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    February 10, 2011

    Fire chiefs lend cool reception to relaxing fireworks law

    Midcoast fire chiefs are generally not in favor of a bill now generating debate across the state to loosen consumer prohibitions on fireworks, such as firecrackers, torpedoes, skyrockets, Roman candles, bombs, rockets, wheels and other fireworks. The proposed legislation, LD 83, “An Act To Legalize the Sale, Possession and Use of Fireworks,” has been referred to the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public …

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    February 9, 2011

    Driver charged with OUI after truck hits tree on Youngtown Road

    A single-vehicle collision that occurred on Youngtown Road Wednesday morning, Feb. 9 was the result of the driver being under the influence of drugs, according to Police Chief Ron Young. He said the 2005 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck may have been going “a little too fast.” Young said the driver, Dylan Bucklin, 19, of Swanville was charged with operating under the influence, and possession of Schedule Z drugs, …

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    February 9, 2011

    Lincolnville chef withdraws application for Camden dinners

    Chef Annemarie Ahearn, of Salt Water Farm in Lincolnville, had submitted an application for a special use exception to use the property at 162 Chestnut St. in Camden as a low impact function hall. But on Feb. 4, Ahearn withdrew the application from Camden’s Zoning Board of Appeals meeting agenda scheduled for Feb. 10. She told Camden code enforcement officer and planner Stephen Wilson that given the restrictio…

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    January 10, 2011

    Mini-boats to rally around historical events

    Educational Passages, the Belfast-based program that helps students utilize 4.5-foot-long unmanned sailboats to study ocean wind and current patterns, has begun planning for a rally to highlight historical events centered around travel on the North Atlantic Ocean. The program’s mini-boats would be launched in mid-May from the Maine Maritime Academy training ship State of Maine. Drop-off points would include …

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    January 4, 2011

    Dip 4 Derek breaks record

    More than 40 swimmers and at least twice as many observers were on hand New Year’s Day, as warm air temperatures greeted the sixth annual dip into Penobscot Bay waters to raise money for the Derek O’Brien Trust. The event takes place each year at Lincolnville Beach. The trust is named for Derek O’Brien, who suffered a broken spine in a 2005 swimming accident. The tradition is for swimmers to take a quick dip …

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    December 18, 2010

    Celestial events coincide over Midcoast

    If expected cloudy skies clear in time, Midcoast sky watchers will have a special treat Tuesday, Dec. 21, as the winter solstice coincides with a full lunar eclipse. As of noon Dec. 16, the National Weather Service was predicting mostly cloudy skies for Tuesday. According to the Web site eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov, the earth’s shadow will begin to cross the moon at around midnight in Maine’s time zone, with the …

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    September 30, 2010

    Solar House Tour visits Midcoast homes and businesses

    Seven homes and businesses in the Midcoast are part of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association’s Green Buildings Open House, Saturday, Oct. 2, from noon to 4 p.m. In South Thomaston, Tom and Beth Goettel use solar electric and hot water systems installed earlier this year. According to information at the NESEA Web site, the 2.76-kilowatt grid-tied solar electric system is expected to produce roughly 3,700 …

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    September 5, 2010

    Warden Barnhart seeks to meet high expectations

    Warden Patricia Barnhart’s office walls at the Maine State Prison on Cushing Road evoke her past journeys and present occupation. Posters of European destinations share space with half-hull models, cutting boards and furniture that are made in the prison and sold at the Prison Showroom on Route 1 in Thomaston. Barnhart arrived in Warren over the Thanksgiving weekend last year and took up her position Dec. 1 …

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    August 20, 2010

    Three ambulances respond to Route 1 accident in Lincolnville

    Five people were transported to the hospital for treatment after a three-vehicle collision near Fullington Road on Route 1 in Lincolnville Aug. 20. The driver of a dump truck was charged with criminal operating under the influence and driving to endanger. According to Lincolnville Police Chief Ronald Young, Richard Kennedy, 58, of Waldoboro was found to have a blood alcohol level that was almost three times the …

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    July 26, 2010

    Body of missing swimmer found in Megunticook Lake

    The body of a 16-year-old youth was found the morning of July 24 by members of the Maine Warden Service Dive Team, after he was reported missing late on July 23. According to Lincolnville Police Chief Ron Young, the Lincolnville Police Department received a call from Maine State Police and the Knox County Sheriff’s Office for an agency assist at 5 p.m. on July 23, regarding a missing swimmer last seen swimming …

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