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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
    July 29, 2021

    Local woman receives $1,500 Epsilon Chapter scholarship

    The local chapter of an international organization that promotes professional and personal growth of female educators and excellence in education awarded a scholarship to Alex Fountain of Liberty.

  • Published
    July 29, 2021

    Lobster sellers say business improving, prices not expected to drop

    Many factors, including pent-up demand overwhelming supply, higher prices for fuel and materials, and a labor shortage have contributed to an increase in the price of Maine’s signature seafood.

  • Published
    July 29, 2021

    Arise USA rally draws crowds inside, outside Crosby Center

    A standing room-only crowd cheered speakers who promoted ideas ranging from opposing mask mandates to the claim that satanism is rife in the federal government while protesters gathered outside.

  • Published
    July 29, 2021

    Waldo County rated only ‘substantial’ COVID transmission area in Maine

    Within hours of announcing York and Piscataquis counties as high COVID-19 transmission areas, the U.S. CDC updated its data and declared Waldo County the only area in the state currently having elevated rates.

  • Published
    July 29, 2021

    Waldo County sheriff’s blotter

    The Waldo County Sheriff’s Office reported four insurance violations, two inspection violations, one failure to maintain control of vehicle violation and the following recent activity.

  • Published
    July 29, 2021

    Belfast police blotter

    The Belfast Police Department reported the following recent activity.

  • Published
    July 27, 2021

    Two arrested in Roberts Shore Road weapons, drug bust

    State police charged a man and a woman, both on conditional release from jail, with multiple felonies.

  • Published
    July 25, 2021

    Belfast Summer Street Party 2021 is on

    This year’s party features games, food, ice cream and a pair of bands. Belfast will also be celebrating the state’s 200th anniversary in its 201st year. The street party is a little on the skinnier side this year due to COVID-19, so organizers are calling it “street party lite.”

  • Published
    July 24, 2021

    Art, music, poetry planned at the not-so-typical soup kitchen

    Several pieces of artwork depicting emotions evoked by a local poet’s work are on display at the Belfast Soup Kitchen. A traveling art show featuring Frida the ArtVan is set for Thursday, July 29, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with musicians, artists and maybe even puppets.

  • Published
    July 23, 2021

    Oral wellness is key to whole health

    Searsmont Oral Wellness Center, a new oral hygiene practice, uses state-of-the-art technology to clean teeth and provide guidance to reach oral health goals.

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