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    July 21, 2010

    New businesses bring ‘surge of energy’ to Lincolnville

    Anyone who has frequented the Whale’s Tooth Pub & Restaurant in the past several years has likely seen the much-talked-about cover of Outside Magazine framed on one of its walls. The cover is from an August 2004 issue in which the magazine announces its pick of Top Dream Towns in America — rustic, under-the-radar towns where the communities are small and intimate and the quality of life is tethered more to the …

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    July 15, 2010

    Belfast man gets 45-year sentence in attempted murder case

    A Belfast man who earlier this year pleaded guilty to attempted murder, kidnapping and robbery was sentenced July 14 in Waldo County Superior Court to more than four decades in prison. Justice Jeffrey Hjelm sentenced Stanley Ward, 23, to 50 years in prison, with five years suspended, plus four years of probation. That is the total sentence for all three charges. Ward was also ordered to pay $10,266 in restitutio…

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    July 14, 2010

    Walkway ceremony kicks off library’s 100th anniversary festivities

    The Carver Memorial Library held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate its newly completed brick walkway on the morning of July 13. Friends of the library, including Searsport Town Manager James Gillway, Library Director Chase Colasante and President of the Library Board of Trustees Marge Knuuti, were in attendance.Gillway said the town decided to give the old walkway a makeover, in part to ensure it would …

  • Published
    July 13, 2010

    Witness calls in burglary, tails suspects until police arrive

    Three men were arrested in Searsport and charged with burglary and theft July 13 after a woman reportedly witnessed them stealing automobile parts from a Belfast residence. Police declined to specify the location of the burglary. According to Detective Bryan Cunningham of the Belfast Police Department, a woman who knew that the residents were not at home at the time saw the three suspects — Jeremy Murphy, 20, …

  • Published
    July 12, 2010

    Facebook, surveillance lead police to arson suspect

    A man suspected of setting a car on fire in June was arrested at his Belfast home July 12. Asgard Tarik Gilbert, 36, was arrested and charged with one count of arson in connection with a fire that destroyed a 1982 Mercedes on River Avenue June 28. Belfast Police Detective Bryan Cunningham said the fire was reported shortly after 1:30 a.m. June 28. When police arrived at the scene of the fire, Cunningham said, …

  • Published
    July 12, 2010

    Man who pleaded guilty to attempted murder of Belfast woman set for sentencing

    A Belfast man who pleaded guilty in April to charges of kidnapping, robbery and attempted murder will be sentenced in Waldo County Superior Court Wednesday, July 14.Stanley L. Ward, 23, was charged with kidnapping, robbing and attempting to murder a Belfast woman, then 72 years old, in November 2009. Ward’s guilty plea is considered an open plea, according to Deputy District Attorney Eric Walker, which means that …

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    July 12, 2010

    Searsport woman celebrates 100 years of life

    Dorothy Catus doesn’t consider her life all that extraordinary. “I had a very happy family life,” she said of her upbringing in the Rockport-Camden area, “but it was normal and simple. My life was no different from any other person here.” But Catus, who turned 100 years old July 1, has lived through more eras than most people, including the Depression and Dust Bowl, the Civil Rights movement and two world …

  • Published
    July 9, 2010

    Man arrested for charging air-conditioner to landlord’s account

    A Belfast man was arrested July 8 after he reportedly purchased an air-conditioner from EBS Building Supplies on Belmont Avenue and, instead of paying for the air-conditioner, charged it to his landlord’s account. Lloyd Killam, 27, of Belfast was arrested on a warrant for theft by deception and for violating condition of release. Belfast Police Detective Bryan Cunningham and Officer Eric Kelley conducted an …

  • Published
    July 8, 2010

    Man falls asleep at wheel, crashes into guard rail

    A man who told emergency responders he had fallen asleep at the wheel crashed into a guard rail on Route 3 in Palermo the afternoon of July 6. Stephen E. Aitken, 54, of Palermo was driving a 2002 Chevrolet pickup truck west on Route 3 when he fell asleep while driving around 3 p.m. A witness driving ahead of Aitken saw Aitken’s truck hit the guardrail and reported the accident to police. Aitken, who did not …

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    July 7, 2010

    One man killed, another injured in head-on crash in Unity

    One man was killed and another remains hospitalized after their cars crashed head-on the morning of July 7.According to Chief Deputy Bob Keating of the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office, the crash occurred at 5:17 a.m. on Route 9, roughly one mile north of Unity Center. Keating said the driver of one vehicle, Waylonhawk M. Milliard, 20, of Unity was driving his 2000 Ford van southwest on Route 9 when he fell asleep …

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