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    February 10, 2010

    Correction — Feb. 10 edition

    One entry in the Lincolnville Police Department blotter that appeared in the Feb. 3 edition of the Journal contained incorrect information. A summons served to Michael Hallundbaek, 39, of Lincolnville on Jan. 28 for theft of services was dropped on Jan. 29 by the Belfast Police Department. Incomplete information had been supplied to the newspaper.

  • Published
    February 10, 2010

    Tough choices ahead as state slashes school subsidies

    The leaders of Waldo County's two largest school units said this week that significant state subsidy cuts in the 2010-2011 school year mean tough choices will have to be made as each system crafts its budget for the coming year. A spreadsheet released last week by the Maine Department of Education shows Belfast-based RSU 20 is slated to lose $1,507,344 next year (equal to 4.9 percent of this year's total ...

  • Published
    February 9, 2010

    Damon, MCLU want to keep surveillance under wraps

    Sen. Dennis Damon, D-Trenton, made his case for LD 1561: An Act to Regulate the Use of Traffic Surveillance Cameras, at a Feb. 5 public hearing at the Statehouse. "My concern is for the protection of our freedom, and in this case our right to privacy," said Damon, who wants to keep the Automatic License Plate Reader, referred to as ALPR, at bay. "Just because we can do something doesn't always mean we ...

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    February 9, 2010

    Winterport raises nearly $30,000 for cancer center

    A community effort has raised almost $30,000 to support the Lafayette Family Cancer Center in Brewer.Leaders of the Family and Friends Campaign gathered Feb. 8 at the Samuel L. Wagner Middle School in Winterport to officially close the campaign and to announce that the group had exceeded its goal by nearly $5,000.The campaign was first kicked off in August 2009 with an ice cream social at the home of Rep. Mike ...

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    February 9, 2010

    Future MSAD 3 to kick off sixth annual penny drive

    The sixth annual penny drive sponsored by nonprofit Future MSAD 3 will include all SAD 3 schools. Funds raised through the Penny Drive will support Future's campaign for enhancements to Mount View's new and existing athletic and recreational facilities. Since 2004 participating SAD 3 elementary schools have raised $7,362.59 to support enhancements to the new Mount View — including The Clifford Performing Arts ...

  • Published
    February 8, 2010

    Students get rhythm, and a little history too

    The sound of live polyrhythmic drumming is not the first thing one expects to hear echoing in the halls of an elementary school. But for the last two weeks, it's become familiar at the Captain Albert Stevens School, where drummer Michael Wingfield recently completed a two-week teaching engagement. Wingfield, who does school workshops around New England, including numerous sessions in Midcoast Maine over the ...

  • Published
    February 8, 2010

    Local firefighters practice ice-rescue operations

    A temperature of 14 degrees and a wind chill of 4 degrees did not stop members of three local fire departments from practicing ice-rescue operations Feb. 7 in Stockton Springs.Twenty-six members of the Searsport, West Frankfort and Stockton Springs fire departments trained together at the fire pond on Harris Road. Despite the chilly temperature, Searsport Fire Chief Jim Dittmeier said everyone stayed warm in the ...

  • Published
    February 8, 2010

    Waldo County deeds

    The following deed transfers were recorded from Jan. 28 and Feb. 4 at the Waldo County Registry of Deeds:BelfastArlo L. Redman III and Janey C. Knight to Lisanne M. Cirullo Revocable TrustBelfast Pines LLC to Joan M. AnselmiElaine S. Kennedy Living Trust to Elaine S. Kennedy Living TrustBelmontFederal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, James L. Begley Jr., Cornelia M. Begley and Cornelia Mary Barbour to Federal Home ...

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    February 8, 2010

    RSU 20 students get intimate look at World War II

    After a semester of studying World War II from vantage points as far away as Japan and Curaçao and interviewing neighbors and family members who lived during the war, fifth-graders from the Captain Albert Stevens and Edna Drinkwater schools got a window into Belfast during the war years courtesy of Megan Pinette and George Squibb of the Belfast Historical Society and Museum. Pinette painted a picture of a ...

  • Published
    February 7, 2010

    Waldo County Sheriff’s blotter

    An arrest or summons does not constitute a finding of guilt. An individual charged with a crime is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at criminal proceedings.The Waldo County Sheriff's Office reported the following activity between Jan. 26 and Feb. 2.Jan. 27Daniel Beeton, 20, of Stockton Springs was arrested for stealing drugs and theft by unauthorized taking.Jan. 28Earl Gary III, 33, of Corinth was ...


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