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Owls Head Fire Department lobster stew supper

on July 14, 2016, at 9:54 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Owls Head Community Building, 224 Ash Point Drive, Owls Head, Maine OWLS HEAD, Maine — The Owls Head Fire Department will hold a public lobster stew supper at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Owls Head Community Building, to …

West Bath man charged with assaulting woman in Phippsburg

By Beth Brogan on July 14, 2016, at 9:30 a.m.
A 25-year-old man from West Bath was arrested Wednesday night after allegedly assaulting a woman and then refusing to let her leave.
Tyler Vangel

Lincolnville man arrested on domestic violence charge

By Dawn Gagnon on July 13, 2016, at 10:07 p.m.
A Lincolnville man was arrested Tuesday on multiple domestic violence charges and other charges after Knox County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to Maritime Farms in Union for a report of a “rolling domestic.”

Waldoboro man to serve 41 months in prison for role in Bangor-area crack cocaine distribution ring

By Beth Brogan on July 13, 2016, at 6:05 p.m.
A 38-year-old Waldoboro man was sentenced Wednesday in federal court to 41 months in prison for conspiring to distribute more than 280 grams of crack cocaine in the Bangor area.

New fire department leaders chosen in Thomaston

By Abigail Curtis on July 13, 2016, at 2:57 p.m.
The town of Thomaston has a new fire chief and a new deputy fire chief, after the Board of Selectmen on Tuesday night confirmed the recommendations of Town Manager Valmore Blastow.

Truck knocks out power to almost 8,000 in Brunswick area

By Beth Brogan on July 13, 2016, at 2:28 p.m.
More than 7,500 homes and businesses lost power for 45 minutes Wednesday morning after a truck came into contact with a transmission line at the corner of Church and Greenwood roads in Brunswick.
A clam rests on rocks on Sears Island in Maine in this 2014 file photo

State closes Bremen flats, blocking out-of-town processor of contaminated clams

By Alexander Violo, The Lincoln County News on July 13, 2016, at 2:03 p.m.
The letter cited identification by Bremen town officials of the likely source of pollution: Horses recently pastured adjacent to both coves.

Jefferson motorcyclist remains in critical condition

By Alexander Violo, The Lincoln County News on July 13, 2016, at 1:47 p.m.
A Jefferson motorcyclist involved in a collision with a Jeep SUV on Winslow Mills Road (Route 32) on July 5 in Waldoboro remains in critical condition at a Lewiston hospital as of Tuesday, July 12. Communications Director Randall Dustin, of the Central Maine Medical Center, confirmed the condition of the …

Police nab teen in up to 50 car break-ins in Camden, Rockport

By Abigail Curtis and Stephen Betts on July 13, 2016, at 12:53 p.m.
A joint effort by the Camden and Rockport police departments has led to a teenager being charged in connection with 50 motor vehicle break-ins. Camden and Rockport Police Chief Randy Gagne said Tuesday that the joint investigation by officers from both departments including Detective Curt Andrick led …
Nicholas Cabral and Nicholas Bernier, co-founders of Goose River Hydro in Belfast, on Tuesday received a key Maine Public Utilities Commission certification that will advance their plans to generate electricity from small dams along the Goose River  for as many as 560 customers.

Maine firm aims to bring new life to old dams

By Darren Fishell on July 13, 2016, at 12:34 p.m.
PORTLAND | Nicholas Cabral and Nicholas Bernier, co-founders of Goose River Hydro in Belfast, on Tuesday received a key Maine Public Utilities Commission certification that will advance their plans to generate electricity from small dams along the Goose River. Cabral and another Maritime Academy graduate restarted the small, Belfast-based …
Siblings Joseph (from left), Emily and Gary James Tibbetts sit with their new sister, Madeline Peaslee. The children’s mother, Andrea Tibbetts, gave birth to Madeline hours after she was in a car accident on Route 1 in Newcastle the afternoon of Tuesday, July 5.

Wiscasset boy helps pregnant mom escape car, ‘crash baby’ doing great

By Maia Zewert, Lincoln County News on July 13, 2016, at 12 p.m.
After a car accident on Route 1 in Newcastle left his family’s car resting against a tree at the bottom of an embankment, a 10-year-old Wiscasset boy helped his younger siblings and full-term pregnant mother, who was trapped, get out of the car and find help.
Greg Lounder (right), executive director of the Municipal Review Committee Inc., is seen on March 28, 2014. The Municipal Review Committee's general council, Dan McKay, sits beside Lounder.

MRC extends deadline for some communities considering waste contract

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 11, 2016, at 6:10 p.m.
At least six communities have been given more time to sign trash contracts and be eligible to share in future profits of the Municipal Review Committee’s Fiberight plant in Hampden.
Shawn Wilkie

Bristol man charged with killing 6-month-old dog

By CBS 13 on July 11, 2016, at 5:07 p.m.
A Bristol man is out on bail after police say he killed his 6-month-old fox terrier with a pellet gun.

Friendship home destroyed by fire

By Stephen Betts on July 08, 2016, at 6:03 p.m.
No one was injured in the blaze, but a cat died, according to Friendship Fire Chief Kevin Benner.

Three injured in Rockport crash

By Stephen Betts on July 08, 2016, at 5:23 p.m.
Three people were injured Thursday afternoon in a three-car crash on Route 17.

Two weekend events to benefit Dirigo Grange

on July 08, 2016, at 2:56 p.m.
Saturday, July 9, 2016 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.Sunday, July 10, 2016 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Ingraham Equipment parking lot, 3 Knox Ridge South, Knox, Maine KNOX, Maine — A yard sale and an antique car show July 9-10 will benefit Dirigo Grange. The yard sale will be …

Auction, bake sale and yard sale in Morrill

on July 08, 2016, at 2:44 p.m.
MORRILL, Maine — Morrill Fire Department and Auxiliary will hold an auction beginning 10 a.m., and a bake sale and yard sale beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at the fire department. Hot dogs and drinks available all day. For pickup of items to be donated, contact Fire Chief Pat …
Garrett G. Brosnan

Plea talks continue for former officer accused of attempting to send obscene material to minor

By Beth Brogan on July 08, 2016, at 1:27 p.m.
Portland attorney Michael A. Cunniff, who represents Garrett G. Brosnan, said, “The next logical step would be a plea.”
Douglas Merrifield

Sheriff calls domestic assault case in Rockland ‘one of the worst’

By Stephen Betts on July 08, 2016, at 1:09 p.m.
A video shows Douglas Merrifield attempting to strangle a 12-year-old boy six times within the first 10 minutes of the recording, according to the affidavit.
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The Mercantile passes another schooner out on the water during the 40th annual Great Schooner Race from Islesboro to Rockland on Friday.

‘Where else in the world can you see a sight like this?': Penobscot Bay’s 40th Great Schooner Race

By Stephen Betts on July 08, 2016, at 10:26 a.m.
“It was a great day,” Capt. Kip Files said.