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    October 2, 2019

    Shocked customers meet to share stories, seek help

    A handful of people who say they were bilked by Castle Builders met with Robin and Rob Milliken and her son, Brandon Rubenstein, owners of SRB Homes LLC, and a couple of volunteers Sept. 26 to debrief and try to come up with a plan of action to secure any homes that need to be buckled up before the cold sets in. The Millikens opened the meeting at Thompson Community Center in Union with an emotional sentiment. …

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    January 19, 2019

    Former Thomaston tavern approved for new occupancy

    The Thomaston Planning Board gave unanimous approval Jan. 15 to a proposed tasting room and restaurant. The conditional use request was granted to Ethan Evangelos for Threshers Brewing Co LLC of Searsmont to locate a restaurant and tasting room in the vacant building at 1 Starr St. According to Planning Board Chairman Joanne Richards, Evangelos plans to serve beer and wine, but no hard liquor, and will offer …

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    August 26, 2018

    Intern uses 'crypt keeper' to help catalog town cemeteries

    A third-year student from the University of Maine at Orono spent the summer plotting and logging information on four of Union’s six cemeteries. The project, which had been started by the town six or seven years ago, is now 80 percent done, thanks to Patrick Groening’s persistence. Groening, of Belfast, was one of more than 100 interns statewide chosen to participate in the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center …

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    July 3, 2017

    Motorcyclist injured in collision with pickup

    A Knox man was taken by LifeFlight to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston with injuries to his head following a crash with a pickup truck July 2 in Waldoboro. Dean Barlow, 45, was traveling south on Route 220 on his Honda motorcycle when he collided with a pickup truck that was hauling a trailer west on Old Augusta Road, according to Waldoboro Police Officer Chris Spear. The crash occurred in the middle of …

  • Published
    January 19, 2017

    OUT: helping youth find their true selves

    The following is the second in a three-part series on OUT Maine: its need for expansion; some youths’, families’, and allies’ involvement; and training being conducted across Maine to assist communities and schools in protecting the rights and safety of all students. Identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning carries real and lasting risks that are sometimes fatal. For Aiden Campbell of …

  • Published
    March 18, 2016

    No injuries in single-vehicle rollover

    Rockland Fire and EMS responded to the scene of a single-vehicle rollover on Old County Road near Lake View Terrace just before noon March 18. According to Rockland Police Officer Billy Smith, Brenda Bonin, 64, of Northport was traveling south in a 2001 silver Kia SUV when the vehicle in front of her stopped suddenly as it approached a construction area. Smith said the studded tires on Bonin’s vehicle caused her …

  • Published
    March 3, 2016

    Governor heckled, applauded at local town hall meeting

    Supporters and a few opponents gathered at Medomak Middle School March 1 for a town hall meeting with Gov. Paul R. LePage. More than 150 attendees crammed into the room, which allowed floor seating only for some, while LePage talked about moving Maine forward before taking questions from the audience. LePage stuck to his script — focusing on his vision for Maine, including reducing the income tax, reforming …

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    November 21, 2014

    Linda Bean donates $3 million to LifeFlight

    Linda Bean’s Maine Lobster pledged $3 million to LifeFlight’s campaign for a third helicopter at a ceremony in front of more than 100 supporters in Port Clyde Nov. 20. The Port Clyde- and Rockland-based business cites LifeFlight’s dedication to excellence, emergency readiness and proven success as reasons Bean has chosen this holiday season to make the gift — LifeFlight’s largest single donation ever — in hopes …

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    September 30, 2014

    Woman dies from injuries in head-on Warren crash

    Knox County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a two vehicle head-on crash in Warren Sept. 29 just before 3 p.m. The accident occurred in front of Lewis Lawn & Auto, located at 2000 Atlantic Highway, just south of the intersection of Route 90. According to a press release from Chief Deputy Timothy Carroll, witnesses stated that a 2008 Jeep driven by Blanche Foss, 72, of Belfast was driving north on Route 1 …

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    April 19, 2013

    Local derby girls show how they roll

    The Rock Coast Rollers traded in their roller skates and helmets for a microphone and music as they strutted their musical talents April 13 at Billy’s Tavern in Thomaston. The Ballad of Milli Vanilli Lip Syncing Contest brought various sights and sounds to the stage, and provided great entertainment for participants and onlookers. The evening saw eight performances, ranging from Kid Rock to Lady Gaga to Paul …

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