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    January 2, 2010

    Year in review: July 2009

    In a year when job growth was more the exception than the rule, Waldo County welcomed International WoodFuels to Burnham. The news came at a July 21 press conference, where Gov. John E. Baldacci announced that the Portland-based company would co-locate a $20 million manufacturing facility at the existing Pride Sports manufacturing space. The move was expected to create at least 35 new jobs. Pride is the world's ...

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    January 2, 2010

    Year in review: June 2009

    In SAD 3, voters approved the $19.5 million budget for the 2009-10 school year by a vote of 229-154. With federal stimulus funds factored in, the budget actually had a total price tag of $19.8 million, which was $9,880 less than the comparable figure for the 2008-09 school year. School officials noted this was the first time anyone could recall when the total budget decreased from one year to the next. Waldo ...

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    January 2, 2010

    Maine State Police 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.Law enforcement officials with Troop D of the Maine State Police responded to the following incidents in Waldo County during the past week. Anyone with information regarding ongoing investigations is asked to call 800-452-4664. Dec. 19 Troop...

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    January 2, 2010

    Winter storm warning issued as second storm arrives

    A winter storm warning is now in effect for all of Maine except York County from noon Saturday until 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, according to an early morning update from the National Weather Service office in Gray. According to the NWS the storm, which gathered strength as it moved up the East Coast, is being boxed in by two high pressure systems to the northwest and northeast of Maine in Canada, which will result ...

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    January 2, 2010

    Get stuck on new 2010 stamps

    Mother Teresa, Katharine Hepburn, baseball players and cowboys are among the subjects headlining the U.S. Postal Service's 2010 stamp program. In addition, consumers get assistance in sending greeting cards with the first stamp designed especially for oversized or odd-sized cards. May 17, the postal service will issue the Monarch butterfly stamp for use on cards that require additional postage. An illustration of ...

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    January 2, 2010

    Year in review: May 2009

    The month began with Northport's annual town meeting, where many of the decisions — ranging from how much the town should contribute to the Northport Food Pantry to how much time delinquent property tax payers should be given to get caught up — were made based on the economic climate, which was described as "ailing" in the article. The economy was also cited as a factor in the decision by owner Betty Johnson to ...

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    January 2, 2010

    ‘Air Depot’

    The long-defunct Belfast ski area, once known as "El Depot," is getting some use again, thanks to Friday's fresh snow. Earlier this year the city Parks and Recreation Committee adopted the overgrown hillsides near upper High Street/City Point Road, and set about clearing brush and small trees from the trails to make them usable once again. Parks officials have billed the revived ski area as ideal for tubing ...

  • Published
    January 1, 2010

    Fifth District Court

    The following cases were closed in Fifth District Court in Belfast between Dec. 21 and Dec. 25. Jacob Bastarache, 20, of Harpswell was found guilty of motor vehicle speeding 30 or more miles above the speed limit and fined $750. Jennica R. Benner, 23, of Lincolnville was found guilty of tampering with public records or information and given 48 hours in jail. John Bryan Bradbury, 20, of Palermo was found ...

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    January 1, 2010

    Belfast rings in 2010 with music, drums, fire

    The 13th annual New Year's By the Bay celebration brought hundreds of people into downtown Belfast to say farewell to the aughts and ring in the tens and teens. The event, which spanned 11 venues and included 25 musical acts, storytellers, poets and a magician, concluded with the traditional Drum and Rabble Corps percussion parade to the harbor and the seventh annual Bonfire by the Bay. Organizer Mary Mortier ...

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    January 1, 2010

    Year in review: April 2009

    The month began with a downpour, when four inches of rain flooded the county in a six- to seven-hour period April 7. A list at the Waldo County Emergency Management Agency office indicated at least two dozen roads in eight different towns had been damaged by the storm, and Lincolnville, Northport and Belfast were among the hardest-hit communities. Waldo County Sheriff Scott Story said one of two fates awaited ...


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