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Fran Gonzalez has lived in Waldo County since 2006 and has been part of the Journal news team since January 2018. Most of his career he worked as a graphic designer, but he has always enjoyed telling stories through images. When not reporting or taking pictures, he can be found spending time with his family at camp, playing guitar, or zipping around on his 39-year-old Japanese motorcycle. He can be reached at fgonzalez@villagesoup.com.

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  • Published
    October 18, 2021

    Police, wardens, Marine Patrol search for missing woman

    Police are looking for a Belfast woman who has been missing for over a month. On Monday, Maine Warden Service combed an area near the Armistice Bridge where her car was discovered while the Marine Patrol searched the bay.

  • Published
    October 15, 2021

    Troy man arrested after brandishing shotgun, threatening to kill woman

    The State Police Tactical Team, along with Waldo County Sheriff’s personnel, arrested Dillon Haight at his Bangor Road home after he allegedly assaulted someone and threatened them with a shotgun.

  • Published
    October 15, 2021

    Model aircraft carrier delights Ames students

    A model of the aircraft carrier USS Independence brought smiles to many Ames Elementary school students Tuesday, Oct. 12. The event marked the kickoff of the Hygiene for Heroes drive, which collects items for veterans at Togus VA Medical Center.

  • Published
    October 14, 2021

    Vaccination rates among health care workers on the rise

    Seven new deaths and 893 additional COVID-19 cases were reported Wednesday, Oct. 13, at the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention media briefing.

  • Published
    October 14, 2021

    RSU 3 keeps mask mandate in place

    Faced with a decision on whether to abandon a mask mandate in Regional School Unit 3, the board of directors voted to keep the directive in place. Many parents, teachers and community members weighed in on the debate.

  • Published
    October 9, 2021

    Belfast police blotter

    The Belfast Police Department reported one speeding violation, one registration violation and the following recent activity.

  • Published
    October 9, 2021

    Waldo County sheriff’s blotter

    The Waldo County Sheriff’s Office reported one insurance violation and the following recent activity.

  • Published
    October 8, 2021
    Searsport Town Office

    Two resign from RSU 20 school board

    Dave Walsh and Josh McFarlin both resigned for “personal reasons” from the Regional School Unit 20 board of directors, according to Searsport Town Manager James Gillway. Ruth Fethke was named to fill one of the vacancies on the board.

  • Published
    October 7, 2021

    AIMe puts on rollicking show at soup kitchen

    With the idea of bringing arts into the community, Activism in Maine had its third event at the Belfast Soup Kitchen Sept. 29.

  • Published
    October 7, 2021

    Police find stolen trailer, charge occupant

    Police found a trailer in Benton that was reported missing from Thorndike Oct. 2. Angela Philbrook, 36, was in the camper when Maine State Police discovered it; she was summoned for receiving stolen property and violating conditions of her release.

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