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    February 2, 2010

    Prison inmate asks court to overturn murder conviction

    A Friendship man serving a 40-year sentence at the Maine State Prison for shooting a 30-year-old woman to death in 2005 has asked a judge to overturn his conviction, arguing his lawyer could have done more to defend him. On March 3, 2006, Douglas A. Dyer, 35, was convicted of murdering Allison Small of Vinalhaven and attempting to kill her husband, Brandon Small, on Jan. 28, 2005. [Editor's note: Allison Small, ...

  • Published
    February 2, 2010

    Waldo County deed transfers

    The following deed transfers were recorded from Jan. 22 through Jan. 28 at the Waldo County Registry of Deeds:BelmontDonna O'Brien and Donna M. Salisbury to William SiemannWilliam Siemann to Donna O'BrienFrankfortFrancis E. Kingsbury to Kyle D. MitchellFreedomTown of Freedom to Kyle AlspachIslesboroSixth Avenue Associates LLC to Christine AllenMichelle J. Henry and Terrence F. Henry to Kim D. Herbert, Michael R. ...

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    February 2, 2010

    Bill prompts soul-searching among farmers, markets

    "I used to be a reporter. I love words and I'll argue about words with anybody. And I've never had so much fun arguing about two words." So said Deputy Commissioner of Agriculture Ned Porter during a recent session at the Maine Farmers Market Convention, held at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center. The words Porter was referring to were "farmers" and "market." Together they are the subject of LD 1586 "An ...

  • Published
    February 2, 2010

    Voters will be asked to approve $13,000 backhoe purchase

    Voters here will be asked to approve the expenditure of $13,000 for the purchase of a new backhoe loader when they head to a special town meeting Tuesday, Feb. 9. The meeting will be held at the Searsmont Community Center, located at 37 Main Street South, and will begin at 7 p.m. First Selectman Bruce Brierley said if voters approve the expenditure, the town will then purchase a second-hand backhoe loader ...

  • Published
    February 1, 2010

    Jackson residents to vote on wind ordinance

    On Saturday, Feb. 6 Jackson residents will vote on a proposed wind energy ordinance more than a year in the making. The vote, to take place at a special town meeting, comes as the result of a petition submitted by residents concerned that the town selectmen were moving too slowly to enact the ordinance. Jackson recently began its third six-month moratorium on issuing permits for wind development, and Selectwoman...

  • Published
    February 1, 2010

    Group sets sights on Opera House

    A local nonprofit announced plans Jan. 29 to buy the Hayford Block in Belfast and renovate the Belfast Opera House within as a 700-seat performing arts venue. Chris Groden of Belslow Studios — described on its Web site as "a charitable organization whose main goal is spurring creativity and economic development in the [Belfast] area" — said the group has been working on the plan for two years without much public ...

  • Published
    February 1, 2010

    Natural Resources Council of Maine: Odd-ball weather is ‘wake-up call’

    The extremes in Maine weather in recent weeks are signs of climate change due to global warming, according to Lisa Pohlmann, deputy director of the Natural Resources Council of Maine. Pohlmann was one of several people calling for action to thwart global warming during a news conference Jan. 28 at the State House. "This week we had 50-mile-an-hour winds, 50-degree temperatures, heavy rains and now ice jams on ...

  • Published
    January 31, 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 Jan. 19 and Jan. 26. Jan. 19 Jasmine L. Cooper, 26, of Belfast was driving a 1997 Subaru north on Route 1 at about 1:30 p.m. having just ...

  • Published
    January 30, 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. 19 and Jan. 26. Jan. 16 (late entry) Paul F. Weiss, 62, of Bar Harbor was summoned for speeding 69 mph in a 50 mph posted zone on Route 3 in Liberty. Jan. ...

  • Published
    January 30, 2010

    Three injured in two-vehicle crash on Route 3

    Three people were taken to the hospital the evening of Jan. 28 following a two-vehicle crash on Route 3. Chief Deputy Bob Keating of the Waldo County Sheriff's Office said 51-year-old Mallory Banks of Belfast was headed east on the highway in a 2005 Jeep SUV when she lost control of the vehicle around 5:40 p.m. The Jeep went into the other lane, striking a 2005 Subaru station wagon. That caused both vehicles ...

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