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  • Published
    March 9, 2012

    Quote of the Week — March 8 edition

    “Trust me, I understand, your honor.” — Murder suspect Daniel Porter to Justice Robert Murray, during Porter’s initial court appearance in Waldo County Superior Court on March 2. Porter’s response came after the judge asked Porter if he understood that he could serve between 25 years to life in prison if convicted of killing Jerry Perdomo of Florida.

  • Published
    March 2, 2012

    Quote of the week — March 1 edition

    “It’s just the idea that that’s what their heroes’ guitars looked like. You’re not going to play your guitar enough to make it look beat up like that, but you want people to think you did.” — Guitar maker Daniel Margasa of Palermo on the phenomenon of “relic-ing,” in which the instrument is sanded, nicked and dinged to look like it has been used for many years, and why his customers like it.

  • Published
    February 24, 2012

    Quote of the Week — Feb. 23 edition

    “Would you watch ‘Schindler’s List’ on a cell phone? ‘Gone With the Wind’?” — Colonial Theatre owner Mike Hurley, citing one of the reasons he believes movie theaters are still relevant in the digital age. Despite the availability of films on portable devices, Hurley said a much larger threat to theaters like his is the impending industry-wide switch to digital distribution.

  • Published
    February 17, 2012

    Quote of the Week — Feb. 16 edition

    “They said, ‘You’re the fire chief in Monroe, what do you think?’ I said, ‘I don’t want to get involved in this.'” — Monroe Fire Chief Ken Clements, recalling a phone call he received from a Freedom resident while that town was struggling with the issue of how to pay for a new fire truck. The Monroe Fire Department will soon be able to replace two of its older vehicles with a newer one at no cost to the town, …

  • Published
    February 9, 2012

    Quote of the Week — Feb. 9 edition

    “Personally, if Daffy Duck was on the ballot, I’d vote for him.” — Monroe Republican Bruce Chamberlain, explaining his “anybody but Obama” philosophy for this year’s presidential election. Chamberlain made his comment during the GOP’s Waldo County caucus, held Feb. 4 in Belfast.

  • Published
    February 2, 2012

    Quote of the Week — Feb. 2 edition

    “The house we always called home, he turned into a crime scene.” — Hannah Green, daughter of Pamela Green, the Morrill woman who was strangled to death by Dennis Edgecomb in July of 2010. Edgecomb was sentenced to 35 years in prison on Jan. 30, and Hannah Green spoke at his sentencing, describing how his actions have impacted her life and the lives of others who knew her mother.

  • Published
    January 29, 2012

    Quote of the Week — Jan. 26 edition

    “Yes, I know there are those that would argue that we, the citizens of Searsport, need those jobs, those delicious bread crumbs that the rich guy tosses to the poor. But, let us not be fooled by false promises that only benefit a few at the expense of many.” — Searsport resident Suzanne Farley, appealing to the public at the Jan. 17 meeting of the Searsport board of selectmen and urging them to think twice before …

  • Published
    January 20, 2012

    Quote of the Week — Jan. 19 edition

    “It’s quite nice because it’s such a small place and there are so many McDonald’s [restaurants] in this zone that are much bigger. You’d think that one of them would get this. But she’s a hard worker.” — Belfast resident Richard Ulmer, a customer of the Belfast McDonald’s, reacting to the news that manager Valerie Stelline had received one of the global restaurant chain’s most prestigious honors, The Ray Kroc Award.

  • Published
    January 12, 2012

    Quote of the week, Jan. 12 edition

    “A bad snowmobile year means a good ATV year,”— Chase’s Toys Manager Josh Miville speaks to how the mild winter has affected snowmobile and ATV sales at the 45-year-old Unity-based family business.

  • Published
    January 7, 2012

    Quote of the Week — Jan. 5 edition

    “If people knew everything about what the Game Loft did, I don’t think we’d have a problem getting funding. But we’re just a small enough organization that they don’t, and we’re not.” — Game Loft member Dakota Wing on the ongoing challenges of raising money for the games-based after school program in Belfast. After two years of riding comfortably under the wing of Portland-based Spurwink Services, the parent …

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