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  1. Trio of options to be offered for Rockland school cutsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 3 | Bangor Daily News

    The Rockland area school board gave its administration marching orders to come up with three plans to cut the budget. The board on Thursday evening directed the superintendent and business manager to return with budget cuts of $500,000, $700,000 and $1 million to allow members to see what those size cuts would mean.

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  2. Harvard "Hardy" GayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | Bangor Daily News

    Harvard "Hardy" Gay, 71 died July 1, 2015 at home after a long courageous battle with cancer. He was born July 22, 1943 in Machias, ME, the son of Harvard and Agnes Gay .

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  3. Rockland school board eyes 'sweet spot' to gain support for budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | Bangor Daily News

    The Rockland area school board was told Wednesday evening that it must be the one to decide what cuts must be made to get public support to gain passage of a 2015-2016 budget. The Regional School Unit 13 Board met for 90 minutes at Rockland City Hall with members of the city council, and selectmen from Thomaston, Owls Head, South Thomaston and Cushing.

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  4. Trekkers' Executive Director to Step DownRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | Bangor Daily News

    After 17 years as Trekkers' Executive Director, Don Carpenter has decided to step down. Don, 45, informed the board of trustees of his plans in advance of its scheduled board retreat earlier this month.

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  5. Maine Senate, House split on right-to-die billRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 15 | Bangor Daily News

    The concept of allowing terminally ill patients to end their own lives under a doctor's supervision hit a roadblock Monday when the Senate voted 18-17 against it. The bill was revived later Monday in the House of Representatives with a 76-70 vote to support the measure.

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  6. Maine Senate rejects right-to-die bill in razor-thin voteRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 15 | Bangor Daily News

    The concept of allowing terminally ill patients to end their own lives under a doctor's supervision hit a roadblock Monday when the Senate voted 18-17 against it. The bill, LD 1270 , would allow physician-assisted suicide in Maine but only with a range of caveats, including that the patient has to take lethal drugs by his or her own hand after significant counseling from health care professionals.

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  7. Rockland area school board to regroup after budget rejectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 10 | Bangor Daily News

    The superintendent of the Rockland area school system said Wednesday that the district will regroup in the wake of the overwhelming defeat the previous day of the proposed budget for next year. Residents in the five communities of Regional School Unit 13 rejected the $25.9 million budget for 2015-2016 by a vote of 803 to 524.

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  8. Rockland area school budget failing at the pollsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 10 | Bangor Daily News

    The Rockland area school board will have to begin its budget deliberations anew as the proposed $25.9 million budget for 2015-16 was headed to a sound defeat Tuesday night. With only Thomaston's results not in as of 9 p.m., the budget was going to defeat by a 380-593 tally.

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  9. Downtown Rockland art gallery plans five-story buildingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2015 | Bangor Daily News

    A prominent downtown art gallery wants to build a five-story $3 million building as an expansion of its business. The Rockland Planning Board is scheduled to hold a pre-application meeting next month for the five-story complex being proposed by Jacob Dowling, owner of the Dowling Walsh Gallery .

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  10. Boundary between Rockland, Thomaston may be in disputeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2015 | Bangor Daily News

    There is a discrepancy in maps that show the boundary between Thomaston and Rockland, according to Thomaston's assessors agent. At issue is a strip of land, pictured on the left of this photo taken along Route 1. Buy Photo There is a discrepancy in survey maps depicting the boundary between Rockland and Thomaston adjacent to Route 1, according to Thomaston's assessors agent.

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  11. Six new LePage vetoes includes nix of 'Taylor's Law' intermediate driver programRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2015 | Bangor Daily News

    Good morning from Augusta, where the Legislature is returning to town after most members had four-day weekends. May they be fresh and ready for some serious lawmaking.

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  12. Rockland area school budget receives support from nearly 200Read the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2015 | Bangor Daily News

    Nearly 200 residents overwhelmingly backed the $25.9 million 2015-2016 budget for the area school district Thursday night despite sharp tax hikes it will impose on communities. The budget now goes to residents at the polls on June 9 in the five communities of Regional School Unit 13. Some Rockland residents made efforts to cut money from the budget during the four-hour meeting, saying the $1.2 million in additional property taxes that the city will have to raise is too great.

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  13. Police accuse Cushing man of sexually assaulting childRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2015 | Bangor Daily News

    A 49-year-old Cushing man is being held without bail until he makes his initial court appearance Monday afternoon on a charge that he sexually assaulted a 6-year-old girl. Timothy Sanford is being held at the Knox County Jail in Rockland on a single count of unlawful sexual contact.

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  14. RSU 13 school board OKs budget increaseRead the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2015 | Bangor Daily News

    The Rockland-area school board voted Thursday night to approve a $25.9 million budget that will increase local property taxes. "We owe it to our youth," Board Chairman Steve Roberts of Rockland said.

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  15. State supreme court upholds Tenants Harbor man's murder convictionRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2015 | Bangor Daily News

    The state high court upheld Thursday the conviction of a Tenants Harbor man who was sentenced to 45 years in prison for the shotgun slaying of a friend. The Maine Supreme Judicial Court ruled that then Superior Court Justice Jeffrey Hjelm was correct in denying the request by Andrew J. Kierstead to have statements he made to police after the killing suppressed and not presented to the jury.

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  16. Maine lawmaker says voters should pick constitutional officersRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2015 | Bangor Daily News

    A Republican leader in the Legislature attempted for the second time in his career Wednesday to convince his peers that Maine's attorney general, treasurer and secretary of state should be elected by the Maine voters, not lawmakers, every two years. Assistant Senate Majority Leader Andre Cushing of Hampden told members of the State and Local Government Committee on Wednesday that Maine is a decided outlier in the way that it elects its constitutional officers.

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  17. Facing financial crunch, Rockland area school board wrestles with its roleRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2015 | Bangor Daily News

    The chairman of the Rockland area school board says the district is in a financial bind, in part because of actions taken during the past year by some board members that led to St. George withdrawing. St. George's withdrawal means Regional School Union 13 will lose $1.7 million in revenues for the upcoming school year.

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  18. Are Rockland-area schools facing budget tsunami or choppy seas?Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2015 | Bangor Daily News

    The Rockland-area school board left Monday night's inaugural budget meeting faced with the realization that without cuts or other savings, the local communities will have to raise an additional $3.2 million in property taxes. Board member Esther "Tess" Kilgour of Rockland said this situation is why the district must combine its two middle schools into one and its two high schools into one.

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  19. Farnsworth Art Museum to Begin Vital Capital Improvements ProjectRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2015 | Bangor Daily News

    The Farnsworth Art Museum is pleased to announce it has secured the necessary funding to begin major capital improvements to their Rockland and Cushing properties. The project received financing through Maine's New Markets Tax Incentive Program allocated by CEI Capital Management, LLC , and federal New Markets Tax Credit funds that were allocated by the Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation , of Boston, with the investment of U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation .

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  20. Rockland art museum plans multimillion dollar renovation projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2015 | Bangor Daily News

    The William A. Farnsworth Library and Art Museum plans to undertake a multimillion dollar renovation project for both its downtown Rockland campus and the historic Olson House in Cushing. Troup said there is a lot of work that needs to be done on the buildings.

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