast still benefiting from defunct MBNA

By Abigail Curtis on May 26, 2015, at 5:40 a.m.
When Maryland-based credit card lender MBNA came to Belfast about 20 years ago, it found a small Maine city still reeling from the loss of its chicken processing, sardine packing and shoemaking industries. The influx of credit card-generated paychecks, corporate largesse and a heady building spree seemingly …
Rockland firefighters responded Monday evening to a house fire at 6 Camden Street Terrace.

Rockland firefighters douse house fire

By Stephen Betts on May 25, 2015, at 9:05 p.m.
Rockland firefighters were able Monday evening to put out a fire that damaged a city home. The department responded shortly after 6:30 p.m. to 6 Camden Street Terrace. According to the Rockland Fire Department, the tenant at the home owned by Goldie Richards started cooking on the …
The Bath community rallied to put on a Memorial Day parade, weeks after it was canceled.

Bath community rallies to put on Memorial Day parade

By CBS 13 on May 25, 2015, at 7:02 p.m.
Hundreds of people showed up for the Memorial Day parade in Bath, which was resurrected by the community after the host canceled it weeks ago. Crowds lined up along Centre Street to take in the sights and sounds. “It’s local, it’s fun, it’s tradition,” Diana Apple, who …
A barn on Huffs Mill Road had collapsed when firefighters arrived to battle blaze near midnight Saturday.

Fire destroys Bowdoin barn, but firefighters save nearby home

By Darcie Moore on May 25, 2015, at 2:35 p.m.
Fire tore through a barn on Huffs Mills Road overnight Saturday, but firefighters managed to save the nearby home. David Ward, who lives at 195 Huffs Mill Road, called for help shortly before midnight Saturday. When Bowdoin Fire Chief Tom Garrepy arrived at the house, the fire …
Logan Taylor

Bowdoin College student charged with campus rape

By Beth Brogan on May 25, 2015, at 1:39 p.m.
BRUNSWICK | A 21-year-old Bowdoin College student was arrested in Topsham early Sunday morning and charged with Class A felony gross sexual assault, a crime that allegedly took place earlier in the night on the Bowdoin campus. Logan Taylor, whose address is listed as Brunswick, remained in Cumberland County …
Proud members of the Bowdoin College class of 2015.

Bangor family graduates sixth son from Bowdoin College

By Beth Brogan on May 25, 2015, at 11:15 a.m.
BRUNSWICK | Jacques and Carolyn Larochelle of Bangor are familiar with the proud tradition that each year draws hundreds to the Bowdoin College quad on a Saturday morning late in May. Friends and family gathered in groups outside the Museum of Art and dozens of faculty in caps, gowns …
Rockland City Hall

Rockland to hold Tuesday hearing on natural gas plant

By Stephen Betts on May 25, 2015, at 9:18 a.m.
The city will hold a public forum Tuesday evening with the developers of a proposed natural gas plant. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at City Hall. Councilor Larry Pritchett, chair of the Rockland Energy Committee, will moderate the session. Rockland Energy Center wants to build …
The May 13 meeting of the Rockland City Council attracted 140 people, many who spoke in support of the library and recreation departments.

Labor contract throws ‘monkey wrench’ in Rockland budget cutting plan

By Stephen Betts on May 25, 2015, at 8:03 a.m.
Two city departments targeted for the largest budget cuts — the public library and recreation department — will be back on the city council’s front burner on Wednesday evening. The city manager said that the labor contract with clerical employees, however, has thrown a monkey wrench in …

Man charged three times in 24 hours for violating bail conditions

By Abigail Curtis on May 24, 2015, at 5:35 p.m.
BELFAST | Police say a Belfast man was charged three times in 24 hours with violating his bail conditions from a prior charge of domestic violence assault. The third time he was charged, Bradley J. Beeton, 28, tried to call the alleged victim from Waldo County Jail, where he …
Decorated Army veteran Norman Rossignol, 89, of Bangor, was drafted on Nov. 18, 1943 at the age of 18.  He joined the 94th Infantry Division of the United States Army and fought in the following campaigns:  Northern France, Central Europe, Ardennes and Rhineland.  Rossignol received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star Metal on October 14, 1944 when a land mine was tripped, killing 2 Frenchmen and injuring Rossignol and his squad.  Rossignol retired from the Army after 21 years of service. Rossignol took some time last week to check out an exhibit at the Penobscot Marine Museum put together by Searsport High School students about the military and veterans.

