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    February 17, 2012

    Lincolnville moves town office project forward, approves zoning drug clinics

    Approximately 75 voters convened at the Lincolnville Central School Feb. 13 and, despite debate on a few measures, eventually approved a special town meeting warrant that included relegating methadone and marijuana clinics to a section of Route 1 to transferring money to begin a town office renovation project. The warrant also included amending town ordinances governing home occupations to ease some of the …

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    February 16, 2012

    Midcoast women charged with trafficking ecstasy

    Maine Drug Enforcement Agency detectives and Knox County sheriff deputies arrested Camden and Freedom women in downtown Camden Wednesday night, Feb. 15, for allegedly transporting 101 grams of powdered ecstasy. At about 11:30 p.m., Dana Rader, 20, of Camden, and Eleanor Brugger, 26, of Freedom, were pulled over by Camden Police Officers Paul Spear and Ed Boylan and Rockport Patrol Officer Wesley Butler at the …

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    January 14, 2012

    Lincolnville voters to move on town office expansion, consider drug clinic rules

    Lincolnville will hold a public hearing on Jan. 23 concerning five proposals that may, pending selectmen approval, appear on a special town meeting warrant, scheduled for Feb. 13. The warrant remains a draft until the public hearing, which will take place at 6 p.m. just prior to the regularly scheduled selectmen’s meeting, but Lincolnville citizens can anticipate voting in February to either approve or reject: 1) …

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    January 13, 2012

    Whooping cough surfaces in Lincolnville

    Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, has been diagnosed in one student at Lincolnville Central School and parents are being advised to pay attention to symptoms of illness their children may exhibit. The bacteria that causes whooping cough has inched back into the U.S., Maine, and the Midcoast over the past decade. Health officials hoped to eradicate it with mass vaccination; instead, it reemerged, even in …

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    September 28, 2011

    Lincolnville sets town office course

    Voting 4-1, Lincolnville selectmen agreed Monday evening, Sept. 26 to get cost estimates for renovating and expanding the town office, with a deadline of Nov. 28. The decision was made following an executive session held earlier in the evening with the town attorney, via phone, to consult about the board’s “legal rights and duties” regarding the possible renovation of the town office. The vote occurred later …

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    September 21, 2011

    Lincolnville urged to set town office course

    Several years into the research, citizens on the committee charged with exploring options to build a new town office, or expand the existing one, are throwing their hands up in exasperation. One has resigned the committee, and another appealed to the selectmen at their Sept. 12 meeting to get proactive. “I know it can be done,” said Jay Foster. “But the negative aspects are overwhelming everybody.” In a …

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    September 15, 2011

    That was an earthquake, after all

    It may have been small — 1.3 on the Richter magnitude scale — but it was enough to startle Midcoast early risers Sept. 14, and had them talking, with reports of a loud bang and a small tremor felt in several towns. The epicenter, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, was in Lincolnville, on the southern side of Pitcher Pond, 4.5 miles down into the earth. The coordinates were 44.327°N, 69.030°W, with leeway …

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    September 5, 2011

    Camden officer rescues hawk from roadside

    The juvenile broad-winged hawk had hauled himself up on a stump in the ditch alongside Barnestown Road, in Camden, following some sort of accident — a collision with a car, perhaps, a fall from a power line, or any multitude of events that can strike a young bird just leaving the nest. His wing was broken, but he was up and mobile, and just feisty enough for Camden Police Officer Allen Weaver to first pull on …

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    August 30, 2011

    Cruising superyacht dwarfs maritime traffic

    Mirabella V, the largest sloop in the world, is visiting Penobscot Bay this week, anchoring outside harbors with chain descending deep into the water to secure its heft. The name means “admirable, beautiful” in Italian, but in Penobscot Bay, it is mainly striking, as its length, beam and mast height fill the channel off of Curtis Island, east of Camden Harbor. Several Waldo County residents spotted the boat …

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    June 22, 2011

    Citizens approve tear down of toxic house, leasing old fire station, marijuana moratorium

    Gathering at the Lincolnville Central School, citizens spent an amiable two hours tending to municipal business at annual town meeting, many taking to the microphone for questions and comments, others content to knit and raise their hands in yea or nay on the 30 warrant articles before them. Approximately 80 residents attended the meeting, agreeing to a 2011-2012 municipal budget of $1.75 million, up 3.5 …

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