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  • No Theater, No Problem
    After 15 years spent mastering a small-city showcase for acclaimed international documentaries — a convergence of talented filmmakers and hungry audiences in intimate indoor spaces — Points North Institute reinvented the ...
  • A Green Golden Ticket
    On September 9, one day after the state announced that Sweet Relief, a mom-and-pop medical marijuana business in Northport, had been granted one of two licenses to sell recreational marijuana in Maine, owner John Lorenz was ...
  • Independent Analysis Supports Salmon Farm Dredging
    Nordic Aqua- farms is hoping a new analysis of Penobscot Bay mud will lay to rest concerns about dredging for a pipeline to serve the land-based salmon farm the company hopes to build in Belfast. The tests, conducted by Aqua Survey, Inc....
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  • Neighbor from Hell
    Speaking to the Belfast City Council via Zoom last week, Michelle Lozuaway recounted a neighborhood mystery, starting with a text she got from a neighbor: “She had received mail from us and wanted to assure us that she and her husband were not racist, had not trespassed and certainly wouldn’t harm our ...”
  • Who Will Claim This Sign?
    Early last month someone spray-painted a red swastika on a hand-painted Black Lives Matter sign in front of Louisa Carl’s home on Poors Mill Road in Waldo. Carl’s two sons are biracial. She has Jewish ancestry. And then there’s the ...
  • Strange Bedfellows
    In 1964, LBJ got his civil rights bill enacted, but the racial discord that still shook the country registered as a bare tremor in the mid-Pacific. When I look back, Hawaii’s involvement in the battle seems almost innocent; but at least ... 
  • Central Maine Power’s controversial transmission corridor proposal will not go to a vote in November after a Superior Court judge ruled the citizen initiative seeking to block it unconstitutional. The citizen-initiated resolve ...
  • Book Drop for Democracy
    A recent day, Rockport Town Clerk Linda Greenlaw received 151 requests for absentee ballots for the November General Election. “I have never had so many requests in one day,” she said, “for any election” ...
  • Charges Dismissed? Yes, But Not Carelessly
    “This is a good time to go to court,” a reader on the Knox VillageSoup website commented earlier this month in reference to a log of local court cases. “Dismissals are at an all time high.” The next week’s court log included even ...
  • Maine Board of Environmental Protection on August 13 released its draft approval of a key wastewater discharge permit and license for the land-based salmon farm proposed for construction in Belfast. In a 73-page draft order on ... 
  • All Eyes on the USPS
    The U.S. Postal Service processing center in Scarborough made national headlines earlier this month when the Portland Press Herald reported that more than 80,000 pieces of mail had been left behind at the sorting facility the previous ...
  • Affronts and Offenses
    Sometime around 8:40 p.m. on July 22, a boiling blurst of urgent machine noise that had been playing on Belfast’s low-power FM station, 100.9, suddenly went quiet. Station manager Vic Tredwell’s voice came on with old-school ...
  • All the Other Diseases
    The most recent monthly report from Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention on infectious diseases suggests some of the knock-on effects of the coronavirus, which itself appeared in reports for the first time this year and has more ...
  • Comet NEOWISE —
    Norm Walters from Lincolnville adjusts his camera and tripod during an early night photo session off Barnestown Road in Hope ...
  • Election results from Appleton, Camden, Dresden, Newcastle, Waldoboro, Winterport, Lincoln County, Maine Senate District 11, Maine Senate District 88 and Maine Senate District 90....
  • Camden to Begin Survey of Megunticook River
    Over the next several weeks, the town of Camden will be conducting a survey of parts of the Megunticook River; surveyors will be in and around the river channel. This work is part of the town’s ongoing effort to increase community ...
  • Law Court Ruling Gives Hope to Nordic Aquafarms Opponents
    Opponents of the land-based salmon farm proposed for construction in Belfast say a recent Maine Supreme Court ruling should force state regulators to stop processing permit applications until the court rules on a disputed easement....
  • Bucksport Salmon Farm Delayed but Coming
    Whole Oceans is continuing with plans to build a land-based salmon farm on the former Verso paper mill site in Bucksport, though later than originally planned. Whole Oceans’ CEO, Jacob Bartlett, in an email said the company has ...
  • Maine Maritime’s Short Cruise
    Maine Maritime Academy on July 10 moved its training ship State of Maine from Castine to Searsport, unexpectedly adding a moment of sea time to an annual cruise that had never planned to leave the dock. Typically at this time of year ...
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