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Wednesday, July 17, 2019
  • Antique Trucks & Tractors at Owls Head
    Cross over into a world of long-haul itineraries, heavyweight load capacities and heavy harvests during the Truck & Tractor Show at Owls Head Transportation Museum
  • If you don’t know how to make a hands-free phone call while driving, you have until September 19 to figure it out
  • Public Access at Alna Dam Closed for Repairs
    During construction the contractors will occupy the entire property with machinery and materials and there will be no river, swimming hole, parking lot, or paddle portage access before November 15
  • The Legislature & administration mostly punted, but some reforms occurred
  • What’s the Plan for 215 Talbot Avenue?
    The Free Press talked to Matlack by phone on July 10 to learn more about her plan and fill in some of the missing pieces. Some questions were provided to her in advance by email. The transcript that follows has been edited for length and clarity.
  • Filling the Power Vacuum: UPDATE! Waiting For the Moths
    The oak trees on William Glen Drive in Camden, like many oak trees in this part of Maine, are easy to spot. They’re the ones with no leaves. More specifically, the leaves have been stripped down to their major veins by ...
  • Deep State: Public Beach Access Thwarted
    “A big day for Daddy Warbucks today!” That was Rep. Jeffrey Evangelos’s exclamation after the surprising and overwhelming defeat in the Maine Senate of a bill he had worked hard for. It would have legally allowed public access between ...
  • Knox Clinic Turns 20: Prescriptions: Not Always Expensive
    Maryanne moved to Maine to be near her family, but she realized the move was a risk. She was very worried that she might not be able to afford her medications if there were no medication assistance programs like the one she used ...
  • The “Oldest” Gallery in Rockland
    It was 1980 when Jim Kinnealey decided to buy a rundown, condemned building on Elm Street in Rockland. Starting an art gallery wasn’t the first thing on his mind for its use, but he could see the “bones were good,” and Rockland became his town.
  • Rockland Marine has been awarded $351,956 for new equipment through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Small Shipyard Grant Program. Jim Corcoran, president of the south-end shipyard and custom metal fabrication business ...
  • Rockland’s “First Ever” Pride Celebration
    Midcoast Maine Indivisible themed its weekly rally on June 18 for LGBTQ Pride month, adding dozens of rainbow flags to the usual patchwork of signs opposing President Trump and chiding Sen. Susan Collins. This year’s Pride events have ...
  • DEP Accepts Contested Applications for Belfast Salmon Farm
    Stacks of deeds, excerpts from treatises on intertidal land rights, legal arguments from 200 years of case law, accusations and rebuttals, surveys and plans, conflicting claims of heirhood and assignation, handwritten title chains and ...
  • Point Lookout: Plan A and Plan B
    When word got out that Athena Health would need to sell Point Lookout, there was cause for anxiety: A new buyer might not keep the present operations going, but choose instead to develop the lovely setting at the present ...
  • Maine lawmakers this month removed a major obstacle to medical cannabis patients visiting from other states. Among 54 bills signed into law by Gov. Janet Mills was LD 538, which revokes the clause of the Maine Medical Use of ...
  • The planned return of Atlantic salmon to the shores, if not the water, of its native Penobscot River spawning grounds continues. Aquabanq, a U.S. subsidiary of U.K.-based Aquaculture Management & Holding Co....
  • Making the Long Bet at Lincoln Academy
    Last winter, Lu-Shien Tan, director of admissions at Lincoln Academy, visited Finland, the Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, England, and Ireland. This spring he traveled to Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, China, Cambodia ...
  • See the Marijuana —
    Visitors to Scrimshaw, at 500 Main Street in Rockland, snap a selfie in front of windows to a crowded grow room at the new medical marijuana shop. The business, which opened June 7 in a former Baptist church, claims to be the first on ...
  • Nordic Aquafarms on June 5 named Gilbane Building Co. and Landry French Construction as construction managers for its planned land-based Atlantic salmon farm in Belfast. Erik Heim, Nordic’s president, highlighted Gilbane’s ...
  • Deep State: Maine’s “Private” Beaches Could Soon Be Public ... Maybe
    Maine courts have said — forcefully, in recent decades — that the (often, rich) people on the coast own the beaches and rocks between high and low tide in front of their (often, summer) homes. And that they have the right to kick people ...
  • Knox Clinic Turns 20 — Getting By with Help from Some “Genuinely Concerned” Neighbors
    “I have no idea where I’d be without the clinic.” David was speaking about the last few years, a time in which he both became sober and was successfully treated for cancer. Three years earlier he had lost the apartment he was renting ...
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