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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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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.
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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...

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...

St. Michael Parish donates over 5,000 Diapers

As part of an initiative for parishioners to learn, act, and pray on the life and dignity of the human person, St. Michael Parish, in Augusta, held a collection for items and financial assistance for the Open Arms Pregnancy Center, in Augusta, which offers encouragement and support to pregnant women and young families.

A new review calls for changes to search policies at the University of Maine System

An internal review says that the University of Maine System did not follow its policies in a recent presidential search at the University of Maine at Augusta. Officials launched the review after it was revealed that the chair of the UMA search committee and Chancellor Dannel Malloy didn't inform the committee of a no-confidence vote against Michael Laliberte, who was ultimately chosen to be the UMA president in April. Laliberte ultimately withdrew, and the mishandling could cost the system nearly $600,000.

Lyrical, surreal, and painterly works on exhibit on North Haven

Startling visions by photographer/surrealist David Neufeld will be on exhibit July 17-23 at the Hopkins Wharf Ice House close to the ferry dock on North Haven. Neufeld’s photography merges multiple images into lyrical, surreal, and painterly works. His 30-month international project of self-portraits taken through the surface of lakes, rivers, and oceans will occupy one wall of the gallery. The remaining walls will display figures, natural environments, and architecture subsumed in textures and weather effects; complex patterns interwoven into visual narratives.

Sheepscot Lake Association news, July 2022

Hello fellow Lake-lovers! It doesn’t seem possible, but Summer 2022 is now upon us! The Sheepscot Lake Association looks forward to another summer full of fun-filled lake activities. We welcome both new members and returning to the lake association and thank you all for your continued support. We will...

The Cushing Collaborative: An Artist Project, Residency and Exhibit July 8 through 17

(Cushing, ME) A new collectively-funded artist residency project, the Cushing Collaborative, will be in Cushing, Maine July 8 through July 17. The project is inspired by the long history of New York artists who spent summers in Maine and created alongside the local artists and fellow New York artist friends. The Cushing Collaborative is organized by New York artist Maureen Cavanaugh who gathered a group of other New York artists for the project (Liz Ainslie, Jaqueline Cedar, Emily Noelle Lambert, Carolyn Salas, Claudia Peña Salinas, and Lumin Wakoa), each of whom has a long foundation of friendship and shared community in New York.