Saturday, September 30, 2017

Lizzy Greene Attends Knott's Scary Farm And Instagram's Celebrity Night

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Buena Park, California - Fourteen year old actress Lizzy Greene looking pretty wearing a yellow, black top, black pants and black, white shoes attends Knott's Scary Farm and Instagram's Celebrity Night at Knott's Berry Farm on September 29, 2017 in Buena Park, California.
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Isabela Moner Attends Knott's Scary Farm And Instagram's Celebrity Night

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Buena Park, California - Sixteen year old actress Isabela Moner looking wonderful wearing a orange top, black shorts and shoes attends Knott's Scary Farm and Instagram's Celebrity Night at Knott's Berry Farm on September 29, 2017 in Buena Park, California.
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Maddie Ziegler, Mackenzie Ziegler Attends Knott's Scary Farm And Instagram's Celebrity Night

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Buena Park, California - Sister, dancers Maddie Ziegler (15), Mackenzie Ziegler (13) looking adorable in their outfits and shoes attends Knott's Scary Farm and Instagram's Celebrity Night at Knott's Berry Farm on September 29, 2017 in Buena Park, California.
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Alabama Luella Barker Attends Knott's Scary Farm And Instagram's Celebrity Night

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Buena Park, California - Eleven year old reality star Alabama Luella Barker looking fantastic wearing a black top, blue denim jeans and black shoes attends Knott's Scary Farm and Instagram's Celebrity Night at Knott's Berry Farm on September 29, 2017 in Buena Park, California.
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Britt Robertson Attends Knott's Scary Farm And Instagram's Celebrity Night

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Buena Park, California - Twenty seven year old actress Britt Robertson looking fabulous wearing a black dress and black shoes attends Knott's Scary Farm and Instagram's Celebrity Night at Knott's Berry Farm on September 29, 2017 in Buena Park, California.
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Ryan Newman Attends Knott's Scary Farm And Instagram's Celebrity Night

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Buena Park, California - Nineteen year old actress Ryan Newman wearing a black top, plaid pants and black heels attends Knott's Scary Farm and Instagram's Celebrity Night at Knott's Berry Farm on September 29, 2017 in Buena Park, California.
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Weather Alert: Frost Advisory, Freeze Warnings For Inland, Western Maine

Western, Maine - The National Weather Service out of Gray, Maine has issued frost advisory, freeze warning for inland western Maine.

National Weather Service Statements:

Central Somerset-Southern Oxford-Southern Franklin-
Southern Somerset-Interior York-Interior Cumberland-Androscoggin-
Northern Grafton-Northern Carroll-Southern Grafton-
Southern Carroll-Sullivan-Merrimack-Belknap-Strafford-Cheshire-
Western And Central Hillsborough-
Including the cities of New Portland, Brassua, Long Pond,
Moosehead, Pittston Farm, Seboomook, Bingham, Jackman, Bethel,
Bryant Pond, Hanover, Locke Mills, Milton, Newry, Rumford,
Norway, Fryeburg, Oxford, Farmington, New Sharon, New Vineyard,
Temple, Wilton, Chesterville, Jay, Athens, Cornville, Skowhegan,
Palmyra, Pittsfield, Embden, Madison, Hollis, Alfred, Lebanon,
Sanford, Goodwins Mills, Buxton, Limington, Berwick,
New Gloucester, Gray, North Windham, Gorham, Bridgton, Greene,
Lewiston, Sabattus, Wales, Minot, Turner, Auburn,
Livermore Falls, Bethlehem, Lincoln, Littleton, Sugar Hill,
Thornton, Waterville Valley, Woodstock, Jackson, North Conway,
Albany, Conway, Chatham, Crawford Notch, Lyme, Ashland,
Ellsworth, Holderness, Plymouth, Rumney, Wakefield, Bridgewater,
Brookfield, Ossipee, Tuftonboro, Wolfeboro, Moultonborough,
Claremont, Cornish, Unity, Croydon, Goshen, Grantham, Lempster,
Newport, Charlestown, Boscawen, Canterbury, Concord, Dunbarton,
Loudon, Hooksett, Laconia, Gilford, Meredith, Barrington,
Rochester, Dover, Rollinsford, Somersworth, Durham, Madbury,
Gilsum, Keene, Marlow, Sullivan, Surry, Jaffrey, Amherst,
Milford, Mont Vernon, Goffstown, Peterborough, Sharon, and Weare

...FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 8 AM EDT
SUNDAY...

