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Wednesday, September 19, 2018
  • Stripers Swimming up the Comeback Trail
    Stripers are experiencing a resurgence in Maine, to the delight of anglers and conservationists. “When they’re around, they’re plentiful,” said Terry Walsh, who owns The Flyfisherman’s Place in Warren. “It’s been steadily improving for the past . . .
  • Members of the Camden Conservation Commission have begun collecting signatures on a petition that would place a single-use bag ordinance on the November ballot. Commission Chair Roger Rittmaster said the petition began . . .
  • Tow Truck Operators Overlooked Link in Accident Response Chain
    Vehicles collide on a well-used stretch of highway; a single car goes off a back road in the middle of the night. Auto accidents happen every day, caused by weather or sudden mistakes, and scenes of inconvenience or tragic devastation . . .
  • The Camden Select Board voted Tuesday against an ordinance that would have banned single-use plastic bags and levied a 10-cent fee on paper bags following a public hearing in which a majority of residents in attendance expressed . . .
  • Maine Wild Blueberries Not Facing Tariff Danger
    While Chinese tariffs are hurting some other agricultural markets, requiring emergency assistance from the federal government, Maine’s famous wild blueberries are not yet feeling the squeeze. “One would assume that a 45-percent . . .
  • The Camden Board of Selectmen voted August 7 to hold a public hearing on two container proposals with potential environmental impact. The hearing will be held during the board’s next regular meeting, on Tuesday, August 21, starting at . . .
  • Wyeth Works to Be Sold at Local Auction
    Four artworks by Wyeth family members will be auctioned later this month in Thomaston, including a painting of the Olson House featured in one of Andrew Wyeth’s most beloved works. The two-day event at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries . . .
  • Jessica Falconer Launches Belfast City Council Campaign
    Ward 5 is separated from the rest of Bel-fast by the Passagassa-wakeag River and Belfast Bay, but Jessica Falconer hopes to change what she believes is more than a geographic partition. “I would like Belfast east side to be more connected with the rest of Belfast”. . .
  • Maine National Guard Leaves Belfast Armory
    The Maine National Guard Armory in Belfast has served as headquarters, training space and storage area for one of the state’s military engineering units, as well as a disaster meeting point for Belfast residents since World War II . . .
  • Belfast Releases Nordic Aquafarms Report
    A new report commissioned by the City of Belfast has concluded that a proposed land-based salmon farm is a sound investment for the city, although there are some environmental and energy concerns. Significantly, the report notes the . . .
  • Maine Lobster Industry Has Yet to Feel Full Impact of China Tariffs
    Bob Baines does not believe new foreign tariffs will have an immediate impact on the Maine lobster industry. “The state is catching mostly new-shell lobsters that don’t ship well to China or the EU yet,” he said, plucking a few twisting . . .
  • Rockland turns 170... and 168 and 164
    Residents may not realize they can say “Happy Birthday” to Rockland this month. In fact, this year the city can proudly celebrate its 170th, 168th and 164th birthdays. The crest in city hall and signs on Route 1 may date its incorporation . . .
  • The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is not conducting immigration checks at roadblocks, according to Rockland Mayor Valli Geiger, who told city councilors and members of the public on Monday that she had been assured by the . . .
  • Rockland City Council on Monday passed a resolution “affirming solidarity with immigrant families” detained on the U.S. southern border in a vote that included two abstentions, a failed motion to postpone and discussion of whether . . .
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