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    July 22, 2017

    Eat your weeds: it's an Herbal Revolution

    In 2015, Kathi Langelier moved approximately 400 plants from her Lincolnville garden to her new farm on North Union Road. With those plants, she produces medicinal tonics, shrubs, elixirs and teas under the name Herbal Revolution Farm & Apothecary, which are distributed to about 180 stores nationwide, including Whole Foods, Urban Outfitters and Mom’s Organics, as well as co-ops and natural food stores. Herbal …

  • Published
    May 16, 2017

    Truck stranded on ramp in ferry fail

    Driving straight through the chain at the Lincolnville Ferry Terminal did not get a driver onto the boat any faster May 13. Instead, the 89-year-old driver of a Ford pick-up truck found himself teetering from the ramp 15 to 20 feet in the air as the ferry was called back to the pen. The incident started at about 2 p.m. when Joseph M. Hughes of Islesboro was attempting to load his truck on the afternoon ferry to …

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    March 20, 2017

    Morrill residents vote to ban marijuana stores, clubs

    Morrill residents passed an ordinance at the annual town meeting March 18 to prohibit marijuana establishments and social clubs within the town’s boundaries. About 50 people attended the meeting at Morrill Community Center, which lasted about 2 1/2 hours. Residents elected Gary Sheldon as third selectman to take Keith Thompson’s post, and re-elected Janie Smith as treasurer, Roger Rowlands as tax collector, Mindy …

  • Published
    December 1, 2016

    Belfast man charged following bus, car crash

    A Belfast man was charged following a Mountain Street crash Nov. 30 after police said he hit two vehicles, including a bus full of children. At about 3:25 p.m., Darren Grindle, 46, was driving north on Route 52 in a Subaru SUV and told police he had a medical condition, according to Detective Curt Andrick. Grindle, who had three passengers in the vehicle, crossed the center line and struck the back driver’s side …

  • Published
    October 28, 2016

    $100 million bond question faces voters

    At the polls Tuesday, Nov. 8, voters will decide on a single bond question, which would fund a variety of projects. The question, which appears as Question 6 on the ballot, asks: “Do you favor a $100,000,000 bond issue for construction, reconstruction and rehabilitation of highways and bridges and for facilities, equipment and property acquisition related to ports, harbors, marine transportation, freight and …

  • Published
    August 2, 2016

    Historic yacht America to visit Belfast

    As part of its America’s Cup Tour, the modern replica of the historic yacht America will make a one-day stop in Belfast and will be open for tours and a sail on Penobscot Bay. The 139-foot America will visit Wednesday, Aug. 10, as part of its international voyage to generate awareness and excitement for the 35th Defense of America’s Cup, which will commence in June 2017 in Bermuda. The yacht has the capacity to …

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    July 12, 2016

    Farming the sun

    Talks are under way to transform a portion of a High Street field into a community solar farm — which, if built, would be the first of its kind in Knox and Waldo counties. When Robyn Tarantino saw a posting on the Lincolnville Bulletin Board about the Solarize Midcoast Maine initiative, she thought her farmland would be an ideal place for a community solar farm. A community solar farm is a shared solar array that …

  • Published
    July 1, 2016

    Lincolnville ponders solar energy options for town-owned buildings

    Lincolnville is considering using solar energy to power town-owned buildings. The Board of Selectmen voted June 27 to have Town Administrator David Kinney prepare a request for proposal to find out the costs behind such a move. The goal is to cover 90 percent of the current town electricity demands with solar, to lower the community’s carbon footprint and to save the town money in the long term, according to an …

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    June 17, 2016

    Lincolnville voters back ecomaine as trash disposal option

    Whether to enter into a contract with ecomaine for the town’s trash removal generated more than an hour’s worth of the discussion at the two-hour Lincolnville town meeting June 16. In total, voters passed a $1.87 million budget, which is about a 3-percent increase over last year’s budget. The 2016-2017 town budget will maintain the “status quo,” Town Administrator David Kinney previously said. Residents made just …

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    June 15, 2016

    Meil wins Democratic nomination for House District 94

    Democratic voters in Camden, Rockport and Islesboro have chosen Kathleen Meil of Rockport as their candidate to face off in November against independent Owen Casas, also of Rockport, for the House District 94 seat in the Legislature. In total, Meil collected 679 votes and Saltonstall received 585. The seat is being vacated by Democrat Joan Welsh, also from Rockport, who, because of term limits, is not eligible …

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