The National Weather Service in Gray has issued a Frost Advisory,
which is in effect from midnight tonight to 8 AM EDT Sunday.

* Temperatures...In the mid 30s.

* Timing...Late tonight into Early Sunday morning.

* Impacts...Sensitive outdoor plants may be killed if left
  unprotected.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Frost Advisory means that frost is expected. Sensitive outdoor
plants may be killed if left uncovered.

Northern Oxford-Northern Franklin-Northern Coos-Southern Coos-
Including the cities of Upton, Wilsons Mills, Andover, Byron,
Middle Dam, Roxbury, South Arm, Coburn Gore, Davis, Oquossoc,
Rangeley, Avon, Kingfield, Phillips, Errol, Millsfield,
Colebrook, Berlin, Dummer, Milan, York Pond, and Lancaster

Kennebec-Interior Waldo-
Including the cities of Augusta, Sidney, Windsor, Vassalboro,
Waterville, China, Palermo, Brooks, Jackson, Knox, Liberty,
Montville, Morrill, Waldo, Winterport, and Unity

...FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 8 AM EDT
SUNDAY...

The National Weather Service in Gray has issued a Frost Advisory,
which is in effect from midnight tonight to 8 AM EDT Sunday.

* Temperatures...In the mid 30s.

* Timing...Late tonight into Early Sunday morning.

* Impacts...Sensitive outdoor plants may be killed if left
  unprotected.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Frost Advisory means that frost is expected. Sensitive outdoor
plants may be killed if left uncovered.

A Frost Advisory means that widespread frost is expected.
Sensitive outdoor plants may be killed if left uncovered.

...FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 8 AM EDT
SUNDAY...

The National Weather Service in Gray has issued a Freeze Warning,
which is in effect from midnight tonight to 8 AM EDT Sunday.

* Temperatures...In the lower 30s.

* Timing...Late tonight into early Sunday morning.

* Impacts...Outdoor plants may be killed if left unprotected.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Freeze Warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or
highly likely. These conditions will kill crops and other
sensitive vegetation.

"A Window With A View" The Maine Windjammer Project


"A Window With A View" by Doug Mills
A window with a view of historic Camden harbor.


These photos are from the historical archives of the Maine Windjammer Project.
The Maine Windjammer Project started in 2007 to preserve the modern history of the Maine Windjammer and to make it available to the generations to come.
This historical archive is available to museums and for historical research.
For more info contact: dougmills@shootmainestudios.com



Friday, September 29, 2017

Coast Guard rescues 2 fishermen off Nash Island, Maine

BOSTON — The Coast Guard rescued two fishermen off Nash Island, Maine, Thursday, after their lobster boat became disabled when a swell pushed the vessel onto a rock causing them to swim to shore.
At 5:40 p.m., a concerned neighbor called watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Jonesport reporting that his neighbors went fishing at 11 a.m. in a 21-foot white lobster boat and were due back by 1 p.m., but they hadn't returned. He also reported that his friends only spoke French.
A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from launched from Station Jonesport, and a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew launched from Air Station Cape Cod.
As the boat crew entered the vicinity of Eastern Harbor, they observed a red flare and investigated. Once on scene, the crew found a partially submerged white lobster boat and two men on Nash Island waving their arms and whistling. One of the fishermen held another flare.
Unable to get to the fishermen due to the rocky shallow water, the boat crew kept watch over the fishermen until the aircrew arrived. The aircrew landed on the island, and the fishermen were bought into the aircraft cabin.
The fishermen were brought back to Station Jonesport to awaiting their wives and Emergency Medical Services for evaluation.


"Victory Chames and American Eagle" The Maine Windjammer Project


"Victory Chames and American Eagle" by Doug Mills
Maine schooners Victory Chimes and American Eagle sailing off Rockland, Maine.


