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 …

Maine prisoner on monthlong hunger strike to protest living conditions

By Abigail Curtis on July 18, 2014, at 5:22 p.m.
WARREN, Maine — A Maine State Prison inmate has been on a hunger strike for one month while protesting his living conditions there, according to prisoner advocates. Nadim Haque, in his mid-40s, was described Friday as a “model prisoner” by Judy Garvey of the Maine Prisoner Advocacy Coalition. But the …
Philip S. Cohen

Waldoboro attorney accused of domestic violence assault reaches plea deal on lesser charges

By Beth Brogan on July 18, 2014, at 5 p.m.
WALDOBORO, Maine — A prominent Waldoboro attorney charged in November with domestic violence assault has pleaded guilty to lesser charges as part of a plea agreement. Philip S. Cohen, 45, pleaded guilty July 11 to disorderly conduct and violation of conditions of release and received a deferred disposition, according to …

Rockland man held in jail, accused of biting woman

By Stephen Betts on July 18, 2014, at 4:34 p.m.
ROCKLAND, Maine — A 24-year-old man remains at Knox County Jail after being arrested Wednesday night, accused of biting a woman during an argument. Derrick J. McDuffy of Pleasant Street in Rockland was charged with felony domestic violence assault. The charge is a felony because he has two recent prior …
Todd Gilday

Belfast murder suspect expected to plead guilty for homicide last summer

By Abigail Curtis on July 18, 2014, at 4:02 p.m.
BELFAST, Maine — The man accused of killing a well-loved Belfast woman last summer is expected to plead guilty to the crime on Monday morning, according to Maine Deputy Attorney General William Stokes. Todd Gilday, 44, had been scheduled to go on trial in August for the slaying of Lynn …
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Bicycle Coalition’s annual Maine Lobster Ride on July 20

Bangor Daily News on July 18, 2014, at 3:19 p.m.
ROCKLAND, Maine – The 13th annual Maine Lobster Ride will take place on Sunday, July 20, in Rockland.  Produced by the Bicycle Coalition of Maine, the ride winds along idyllic country roads past swimming ponds and lighthouses, offering stunning views of the Maine coast.   Bicycling Magazine recognized the ride as …

Withdrawal negotiations for Belfast-area school district raise more questions

By Abigail Curtis on July 18, 2014, at 3:15 p.m.
BELFAST, Maine — All eight member communities are trying to withdraw from Regional School Unit 20, and six of them got a lot closer to that goal this week. The regional school district’s board members voted in a special meeting Thursday night to approve the withdrawal plans for six of …
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Bridge joint repairs on I-295 now complete

Bangor Daily News on July 18, 2014, at 2:22 p.m.
BOWDOINHAM, Maine — The bridge joint repair that closed one lane of travel is now complete on Interstate 295 southbound at mile marker 37 in Bowdionham, according to Maine Department of Transportation.Traffic is proceeding normally. This post was contributed by a community member. Submit your news →

Juvenile killed in Lisbon ATV accident

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 18, 2014, at 2:01 p.m.
LISBON, Maine — A juvenile was killed on Thursday night in an ATV accident off King Road, according to police. According to Lisbon police, the accident occurred shortly before 8 p.m. Two juveniles were riding separate machines at the time of the accident. The identities of the victim or the …
Charles Reed Black, a retired schoolteacher from Kansas, listens to opening arguments Tuesday at Knox County Superior Court in his trial for the attempted murder of his wife.

DNA expert testifies that victim’s blood was on jacket of man charged with throwing wife off Camden cliff

By Stephen Betts on July 18, 2014, at 1:34 p.m.
ROCKLAND, Maine — The fifth day of the trial of Charles Black, who is accused of throwing his wife off Maiden Cliff in Camden in 2011, concluded Friday with testimony from a Kansas estate lawyer, Maine’s former chief medical examiner, two state police detectives who interviewed Black, and state crime …
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Baked bean and casserole supper at Orland

Bangor Daily News on July 18, 2014, at 12:50 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Orland United Methodist Church, 24 Narramissic Drive, Orland For more information: (207) 469-3714 ORLAND, Maine – Orland United Methodist Church will hold a baked bean and casserole supper 5-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at the church, 24 Narramissic Drive. Baked beans, casseroles, salads, …
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Camden National offers ‘strength’ to Make-A-Wish for largest fundraiser of the year

By Kim Ratner on July 18, 2014, at 12:28 p.m.
CAMDEN, Maine – Camden National Bank is proud to support Make-A-Wish Maine as a “Sponsor of Strength” for its largest fundraiser of the year, the Stars and Spurs Annual Fantasy Auction. Taking place at 5 p.m. on Friday, July 18, at Samoset Resort, the event will combine a country western-themed party and …
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Helpers on hand for the planting of the Coastal Community Children's Garden the last day of May were (from left) Madrona and Ronin Wienges, Tori and Isabel Willauer, Megan Rogers, Louis MacLellen Ruf, Luka Wienges, and David, Judith, Mia, and Jaime Whiting.

Give Peas a Chance garden picking for children at museum

Bangor Daily News on July 18, 2014, at 12:21 p.m.
ROCKLAND, Maine – It is said that a vegetable is sweeter if you pick it yourself. Children and their families will have the opportunity to taste the fruit or vegetable of their labor at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, at the Coastal Children’s Museum. Program Coordinator Megan Rogers and other members of the Children’s Garden …

Report: Brunswick lacks system to manage 45 town parcels set aside for conservation

By Peter L. McGuire, The Forecaster on July 18, 2014, at 11:10 a.m.
BRUNSWICK, Maine— A new report from Conservation Commission questions the town’s capacity to properly manage its conservation land. The report, submitted to Brunswick Town Council earlier this month, includes an inventory of town-owned open space, detailing more than 45 properties it has acquired as conservation land, mainly through open space …

Defense bill includes $3.43 billion for destroyer work at Bath Iron Works

By Beth Brogan on July 18, 2014, at 10:35 a.m.
BATH, Maine — The defense subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday passed the 2015 defense spending bill, which includes full funding of nearly $3.43 billion for the DDG-51 and DDG-1000 destroyer construction programs at Bath Iron Works. The bill, which goes to the full committee, includes $2.67 …
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Union Farmers Market July 25

Bangor Daily News on July 18, 2014, at 10:22 a.m.
UNION, Maine — Union Farmers Market, 6 p.m. Friday, July 25, on the Common, including Art at the Market, baked goods, produce, plants, flowers, dairy, meat, eggs, soap and woodcraft. Music by the Damjammers. www.unionfarmersmarket.org  or visit the Facebook page.   This post was contributed by a community member. Submit …
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Bigelow scientist participating in NASA project

Bangor Daily News on July 18, 2014, at 9:52 a.m.
EAST BOOTHBAY, Maine – Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences Research Scientist Dr. Nicole Poulton is participating in a NASA project to advance space-based capabilities for monitoring microscopic plants that form the base of the marine food chain. She joins University of Maine colleagues, Dr. Ivona Cetinic and PhD student Alison Chase, and …
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Belfast farmers market July 25

Bangor Daily News on July 18, 2014, at 8:52 a.m.
Friday, July 25, 2014 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Waterfall Arts, parking lot, Belfast For more information: belfastfarmersmarket.org BELFAST, Maine – Belfast Farmers Market 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Friday, July 25, will feature local musician Jennifer Armstrong who play her fiddle and sing while you shop. The Belfast Farmers Market …
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