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Baked bean supper slated at Holden church

on Aug. 29, 2016, at 5:04 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Holden Congregational Church, 9 Rider Bluff Road, Holden, Maine HOLDEN, Maine — A homemade baked bean supper will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Holden Congregational Church, 9 Rider Bluff Road. The menu will include baked beans, hot …

Two people injured in crash in Blue Hill

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 28, 2016, at 1:59 p.m.
Two people were taken to an area hospital following a single-vehicle crash shortly before noon Sunday on the Ellsworth Road.

Dedham man dies in motorcycle crash in Pennsylvania

By Sarah Hofius Hall, The Times-Tribune on Aug. 28, 2016, at 10:24 a.m.
David Hazen, 63, of Dedham died after the motorcycle he was driving collided with another vehicle.

Acadia centennial celebration

By Ashley Conti on Aug. 28, 2016, at 8:02 a.m.
With Jordan Pond and The Bubbles mountains as a backdrop, a few hundred people gathered Saturday morning on the Jordan Pond House lawn to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of Acadia.
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Members of the Rockefeller family pose for a photo with a new plaque at the Jordan Pond House during a celebration of the 100 years of conservation and community stewardship as part of the year-long Acadia Centennial and the Centennial of the National Park Service Saturday.

Park service celebrates the role of private philanthropy at Acadia centennial

By Bill Trotter on Aug. 28, 2016, at 8:02 a.m.
The Rockefellers were crucial to the creation of the park when John D. Rockefeller Jr. donated thousands of acres on MDI to the National Park Service.
A house in Otis was destroyed in an early morning fire.

Fire destroys home on Beech Hill Pond

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 26, 2016, at 11:09 a.m.
The residents of a West Shore Road home near Beech Hill Pond that caught fire early Friday were able to get out of the burning building, but the house, garage and a vehicle in the driveway were destroyed.

Weekend entry fees waived at Acadia

By Bill Trotter on Aug. 25, 2016, at 6:12 p.m.
In celebration of the centennial of Acadia National Park and the National Park Service, both of which were created in 1916, admission to Acadia is free this weekend.
Marine harvesters dig for clams or worms in the tidal flats between Trenton and Mount Desert Island. People who work in the intertidal zone next to Acadia National Park say park officials recently have been cracking down on their activities after decades of letting them work without hassle.

Worm diggers, other marine harvesters decry Acadia enforcement on tidal flats

By Bill Trotter on Aug. 25, 2016, at 5:04 p.m.
As the National Park Service expands its reach on the Schoodic Peninsula, the ripple effects are causing alarm in the intertidal zone around Acadia National Park.
The Captain Henry Lee, a Maine State Ferry boat, arrives in Bass Harbor in an April file photo.

Deliveries to 2 Down East islands in jeopardy after Postal Service crackdown

By Patty Wight, MPBN on Aug. 24, 2016, at 11:58 a.m.
“He’s a lifeline to the mainland for both of these communities,” Krafjack says.
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Canada takes guns from & expels Texans who crossed Maine border

on Aug. 24, 2016, at 9 a.m.
Two Texas tourists found out the hard way earlier this month that while it may be easy and innocuous to bring your firearms with you on a road trip halfway across the continent to Maine, it gets more complicated if you try to go just a little further north. That’s …
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Former MDI teacher gets 3 years for sexually assaulting girl

By Bill Trotter on Aug. 23, 2016, at 5 p.m.
A former sixth-grade teacher at Tremont Consolidated School has been sentenced to serve more than three years in prison for sexually assaulting a girl who just two years before had been one of his students.

Wabanaki artists win big at Santa Fe Indian Market

By Heather Anderson on Aug. 23, 2016, at 3:44 p.m.
BAR HARBOR — Five Wabanaki artists from Maine won a total of seven ribbons at the Santa Fe Indian Market in New Mexico on Aug. 19. For more than five years, Wabanaki artists have taken top spots at the prestigious market. Jeremy Frey, Passamaquoddy, took first in Division B: Outside …

Ellsworth church to hold baked bean supper

on Aug. 23, 2016, at 12:27 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Union Congregational Church, 179 North St., Ellsworth, Maine For more information: 207-667-8425 ELLSWORTH, Maine — A baked bean supper will be held 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at Union Congregational Church, 179 North St., Ellsworth Falls.Story continues below advertisement. The …

Baked bean and casserole supper slated at Orland church

on Aug. 22, 2016, at 10:54 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Orland United Methodist Church, Off Route 1, Orland, Maine For more information: 207-469-0077 ORLAND, Maine — A baked bean and casserole supper will be held 5-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at Orland United Methodist Church, off Route 1 near the …
A map of properties on Mount Desert Island, Maine, that Elliotsville Plantation has donated to Acadia National Park.

Roxanne Quimby donates land on MDI to Acadia

By Bill Trotter on Aug. 19, 2016, at 4:41 p.m.
The transfer of the land owned by Elliotsville Plantation, spread out among nine properties on MDI, was completed on Aug. 11.
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Bar Harbor ‘origami’ mansion to be auctioned

on Aug. 19, 2016, at 6 a.m.
Three years ago, it was offered for sale for $5.3 million. Now, it is being auctioned off for a minimum price of $2.9 million. The distinctive Starcrest mansion (the owners’ last name is Starbird) at 30 Strawberry Hill will be sold at auction on Tuesday, August 23. Described as a “starship-looking …

Sailor’s widow sought to have fishing vessel seized before it sank

By Bill Trotter on Aug. 18, 2016, at 1:38 p.m.
Marcia J. Gorham claims the ship was unseaworthy at the time of her husband’s death in 2013.
Kim Wagaman, a behavioral therapist, takes Dustin Strasser, 19, left, to visit Evan Roth, 12, whom he helps mentor.

We want to know: Have you ever been a mentor or mentee?

By Adanya Lustig on Aug. 18, 2016, at 11:12 a.m.
We want to know about how some people uplift the lives of others, even when they don’t have to.
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Leslie Ross stops to laugh while playing a modern bassoon on Aug. 11 in her bassoon fabrication studio at her home near the shore of Northern Bay in Penobscot.

This Maine woman has made nearly 300 bassoons from scratch

By Bill Trotter on Aug. 17, 2016, at 3:40 p.m.
Leslie Ross makes replicas of historical bassoons of older baroque, renaissance and classical design, using maple, boxwood and fruit woods for her instruments.
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Coast Guard rescues fishermen miles off Maine coast

By Tony Reaves on Aug. 17, 2016, at 8:28 a.m.
The Coast Guard Sector Northern New England received a broken transmission around midnight from the crew of the fishing vessel Lydia & Maya.