These photos are from the historical archives of the Maine Windjammer Project.
The Maine Windjammer Project started in 2007 to preserve the modern history of the Maine Windjammer and to make it available to the generations to come.
This historical archive is available to museums and for historical research.
For more info contact: dougmills@shootmainestudios.com



BREAKING NEWS: Rockland, Mutual Aid Fire Departments Responding To 9 Wharf Street

Friday Morning 8:12am Update: Rockland Fire was dispatched to a reported structure fire and explosion at 9 Wharf Street with at least one badly injured civilian.  Upon arrival of the first due companies, light smoke was reported from a large metal frame garage and obvious injuries to multiple people.  The Duty Officer requested two more ambulances to treat the wounded while also working to confine any fire still burning.  Three patients were transported to Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport with one patient requiring Life Flight to an appropriate burn center.  Crews found multiple small debris fires still burning and were able to use fire extinguishers to put out the flames.

Due to the injuries, the State Fire Marshal’s Office was called to investigate along with Rockland Fire and Rockland Police.  The cause of the explosion and subsequent fire was due to grinding materials in close proximity to an empty 55 gallon barrel of Acetone. 

Late notification of the explosion and injuries occurred due to an attempt to extinguish the fire with a garden hose and fire extinguisher.  We highly recommend notification as soon as possible and do not recommend extinguishing the fire unless it is necessary to exit the building.  With the size of the building, the fire load that was present, and the extent of injuries, early notification is paramount to everyone’s safety and wellbeing 

Responding to the call:

Rockland Tower 3 Rockport Engine 23
Rockland Squad 3 Rockport Engine 22
Rockland Engine 1

Camden Ladder 1 for RIT 

Rockland Rescue 1, 2, and 3


North East Mobile Health


UPDATE 10:55pm: All Camden and Rockport fire units are clear an back in quarters. Rockland fire units remain on scene.
UPDATE 10:35pm: Rockland EMS transported a third, non-emergency. Northeast cleared.
UPDATE 10:18pm: Second patient is being transported non-emergency. Third ambulance responded. Northeast toned out to cover Rockland station.
UPDATE 10:13pm: One patient is being transported emergency status.
BREAKING NEWS: Rockland, Maine - Rockland, mutual aid fire departments are responding to 9 Wharf Street for some kind of explosion on Thursday, September 28th, 2017.

Two patients with burns.

Light smoke showing.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

"In Camden" The Maine Windjammer Project


"In Camden" by Doug Mills
Stephen Taber, built 1871, Mary day, built 1962, Lewis R French, built 1871 and Angelique,built 1980, in Camden harbor birthplace of the windjammer.


These photos are from the historical archives of the Maine Windjammer Project.
The Maine Windjammer Project started in 2007 to preserve the modern history of the Maine Windjammer and to make it available to the generations to come.
This historical archive is available to museums and for historical research.
For more info contact: dougmills@shootmainestudios.com



Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Lexi DiBenedetto Attends Nickelodeon's 'Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library' Premiere Event

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Hollywood, California - Eighteen year old actress Lexi DiBenedetto looking stunning wearing a pink top, black, white skirt and black shoes attends Nickelodeon's 'Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library' premiere event at Paramount Studios on Monday, September 25, 2017 in Hollywood, California.
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"1886" The Maine Windjammer Project


"1886" by Doug Mills
Schooner Isaac H Evans, built 1886, sailing into Rockland Maine.


