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    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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    January 1, 2010

    Year in review: March 2009

    March The board of directors of the newly-consolidated Regional School Unit 20 chose former SAD 34 Superintendent Bruce Mailloux to serve the new district in the same capacity for a period of one year. The new district went into operation in July. In December the board voted not to renew Mailloux's contract. Former-governor-turned-wind-energy-entrepreneur Angus King spoke at the University of Maine Hutchinson ...

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    January 1, 2010

    Year in review: February 2009

    February Having recently survived an acquisition by VillageSoup, The Republican Journal turned 180 years old, retaining the title of Maine's oldest weekly. A leaked FBI document indicated that materials for a "dirty bomb" were found at the home of James Cummings after his death Dec. 7. Cummings was shot to death by his wife, Amber Cummings, at their High Street, Belfast, home. The FBI report said containers ...

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    January 1, 2010

    Year in review: January 2009

    January One month after a trio of wind turbines began turning in Freedom, residents of Jackson enacted a six-month moratorium on wind-turbine construction permits. Three wind energy developers were eyeing sites along a ridge stretching from Thorndike to Dixmont, and several Jackson land owners had signed lease agreements for wind developments when the townspeople put on the brakes. The delay was intended to ...

  • Published
    December 31, 2009

    Winter storm watch extends through Monday

    The first batch of snow is falling New Year's Eve afternoon, making for poor driving conditions in the Midcoast. While weather forecasts for the weekend were changing, the outlook appeared to be gray, with snow. According to the National Weather Service of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, light snow was to fall Thursday night, and motorists were urged to exercise caution. A total of 1 to 3 ...

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    December 31, 2009

    Driver escapes injury in Stockton Springs rollover

    A local woman was not hurt when she apparently lost control on slippery roads and rolled her vehicle early on the morning of Dec. 29.According to the accident report from Waldo County Deputy Glenn Graef, 58-year-old Sally A. Grant of Stockton Springs was traveling west on Cape Jellison Road in her 2007 Toyota sport utility vehicle around 4 a.m. As Grant made a right turn onto Main Street, the report said she lost ...

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    December 31, 2009

    Police seize pot, pills, cash; arrest three

    Three people hailing from different Waldo County towns were arrested by police Dec. 30 after the search of a Swanville home yielded marijuana, prescription pills, cocaine and more than $26,000 cash. An ongoing investigation involving the Searsport Police Department and the Waldo County Sheriff's Office prompted a search of Arthur Stevens' Bings Boulevard residence in Swanville, according to a press release. The ...


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