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Saturday, June 5, 2010

Rockland Maine Looks to Reserves to Restore City Jobs

By Stephen Betts

Rockland — The Rockland City Council postponed a preliminary vote May 26 on the proposed 2010-2011 municipal budget but some councilors hope the long dormant reserve accounts can offer some relief.

The council had been scheduled to preliminarily adopt the budget this week but decided there were still too many unanswered questions. Chief among those was whether to pay for dump operations through a per ton commercial hauling fee and an increased fee for the annual resident dump sticker rather than through property taxes.

Friday, June 4, 2010

CAFE MIRANDA Rockland Maine Four Stars

da scoop
Open 7 days for supper all year starting at 5 p.m. (except major holidays).

Plenty of tables available, walk-ins welcome! Call 207-594-2034.

We have been sourcing local foods and supporting related local businesses since 1993.

Our food is wholesome, generous portions & big flavor. Something for everyone! Meat & potatoes, Bar-B Q, Burgers, Thai, Mex, Asian, Meats, Vegetarian, Kids, Seafood from Port Clyde Fresh Catch.

Keep your eyes here for updates!

Evan, Kerry & the Crue....

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Vinalhaven Ferry Strikes Ledge

By Stephen Betts

Vinalhaven — A backup ferry heading for Rockland from Vinalhaven the morning of June 3 struck a ledge, forcing it to return to port.

There were no injuries, according to the U.S. Coast Guard office in Portland.

The 104-foot, 198-gross-ton Everett Libby left Vinalhaven on the regularly scheduled 8:45 a.m. trip to Rockland. The ferry struck the ledge not long after leaving the island. The 15-mile trip to Rockland normally takes one hour and 15 minutes.

There were 38 people aboard the ferry when the mishap occurred.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Lot for Sale Holiday Beach Road Owls Head Maine $198,131

Square Footage: sq ft
Lot Size (Acres): .8

Last of the bold,open ocean parcels! Expansive views of the Mussel Ridge Islands on the edge of Penobscot Bay. Old rail "haul-out" on the rock beach. Two ROW accesses. Limited building envelope. If you want frontage, views and access - this is the parcel! 
Town: Owls Head
Zoning: shoreland
Taxes: $315
Tax Year: 2009
MLS ID: 935397/0
Map Number: 007/124
realEstate.block: 0
Book: 708
Page: 141
School District: SAD
Electricity: At Street
Gas: None
Land Type: Residential, Recreational
Location: Ocean Front
Shore Rights: Deeded
Water: On Site Well Needed

Patrick Reilley Celebration of Life

Rockland — There will be a celebration of Patrick Reilley's life on Sunday, June 13 at the family home, located at 55 Masonic St. in Rockland. All are welcome to stop by beginning at 4 p.m. A dish, a beverage, a song or a story to share would be most welcome.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Rockland council divided on charging festival fees offense...but people tend to get fat and lazy when they've had a good thing for too long.

My opinion is pay the fees if you want the services. Anyone else who puts on a festival has to pay.

On top of that....

The Lobster Festival is okay but it's not great. I would give it a 4 on a scale from 1 to 10.

Ask residents how they feel about the festival and they'll tell you "Its too expensive, and we don't go".

Yes....the festival is mainly supported by volunteers. But festival organizers are getting paid.

Tell me if I'm wrong...

Oh well...

Here the story.....

Rockland — Rockland city councilors were split on what, if any, fees should be levied on the Maine Lobster Festival this year.

The council hashed over the subject during its May 24 meeting. The council took no vote but asked that festival representatives meet with the city administration over whether services could be pared down to reduce costs.

Festival Board President Tim Carroll pointed out that the organization is staffed solely by volunteers.

"What is the value of the Maine Lobster Festival to the city of Rockland, not just in dollars and cents?" Carroll asked.