These photos are from the historical archives of the Maine Windjammer Project.
The Maine Windjammer Project started in 2007 to preserve the modern history of the Maine Windjammer and to make it available to the generations to come.
This historical archive is available to museums and for historical research.
For more info contact: dougmills@shootmainestudios.com



Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Klarke Pipkin Attends Nickelodeon's 'Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library' Premiere Event

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Hollywood, California - Thirteen year old actress Klarke Pipkin looking adorable wearing a white top, blue denim overalls and black shoes attends Nickelodeon's 'Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library' premiere event at Paramount Studios on Monday, September 25, 2017 in Hollywood, California.
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Kyla Drew Simmons Attends Nickelodeon's 'Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library' Premiere Event

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Hollywood, California - Thirteen year old actress Kyla Drew Simmons looking pretty wearing a pink top and black pants attends Nickelodeon's 'Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library' premiere event at Paramount Studios on Monday, September 25, 2017 in Hollywood, California.
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Lilimar Hernandez Attends Nickelodeon's 'Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library' Premiere Event

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Hollywood, California - Seventeen year old actress Lilimar Hernandez looking gorgeous a black, white dress and black heels attends Nickelodeon's 'Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library' premiere event at Paramount Studios on Monday, September 25, 2017 in Hollywood, California.
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Breanna Yde, Riele Downs Attends Nickelodeon's 'Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library' Premiere Event

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Hollywood, California - Actors Breanna Yde (14) and Riele Downs (16) looking fabulous in their outfits attends Nickelodeon's 'Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library' premiere event at Paramount Studios on Monday, September 25, 2017 in Hollywood, California.
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"Quiet Anchorage Downeast" The Maine Windjammer Project


"Quiet Anchorage Downeast" by Doug Mills
Maine windjammer Angelique at a quiet anchorage downeast.


These photos are from the historical archives of the Maine Windjammer Project.
The Maine Windjammer Project started in 2007 to preserve the modern history of the Maine Windjammer and to make it available to the generations to come.
This historical archive is available to museums and for historical research.
For more info contact: dougmills@shootmainestudios.com



Sports Video: Oceanside Girls Soccer Defeats Gardiner During Homecoming Game

Thomaston, Maine - Back on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017, Oceanside girls soccer team were able to defeat Gardiner, 3-0, during their homecoming game in Thomaston, Maine.

Game Video:

Monday, September 25, 2017

Sports News: Camden Hills Regional High School Announces Homecoming Schedule

Rockport, Maine - Camden Hills Regional High School is pleased to announce the 2017 Homecoming schedule.  This year the homecoming theme will be the official grand opening and dedication of our new “Crockett Trail”.  The trail is dedicated to Penny and Charlie Crockett, who served the high school as teachers, coaches and mentors for a combined 69 years!  The new trail will primarily serve our cross country and nordic ski team. It will also serve as a community nature-walking trail and feature interpretive signage for 25 different plant species along the one-mile trek.

CHRHS will use the homecoming event as an opportunity to recognize local businesses, community members, parents and athletic teams that made this athletic facility improvement happen! 

Homecoming is a community event and everyone is invited. 

We have a full slate of events and games planned that highlight our fall athletic teams and many of our very talented musicians.

Schedule:Friday 10/6:

3:30 pm Ceremonial cutting of the ribbon for the new “Crockett Trail”

4:00 pm Boys/Girls Camden Hills Invitational Cross Country Meet

7:00 pm Camden Hills Football Vs Maranacook “under the lights”

Saturday 10/7

8:00 am - Homecoming inaugural Crockett Trail 5k foot race hosted by CHRHS XC program. Registration begins at 7:30 am at CHRHS and the cost is $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for students.  All runners and walkers are welcome.

10:00 am - Freshman Boys Soccer vs. Brunswick

11:00 Mountain Bike Meet at the Camden Snow Bowl

1:00 pm  JV Boys Soccer vs Bangor

12:55 Opening ceremonies lead by Kim Murphy and the CHRHS Choral Singers

1:00 pm Varsity Girls Soccer vs Bangor

1:00 pm Varsity Girls Field Hockey vs Bangor

1:40 pm Official dedication ceremony for the new Crockett Trail and recognition of the dedicated group of  community members that made the trail possible

2:30 pm JV Girls Field Hockey vs Bangor

3:00 pm  JV Girls Soccer vs Bangor

3:00 pm Varsity Boys Soccer vs Bangor

In addition to all the athletic events, all attendees will enjoy a free barbeque lunch from 11:00 am -3:00 pm with free snow cones, and for kids under the age of 10 the free use of a bouncy house.  The school provides the hamburgers and hot dogs, but we do rely on community members to bring side dishes to share with their neighbors and friends.  Side dishes can be dropped off at the “tent” located next to the Don Palmer Field as early as 10:00am and as late as 2:00pm.


