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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Rockland Maine Home For Sale -- $49,900

We're finally starting to see homes for sale at semi reasonable prices.


Don't get me wrong.....the Depression still has legs....


But for $50,000...in a decent location....in fair shape.... this isn't bad:

 

265 Pleasant Street Rockland ME 04841

Listing Details

Status For Sale
Listing Type Resale
MLS/Source ID 903015
Lot size 0.14 acres
Price/sqft $53
Total views
(as of 2/10/10)
370


Bedrooms 2
Baths 1
Year built 1950
Days on Trulia 180+
ZIP code 04841  

 Actually.....I would offer $40,000....

Thomaston Maine Home For Sale $650,000 -- 8 Main Street Mall

I'm amazed there are still homes selling for almost a million dollars, without ocean views.


Heck....I'm amazed some homes WITH ocean views sell for a million dollars. I think ocean views are overrated. 200 years ago people had the sense not to build right on the ocean.


Anyway....here it is.....


 
Year Built: 1840
Square Footage: sq ft
Lot Size (Acres): .46
Rooms: 12; Bedrooms: 4
Baths: 3; ½ Baths: 1
Once upon a time, sea Captain Joseph Wilson built this storybook 12-room Federal tucked behind the village green in coastal Thomaston. Very recently restored to 21st-century comfort and furnished to antique perfection, this 1840 home and its contents are......
http://knox.villagesoup.com/realestate/listing/8-main-street-mall/257856;jsessionid=DC1469D423DAEBE733CC7B2997056904

Friday, February 12, 2010

Why Buy the Newspaper?

I know Richard.......

Village Soup is the reason I started Village Stoop. I don't think news or print newspapers the way Richard envisions it is the future. I think it'll be more like Seed.com, Associated Content, and news aggregation services like Google News.

Traditional ournalists do not always cover the news, nor are they always interesting writers.

Oh well....here's Richard Anderson's take....(Richard is the founder of Village Soup a local newspaper and website).....

Let's think about this situation. I, and I am confident that you, can't imagine relying on volunteers to arise in the middle of the night to report on a tragic fire, to leave a family holiday gathering to report on and assist in the recovery of an accident victim, to attend evening municipal or school proceedings, or to cover the action at the local sports events with plenty of photos for Grandma and Grandpa. Such volunteers would need to make sure the coverage was fair and accurate, and would need to provide context and follow up.

http://knox.villagesoup.com/business/story/a-letter-from-richard-anderson/305824

Man Pleads Guilty in Toy Theft

I mean come on.....


All this for a $250 toy? I'm sure the retailer (Coastal Hobbies on Route 1 in Rockport) want to make a point. 


But everyone forgets to mention the first toy this guy purchased was broken. The business owner wouldn't replace it...so the guy just took a new one. 


Is it really worth it? For the retailer...I guess so.


Whatever......




Rockland — A 67-year-old Rockland man pleaded guilty Feb. 11 in Rockland District Court to a charge that he stole a remote control helicopter from a local store.

Michael Crane made an agreement with the District Attorney's Office that if he meets certain conditions without further violations for the next six months, the charge will be dismissed.

http://knox.villagesoup.com/news/story/man-pleads-guilty-in-toy-theft/305917;jsessionid=AF4C9DF8B16BD7D9C64565DB0FDAC519

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Man Charged After South Thomaston Fire

Oh boy....I know Lance.....

South ThomastonA 43-year-old Owls Head man has been arrested following a case in which police said he was "burning his tires" so excessively that his pickup truck caught fire and then spread to a commercial garage.

Lance McLain was arrested Feb. 8 and charged with operating under the influence and violating a condition of release, according to Knox County Sheriff Donna Dennison. The State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the fire that was called in shortly before 7 p.m. on Feb. 8 but no determination has been made on whether there will be a charge for the fire that destroyed the Island Auto building in South Thomaston, the sheriff said.

http://knox.villagesoup.com/news/story/man-charged-after-south-thomaston-fire/305722