Class project gives Searsport teens a lesson in veterans, history

By Abigail Curtis on May 24, 2015, at 2:19 p.m.
Searsport District High School teacher Kathleen Jenkins had an all-boy senior English class this spring and, with three of the five teens interested in joining the military, she decided to tailor the curriculum to what they wanted to learn. That decision paid off. The boys worked hard, …

Police probe Warren store break-in

By Stephen Betts on May 24, 2015, at 2:13 p.m.
The Knox County Sheriff’s Office will examine video footage that as part of an investigation into a Saturday night break-in at a local store. Deputies responded to Lincoln’s Country Store on Route 90 in Warren after the owner discovered the burglary, according to Chief Deputy Tim Carroll. …
This bizarre cage-chair on wheels, built in 1896 as a deterrent to Maine's hobos, will be on display through Oct. 18 as part of the Penobscot Marine Museum's exhibit on photography.

Tramp chair on display at Searsport museum

By Abigail Curtis on May 23, 2015, at 7:46 p.m.
It’s hard to look away from the old photograph that has long been a part of the Penobscot Marine Museum’s collections — the photo that at first glance shows a strange chair-on-wheels that seems to double as a cage. At second glance, you see the boy inside …
Avid home cook and food blogger Malcolm Bedell turned to the Internet to help fund his 'Wich, Please sandwich truck, and the Internet came through. People pledged nearly $30,000 last fall through the online website Kickstarter and Bedell's business, parked at Rockland's Buoy Park, had its soft-opening last week.

Community-funded food truck opens in Rockland

By Abigail Curtis on May 23, 2015, at 4:26 p.m.
The bright red food truck was fragrant Saturday with the aromas of sizzling bacon and fresh griddled bread, the view of Penobscot Bay behind it seeming to stretch out forever in the spring sunshine. The bustle and mouth-watering smells could mean only one thing: Malcolm Bedell and …
Residents attended a public hearing Thursday night to discuss the consent decree proposed by Appleton Ridge Construction to resolve the illegal house at 99 Searsmont Road, a matter that will be decided by secret ballot Tuesday, June 9. If the town is in favor of the decree, the construction company and its owner will pay $2,500 to the town as a penalty and agree to plant trees and shrubs on the neighbor's property line.

Illegal Appleton house evokes strong emotions in town

By Abigail Curtis on May 22, 2015, at 4:56 p.m.
After two lawsuits, six years of legal wrangling and tens of thousands of dollars in attorney fees paid so far by local taxpayers, not much is clear in the matter of the illegal Appleton house. Except, that is, the frustration and anger of many residents of this …

Smoking materials caused Camden house fire

By Stephen Betts on May 22, 2015, at 3:53 p.m.
Improper disposal of smoking materials led to a fire that damaged a John Street home Thursday afternoon, according to the town fire chief. The chief said the investigation, assisted by the state fire marshal’s office, found smoking material was improperly disposed of on the deck of the …
Destiny Barrett

Rockland woman gets jail time for leaving autistic son home alone

By Stephen Betts on May 22, 2015, at 11:17 a.m.
A Rockland woman will serve 14 days in jail for leaving her 2-year-old autistic son home alone at night so she could visit a friend and get some chocolate. Destiny L. Barrett, 23, was sentenced Friday by Justice Daniel Billings in Knox County Unified Court to 180 …
A house on Broadway in Rockland was damaged Thursday when a car crashed into the home.

Car hits Rockland house after two-vehicle collision

By Stephen Betts on May 22, 2015, at 10:07 a.m.
A Rockland home was damaged Thursday morning when a car slammed into it after a two-vehicle collision. There were no injuries, but one car was destroyed in the crash at about 9 a.m., according to Rockland police Sgt. Donald Finnegan. A 2009 GMC car driven by Meredith …

Rockland area school budget receives support from nearly 200

By Stephen Betts on May 21, 2015, at 10:21 p.m.
Nearly 200 residents overwhelmingly backed the $25.9 million 2015-2016 budget for the area school district Thursday night despite sharp tax hikes it will impose on communities. The budget now goes to residents at the polls on June 9 in the five communities of Regional School Unit 13. …
Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local 6, the largest union at Bath Iron Works, marched during a solidarity rally Thursday morning in Bath.

Bath Iron Works’ union members march during solidarity rally

By Darcie Moore, The Times Record on May 21, 2015, at 8:44 p.m.
Bath Iron Works employees flowed down Washington Street late Thursday morning in a large current of vocal protest, opposing the way the company’s largest union says it has been treated by BIW. Jay Wadleigh, president of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local S6, said …
 
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