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First responders honored on 9-11

First responders honored on 9-11

First responders from across Mount Desert Island and several surrounding towns attended a lunch in their honor at the Somesville…

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Furniture restorer gives new life to pieces

Furniture restorer gives new life to pieces

A thorough inspection of a water-damaged antique desk led to furniture conservator Joshua Klein’s discovery of a secret compartment.

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Majority of Brooklin Planning Board resigns

Majority of Brooklin Planning Board resigns

Lost: five members of the Brooklin Planning Board.

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A fun night on the town

A fun night on the town

This year, the shops and galleries of Bar Harbor decided to combine the town’s Fashion Night Out and Art Walk…

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Area musicians to honor outgoing pastor and wife

Area musicians to honor outgoing pastor and wife

Rev. McCall is stepping down from his clerical duties, finally moving up to the Eastport dwelling that he and his…

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Castine firefighter, selectman honored by statewide association

Castine firefighter, selectman honored by statewide association

A local firefighter, selectman, plumbing inspector and all-around volunteer recently earned a kudo from the Maine State Federation of Firefighters.

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  • Two vehicles towed following Bangor Road accident
    Two vehicles towed following Bangor Road accident

    ELLSWORTH — Two cars had to be towed after colliding on Bangor Road near the Tracy’s Apartments Wednesday evening, according to a representative from the Ellsworth Police Department.

  • First responders honored on 9-11
    First responders honored on 9-11

    MOUNT DESERT — First responders from across Mount Desert Island and several surrounding towns attended a lunch in their honor at the Somesville Fire Station Sept. 11, the anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks.

  • Fire rekindles access dispute

    BAR HARBOR — In the aftermath of the fire that destroyed the Portside Grill earlier this month, a flap over access to the rear of the property, and that of the Thirsty Whale next door, has resurfaced.

  • Coleman gets warm welcome as city's incoming police chief
    Coleman gets warm welcome as city's incoming police chief

    ELLSWORTH — Monday marked two major moments for the city’s incoming police chief.

  • Waltham man arrested, charged with gun crime

    ELLSWORTH — A Waltham man was arrested last week after police said he was found to have a loaded firearm in his vehicle while he was driving.

  • Furniture restorer gives new life to pieces
    Furniture restorer gives new life to pieces

    BROOKLIN — A thorough inspection of a water-damaged antique desk led to furniture conservator Joshua Klein’s discovery of a secret compartment.

  • Special Town Meeting in Surry Wednesday

    SURRY — The town of Surry is having a special town meeting Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m.

  • Majority of Brooklin Planning Board resigns
    Majority of Brooklin Planning Board resigns

    BROOKLIN — Lost: five members of the Brooklin Planning Board.

  • Bucksport driver involved in Orrington hit-and-run

    ORRINGTON — The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an alleged hit-and-run crash that occurred on Route 15 last Saturday morning.

  • Acadia Nation Park officials planning 11 acre field burn
    Acadia Nation Park officials planning 11 acre field burn

    ACADIA NATIONAL PARK — National Park Service Fire Managers are again planning to burn an 11 acre field in Acadia National Park near the intersection of Route 3 and Northeast Creek in Bar Harbor on September 18. The actual start of the fire will be dependent on the weather and wind conditions. Officials had planned to burn the field in August but were unable to do it at that time because of the weather.

  • Cause of North Street crash remains under investigation

    ELLSWORTH — The cause of a single-vehicle crash on North Street Sunday evening that resulted in the driver being taken to a Bangor hospital by helicopter remains under investigation.

  • Disaster exercise preparations

    TRENTON — The Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport has begun preparations for a full-scale disaster exercise set to take place on the morning of Saturday, Oct. 4. This exercise will give participants from various local, state and federal agencies an opportunity to test their response to a simulated aircraft accident.

  • Historic Woodlawn bed is focus of symposium
    Historic Woodlawn bed is focus of symposium

    ELLSWORTH — While it may no longer be appropriate to host formal gatherings at the foot of one’s bed, this was a customary spot to entertain guests in the early 19th century.

  • Gouldsboro to challenge proposed floodplain maps
    Gouldsboro to challenge proposed floodplain maps

    GOULDSBORO — Voters have approved spending $28,000 from surplus funds to challenge the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s proposed maps of floodplain zones in four areas.

