April 16, 1847

For Sale!

”A new brig, now on the stocks, of about 175 tons, built of superior materials, white oak, hard pine, and juniper timber, copper fastened, will be rigged on the stocks, and made ready for sea by the last of April next. For further particulars apply to Wm. Tilden.”


”The legal voters of School Districts No. 4 and 5, in Belfast, are hereby notified to assemble in the upper room in the Brick School House, in said districts, on Thursday, the 22d day of April inst., at 4 1/2 o'clock P.M., to act upon the following articles, vis: 1st To choose a Moderator; 2d, To choose a clerk; 3d, To choose a School Agent, and to transact any other business which may legally come before them.”

April 19, 1906

”Earl, the 10-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. George E. White, celebrated his birthday yesterday at his home on Bay View street. Seventeen of his little boy playmates were present and each guest remembered him with a gift. Ice cream and cake were served and Mrs. William Decrow favored them with a few selections on her graphophone. The little fellows enjoyed the occasion very much and left wishing Earl many happy returns of the day.”

April 18, 1929

Steamboat Belfast Arrives On First Trip Of The Season

"Steamer Belfast of the Eastern Steamship Lines Inc. arrived Thursday morning on the first trip of the season. As usual she was flying her colors and looked new in a coat of white. She received that infallible salute of Mathews Brothers Mill. Both whistles gave pleasure to all who heard them as sure signs of spring. Private parties also greeted the Belfast, these included the flag salute of Virgil White on Searsport Avenue, who received a response from the steamer."

April 14, 1966

Russell W. Brace Named President of The Journal Publishing Company

"Announcement was made today that Russell W. Brace will succeed his father, the late Roger W. Brace, as president and treasurer of The Journal Publishing Company, Inc. President and treasurer for the past eighteen years, the late Mr. Brace was also publisher of The Republican Journal and the National Fisherman. He recently completed a major expansion program involving transition to off-set newspaper printing and off-set job-printing. The Republican Journal, founded in 1829, is a weekly newspaper serving the city of Belfast and all of Waldo County. Russell W. Brace will succeed his father as publisher, while Harvey R. Kelley will continue to serve as editor, George Patterson as advertising manager, and Kenneth Ramsey as assistant editor."

Playing at the Colonial:

"Village of the Giants" starring Tommy Kirk, Johnny Crawford and Ronny Howard.

April 15, 1999

Students from Mt. View High School who traveled to Washington D.C. to participate in the Close Up program were pictured with U. S. Rep. John Baldacci. Participants included Alison Weeks, Hannah Wade, Anita Wright, Eliot Weston, Elizabeth Weston, Casey Martin, Bill Flaherty, and Jeremy Dieffenbacher.