Camden Hills Regional HS is able to provide this opportunity free to the public courtesy of a generous grant that supports our school. It is our way of building goodwill and giving back to the communities that support us.

Any questions concerning the 2017 homecoming can be directed to the Athletic Director Steve Alex at 236-7800 ext 414 or email steve.alex@fivetowns.net.

In the event of poor weather guest are encouraged to call the Athletic Sports Hotline at 236-7800 option 2 for updates.


As a reminder only service animals are allowed on the CHRHS campus.

Spirit Week and Homecoming Proudly Hosted by the CHRHS Student Council & Captain’s Council

Thomaston Public Library Intergenerational Book Club "When Breath Becomes" Air by Paul Kalanithi Discussion

Thomaston, Maine - On Tuesday, October 17th, at 2:30 PM, the Thomaston Intergenerational Book Club will discuss When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi.

This book is a memoir of Paul Kalanithi, a neurosurgeon at Stanford University, who is diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in his mid-thirties. Kalanithi uses the pages in this book to not only tell his story, but also share his ideas on how to approach death with grace and what it means to be fully alive. The memoir chronicles Kalanithi’s transformation from a naive medical student “possessed,” as he wrote, “by the question of what, given that all organisms die, makes a virtuous and meaningful life” into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, the most critical place for human identity, and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality. Following his diagnosis, Kalanithi and his wife decided to have a child and his cancer stabilized temporarily where he was able to return to work. However, Kalanithi succumbed to his illness and died in March of 2015.
“I’m usually not one for tear-jerkers about death and dying,” writes Bill Gates, the philanthropist and Microsoft cofounder. “But this book definitely earned my admiration—and tears.”

On the third Tuesday of every month, the Intergenerational Book Club, a group of men and women of all ages, comes together at the library to share their opinions and ideas about the selected book. All are welcome at the Thomaston Library on October 17th at 2:30  p.m.   If you live in Thomaston and would like to attend but need a ride, please call the library at 354-2453 a week before the discussion date.  In November the IGBC selection is Writing my Wrongs by Shaka Senghor.  The library will have copies available including on Kindle.

Portland Public Library presents Smart Girls Read @ PPL – a monthly book club for girls

Portland Public Library presents 
Smart Girls Read @ PPL – a monthly book club for girls
First Saturday of each month from 2:00-3:00pm
Starts October 7

Portland, Maine - The Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library will be hosting a monthly book club for girls ages 9-12. Smart Girls Read @ PPL book club will provide a forum where girls can explore what’s on their minds: what’s really important to them as well as strengthening their sense of self.  The books they read act as catalysts to spark critical conversations about the roles of girls and women in the past, and examining the girl culture of today.

Smart Girls Read @ PPL will be facilitated by the Children’s Library staff. Please contact the Children’s Desk to find out the book of the month and to get assistance procuring a copy!  All you need to participate is a desire to voice your opinion, a willingness to listen to others, an interest in reading and discussing books.

The Rockland Report September 25, 2017


OFFICE OF THE CITY MANAGER
 Working with the Auditors and Finance Department on the FY2017 Audit.
 Conducting interviews for the position of Community Development Director.
 Met with Gartley & Dorsky on many City projects that they are engineering.
 We finalized the purchase with Malcolm Von Saltza on the Bog Property.
 Met with representatives from Jameson Point on the proposed public restrooms on Samoset Road.
 Attended both the Comps and REDAC meetings to discuss the commercial overlay zone.

