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  1. Maine lawmaker says voters should pick constitutional officersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | Bangor Daily News

    A Republican leader in the Legislature attempted for the second time in his career Wednesday to convince his peers that Maine's attorney general, treasurer and secretary of state should be elected by the Maine voters, not lawmakers, every two years. Assistant Senate Majority Leader Andre Cushing of Hampden told members of the State and Local Government Committee on Wednesday that Maine is a decided outlier in the way that it elects its constitutional officers.


  2. Facing financial crunch, Rockland area school board wrestles with its roleRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 10 | Bangor Daily News

    The chairman of the Rockland area school board says the district is in a financial bind, in part because of actions taken during the past year by some board members that led to St. George withdrawing. St. George's withdrawal means Regional School Union 13 will lose $1.7 million in revenues for the upcoming school year.


  3. Are Rockland-area schools facing budget tsunami or choppy seas?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 31 | Bangor Daily News

    The Rockland-area school board left Monday night's inaugural budget meeting faced with the realization that without cuts or other savings, the local communities will have to raise an additional $3.2 million in property taxes. Board member Esther "Tess" Kilgour of Rockland said this situation is why the district must combine its two middle schools into one and its two high schools into one.


  4. Farnsworth Art Museum to Begin Vital Capital Improvements ProjectRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 28 | Bangor Daily News

    The Farnsworth Art Museum is pleased to announce it has secured the necessary funding to begin major capital improvements to their Rockland and Cushing properties. The project received financing through Maine's New Markets Tax Incentive Program allocated by CEI Capital Management, LLC , and federal New Markets Tax Credit funds that were allocated by the Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation , of Boston, with the investment of U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation .


  5. Rockland art museum plans multimillion dollar renovation projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2015 | Bangor Daily News

    The William A. Farnsworth Library and Art Museum plans to undertake a multimillion dollar renovation project for both its downtown Rockland campus and the historic Olson House in Cushing. Troup said there is a lot of work that needs to be done on the buildings.


  6. Take a break from the kitchen and come to supper at the John Street United Methodist April 4Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2015 | Bangor Daily News

    At 5:30 pm on Saturday, April 4, the main course will be put on the tables at the monthly homemade New England supper prepared be cooks at the John Street United Methodist Church, 98 John Street, Camden. The July supper attracted an overflow crowd, so to insure a seat, diners should arrive early.


  7. Thomaston representative resigns from Rockland-area school boardRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2015 | Bangor Daily News

    Selectmen will have to appoint a replacement on the regional school board after the resignation of one of the town's two representatives. David Hynd submitted his resignation to the town on Thursday.


  8. State high court hears Tenants Harbor man's murder appealRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2015 | Bangor Daily News

    The attorney for a Tenants Harbor man sentenced to 45 years for murder argued Tuesday before the state high court that his client was in such a bad state of mind when he confessed that the incriminating comments should not have been allowed. Defense attorney Steven Peterson also maintained that the 45-year prison sentence given to his client, Andrew J. Kierstead, was excessive and for a 40-year-old man amounts to a life sentence.


  9. Rockland seeks meeting to determine financial hit of St. George withdrawal from RSURead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2015 | Bangor Daily News

    There is considerable uncertainty about what the tax impact will end up being to city property owners because of the withdrawal of St. George from the regional school district. Mayor Frank Isganitis has called for the council to meet with school board and local legislators on the matter.


  10. Knox County man said 2013 suspected homicide probe will taint his upcoming trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2015 | Bangor Daily News

    A judge declined Friday to recuse himself from an upcoming trial of an Owls Head man accused of burglary, assault and tampering with a witness. The judge also denied a request to move the trial outside Knox County, even though the defendant said a 2013 investigation into a missing man, who later was found dead, will taint the jury.


