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AUGUSTA — Members of the Appropriations Committee of the Maine Legislature met Tuesday for a work session to discuss their recommendation on putting before Maine voters a proposed bond issue of $3 million to support purchase of the former international ferry terminal from the Canadian government.
BAR HARBOR — A total of four people have turned in nomination papers for three open seats on the Town Council. Two more people are considering running.
ELLSWORTH— Independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler is proposing to ease the property tax burden, particularly on more modest dwellings, by boosting Maine’s homestead exemption.
MOUNT DESERT — Edie Dunham, an active member of the Seal Harbor community, has resigned from the Mount Desert Zoning Board of Appeals.
ACADIA NAT’L PARK — The Jordan Pond boat ramp parking lot here is closed due to construction. It’s scheduled to reopen on June 28. There may be intermittent openings at the discretion of the contractor, depending on the work schedule.
BAR HARBOR — Changing, perhaps radically, the way the Mount Desert Island Regional School System (MDIRSS) is organized and operates will be studied by a committee of the school system board.
ELLSWORTH — The Down East Family YMCA’s Annual Meeting and Awards Night will be held on Tuesday, April 29, in the YMCA’s gymnasium.
MOUNT DESERT — Some significant changes, both physical and programmatic, are in the works for the Mount Desert Island Historical Society.
BAR HARBOR — Heath Cabot, College of the Atlantic (COA) faculty member in anthropology, has been awarded a grant from the Fulbright Program to go abroad to conduct research and teach in Athens, Greece. The grant is one of only six that the Fulbright Foundation in Greece awards annually.
“The crowds were incredible,” said Andy Beardsley of Surry, who ran in his fourth Boston Marathon. “There were so many things to make you feel good about the human spirit.
BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School varsity tennis team hosted Hampden Academy April 11 for the first preseason meet. Coaches didn’t keep track of the results from the exhibition games, but the competition was especially helpful for players new to varsity, or new to singles competition.
ROCKPORT — Mount Desert Island High School Student Activities Director Alfred “Bunky” Dow has been named Maine’s Athletic Director of the Year by the Maine Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (MIAAA).
BOSTON — When 36,000 runners break from the starting line in Monday’s 118th Boston Marathon, a dozen Hancock Country competitors will be among them.
BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School varsity baseball team narrowly beat visiting Mattanawcook Academy 7-6 in windy conditions Monday in its second preseason game.
ELLSWORTH — Three Down East Family YMCA gymnasts earned top all-around honors at the final meet of the regular season on Sunday at the Old Town YMCA.
On Saturday, MDI hosted Bucksport. MDI led off with two runs in the first. MDI junior Tom Paola was the starting pitcher. He struck out the first three pitchers, and allowed no hits in the second.
SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Poetry month was celebrated in fine style last week at the Southwest Harbor Public Library, with a visit from Maine’s own poet laureate, Wesley McNair. McNair spoke about his personal evolution as a poet, read from recent works and invited members of the audience to share their own poetic works.
BAR HARBOR — St. Saviour’s Parish, Bar Harbor has announced that Doug Van Gorder will produce George Swanson’s opera “Natural Causes Killed Victor” in August before the high altar.
CASTINE — A woman sits at the front of a workboat, just in front of the wheelhouse. Her hair is tied into a braid. Her gaze is turned off the starboard side. She could be looking at the sea and sky, which at the moment are seamlessly flowing into each other. Or maybe, she’s searching for a foolish man who’s out there somewhere — living, working, carousing.
PROSPECT HARBOR — Seven sculptors, hailing from around the world from Spain to the Republic of Georgia, will converge here and create stone pieces for seven Hancock County and Washington County towns as part of the fifth and final Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium.
BAR HARBOR — Reel Pizza in Bar Harbor is one of the theaters chosen for the Maine premiere of “Beneath the Harvest Sky,” a coming of age story set during the Aroostook County potato harvest. The movie is produced and directed by the filmmakers behind the award-winning documentary on troop greeters at Bangor International Airport.
BAR HARBOR — Those who were anywhere else other than Mount Desert Island High School’s Higgins-Demas Theater Saturday night missed out on a terrific opportunity to see a troupe of world class dancers perform on the same stage as the talented students of both MDI High School and George Stevens Academy.
SOUTH GOULDSBORO — Rena D. Daley, 89, died April 21, 2014, at an Ellsworth health care facility. She was born Sept. 6, 1924, in Gouldsboro, daughter of John and Myra (Rice) Duane.
ELLSWORTH — Glenn Carter, 52, of Ellsworth passed away at his father’s residence Sunday, April 20, 2014. He was born June 23, 1961 in Boston, Mass., a son of Arthur and Margaret (Bailey) Carter.
FAIRFAX, VA. — Hugh Dwelley, 82, died April 10, 2014, at Fairfax Hospital of a heart attack. He graduated from Kents Hill School, Readfield in 1950 and went on to Boston University. He was a retired Foreign Service Officer whose career included tours in Turkey, India Sri Lanka and Italy. Upon retirement, he received USAID’s Outstanding Career Achievement Award.
HANCOCK — Richard Clarke Johnston, 88, died at his home April 20, 2014, after a brief illness. He was born Dec. 21, 1925, to Paul and Phoebe (Clarke) Johnston in Bar Harbor on Dec. 21, 1925. After high school, he joined the U.S. Army Air Forces, where he met his devoted wife, Stella Brooks Johnston. They were married for nearly 68 years.
LAMOINE — Douglas L. Coleman, 82, died April 16, 2014, at his home surrounded by family and friends following a long struggle with cancer. Doug was born Oct. 6, 1931, in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, the son of Leonard J. and Kathleen A. (Martin) Coleman.