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Saturday, June 3, 2017 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Location: The Country Rose Lounge and Restaurant, 100 Searsport Ave., Belfast, Maine

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The party is coming Belfast....get ready!!  Rock RAW!

The Country Rose Lounge Rocks RAW Saturday Night

By Jessi king on May 29, 2017, at 7:40 p.m.

Belfast man dies after confrontation with police

By CBS 13 on May 29, 2017, at 8:32 a.m.
Dennis Ward, 71, died after police used a stun gun to subdue him during a confrontation Saturday night.
Find balance inside and out this summer at the Belfast Yoga Studio

25th Summer Session to start at the Belfast Yoga Studio.

By Susan Guthrie on May 28, 2017, at 8:15 p.m.

Clouds, rain to move across Maine on Memorial Day

By Judy Harrison on May 28, 2017, at 2:38 p.m.
Rain showers will slowly move from New Hampshire into Maine on Memorial Day before settling in for the rest of the week, according to the weather service.

Coastal Chaos 2017

By Christa Calder on May 28, 2017, at 11:04 a.m.
The six-bed new elder care facility on North Haven, which is expected to open in the fall of 2017, will be the first such facility on the offshore island, which sits 10 miles out in Penobscot Bay.

What one Maine island is doing to keep elder residents from moving away

By Alex Acquisto on May 28, 2017, at 7:13 a.m.
“It’s not a unique issue for people in rural areas to sort of struggle to figure out where to meet long-term care needs, but I think on an island it’s especially unique.”
A side view of the sailboat design patented by Round Pond resident Richard Chutter.

Round Pond resident obtains patent for high-performing sailboat design

By Maia Zewert on May 27, 2017, at 2:29 p.m.
In order to fully demonstrate the capabilities of the design, Richard Chutter said a full-scale model will have to be built.
Coral in the northern Gulf of Maine.

Maine lobstermen say they aren’t harming threatened coral beds

By A.J. Higgins on May 27, 2017, at 11:03 a.m.
“It is evident to me that the marine corals in these zones appear to be thriving, which means that they are successfully coexisting with the trap fishery that has been there for many years.”
Alec Bollinger (left) and Nicole Twohig, both with Quahog Bay Conservancy, clean American oysters after pulling them up from a limited purpose aquaculture (LPA) site off Snow Island last week.  A number of oyster farms have started up in Casco Bay in recent years. Adult oysters, which are beneficial to the ecosystem, filter about 50 gallons of water per day, removing nitrogen and excess nutrients that wash into the bay with pollutants. Since the establishment of the Quahog Bay Conservancy in 2014, about 70,000 Snow Island oysters have been sold across the country.

With clams under siege, Maine’s Casco Bay is seeing an oyster boom

By Beth Brogan on May 27, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Oysters offer a number of advantages — in particular their ability to replenish the ecosystem instead of depleting it.

Beans and More at John Street United Methodist Church Supper June 3

By Jean Boobar on May 26, 2017, at 4:20 p.m.
A Rockland man is the first Mainer to be charged with possessing and distributing a synthetic drug that acts like an opiate and contributed to the death of Prince, according to a court document.

First Mainer charged with possessing deadly synthetic opioid

By Judy Harrison on May 26, 2017, at 12:14 p.m.
A Rockland man is the first Mainer to be charged with possessing and distributing a synthetic drug that acts like an opiate and contributed to the death of Prince, according to a court document.

Carver Memorial Library book sale

By carverlibrary on May 26, 2017, at 10:35 a.m.
Tenth Grade Trekkers Cooking al Fresco in Colorado

Flatbread Pizza Benefit for Trekkers, June 13 from 5 – 9 pm

By Shari Closter on May 26, 2017, at 9:46 a.m.
Paul and Meredith Blakesley, their sons, William and Oliver, and Meredith’s father, Jim Grimes, stand in front of The Lakeside Barn, a new event venue at Duck Puddle Campground in Nobleboro. The Blakesleys and Jim and Mary Grimes own the campground.

100-year-old midcoast barn transforms into glamorous event venue

By Maia Zewert, Lincoln County News on May 26, 2017, at 8:36 a.m.
The owners of Duck Puddle Campground recently completed renovations to a 100-year-old red barn on the property to create The Lakeside Barn, a venue for weddings, anniversary parties, birthdays and other gatherings.

One person dead, two injured in South Thomaston crash

By Alex Acquisto on May 26, 2017, at 8:12 a.m.
Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash.
“A Taste of Pemaquid” has an eclectic collection of art to delight visitors.  One corner of the show features the work of (clockwise from left) Dale Dapkins, Judy Bernier, and DiTa Ondek.

Opening Reception for the “A Taste of Pemaquid” Art Show

By Amy Kefauver on May 26, 2017, at 7:59 a.m.
Melvin follows Norman Palmer after demonstrating some of the commands Palmer taught him as part of Two Bridges Regional Jail’s new dog obedience program.

First canines graduate from midcoast jail’s dog obedience program

By Anita Adams on May 26, 2017, at 6:10 a.m.
The socialization has been great not only for the dogs but also for inmates and staff, Bailey said. Inmates in the pod behave differently because of the program. The pod is calmer than others, and inmates follow the rules because they don’t want the program to go away.

Spring warblers and other migrants of Maine

on May 25, 2017, at 4:03 p.m.
Friends enjoying the 2016 PWA Party on the Pier

13th annual Pemaquid Watershed party on the pier

By Ricky Levine on May 25, 2017, at 3:30 p.m.

Coastal Senior College Annual Luncheon Features Sumner McKane

By Rochelle Swazey on May 25, 2017, at 3:05 p.m.