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    February 3, 2010

    Plenty of area snowmobile clubs

    Of the more than 290 snowmobile clubs listed with the Maine Snowmobile Association, 19 are located in the Knox, Lincoln and Waldo county areas. If one would like information about joining one of the local clubs, maps and where the trails these clubs maintain are located, contact them at the information listed next to their name.Appleton: Appleton Trail Makers, PO Box 15, Searsmont, ME 04973 Belfast: Belfast ...

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    February 3, 2010

    Postseason play around corner for Midcoast squads

    The conclusion of the 2009-10 high school basketball season is just a few days away, with the final day of the campaign set for Friday, Feb. 5. With most teams having only one game left to play, there are plenty of local teams fighting for their playoff lives, while others are looking to position themselves for the playoffs set to begin next week. The following is a recap of games involving local teams played ...

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    February 3, 2010

    Camden Hills, Mount View to square off in KVAC title game

    After the Mount View boys basketball team knocked off defending state Class B champion Camden Hills Jan. 22 in a regular-season game, high school hoop fans may have wondered if they would have the opportunity to see the rubber match between the Mustangs and Windjammers when the Eastern Class B playoffs begin next week. It appears those fans will get their wish — sooner rather than later. The Windjammers ...

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    February 3, 2010

    Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance receives $175,000 grant

    On Jan. 7, the Maine Natural Resource Conservation Program, in its inaugural round of grants, awarded nearly $2 million to help 11 public and non-profit groups move forward on important resource protection projects across Maine. The Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance (SWLA) received $175,000 for its ongoing campaign to protect the 410-acre Whitten Hill property in Montville. The Maine Natural Resource Conservation...

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    February 2, 2010

    Ice Cats claw past Bulldogs in final home game

    It was senior day at the Midcoast Recreation Center Jan. 25 as the Midcoast Ice Cats, a cooperative high school ice hockey squad, prepared to play their final home game of the season. After the game was delayed due to a power outage, the 'Cats took a moment to honor McKinley Schroeder of Belfast and Morganne Price-Prevot of Medomak Valley, who would play in their final home game for the Ice Cats. Certainly, ...

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    February 2, 2010

    Animal tracking workshop offered Feb. 7

    Local wildlife tracker Laura Sebastianelli will offer a tracking workshop on Sunday, Feb. 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sponsored by Coastal Mountains Land Trust, this outdoor adventure will explore the Newman Preserve in Northport. Although wild animals can be difficult to spot, their tracks and signs in the snow are not, revealing exciting interactions and interconnections not readily visible in other ...

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    February 2, 2010

    Memories from a Game Warden’s Diary: Collection of shorts

    The year 1981 was an active one filled with a wide variety of activities. With the Moody Mountain manhunt fiasco finally over, I was relieved to again be back on routine patrol working night hunters, night after night.Aug. 23, 1981, I found myself on another K9 call. It was in the black of night when I was asked to assist my boss, Sgt. Bill Allen and his K9 Satan. Thanks to Satan's tracking ability, they were ...

  • Published
    February 1, 2010

    Waldo, Knox squads hit hardwood for plenty of weekend games

    The previous few days were busy for high school girls and boys basketball teams from around the area as plenty of games dotted both Friday and Saturday as the end of the regular season looms. Boys Mount View 52, Maine Central Institute 44 ... At Pittsfield Friday, Jason Hughes led the visiting Mustangs with 12 points and 10 rebounds and Dylan Keller added 10 points and 11 assists to pace the Thorndike-based ...

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    February 1, 2010

    Lions finish tremendous regular season with more victories

    Belfast Area High School swimmers came away from Friday's home and final regular-season meet victorious, with the Lion boys finishing unbeaten and the girls with one loss. The girls team scores were: Belfast 84, Boothbay Region 0; Belfast 69, Lincoln Academy of Newcastle 28; and Belfast 84, Wiscasset 9. The boys team scores were: Belfast 87, Boothbay Region 0; Belfast 74, Lincoln Academy 22; and Belfast 69, ...

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    February 1, 2010

    Lunt organizes road, water races for charity

    With snow on the banks and ice on the roads it may seem like a bad time to get out on the Midcoast roads to race. However, there are several upcoming fundraising races in the area that will hopefully see more favorable weather. Paula Lunt of Tenants Harbor is directing and promoting the three events to be held from Valentine's Day through May 22. Although it may still be cold outdoors, the first race is on ...

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