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF POLICE
D/C Young –
 Prepared Safety Committee meeting agenda.
 Coordinated the placement of a new candidate in the Phase II certification course at the Maine
Criminal Justice Academy.
 Coordinated with representatives from the Farnsworth Art Museum in preparation for the Fall Festival.
 Conducted an exit interview with Off. Schmitz.
 Oversaw the completion of another phase of mandatory online training from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy.
 Completed background checks and training for service providers for the new cleaning contract.
 Met with Lt. Polky from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office in order to assist that agency with an ongoing investigation.
 Continued recruiting efforts to fill open vacancies within the patrol division of the police department.
Criminal Investigation Division –
 Transported evidence to the State Police Crime Lab and the Department of Health Lab for testing
and evaluation in criminal cases.
 Conducted Sex Offender compliance checks on registered sex offenders living in Rockland in order
to ensure they were compliant with the standards of the Sex Offender Registry.
 Conducted probation compliance checks to ensure that people on probation that reside in
Rockland were in compliance with their probation requirements.
 Conducted background investigations on potential candidates for employment with the police
department.
 Continued working on ongoing criminal investigations in Rockland.
Patrol Division –
 Off. Bagley walked foot patrol on Main St. and met with owners and employees of several Main St.
businesses.
 Assisted Rockland EMS on calls they were responding to.
 Assisted a local funeral home with traffic control for a large funeral procession.
 Coordinated that repair of traffic lights with AD Electric. These repairs were due to mechanical malfunctions and damage sustained during an accident.
 Conducted probation compliance checks.
 Conducted alcohol compliance checks on establishments that serve alcohol to ensure they were in compliance with city ordinance and state law.
 Officers conducted school visits at schools in Rockland. The purpose of these visits was to meet with faculty and students and address any issues or concerns they may have.
 Officers conducted targeted traffic enforcement details at various locations in Rockland including school zones. The purpose of these details was speed enforcement.
 Officers responded to 243 calls for service, investigated 5 traffic accidents and conducted 51 traffic stops. As a result 21 people were either summonsed or arrested for various violations.

OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC SERVICES DIRECTOR
 Prepared for Hazardous Waste Collection day which will be at the Transfer Station on 9/23/17 from 8 am to Noon.
 Continued working on the design changes to the Transfer Station to accommodate the switch to single sort recycling and build material processing and transfer area.
 Planning with Ecomaine the recycling education campaign to educate the public on the new, upcoming changes to our recycling program.
 Met with an asbestos removal contractor at 8 Rockland Street to have any asbestos removed so that the building can be demolished.
 Met with engineers to review drainage improvements on Acadia drive; the engineers will be providing a breakdown of the improvements that are needed to correct the problem and the costs associated with those improvements.
 Worked on continuing the harbor trail to the Ferry Terminal; two easements will be needed to continue the path.
 The public notification of the Park and Main Street crosswalk improvements has been submitted; the engineering is complete and awaiting approval from DOT. Bids for the project are expected to go out early next week. The actual work will begin early in October and will be complete in mid November
contingent on contractors’ availability.
 Four major areas of the Bog road have been marked out. Subgrade and surface will be repaired in those areas within the next two weeks.
 DEP performed complete landfill inspection. The inspection went very well.
 The landfill topographical survey has begun. Additionally Q2S cap is being surveyed to potentially wrap into the closure of Q2N closure for storm water purposes.
 Working on garden group recognition project.
 Bids were opened for the sidewalk tractor.
 Reviewed road opening permit for the repair of a sewer line on Tillson Ave.
 Award bids were sent out for the pick-up and stake body trucks.
 Worked on job posting for upcoming vacancy.
 Crew completed regular tasks of watering flowers, picking up city wide trash, applying cold patch to potholes in City roads, roadside mowing, sign repair and City wide street sweeping.
 Crews worked on Harbor Trail.
 Repaired Thompson Meadow Road with grader.
 Completed painting at Public Library.
 City mechanic attended equipment training.
 Crews supplied traffic control at Maverick Street accident which knocked down signal light pole.
 Met with City paving contractor in preparation of Bog Road repairs.
 Crews aided contractor in repairing damage at Maverick Street accident.
 Basin repair at Park Street/Oliver Street.
 Basin repair at Upper Park Street.
 Shop walk thru in preparation of Safety inspection.
 Basin repair at Limerock Street.
 Crews trimmed flowers around signs on Main Street.
 Met with Maine Water contractor for project on Shaw Avenue.
 City arborist conducted chainsaw training.
 Secured City owned house at 29 Broad Street.
 Assisted Harbormaster with removal of two floats.
 Basin repair at Limerock Street/Oliver Street.
 Transfer Station grounds cleanup.