  11. Warren man indicted on charge that he strangled, assaulted woman in carRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2014 | Bangor Daily News

    A Warren man was indicted for aggravated assault by a Lincoln County grand jury earlier this month after allegedly strangling a woman and otherwise assaulting her in a car in Bremen on Aug. 8. Lincoln County Sheriff's Deputy Justin Drake interviewed the woman at LincolnHealth - Miles Campus Aug. 9, the day after the alleged assault, which was domestic in nature, occurred. According to Drake's affidavit, the woman said she and Baughman had met at a mutual friend's house in Bremen on Aug. 8. After Baughman and the woman left the house in a vehicle, "as he was driving he assaulted her by pulling her hair and slamming her head around the interior," Drake wrote.


  12. Cushing man who allegedly found mouse in McDonald's milkshake has lawsuit dismissedRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2014 | Bangor Daily News

    A lawsuit filed earlier this year by a Cushing man who said he found a mouse in his McDonald's milkshake has been dismissed. The notice of dismissal was filed this week in Knox County Superior Court in Rockland in the lawsuit filed by George Mele against RC Management LLC, which owns the McDonald's restaurant on Route 1 in Thomaston.


  13. Portland moves closer to enacting historic designation for House IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2014 | Bangor Daily News

    A proposal to layer the privately owned House Island - "Portland's Ellis Island" - with historical protections has taken another step forward. The Portland Planning Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to recommend to the City Council that the island be designated as a local historic district, according to The Forecaster .


  14. Warming shelters in place in wake of snowstormRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2014 | Bangor Daily News

    The Salvation Army announced Monday it will be serving free hot lunches to those without power at its Bangor location on French Street. Bangor police announced later Monday the city's Parks and Recreation building on Main Street will be open and providing hot beverages, snacks and phone access throughout the day.


  15. Coast Guard suspends search for missing fishermen from sunken Cushing boatRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2014 | Bangor Daily News

    The search for two people who were aboard a fishing boat that sank on Saturday afternoon ended Sunday, according to a statement from the Coast Guard. One person who had been aboard the vessel, called No Limits, was found alive in a life raft by a Coast Guard helicopter Saturday evening.


  16. Despite snowstorm, Coast Guard continues search for missing fishermen after Cushing boat sinksRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2014 | Bangor Daily News

    Two people aboard a fishing boat that sank on Saturday afternoon were still missing on Sunday morning, according to Coast Guard officers. One person who had been aboard the vessel, called No Limits, had been found alive in a life raft by a Coast Guard helicopter Saturday evening.


  17. Truck filled with lobsters rolls over in CushingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2014 | Bangor Daily News

    A truck carrying 110 crates filled with lobsters for the Linda Bean seafood company rolled over in a crash on Sunday in Cushing. According to the Knox County Sheriff's Office, the truck was driving north on River Road in Cushing shortly after 3 p.m. when the load shifted.


  18. Two charged in connection with Rockland cocaine bustRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2014 | Bangor Daily News

    Thomas Boynton, 21, and Jacob Ortiz, 20, both of Rockland, were arrested by officers with the Rockland Police Department, Maine State Police and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, according to a news release from the agencies. Boynton was charged with possession of cocaine and possession of hypodermic needles.


  19. World War II veteran from Cushing helps kick off national drive to preserve war lettersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 21, 2014 | Bangor Daily News

    Historian Andrew Carroll displays a copy of one letter from a World War II veteran that was censored so much by military censors that nearly all of it was cut. Buy Photo Historian Andrew Carroll accepts a package of letters from World War II veteran Hugh Aaron of Cushing as the kick off of a national campaign to preserve war letters from veterans.


  20. 2014 Biennial Exhibition Opens at CMCARead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 20, 2014 | Bangor Daily News

    The Center for Maine Contemporary Art's 2014 Biennial Exhibition opens Saturday, September 27, with an artists' reception from 4 to 6:00 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public, and will take place at CMCA at 162 Russell Ave. in Rockport. The exhibition includes work by 28 artists, chosen by jurors Jennifer Gross , chief curator of the deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts, and Deborah Weisgall , arts and culture writer for The New York Times , The Atlantic , Esquire , and The New Yorker .


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