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Maine Celtic Celebration Introduces 2015 Performers

By Claudia Luchetti on May 03, 2015, at 2:20 p.m.
If you love all things Celtic, reserve the weekend of July 17 – 19 for the ninth annual Maine Celtic Celebration at the Belfast Common and Steamboat Landing. The Maine Celtic Celebration is a family-oriented celebration of the rich Celtic heritage, culture and hospitality found along the coast of Maine. …

Teen accused of shooting at fellow youth remains at large

By Stephen Betts on May 03, 2015, at 12:15 p.m.
BELFAST | The Waldo County Sheriff’s Office continues to search for a juvenile accused of shooting at another teenager Thursday night in Swanville. The incident led to increased precautions Friday at Belfast Area High School, which is attended by the alleged victim. Deputies went to the Town House Road …
MAINE MATTERS

The Reward For Survival..Springtime..

on May 03, 2015, at 9:53 a.m.
It must be a great relief for the creatures of the forest that have both endured and survived a brutal winter to be able to enjoy their now greatly improved quality of life..not withstanding biting flies and ticks and coyotes and………………………
Russell "Rusty" Brace.

Attorney: Ex-charity head lived ‘pretty well’ off stolen money

By Stephen Betts on May 03, 2015, at 9:48 a.m.
CAMDEN | The former president of a midcoast charity who embezzled more than $4.6 million from the organization he oversaw spent the money on a variety of things, including propping up his businesses. “He was not a very good businessman,” said attorney Jay McCloskey, who represents United Mid-Coast Charities. …
Meg Quijano stands on the back deck of The Smiling Cow in downtown Camden.

Smiling Cow in Camden celebrates 75 years under one family

By Stephen Betts on May 02, 2015, at 11:48 a.m.
Meg Quijano said she never intended to run a gift shop founded by her grandmother in 1940. But for the past 35 years, Quijano has carried on the family tradition and is glad she did. The Smiling Cow, known for its red-and-white striped awning and an open …
Warren Williams (left) and Fred Rector met Thursday to share their experiences from the World War II battle of Anzio.

Thomaston neighbors discover shared WWII battle experience

By Stephen Betts on May 02, 2015, at 10:46 a.m.
Fred Rector and Warren Williams lived near each other in Thomaston for years, but until last week they were strangers who did not realize they had a shared experience of a famous World War II battle. An acquaintance of the two men arranged for Rector, 93, and …
THE A-WORD

How my 2 babies are growing up, each in his own way

on May 02, 2015, at 8:24 a.m.
This is how it is to be a special needs parent. To love and cherish every single second with your child. To accept and love every single part of them. And yet, still wish that things were different and always hoping for growth and change. And there’s nothing wrong with that.
James Chaousis

Rockland manager compiling worst-case budget scenarios

By Stephen Betts on May 01, 2015, at 4:57 p.m.
The city manager is developing a series of budget scenarios that would eliminate or cut back departments including the recreation center and library. The manager is developing three plans — one if $300,000 were cut from his submitted 2015-16 budget, another if $600,000 in cuts were enacted, …

Friendship lobsterman facing longer license suspension because of new charges

By Stephen Betts on May 01, 2015, at 3:11 p.m.
A lobsterman who had his commercial fishing licenses suspended for two years in February faces an additional year loss because of new charges. The Maine Department of Marine Resources said James Simmons, 40, of Friendship has been charged with engaging in licensed activities while under suspension and …

Bay Chamber schedules To Music: Opening Night Gala

By Monica Kelly on May 01, 2015, at 3:07 p.m.
Thursday, July 9, 2015 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Rockport Opera House, 6 Central Street, Rockport, Maine For more information: 207-236-2823; baychamberconcerts.org/events/event/opening-night-gala-concert-music/ ROCKPORT | To Music: Opening Night Gala will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 9, at the Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St. Organizers said …

