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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Maine Targets Affordable Housing On Islands

ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) ― Officials are launching a new program that will provide funding to create or rehabilitate affordable rental housing on Maine's year-round island communities.

MaineHousing and the Maine Island Coalition on Friday are announcing the launch of the 2010 Affordable Housing Initiative for Maine Islands.

The program will make available $2 million in grant funding to go toward multifamily housing units.

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Friday, June 25, 2010

Lawsuit filed on behalf of man injured in parade float accident

I knew it was just a matter of time.

It's interesting how long it takes to get everything in order, so the lawyers can pounce.


Here ya go.......

By Stephen Betts
Rockland — A lawsuit was filed last week against the organizers of the annual Maine Heritage Day Parade in Bath on behalf of a St. George man severely injured when a runaway float struck him.
The lawsuit was filed June 16 in Knox County Superior Court on behalf of Mark J. Shapiro. His co-guardians and co-conservators Margaret G. Fields and Esther R. Barnhart filed the suit on his behalf.
Shapiro was the marketing and communications manager for the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath and was at the July 1, 2007, parade to take photographs of the museum's float and distribute brochures about the museum to parade-goers.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rockland council approves budget, resident tax hike

ROCKLAND, Maine — The City Council has approved a $17.6 million preliminary budget for next year that would mean a 6.3 percent overall tax hike for Rockland residents. The budget passed Wednesday night would cost the average homeowner about $180 more in taxes next year.
The proposal will go to a public hearing, scheduled for 7 p.m. June 23, after which the council anticipates taking a final budget vote.

At the Wednesday meeting, councilors voted to put $28,286 back in the budget for six months of salary for a full-time police officer’s position now vacant. They also approved $56,250 to fund a reserve account for purchase of an ambulance. The council moved $25,670 from a reserve account and cut $57,000 from paving ac-counts so the town instead could keep two full-time public works workers’ salaries.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Camden Maine House For Rent -- $875

6 Sand St., 2 bedroom/ 1 bath House, $875.00 per month. Water/sewer included in rent. 1st floor has kitchen, livingroom and diningroom, W/D hookup off the kitchen. 2nd floor has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. Corner lot, cellar and older attached garage for storage. No smoking. Hot air oil heat.

Category: Unfurnished Homes
Phone: 207-236-2736

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Camden Hills Honors Musician Sarah Palermo

Rockport — Camden Hills Regional High School announced that the Visual & Performing Arts Department student of the month for June is Sarah Palermo.

Palermo is a junior at Camden Hills and has been involved in nearly every aspect of the school's music program. She is a member of the Camden Hills Women's Choir, Chamber Singers, and Concert and Symphonic bands. Palermo has been a member of the District 3 Honors Chorus for two years, the District 3 Honors Band for one year and was a member of the All-State Chorus in 2009 and 2010. She has also earned awards for the past three years at the school's National Honor Society Talent Show.

Palermo's interest in music began with piano lessons at 4 years of age. In fifth grade she began the study of flute and later the study of guitar. Over the past few years, Palermo has tried her hand at music composition and has composed/arranged works for the Camden Hills choirs.

In 2008, she was a contestant in the Bagaduce Young Composers Festival as well as the Coastal Star Search. She has studied music theory with her piano teacher Mary Bevan and is enrolled in the honors music theory course at the high school. In addition, this semester Palermo completed a college music theory course at University of Maine at Augusta.