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Coppersmith gets 20-year sentence for double-fatal crash

FOND DU LAC, W.I. (WLUK) — Samuel Coppersmith was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years in prison for a drunk and drugged fatal crash, which killed two people and injured two others. Coppersmith was convicted in May for the July 19, 2020 crash. Prosecutors said Coppersmith was the driver of...
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Peter Jonathan Root, obituary

ROCKLAND — Peter Jonathan Root, 56, passed away peacefully at Penobscot Bay Medical Center, Sunday, July 3, 2022. Despite odds being against him from the day he was born, he lived a wonderful life for 56 years. He was one of a kind. He loved everyone and everyone loved...
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Massive $400 and $800 Tips Generously Left for Servers at This Maine Restaurant

As we are all painfully aware, times are tough right now. Maine’s tourism industry is seeing massive shortages as the trend has been in recent years, even before COVID. Those that are in the industry are working short-staffed which means (for servers) more tables, more demands, and more tasks to juggle. If you’ve never been a server in a restaurant it’s almost impossible to fully comprehend. It may seem like a straightforward gig, but it’s a lot of work, especially these days.

Robert ‘Robi’ Wayne Day, service and obituary

WALDOBORO — Robert “Robi” Wayne Day, 57, of Waldoboro, passed away unexpectedly at Miles Memorial Hospital on May 26, 2022, from a pulmonary embolism. Born on September 27, 1964, in Rockland, he was the son of Robert Day and Mary (Studley) Lund. Robi grew up in Waldoboro...

Kane named ‘Deputy of the Year’ for 2021

Boothbay resident Lt. Brendan Kane is the 2021 Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department “Deputy of the Year.” Sheriff Todd Brackett made the announcement July 5 at the Lincoln County commissioners’ meeting. Brackett remarked such presentations are typically made during an end of year banquet. “It was a tough year due to COVID,” he said.

Rockland teen honored at Hadlock Field for bravery in fighting leukemia

PORTLAND — As part of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s continued commitment to supporting the prevention and treatment of cancer and the work of the Maine Children’s Cancer Program (MCCP), 13-year-old Cameron Frisone was honored as an Anthem Hero at Hadlock for the courage he has displayed battling leukemia at a young age.

Medomak Valley 11& 12 softball all-stars win District 2 crown

Medomak Valley Little League 11&12 softball all-stars defeated Lincoln Little League 9-4 on July 6 to clench the District 2 championships, and earn a berth in the state tournament. Kendall Wyman collected the win (9K, 4B, 1HP, 3H). Olivia Ball took the loss for Lincoln (8K, 9B, 4H). Hitting for...

The House of Logan: A downtown staple

The House of Logan has been a staple of downtown Boothbay Harbor for decades. According to Boothbay Region Historical Society, the foundations of the store go back to 1928 when Ethel Drew Logan bought the building on Townsend Avenue, dubbing it the Old Curiosity Shop. The business has undergone many...

Central Maine Has Another New Restaurant

In the wake of all of the COVID-caused closures, it is great to see so many new hospitality businesses open in the State of Maine. In Central Maine, we have seen close to a dozen new restaurants and bars open within the last six months. And, there are even more scheduled to open in the next year.

China Boy Scout earns Eagle Scout status

On Saturday, June 11, Troop #479, of China, honored an Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor held for China resident Kaiden Sawyer Kelley, at the China Masonic Hall. Family, friends and Scouts attended the ceremony marking the advancement of this young man to the highest rank in Boy Scouts.

Rockland police usher a new chief into position

ROCKLAND — Deputy Chief Metcalf hired Tim Carroll as a fledgling patrol officer in 1991. Most recently, Chris Young held the position of chief for the same Rockland Police Department. On Wednesday, July 6, 2022, both former chiefs sat in attendance as Carroll received City Council approval to be the next leader of the department.

Nonprofit that trains guide dogs looks for volunteers in Maine

PORTLAND (WGME) -- If you like puppies and have free time, this might be the gig for you. A nonprofit that trains guide dogs for the visually impaired is looking for volunteers. "Guiding Eyes for the Blind," based out of New York, is looking for people to help train puppies...