Friendship, ME

Robert M. Hall, Sr., obituary

HOPE — Robert Madden Hall, Sr., 97, of Hope, died at his home on Sunday, September 5, 2021. Born in Vinalhaven on September 3, 1924, he was the son of Burton and Ida (Madden) Hall and moved to Hope at the age of 6. During WWII, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the European Theatre in Normandy, France, Rhineland and Central Europe receiving five bronze stars.
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Rockland Police seek information in multiple vehicle thefts

ROCKLAND — Rockland Police are investigating the thefts of several catalytic converters that were stolen during the past two weeks from vehicles parked in the Industrial Park in Rockland. Police are asking citizens to please take notice of any suspicious vehicles or persons in the area, particularly during the overnight...
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Stepfather charged after 4 year old fires unsecured gun

WEST BATH, AP — Authorities say a West Bath man has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child after his 4-year-old stepson fired an unsecured gun into an adjacent apartment. The sheriff’s office says the man allegedly took the pistol out of a closet on Thursday, set it...

Robert E. Winchenbach, Sr., obituary

CAMDEN — Robert E. Winchenbach, Sr., 85, died on August 20, 2021 at the Sussman House in Rockport. Born in Waldoboro on January 25, 1936, he was the son of Thomas F. and Ruth (Fairbrother) Winchenbach. On August 25, 1954, Bob married Elizabeth Garland in Waldoboro. A long-time member of...

Pick-your-own hemp season opens in Whitefield

WHITEFIELD — Christine Cuneo and Trudi Johnson poked through a field of hemp plants Thursday, looking for just the right plants to cut. They had driven two hours from the Ellsworth area in search of plants in good health with densely packed flower spikes and buds. The farm offers four strains — which are all certified organic. Their plan is to process those plants for cannabidiol or CBD to make their own products to treat pain.

Car rolls into Wiscasset harbor

Nobody was in a Jeep when it became submerged in Wiscasset harbor Sept. 16, Wiscasset Police Department Administrative Assistant Stephany Blodgett said. And no one was hurt, Blodgett said in an email response to Wiscasset Newspaper Sept. 16. “Officer (Jonathan) Barnes wrote in the call log that the owners were...

Maine man accused of kidnapping woman, sexually assaulting her

CAMDEN (WGME) – A Camden man allegedly held a woman against her will for more than a week and sexually assaulted her. ['Randy shot him!' Tenant allegedly shot Maine landlord in front of pregnant girlfriend]. Police charged 34-year-old Richard J. Ellis with kidnapping, gross sexual assault, aggravated assault, criminal threatening,...

Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library

Who would have thought that one of the more sought after Summer Reading Program Prizes would be a shift as “Librarian for the Day” in the children’s room! When my coworker, Bethany Schmidt, BHML’s Community Technology Coordinator, first suggested the idea, I have to admit I thought it was a little bit crazy. Surely, no kid would choose to put their hard-earned raffle tickets in a drawing to spend a day in the children’s room working as a librarian. Boy was I wrong! Not only did summer reading participants put their raffle tickets in, quite a few of them put all of their raffle tickets in the box for Librarian for the Day! While I didn’t get a chance to count the number of raffle tickets, to my surprise, the box was full! Each raffle ticket was earned by reading for five hours, completing five reading challenges or writing a book review. Overall, we had 657 raffle tickets entered! That equals a lot of reading!

Patricia H. Starbird, service and obituary

SYLVANIA, Ohio — Patricia H. Starbird, age 91, passed away on Monday, May 24, 2021, at Kingston Care Center of Sylvania. Born January 27, 1930, in Easton, Maine, she was the daughter of Robert C. and Avis E. (Warren) Herrick. Those left to forever cherish her memory are her four...

Senate passes ‘Made in America’ proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C (AP) — The U.S. Senate has passed a proposal to create a standard for products that carry a Made in America label. Maine’s Independent Sen. Angus King and Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah made the proposal, which unanimously passed this week. The senators said the patchwork of...

Newcastle Summer Resident Swims Length of Damariscotta River

Newcastle summer resident Alison Hayden swam the length of the Damariscotta River on Saturday, Aug. 21, without fanfare. She left her family’s home on Glidden Street in Newcastle a little after noon and arrived at the South Bristol Coop at 6:15 p.m. “It is something I have always wanted to...

Floating Road Work Nearly Complete in GSB

Central Maine Power Co.’s repairs on an island in Great Salt Bay, which required the construction of a temporary “floating road” for access, are nearly complete. CMP expects to begin taking apart the road this week after replacing an H-frame structure on the island that dates to 1967, said CMP Project Manager Nicole Harbaugh, during a tour of the work site on Friday, Sept. 10.

Camden man facing sexual assault, kidnapping charges

CAMDEN (WGME) — A Camden man has been arrested on a number of charges including kidnapping, gross sexual assault, and aggravated assault following an incident early Wednesday morning. According to a news release, the Camden Police Department responded to a report of a female in distress on Park Street. Authorities...

Expect Extended Detour Along Route 32 In Waldoboro

If you are in the capital area and thinking about taking a drive down to the Mid-coast for maybe some of that coastal flavor you’ve been craving all year. Or if you are already in the Mid-coast, and ready to do some serious shopping in the big city of Augusta, you will want to know about the detour on Route 32 that has shut dow a portion of this very popular road down for the past few weeks, and several more weeks to go.