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    January 5, 2010

    Census Bureau to seek local workers

    In preparation for the federal government's once-a-decade stock-taking, the US Census Bureau will be conducting a series of employment tests for prospective 2010 census workers at numerous locations throughout the Midcoast in the coming weeks. A list of testing sites currently set up in Knox and Waldo counties appears below. Many of the sites will hold multiple sessions. Because of the number of individual ...

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    January 5, 2010

    Judge grants change of venue in Monroe manslaughter case

    A judge granted a change of venue for a Medway businessman who is charged with manslaughter in connection with a September 2008 vehicle crash in Monroe.James Lee, 44, appeared before Justice Jeffrey Hjelm in Waldo County Superior Court Jan. 5 with his attorney, Jed Davis, of Augusta. Citing pretrial publicity, Davis requested that his client's trial take place at a different location.Lee is charged with manslaught...

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    January 5, 2010

    Bad week for cruisers

    A Waldo County Sheriff's office cruiser and a Belfast Police cruiser were involved in separate crashes this week. On Jan. 3 at about 6 p.m., Deputy Dan Thompson was turning into a driveway on the Shibles Road in Knox when he was hit by an all-terrain vehicle driven by 69-year-old Bernard Thomas. No one was injured, but Thomas was charged by Maine State Police Trooper Ryan Brockway for operating an ATV on a ...

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    January 5, 2010

    Man charged in fork stabbing pleads guilty to assault

    A man who was arrested in connection with a report that he stabbed a woman with a fork in Unity last July pleaded guilty to one of three charges he faced as part of a plea agreement.Raymond Miner III, 23, of Knox, appeared at Waldo County Superior Court Jan. 5 and pleaded guilty to a charge of domestic violence assault as part of a plea agreement. In exchange, the state agreed to drop charges of criminal threateni...

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    January 5, 2010

    Local representatives announce re-election intentions

    Most local legislators said they plan to seek another two-year term in the Legislature. A few legislators, however, can't run for their seats again this year because of term limits. Nomination papers for legislative and county seats became available last week, although signatures could not be collected until Jan. 1. Party candidates have until March 15 to collect signatures and file nomination papers with the ...

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    January 5, 2010

    Later than expected, baby has perfect timing

    Waldo County General Hospital welcomed the first baby of 2010 at 2:03 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5. Jade Dominique Harvey is the official New Year's baby. She is the daughter of Shay Harford of Swanville and Darrell Harvey of Frankfort. She weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce when she made her debut and will eventually go home with a savings bond, a case of diapers and a huge basket of goodies for both herself and her mom, ...

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    January 5, 2010

    Former teacher opts for jury trial in child porn case

    Jury selection is set to begin next week for the former Mount View Junior High science teacher accused of viewing and storing child pornography on both his personal and school-issued computers.Michael Douglas, 42 of Augusta, is charged with possession of sexually explicit materials. A Waldo County grand jury indicted Douglas on that charge last May. In April of last year, Douglas reportedly admitted to police ...

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    January 5, 2010

    Proceed with caution on ice, trails

    Those looking to get out on the area's ponds and lakes should use caution, as the conditions are spotty from one body of water to the next and even from one area of a lake to another. The Maine Warden Service is urging people to check the thickness of ice before venturing too far out on any of Maine's waterways. With the weekend's storm that produced more than a foot of snow in most areas, the Maine Department...

  • Published
    January 4, 2010

    Stockton Springs man arrested for gross sexual assault

    Following an investigation by the Belfast Police Department and the Waldo County Sheriff's Office, a 52-year-old Stockton Springs man has been charged with gross sexual assault. Steven Watson was arrested by police on Jan. 1. The investigation stems from an incident on Nov. 17, involving an 18-year-old female and occurred in Belfast, according to Belfast Police Chief Jeff Trafton. Trafton said Watson lived in ...

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    January 4, 2010

    New year brings weekend storm, lots of snow

    A lengthy snowstorm crept into the county for New Year's Eve and continued through the first weekend of 2010, dumping more than a foot of heavy, wet snow throughout the region. The National Weather Service reported that as of Jan. 3, 15 inches of snow accumulated in Belmont, while Winterport residents saw about 18 inches of the white stuff. In the Rockport area, snowfall totals measured as high as 19 inches.  

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