OFFICE OF THE HARBORMASTER
 Construction on the south end boat ramp will begin next week. We will complete one side at a
time so people can still use the other side.
 We will be removing the floats around the 22nd of October for the season.

OFFICE OF THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY DIRECTOR
 Treatment plant flows have been averaging 1.5 – 2 MGD
 There have been no C.S.O. events since September 6th .
 Installation of the new server for the network at the treatment plant is going well and we expect to have everyone connected soon.
 Repaired the valve operators on two valves for the return sludge system. The new operators were fabricated in-house and installation required confined space entry.
 #2 secondary clarifier was taken off-line, pumped down, and cleaned. An engineer from WrightPierce Engineering performed a structural inspection and evaluation of the clarifier mechanism and drives as part of the engineering for upcoming plant upgrades. 2 members of Rockland F.D. were on-site in case of an accident while he entered the tank.
 The upgrade to the pump station controls allowing them to be monitored and controlled by the SCADA system at the treatment plant is expected to be completed by the end of September.
 180 Sealcoating completed crack sealing and sealcoating of the parking lot at the treatment plant.
 The F-250 Ford pickup was sent for repairs and state inspection.
 Treatment Plant operators continued painting the exterior of the sludge handling building and executive office building. It has been twenty years since it was last painted.
 Received the last parts required to finish a total rebuild of the headworks screenings press. It is expected to be back in service by the end of the month.
 Replaced a pump and two check valves in the pump station at the Midcoast School of Technology.
 Replaced a failed belt monitoring sensor on #2 Belt Filter Press.
 Replaced the air tubing to one of the dissolved oxygen probes in the aeration tanks.
 Weekly inspection and testing of the ten pump stations.
 Worked with Interstate Septic to pump and clean the Waldo Ave. and Glenwood Ave. pump stations.
 The 1 ton G.M.C. truck was sent for replacement of the rear frame rails.
 Repaired and programmed the controller for the #1 primary sludge pump and grinder.
 Responded to Dig-Safe requests on Halls Lane and Tillson Ave. for contractors preparing to do repairs to private sewer laterals.
 Worked with Leticia vanVuuren from Knox County Emergency Management on updates and improvements to the G.I.S.
 Inspected and approved a sewer lateral replacement on Crescent Street.
 Continued with survey and inspection of sewer manholes throughout the city.
 Completed CCTV inspection of 1200 ft. of sewer main pipe in the north end of Rockland.

OFFICE OF THE FINANCE DIRECTOR
 Met with staff for weekly meeting. Discussed upcoming week with auditors and status of any outstanding items.
 This was the second week of our outside auditors on site. Continued to address any questions they had and provide relevant information. Thursday was their last day on site, but will continue to work with us remotely.
 Attended overview of Vision8 Assessor software presentation in Topsham.
 Received bids back on the Municipal Equipment Lease. It was decided to go with Key Bank’s Key Government Finance division. All other bidders were notified of results.

OFFICE OF THE FIRE/EMS CHIEF
Over this preceding two weeks, in addition to the response to 100 Fire and EMS calls, conducting apparatus checks, daily cleaning, routine repairs and maintenance to the fleet and of the quarters, the following occurred:
 Training for the month of September is focused on driver training. Every member must complete a driver training class (AVOC/EVOC), a driver training course, and a classroom review of applicable
laws and regulations that emergency vehicles must follow. We take great pride in our ability to drive in the safest manner possible and will continue to make improvements where needed.
 A confined space class was held for all full time members and we worked with our new tripod system, the Arizona Vortex. This system will allow a more versatile approach to any call requiring a high/low angle or confined space rescue.
 Our probationary firefighter Max Negley, successfully completed his Maine Firefighter 1 and 2 end test and is now certified in the State of Maine. The certification process involves hundreds of hours or classroom, hands on, and ride time within the fire service before completion of an end test can happen. Congrats to Max!
 We are working hard on getting our new utility vehicle here and in service. We are expecting delivery in a month and should have it within the fleet by the end of November. More to come.
 The new roof is wrapping up and crews should be completed work by the end of the week. The work was long overdue and will finally protect the FD infrastructure moving forward.