Odeon Spring Concert set for May 31

By Monica Kelly on May 01, 2015, at 2:47 p.m.
Sunday, May 31, 2015 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Rockport Opera House, 6 Central Street, Rockport, Maine For more information: 207-236-2823; baychamberconcerts.org/events ROKCPORT | The 16th annual Odeon Spring Concert featuring ensembles Allegro, Symphony and Adult Orchestra will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 31, at the …

Music@Dusk: Palaver Strings Friday, May 8, 2015, 6:00pm Union Hall, Rockport

By Monica Kelly on May 01, 2015, at 2:38 p.m.
Bay Chamber Concerts announces an exciting new series of early evening “after work” musical performances presented in intimate, casual settings in Camden, Rockland, and Rockport. End your day on a high note by enjoying delicious food and drink with great music. Hour-long performances begin at 6pm. Tickets are $25 ($10 …

Brunswick softball team snaps 48-game losing streak

By Jacob Ouellette, The Times Record on May 01, 2015, at 2:38 p.m.
When Brunswick High School softball player Shelby Plourde crossed the plate in the bottom of the sixth inning Wednesday to mark the Dragons’ 12th run of the game, activating the 12-run mercy rule, she and her teammates almost didn’t know what to do. The 12-0 Kennebec Valley …

Faculty Recital to feature faculty members of Bay Chamber Music School

By Monica Kelly on May 01, 2015, at 2:24 p.m.
Sunday, May 3, 2015 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Location: Union Hall, 14 Central Street, Rockport, Maine For more information: 207-236-2823; baychamberconcerts.org/events ROCKPORT | A free family-friendly concert featuring faculty members of Bay Chamber Music School will take place 4-5:30 p.m. Sunday, May 3, Union Hall, 14 Central St. …

Police: Man started fire at Waldoboro garage before killing himself

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 01, 2015, at 2:08 p.m.
Investigators have determined a man who died in a fire in Waldoboro last week set his garage ablaze before turning a gun on himself. The body of Jeffrey Pinkham, 53 was found in his burned-out garage last Friday, according to Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Department of …

Belfast school on alert after shots fired near student in Swanville

By Stephen Betts on May 01, 2015, at 1:56 p.m.
The Waldo County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a juvenile accused of shooting at another teenager Thursday night in Swanville. The incident led to increased precautions Friday at Belfast Area High School, which is attended by the alleged victim, according to a news release from the sheriff’s …
Tourists in Bar Harbor take pictures of the cruise ship AIDA Bella anchored offshore in this Oct. 9, 2013, file photo.

Maine set to get more than 400 cruise ship visits in 2015

By Bill Trotter on May 01, 2015, at 1:25 p.m.
BAR HARBOR | Like the first robin of spring, the arrival next week of the Maasdam in Frenchman Bay will signal the start of Maine’s annual cruise ship season, which is expected to last through early November. The May 7 visit by the Holland America ship, the first to …

No Decision About Me Without Me: Start Talking, A Community Conversation

By Marianne Pinkham on May 01, 2015, at 1:21 p.m.
Thursday, May 7, 2015 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Belvedere Road, Damariscotta, Maine For more information: 563-1363; spectrumgenerations.org A visit to the doctor can make you nervous. Sometimes after you leave, you may be more confused than when you started. There are …
Evan Coleman of Rockland Energy Center said the proposed natural gas plant would provide significant tax revenues to Rockland, would provide low-cost steam for other local industries, and would provide high-paying jobs. Coleman spoke Friday morning at a city council meeting.

Rockland council vote reverses decision, grants option on $200 million natural gas plant

By Stephen Betts on May 01, 2015, at 1 p.m.
The City Council voted Friday morning to grant an option to a Boston-based energy company that wants to build a $200 million natural gas power plant on land where City Hall is now located. The decision came two days after the council failed to grant the option …

Mah Jongg Group with Jane Tedrow Forming at Spectrum Generations

By Marianne Pinkham on May 01, 2015, at 12:27 p.m.
Are you looking for a group to exercise your Mah Jongg muscles? Or are you an absolute beginner who has always wanted to learn how to play? Yes? Then join Jane Tedrow on Thursday afternoon, May 14 at 1:00 p.m., at Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main Street in …
 
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