Rockport, ME


Just another Saturday on the Coast

Despite the relatively warm temperatures throughout the region this weekend, not all people in the region were playing. On Sunday morning, Jan. 29, St. George Fire and Ambulance awoke at 5:46 a.m. to a report of a single vehicle rollover on the Spruce Head Road. The vehicle was found to...
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Folks in Belfast jam at benefit concert

BELFAST, Maine (WABI) - It may be a gray, rainy day in Belfast. But, inside the American Legion Post #43, it’s quite the party!. On Sunday, friends, fans of music, and fellow musicians gathered to lend a hand, and a cord or two. Just a few days before Christmas,...

Belfast Police beat

BELFAST — Belfast Police reported the following activity Jan. 8-25. An arrest or summons does not constitute a conviction, and those charged are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. Juveniles aged 17-or-younger are not named. Jan. 8. Takota W. Lenfest, 24, of Searsport, was arrested...

Not a bad day to jump in the ocean in January

CAMDEN—Hundreds of participants enjoyed an outing to celebrate the annual Camden Winterfest held at the. Camden Amphitheatre on Saturday, January 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for all of the classic Winterfest traditions —ice carving, a doggie fashion show, Polar Plunge, good food, a story walk, indoor crafts, and a mobile sauna. Many families came out with sleds and enjoyed the snowy hills.

Matinicus Isle’s New Ferry Will Not Be Named Slow Boat to China

Island people are the best, and they've been tasked with naming a new ferry. Matinicus Isle about 22 miles off the Knox County coast has a tiny harbor full of rocks according to the Bangor Daily News. So not just any ferry or boat can fit in it. Only the M/V Everett Libby is small enough to safely dock in Matinicus. But the Libby is 63 years old and next year will be replaced.

Blue Water Acquires Two Campgrounds, Oceanfront Hotel

Outdoor hospitality specialist Blue Water Development has recently acquired management of two campgrounds, one located in Rockport, Maine, and one in Greenfield Park, New York. This acquisition marks another milestone in a year of rapid growth for Blue Water Development. In 2022, the company added over 20 RV resorts, two...

The Dates Are Set For The 2023 Maine Lobster Festival

The Maine Lobster Festival will celebrate its 76th year in Rockland!. @kypow98 Maine lobster festival #maine #mainelobsterfestival #rocklandmaine ♬ Sunroof - Nicky Youre & dazy. @palakiyer What I ate at the Maine Lobster Festival in Rockland! #maine #lobster #whatieatinaday #whatiatetoday #summer ♬ mario sound - mandycap. @melodyrousseau209 The...

Substance Use Awareness Project Seeks Volunteers

At the January Substance Use Prevention Partnership meeting, Healthy Lincoln County announced plans for a series of public events throughout Lincoln County in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day, held globally on Aug. 31 to raise awareness of overdoses, reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths, and pay tribute to the grief felt by surviving families and friends.

This Week In Lincolnville: Who do we want to be?

So Sleepy Hollow still has a land line. And we have the exclusive “789” exchange code. For anyone who has lived in Lincolnville since before the age of cell phones, you will know that this signifies us as residents of The Beach. Now I am sure Ma —...

Camden Hills, Oceanside win KVAC wrestling crowns

AUGSTA — Wrestling teams from around the state, including five from the Midcoast, competed Saturday, Jan. 28 for the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference championships at Cony High School. Camden Hills emerged as the Class A champion while Oceanside won the Class B crown. Pat Kelly, the head coach of...

Waldo County Sheriff’s beat

BELFAST — The Waldo County Sheriff’s Department reported the following activity Jan. 10-25. An arrest or summons does not constitute a conviction, and those charged are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. Juveniles aged 17-or-younger are not named. Jan. 10. Dereck Maxcy, 41, of...

Rockport Select Board to convene Monday: Wastewater system, Route 90 sewer extension, plus two executive sessions

ROCKPORT – The Rockport Select Board will meet Monday evening, 6 p.m., at the Town Office, for a one-hour workshop to address wastewater infrastructure investments, a water resource recovery facility, and the plan to extend a sewer line out Route 90. Two closed-door sessions will follow at 7 p.m.: Labor contracts and a real estate contract.

Explore the Community That Lived on Malaga Island

In the first of Lincoln County Historical Association’s 2023 Winter Lectures, Maine State Archivist Kate McBrien explores the true history of the community that lived on Malaga Island, off the coast of Phippsburg, in the late 1800s. Her presentation and discussion examines the individuals who were part of this...

Winter/Spring youth acting classes at The Waldo

Imagination comes to life at The Waldo! Enrollment is now open for a range of youth acting classes. All classes are held after-school and will run for 12 weeks beginning the last week of February. The classes are designed for age ranges 1st-3rd, 4th-6th, 7th-12th, and a new class just for kindergartners. No previous experience is needed to join.

Jan. 28 update: Midcoast adds 12 new COVID-19 cases

AUGUSTA — The Maine CDC has updated its list of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the state of Maine. Maine CDC conducts case investigations and contact tracing Monday through Friday. As a result, COVID-19 case data will be updated Tuesday through Saturday. Case data will not be updated Sunday and Monday or on holidays.

Agenda set for Five Town CSD board meeting Feb. 1

ROCKPORT — The agenda for the next Five Town CSD school board meeting has been set. The meeting will be held Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. in the Rose Hall Board Room. a. Approval of the January 23 Special Joint Board Meeting Minutes. b. Approval of the January...

Betty Stetson Cameron, notice

CAMDEN — Betty Stetson Cameron, 93, widow of the late Clifford R. Cameron, Sr., died on Thursday, January 26, 2023 at the Sussman House in Rockport. A complete obituary will be published later. Condolences and memories may be shared at Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home &...