Midcoast town may temporarily ban large retail stores after one is proposed
The moratorium is a response to the recent proposal by a developer to build an unspecified retail store in Lincolnville Center.
Video of Rockland, Maine, Burglar Looks Like a Comedy Routine
Rockland has had some interesting break-ins recently. First, on Thanksgiving Day, a deer broke through the glass window of T.J. Maxx and caused some damage before eventually being helped out of the store unharmed. Video of the fawn was caught by surveillance cameras. Then there was another break-in on Tuesday, November 28, around 9:30 pm.
Community Gathers to Honor and Remember Amy Nickerson
• Communities in Newport, Maine came together to mourn and remember Amy Nickerson, who was shot and killed in a domestic homicide in Searsmont. • A vigil was held at Anglers Restaurant in Newport to honor Amy, where coworkers, regulars, and loved ones gathered to celebrate her life and share their favorite memories of her.
WATCH: Clumsy Thief Caught on Camera Robbing Maine Smoke Shop
According to WGME, law enforcement officials are seeking an extremely uncoordinated thief who was recently captured on surveillance footage fumbling and spilling cartons of cigarettes onto the floor during an attempted robbery at a local smoke shop. The police were called in for a "smash and grab" at the Maine...
Community comes together to remember a loved one
Newport, Maine (WABI) -Communities came together tonight to mourn and remember Amy Nickerson. Police say Nickerson was shot and died in a domestic homicide in Searsmont earlier this week. People gathered at Anglers Restaurant in Newport today for a vigil to honor Amy. Coworkers, regulars and loved ones celebrated her...
Burglary Suspect Struggles with Cigarette Cartons in Comical Slip and Slide Incident
Watch a hilarious burglary attempt go awry as the suspect struggles to grab cigarette cartons, slipping and sliding all over the place. Despite the chaos, not much was actually stolen, according to Rockland, Maine police. A must-watch for a good laugh! #shorts.
Today the gas price is close to $3.59 in Boothbay as of 2023-12-01. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Friday is $3.248, a week ago the price is $3.265 , according to AAA.
Belfast Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club Team Up for Annual Holiday Book Drive
Join the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club in spreading holiday cheer through their second annual Ho Ho Holiday Book Drive. Donate new or gently used books for children of all ages and reading levels until December 8th at the Belfast Chamber Visitors Center.
Belfast Holiday Events: From Harbor Festivals to Santa Breakfasts, What's Happening in Our Town
The November 30, 2023 newsletter outlines several holiday events in Belfast, Maine. The Holiday on the Harbor and the Yuletide Festival of Trees, both family events, are highlighted. The PAWS Animal Adoption Center is holding an Auction for the Animals, and the Belfast Maskers are opening their production of 'A Storm in the Barn'.
Midcoast Railservice looks to forge on after equipment issue and Dragon Cement plant’s impending closure
Something did not feel as peppy, Midcoast Railservice Vice President and co-founder George Betke recalled an engineer saying after the last Coastliner passenger run in October, a Damariscotta Pumpkinfest excursion. Turned out, there was a problem with one of two engines on the reversible, self-propelled, low-emission car that had drawn riders’ praise from Wiscasset and elsewhere on the Rockland Branch this summer and fall.
It’s Fish Fry Friday at Graffam Bros Seafood Market!!!
Crab Cakes - $4.95 each. Our kitchen is open from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm. The market is open all day from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. We also stock lots of Scandinavian treats and gifts, Bixby chocolates, a great selection of beer and wine. Graffam Bros Seafood Market, 211...
Lincolnville Ferry Terminal to receive $7.1 million upgrade
LINCOLNVILLE -- The Lincolnville Ferry Terminal is getting a $7.1 million upgrade. On Tuesday, November 28th, Senator and Vice Chairman of the Appropriations Committee Susan Collins announced that MaineDOT will receive the grant through the U.S. Department of Transportation's Ferry Service for Rural Communities Grant Program. Constructed in 1959 and...
Belmont's Agricultural Heritage: The Enduring Legacy of Stone Walls and Farms
The stone walls that meander through Belmont are more than just curious relics; they are the fingerprints of the town's agricultural past. These walls, similar to those across New England, were crafted by early settlers, their construction rooted in practicality for marking property boundaries and containing livestock. As detailed in local historical accounts, including Frances Baldwin's 'The Story of Belmont', these structures are remnants of a thriving agricultural community that once characterized the region, a time when the land was meticulously divided and worked upon by generations of farmers.
Belfast Gears Up for Annual Early Bird Saturday Sale
Get ready for the Early Bird Saturday sale in downtown Belfast! With over 30 businesses offering deep discounts as early as 5:30 a.m., it's a community event aimed at supporting local businesses. From olive oil to unique finds, there's something for everyone.
Downtown Belfast preps for Early Bird Saturday sale
BELFAST, Maine (WABI) - The early bird gets the worm or in this case, great deals!. Downtown Belfast businesses and town officials are gearing up for a fun Saturday full of sales and community engagement before the holidays with the annual Early Bird Saturday sale. “We’ve got more than 30...
Study: almost half of peninsula residents live paycheck to paycheck
A recent study says an average 44% of income-earning households on the Boothbay peninsula struggle to afford the cost of living. The report, the first of its kind from United Ways of Maine, spotlights challenges for residents who earn more than the federal poverty level, but not enough to afford the basics of where they live.
Bringing the world – and this year, India! – to Maine through the Camden Conference
Betsy Mayberry & Vee Sheehan: Bringing the World – and this year, India! – to Maine through the Camden Conference. Every month PelotonLabs co-founder Liz Trice interviews local community members. This month, Liz caught up with Betsy and Vee, both Portland residents. They are longtime volunteers helping to run the Camden Conference, which hosts events every year that educate people in Maine and beyond on global issues. This year’s conference is February 16th through 18th, live in Camden and livestreamed to homes and other venues, including Luther Bonney Hall at USM in Portland. Also, there are dozens of community events, both live and virtual, held mostly in libraries, leading up to the conference.