OFFICE OF THE LIBRARY DIRECTOR
 Huge shut-out to the Public Services crew who painted the former Mural/Teen Room, and which will soon be occupied by CPPC (Community Partnerships for Protecting Children) as their Knox County Hub.
 This week, Catinka Knoth’s Adult Drawing class drew a classic Maine farmhouse; the Children’s class theme was Barnyard animals such as cows, pigs, sheep, chickens, roosters, geese, and ducks.
 I attended board meetings of the Rockland Public Library Endowment association, and Friends of Rockland Public Library, as well as a meeting of full-time Library staff.
 Wednesday Storytime with Judith Andersen featured pop-up books; after the reading, the children surveyed all the bookshelves looking for more pop ups! Books read by Judith included 600 Black Spots: A Pop-up Book for Children of all Ages, and Five Cars Stuck and One Big Truck both by David A. Carter, and A Birthday for Bear, by Bonny Becker. This session’s craft project was coloring and putting a four-page about autumn together.
 Katie Drago’s Baby Time had six tiny ones this week, as the summer visitor flow winds down. She mentioned it was too bad I hadn’t asked about last week, when 15 attended. Miss Katie said the babies were giggly and attentive for all the songs and stories. Everyone was able to grip and shake the Shakey Eggs by themselves. Also, they learned a new bounce about animals on a city bus. The
favorite songs today were the Beehive Tickle and the Zoom Rocket Ship.
 Lego™ returned this week. We’ve got Toy Block Tape, and participants were invited to help us test this super fun product, that allows building flexible Lego™ creations.

 The Thursday evening Community Event Citizen Science- What's it All About? with Sarah Kirn from Gulf of Maine Research Institute, who explained what citizen science is and how to get involved, and told stories illustrating how citizen science is poised to change the world. Sarah is the Education Programs Strategist there and leads the development of the Vital Signs Experience
project. Attendees learned about scientific research projects that everyday people can join, from the Gulf of Maine Research Institute’s Vital Signs to Galaxy Zoo’s Old Weather.
 Patty King met with Wanda Gamage-Wyman, regarding assistance with reaching out to Rockland neighborhoods in assessing their needs. In addition to furthering this particular initiative, it also presents a great opportunity for Library community outreach.
 On Saturday, the maker program was Let's Make Glow in the Dark Bouncy Balls! All ages were invited to join in making the bouncy balls, and take one home. Upcoming: Friends of Rockland Library Book Sale in the Community Room, October 7. Fill a bag (provided) for $7.00. Members of the Friends enjoy "early bird" shopping from 8:30, so renew or join at the door. Also, Project Puffin Visitors’ Center comes to the Children’s Room!



Portland Public Library presents Dahlov Ipcar’s Favorite Folk Songs and Ballads Concert

Portland Public Library presents Dahlov Ipcar’s Favorite Folk Songs and Ballads Concert
Friday, October 6th at 7:00pm
in the Rines Auditorium

Portland, Maine - Friends of Dahlov Ipcar will be presenting a concert of her favorite folksongs and ballads, while projecting her illustrations of the songs. Songs will be performed by Bob and Jeanne McDougall Zentz, Nor and Eli Dale, Alison Lee Freeman, Charlie Ipcar, and Jeff Logan.

Dahlov Ipcar is best known for her kaleidoscopic paintings of wild and domestic animals, and her many children’s books. She also had a long time interest in folk songs and ballads, and illustrated many of them during her long art career.

For more information go to www.portlandlibrary.org

"Built in 1900" The Maine Windjammer Project


"Built in 1900" by Doug Mills
Built in 1900 the Victory Chimes is still sailing the Atlantic.


These photos are from the historical archives of the Maine Windjammer Project.
The Maine Windjammer Project started in 2007 to preserve the modern history of the Maine Windjammer and to make it available to the generations to come.
This historical archive is available to museums and for historical research.
For more info contact: dougmills@shootmainestudios.com