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Doug Harlow is a veteran Morning Sentinel reporter now covering Skowhegan municipal government and police, court activity and general news from around Somerset County. In his spare time he raises chickens for eggs, cayenne peppers, fingerling potatoes, garlic and other organic vegetables with his wife, Mary Lou, who also maintains lovely flower gardens. Their little farm also produces maple syrup and heritage apples. Doug and Mary Lou moved to Maine in 1987 Doug, a Stone Soup Society poet and cab driver in Boston in the 1970s, was hired as a contracted correspondent for the Sentinel in January, 1988. His interests include baseball, especially the Boston Red Sox, and feeding the wild birds that visit them in the winter.

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    December 8, 2010

    Man allegedly poses as officer, makes threats in Skowhegan

    SKOWHEGAN — A Skowhegan man was held without bail Tuesday, charged with posing as a police officer and threatening a woman, saying he had a gun when he stopped her. Jarrod Z. Standring, 26, is charged with criminal threatening, disorderly conduct, driving without a license and violating conditions of release. He’s also charged with aggravated […]

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    November 22, 2010

    Former jail readies for new role in community

    SKOWHEGAN — The Somerset Grist Mill and Lambke’s Maine Grains are no longer just a dream.

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    November 18, 2010

    Wardens search Moosehead for missing man

    A kayak and backpack have been found, but strong winds and high waves were hampering search efforts today.

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    November 16, 2010

    Westbrook man gets 6-year term

    SKOWHEGAN – A Westbrook man will spend the next six years in prison for stabbing a man in the eye on the Fourth of July in Hartland. Shane Palmer, 21, pleaded guilty Friday to elevated aggravated assault, two other assaults on separate victims and terrorizing, all in the same incident. The 19-year-old victim of the […]

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    October 27, 2010

    Skowhegan permit at issue for peace walk

    University students and Buddhist monks, along with local activists and members of Veterans for Peace, are scheduled to march across the state in November.

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    October 15, 2010

    Brunswick man jailed on rape charge

    Christopher Bennett, 39, is charged with gross sexual assault. The allegation was made by a New Sharon woman who knows him.

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    October 7, 2010

    Police, attorney general withhold most details of Skowhegan shooting

    SKOWHEGAN — The initial call to police about a “despondent” man who was later shot by state police Monday was made by a crisis worker.

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    October 6, 2010

    Skowhegan man shot by trooper called ‘quiet,’ ‘friendly’

    The Attorney General’s Office says Kemp Lybrook had an assault rifle when he approached the trooper.

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    October 5, 2010

    Man shot by state police in Skowhegan

    The Maine Attorney General’s office investigating.

  • Published
    September 29, 2010

    U.S. paper companies await House vote

    The currency reform bill would make it easier to investigate Chinese firms that undercut prices.


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