  • MMA gets federal grant to develop ice navigation courses

    CASTINE — As Arctic sea ice recedes, companies, organizations and governments around the world are increasingly looking at the newly accessible swaths of waters for shipping lanes, mineral resources, ecological exploration and other purposes.

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Sports

  • Great Strides walk

    BAR HARBOR — The 24th Annual Great Strides Walk to Cure Cystic Fibrosis is set for Saturday, Sept. 27, at 9 a.m. leaving from the Conners Emerson School. Check in at 8:30 a.m. A new feature will be a shorter walk with a course of 3 miles coinciding with the original 6-mile walk.

  • Half marathon is Saturday

    BAR HARBOR — Hundreds of runners are lacing up their shoes in anticipation of the YMCA Half Marathon and the family-oriented Fall 5K on Sept. 20.

  • Homecoming at EHS

    ELLSWORTH — The annual Homecoming will be celebrated Friday, September 19 at Ellsworth High School with a wide range of activities.

  • Girls' soccer roundup
    Girls' soccer roundup

    ELLSWORTH — This early in the season, Eastern Maine soccer rankings give only a glimpse of what one may expect from a favorite team over the next several weeks.

  • Boys' soccer roundup
    Boys' soccer roundup

    ELLSWORTH — With wins in their first three games, the Ellsworth Eagle boys were ranked third in the Eastern Maine Class B soccer standings published this week by the Maine Principals’ Association.

  • Hike for Mike

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Acadia Family Center is registering hikers now for Hike for Mike 2014, set for Oct. 4-12 in Acadia National Park.

  • High school volleyball roundup
    High school volleyball roundup

    ELLSWORTH — The Mount Desert Island Trojans upped their record to 4-0 this week with wins over Ellsworth and southern Maine opponents Cheverus and Scarborough.

  • High school golf roundup

    ELLSWORTH —  The Mount Desert Island Trojans and the Bucksport Golden Bucks are well on their way to solid seasons in high school golf.

  • Informational meeting on concussion

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School health office will hold a Concussion Information Night on Thursday, Sept. 25, 6-7:30 p.m. for middle and high school athletes and families. The high school has a comprehensive concussion protocol and conducts imPACT testing per Department of Education guidelines.

  • GSA boys take first place at Bucksport Invitational

    BUCKSPORT — With four cross-country runners placing among the top 10, the George Stevens Academy Eagle varsity boys captured top honors in Friday’s Bucksport Invitational.

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Arts

  • Chris Ross at Bayside
    Chris Ross at Bayside

    ELLSWORTH — The nightclub 430 Bayside has announced its schedule for the fall season. "It will include perennial favorites such as Richard Wood, Gordon Belcher, Buddy MacDonald, The Crown Vics, Rachel Davis, The Bluesboy Review, Trisha Mason, Rebecca Loebe and Todd Clouser and A Love Electric," operator Steve Peer said.

  • Haight's Farm crop much in demand
    Haight's Farm crop much in demand

    BLUE HILL — Customers at local farmers markets are snapping up the last of Haight Farm’s flavorful hydroponic tomatoes for salads, sandwiches and eating unadorned.

  • Reel Pizza recognized

    BAR HARBOR — Reel Pizza Cinerama has been recognized for their contribution to environmental awareness by the Maine Sierra Club.

  • Area musicians to honor outgoing pastor and wife
    Area musicians to honor outgoing pastor and wife

    BLUE HILL — Rob McCall wears many hats: radio personality, folk musician, author. Most officially, McCall has served as the pastor of First Congregational Church of Blue Hill for nearly 30 years.

  • Symposium sculptors made their mark on Maine landscape
    Symposium sculptors made their mark on Maine landscape

    GOULDSBORO —Seven years and 34 sculptures valued at $3 million later, artist Jesse Salisbury is taking a much deserved breather.

  • A fun night on the town
    A fun night on the town

    BAR HARBOR —This year, the shops and galleries of Bar Harbor decided to combine the town’s Fashion Night Out and Art Walk into a single evening. While merging the two evenings made all sorts of practical sense, some of the distinct flavor of each event was a bit lost last Thursday night, and only a few places dressed themselves and their windows for the occasion.

  • Comic memoir perfectly done
    Comic memoir perfectly done

    BAR HARBOR — Sarah Payne Stuart will read from and sign copies of “Perfectly Miserable: Guild, God and Real Estate in a Small Town” at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m.

