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  • Published
    January 3, 2010

    Year in review: September 2009

    As the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu, sickened more and more people across the nation, the Maine Center for Disease Control retracted its initial direction to Maine health-care providers to begin administering seasonal flu shots, because of the anticipated delay in the delivery of the vaccine. The agency had also directed schools to schedule seasonal flu clinics in late September and early October, but ...

  • Published
    January 2, 2010

    Year in review: August 2009

    While the potential for wind power development gathered steam in Jackson, Northport residents blew off a proposal that would have placed wind turbines in their community this month.Jackson residents enacted a moratorium earlier in the year in response to proposals to construct wind towers along Mount Harris and Ricker Ridge. The project, which would have run through Jackson as well as Thorndike and Dixmont, would ...

  • Published
    January 2, 2010

    Belfast 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 the Belfast Police Department reported the following activity between Dec. 22 and Dec. 29. Dec. 21 (late entry) Joshua Cunningham, 27, of Belfast was arrested on a warrant for unpaid fines. Dec. 22 Jessi...

  • Published
    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 ...

  • Published
    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 ...

  • Published
    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...

  • Published
    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 ...

  • Published
    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 ...

  • Published
    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 ...

  • Published
    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 ...

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