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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.
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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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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...
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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,...

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...
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Camden man accused of assaulting woman held hostage for more than a week

If you or someone you know needs resources or support related to sexual violence, contact the Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault’s 24/7 hotline at 800-871-7741. A Camden man has been arrested after police said he held a woman against her will for more than a week, locked her in a bedroom, repeatedly assaulted and threatened to kill her.

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...

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.

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...

Family remembers 13-year-old girl who took her life after bullying

BELFAST—Alissa Grace Clark. Remember her name and beautiful face. Thirteen-year-old Alissa died May 11 by suicide. Her family said they believe it was a direct causal effect from being relentlessly bullied and cyberbullied from individuals at her school. Clark’s family does not want Alissa or the tragic circumstances of her...

Seagull Shop Rises From the Ashes One Year After Fire

Exactly one year to the day from when The Seagull Gift Shop and Restaurant at Pemaquid Point burned down, the newly constructed building opened its doors to a flood of visitors on Thursday, Sept. 9. The gift shop and restaurant were both packed on Thursday, with a line of people...

Rotary Club’s 2021 Harbor Fest ‘A Real Success’

BELFAST — The 14th annual Belfast Harbor Fest, presented to the community by Belfast Rotary Club in August, provided boatbuilding, music, food, crafts, children’s activities and more to nearly 2,000 people over two days. “With the support of more than three dozen sponsors and the participation of more than 100...

Camden man charged with kidnapping, assault

CAMDEN, Maine (WABI) - A Camden man is in jail after allegedly holding a woman against her will for over a week and assaulting her. 34-year-old Richard Ellis of Camden is charged with kidnapping, gross sexual assault, aggravated assault, among other things. On Wednesday, Camden Police responded to a call...
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14-year-old boy found safe in Camden Hills State Park

A 14-year-old boy has been found safe after he was separated from the group he was with in Camden Hills State Park Thursday afternoon. The boy was located around 1:45 p.m., according to the Knox County Regional Communications Center. The search began shortly after noon on Thursday. The Maine Warden...