  • Radio provides voice for voiceless in Sierra Leone

    WINTER HARBOR — Schoodic Arts for All and WERU Community Radio will jointly present an award-winning film about radio as a “voice for the voiceless” in Sierra Leone at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Hammond Hall.

  • Beatrix Farrand's Garland Farm will be discussed at the Jesup
    Beatrix Farrand's Garland Farm will be discussed at the Jesup

    BAR HARBOR — The last home and garden of renowned landscape architect Beatrix Farrand will be the subject of two presentations to be given at the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. The speakers will be Jim and Emily Fuchs, two of the founding members of the Beatrix Farrand Society (BFS), and BFS archivist Marti Harmon.

  • Pair of concerts set in Surry

    SURRY — The Surry Concert Barn is hosting two upcoming performances.

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Obituaries

  • Cheryl-Anne "Jackie" Michaud

    ASHEBORO, N.C. and SOUTHWEST HARBOR —Cheryl-Anne “Jackie” Michaud, 67, of Asheboro, N.C., formerly of Lewiston and Greene and Southwest Harbor, died peacefully Sept. 11, 2014, with family by her side. Born in Lewiston Nov. 1, 1947, to parents Roland and Emilienne Doyon, she married her beloved husband Jim Michaud on April 20, 1968. They had two children, Cherie Michaud Blake and Marc Michaud.

  • Arthur "Nick" Moody
    Arthur

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR —Arthur “Nick” Moody, 82, passed away Sept. 15, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was born Jan. 19, 1932, in Taunton, Mass., the son of the late Remington and Ruth Moody.

  • Dorothy Crounse Lauriat

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR —On Sept. 14, 2014, Dorothy Crounse Lauriat, 92, died at a Bangor facility. The daughter of Cyrus Crounse and Ruth Bamer Crounse, she was born Feb. 16, 1922, in Albany, N.Y.

  • Mark "Markie" Stephen Gagnon
    Mark

    GLOUCESTER, MASS. and HANCOCK — Mark “Markie” Stephen Gagnon, 32, died unexpectedly Sept. 8, 2014. Mark was born Oct. 19, 1981, in Gloucester, Mass., to Catherine Longo.

  • Ann Mary Cabanillas

    ELLSWORTH — Ann Mary Cabanillas, 71, died Sept. 8, 2014, at her residence. She was born May 18, 1943, in Bryn Mawr, Pa., the daughter of Roland P. and Mary (McGrady) Kane.

  • Bruce A. Mackay

    WINTER HARBOR — Bruce A. Mackay, 94, passed from this life peacefully at home with his family on Sept. 5, 2014. He was born Dec. 30, 1919, the son of Lillian (Bateman) and Joseph Mackay.

  • Bernard George Yvon
    Bernard George Yvon

    CHICAGO, ILL. — Bernard George Yvon, only beloved son of Dr. Bernard and Gail (nee Curry) Yvon, passed away Sept. 6, 2014. He was the loving partner of Matt Raftery. Cherished brother of JoAnn Yvon (Nate) Eberle and Renee Yvon (Ralph) Napolitano. Treasured “son-in-law” of Michael and Ginny Raftery. Adored “brother-in-law” of Anne (Leo) Raftery Cassidy, Maureen Raftery, Erin (Scott) Raftery Deluga and Danny Raftery. Adored uncle to his nieces and nephews; dear cousin of many and loved by innumerable friends.

  • Joyce Marie Stanley
    Joyce Marie Stanley

    TRENTONJoyce Marie Stanley, 68, died Aug. 30, 2014, at Courtland Rehabilitation Center, Ellsworth. She was born May 12, 1946, in Eastport.

  • Tim Herbert Hutchins
    Tim Herbert Hutchins

    ORRINGTON — Tim Herbert Hutchins, 62, loving husband, incredible father and grandfather, devoted son, and thoughtful brother, passed away Sept. 6, 2014, surrounded by family at home in Orrington after his battle with cancer. Tim was born May 14, 1952, eldest child and only son of Beryl (Jane) Haverlock and the late Keith E. Hutchins.

  • Lawrence W. Matthews
    Lawrence W. Matthews

    BROOKLIN — Lawrence W. Matthews, 87, of Brooklin died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at Blue Hill Memorial Hospital. He was born July 8, 1927, in Staten Island, N.Y., to Percy and Viola (Sherman) Matthews.

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