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    February 23, 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 Feb. 16 and Feb. 22.Feb. 17Daniel B. Fuller, 22, of Montville was summoned for leaving the scene of an accident.Trevor Ripley, 20, of Freedom ...

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    February 23, 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 Feb. 16 and Feb. 22.Feb. 16Joshua A. Sanborn, 29, of Jackson was summoned for a seatbelt violation.Lucas A. Murdock, 32, of Troy was arrested on a warrant for negotiating ...

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    February 23, 2010

    March Madness: A preview of town meetings around Waldo County

    Belmont Meeting: Monday, March 15, 7:30 p.m., at Belmont Community Building (613 Back Belmont Road)Elections: Nominations and elections take place at town meeting. In a county where town meetings can take up the better part of a day (see Freedom), Belmont residents are notoriously quick to take care of business. Last year's session clocked in at just under an hour. Town officers serve one-year terms and are ...

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    February 23, 2010

    Campaign draws out different spending plans

    Maine artists gathered at the Statehouse Feb. 18, to express what could be accomplished if the $2.5 million used for military spending was put toward other things. The event was on behalf of the "Bring Our War Dollars Home" campaign, but instead of voicing their views, the artists spoke loud and clear in a more unique way. They sat in the Hall of Flags from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., translating into pictures the ...

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    February 23, 2010

    Neighborhood group opposes sheriff’s office plan

    A plan to build a new sheriff's office and Emergency Management Agency building on a vacant lot behind the former jail was cause for celebration among county officials, but in the weeks since the announcement, a group of neighbors has come out strongly opposed to the plan. The Waldo County Commissioners recently approved spending $1 million from existing county accounts to replace the nearly 200-year-old house ...

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    February 23, 2010

    Fifth District Court

    The following cases were closed in Fifth District Court in Belfast between Feb. 12 and Feb. 19.Tiffany Ames, 39, of Montville had a charge of keeping an unlicensed dog dismissed.Korbchai Jamsree, 44, of Belfast had a charge of domestic violence assault dismissed.

  • Published
    February 23, 2010

    Giles won’t seek re-election; City Councilor Baker to run

    Citing a desire to devote more attention to her professional work, House District 43 Representative Jayne Crosby Giles announced Feb. 22 that she would not seek re-election. City Councilor and fellow Republican Lewis Baker has announced his intent to run for Giles' seat, as has Democrat Erin Herbig. House District 43 covers Belfast, Belmont and Northport. "I went into this with eyes wide open, that this was going ...

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    February 23, 2010

    Waldo County deeds

    The following deed transfers were recorded at the Waldo County Registry of Deeds from Feb. 12 to Feb. 18:   Belfast Michael L. Butler and Elaine C. Butler to Douglas W. Morrison Cinda L. Young to Camden National Bank Camden National Bank to Maine Maritime Products, Inc. Charles B. Holmes to Sheila R. Leach, Toni Story and Paula Cookson   Belmont Charles A. Wing and Kathleen Wing to Elias J. ...

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    February 22, 2010

    Citizens’ task force calls for wind power moratorium

    For Ethan Hall, who lives 3,500 feet from a wind turbine on Vinalhaven, being subjected to the turbine's sound is like listening to a dripping faucet — "torture." "I wouldn't be here if it was easy to get used to," Hall said at a Feb. 19 press conference at the Statehouse Hall of Flags. "The sound is different from anything I have ever heard. It is an intense pulsing. It is impossible to block or mask this ...

  • Published
    February 21, 2010

    Road paving, economic development divide legislators

    Legislators agree that the state's roads need to be paved but are at odds on how to achieve that goal with shrinking gasoline tax revenues. The Maine House on Feb. 17 killed a bill, LD 1501, that would have required that any surplus in the Maine Department of Transportation's highway and bridge light capital program be used for maintenance paving of roads. The House voted 82-53 to accept a motion made by Rep. ...

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