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  1. Boundary between Rockland, Thomaston may be in disputeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Bangor Daily News

    There is a discrepancy in maps that show the boundary between Thomaston and Rockland, according to Thomaston's assessors agent. At issue is a strip of land, pictured on the left of this photo taken along Route 1. Buy Photo There is a discrepancy in survey maps depicting the boundary between Rockland and Thomaston adjacent to Route 1, according to Thomaston's assessors agent.


  2. Six new LePage vetoes includes nix of 'Taylor's Law' intermediate driver programRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Bangor Daily News

    Good morning from Augusta, where the Legislature is returning to town after most members had four-day weekends. May they be fresh and ready for some serious lawmaking.


  3. Rockland area school budget receives support from nearly 200Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | Bangor Daily News

    Nearly 200 residents overwhelmingly backed the $25.9 million 2015-2016 budget for the area school district Thursday night despite sharp tax hikes it will impose on communities. The budget now goes to residents at the polls on June 9 in the five communities of Regional School Unit 13. Some Rockland residents made efforts to cut money from the budget during the four-hour meeting, saying the $1.2 million in additional property taxes that the city will have to raise is too great.


  4. Police accuse Cushing man of sexually assaulting childRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | Bangor Daily News

    A 49-year-old Cushing man is being held without bail until he makes his initial court appearance Monday afternoon on a charge that he sexually assaulted a 6-year-old girl. Timothy Sanford is being held at the Knox County Jail in Rockland on a single count of unlawful sexual contact.


  5. RSU 13 school board OKs budget increaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 7 | Bangor Daily News

    The Rockland-area school board voted Thursday night to approve a $25.9 million budget that will increase local property taxes. "We owe it to our youth," Board Chairman Steve Roberts of Rockland said.


  6. State supreme court upholds Tenants Harbor man's murder convictionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | Bangor Daily News

    The state high court upheld Thursday the conviction of a Tenants Harbor man who was sentenced to 45 years in prison for the shotgun slaying of a friend. The Maine Supreme Judicial Court ruled that then Superior Court Justice Jeffrey Hjelm was correct in denying the request by Andrew J. Kierstead to have statements he made to police after the killing suppressed and not presented to the jury.


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

    Apr 15, 2015 | 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.


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

    Apr 10, 2015 | 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.


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

    Mar 31, 2015 | 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.


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

    Mar 28, 2015 | 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 .


  11. 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.


  12. 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.


  13. 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.


  14. 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.


  15. 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.


  16. 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.


  17. 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.


  18. 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.


  19. 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 .


  20. 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.


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