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    May 25, 2021

    Parents charged after toddler exposed to drugs, found wandering

    The parents of a 3-year-old boy found wandering last month at the Maine State Ferry terminal were charged. Rockland Police and Maine Drug Enforcement agents arrested 43-year-old Paul Mahonen Jr., and Nicole Caven-Gardner, 32, both of the town of Knox, according to Rockland Police Detective Sgt. Alex Gaylor. Mahonen was charged with Class A aggravated trafficking of drugs and Caven-Gardner was charged with Class D …

  • Published
    May 25, 2021

    Stewart to remain free on bail in massive fraud case

    The former owner of the defunct Castle Builders contractor company in Union, who is charged with stealing nearly $500,000 from customers, pleaded not guilty May 20. Malcolm Stewart entered his pleas May 20 during an online Zoom arraignment before Justice Jeffrey Hjelm, who was at the Knox County Superior Court. Justice Hjelm accepted a bail agreement reached between the defense and Maine Attorney General’s …

  • Published
    April 28, 2021

    Initial court appearance set for Malcolm Stewart

    The former owner of the defunct Castle Builders contractor company in Union, who is charged with stealing nearly $500,000 from customers, is scheduled to make his initial court appearance May 20. Malcolm Stewart will not be required to go to court, however, but has been allowed to make his appearance via the online Zoom platform. Stewart’s attorney for this initial appearance, Kevin Sullivan of Gardiner, has …

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    February 5, 2021

    Natural gas company announces plan to expand to Knox, Waldo counties

    Summit Natural Gas of Maine announced Feb. 5 that it plans to extend its service into the Midcoast with a $90 million investment. The company said in a news release Feb. 5 that its expansion to Knox and Waldo counties “will bring safe and reliable natural gas to residential and commercial customers in communities along the Route 1 corridor including, Belfast, Camden, Rockland, Rockport and Thomaston.” The company …

  • Published
    November 2, 2020

    Attorney tapped to mediate state's case against Castle Builders

    The court has appointed an Augusta attorney to try to mediate a lawsuit filed by the state against a former Washington couple and their defunct contracting business that is accused of bilking more than 100 people out of more than $1 million. The court Oct. 1 appointed attorney Walter McKee to serve as a neutral third party in the civil lawsuit brought against Malcolm and Elizabeth Stewart and their former …

  • Published
    November 2, 2020

    Police release identity of driver killed in crash with Concord coach bus

    A 37-year-old Warren man and the six-year-old son of his companion died Nov. 2 when their car veered into oncoming traffic, struck one vehicle before slamming head-on into a Concord Coach Lines bus. Nicholas Ouellette of Warren died at the scene, said Thomaston Police Chief Tim Hoppe. He did not release the name of the six-year-old boy. Martha Lane-Greenlaw of North Haven was flown by a LifeFlight of Maine …

  • Published
    October 11, 2020

    Charges against Rockland officers may impact nearly 100 cases

    Charges against two former Rockland police officers for allegedly beating porcupines to death while on duty could have an impact on nearly 100 criminal cases. On Oct. 9, District Attorney Natasha Irving said the impact will vary depending on whether the former officers were the only witnesses in the cases. The district attorney said if the cases that the officers brought are minor, non-violent offenses, they may …

  • Published
    September 14, 2020

    Lincolnville selectman dies in tractor accident

    A 64-year-old Lincolnville man died Sunday evening when the tractor he was driving rolled over onto him. David Barrows was using the tractor to harvest firewood. He was alone when the accident occurred on property on High Street. A family member found him. The Knox County Communications Center received the call at about 7 p.m. Sept. 13 and the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office, Lincolnville fire and emergency medical …

  • Published
    August 20, 2020

    Lincolnville man apprehended after night-long standoff

    A Lincolnville man was apprehended Thursday morning after a night-long standoff at a residence on Route 52. A State Police tactical team went into the home early Aug. 20 and found that William Deane, 44, of Lincolnville either fell asleep or passed out, Waldo County Sheriff Jeffrey Trafton said. Deane was given a dose of Narcan to revive him and was taken to Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast. The sheriff …

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    July 31, 2020

    Maine schools get initial 'green' light to reopen

    The administration of Gov. Janet Mills July 31 gave schools in all 16 counties an initial assessment that would allow them the option to have in-person education in September. The updated guidance is to assist school communities in making their decisions about how to resume instruction this fall in the face of COVID-19, according to a news release from the Maine Department of Education. This guidance includes the …

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