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Prospect Not Just Beans Supper

By Jennifer McVeigh on Aug. 28, 2014, at 11:58 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Prospect Community Center, 959 Bangor Rd, Prospect, Maine For more information: 207 567 3170 Prospect Community Center will be hosting “A Not Just Baked Bean Supper” on Saturday, September 13, 4:00 to 6:00 PM in the Prospect Community Center dining …

Route 1A in Dedham reopens after tractor-trailer becomes stuck, blocks road

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 27, 2014, at 12:20 p.m.
A Maine Department of Transportation truck hauling a backhoe became stuck across Route 1A on Wednesday afternoon, snarling traffic for about an hour, state police said. The driver, whose name was not available, was attempting to pull onto the road from a private dirt road just before …

Milbridge man faces gun-related charge after alarming patients, staff outside doctor’s office in Ellsworth

By Bill Trotter on Aug. 26, 2014, at 5:13 p.m.
A Milbridge man is facing a gun-related charge after he alarmed patients and staff Monday afternoon at a local doctor’s office, according to police. Jeffrey Turner, 46, had a loaded and concealed .40-caliber handgun in his sport utility vehicle, which is not legal, Ellsworth police Officer Rick …
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State flag to fly half-staff Wednesday for former fire chief

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 26, 2014, at 4:05 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul R. LePage has ordered the state of Maine flag be lowered to half-staff in the town of Bar Harbor on Wednesday, Aug. 27, in honor of former fire chief David W. Rand, 72, who died on Aug. 20. U.S. flags must remain at full staff. “The First Lady …

Union employees air contract dispute on MDI

By Bill Trotter on Aug. 26, 2014, at 1:55 p.m.
SOUTHWEST HARBOR | Municipal employees of three Mount Desert Island towns who are members of the Teamsters labor union are airing their grievances as they try to reach a new labor contract with the towns. According to a prepared statement from Teamsters Local 340, employees are concerned about pressure …
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Amherst, Aurora, and Great Pond Seek Public’s Opinion on Towns’ Future

By Sheri Walsh on Aug. 25, 2014, at 4:48 p.m.
Residents and tax payers in Amherst, Aurora, and Great Pond have an opportunity to express their thoughts on what they want for their towns in the future. The three towns, with help from the Hancock County Planning Commission, are conducting a public opinion survey. Copies are being distributed to all …

Body of Bar Harbor man recovered from Donnell Pond

on Aug. 25, 2014, at 12:35 p.m.
FRANKLIN | Divers with the Maine Warden Service located the body of a drowning victim about 10 a.m. Monday from Donnell Pond in Township 9 SD. The victim, Ian MacDonnell, 33, of Bar Harbor jumped late Sunday afternoon from a stopped motorboat to retrieve a water bottle that had …
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George Stevens Academy Jazz Band

GSA Jazz Band to perform at the Blue Hill Fair

By steven orlofsky on Aug. 25, 2014, at 11:07 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Location: Blue Hill Fair, Blue Hill/Ellsworth Road, Blue Hill, Maine For more information: 207-374-2808; georgestevensacademy.org BLUE HILL, Maine — For the 21st consecutive year, the GSA Jazz Band will perform during the Harness Races at the Blue Hill Fair on Saturday, …
Jeffrey Paul Barnard

Ellsworth man shot in standoff ordered to undergo psychiatric evaluation to determine trial competency

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 23, 2014, at 2 p.m.
BANGOR | A federal judge Friday ordered an Ellsworth man, who was shot in the face during a standoff with police June 1, to undergo a psychiatric evaluation to determine whether he is competent to stand trial. Jeffrey Paul Barnard, 50, is charged with being a felon in possession …

Ellsworth police warn of injured police officer phone scam

By Bill Trotter on Aug. 22, 2014, at 6:25 p.m.
Local police are warning the public about a scam in the guise of a charitable cause for law enforcement officers. According to the Ellsworth Police Department, a resident was contacted Tuesday by a man on the phone who told her he was soliciting donations for “fallen and …
John Linnehan Jr. served  as head of the Acadia Christian School, which is part of the Good News Center in Trenton.

Trenton’s Acadia Christian School closes because of inadequate funding

By Nell Gluckman on Aug. 22, 2014, at 6:02 p.m.
The Acadia Christian School, a private school that serves students in kindergarten through 12th grade, will not be opening for the 2014-15 school year because of lack of finances, according to John Linnehan Jr., head of the Good News Center, which includes the school. The school has …

Narcoleptic driver causes concern for Ellsworth police

By Bill Trotter on Aug. 22, 2014, at 5:48 p.m.
Local police have been contacted more than once by people who say they have come across a woman passed out behind the wheel of a car stopped directly in the middle of a Hancock County road. Around 1:30 p.m. Monday, a motorist reported to police that a …
From left, Lance Bradshaw and Jake McGuire unload the lobster they caught recently afternoon at the Stonington Lobster Co-op dock. Bradshaw recently dropped out of the University of Maine during his first year with hopes of becoming an engineer.

Dreams deferred: Why do so many UMaine students fail to graduate?

By Nell Gluckman on Aug. 22, 2014, at 2:44 p.m.
BANGOR | Lance Bradshaw, 22, has been supporting himself through lobstering since he was 16, but for a long time, he’s wanted something more. So two years ago, in an attempt to chart a different path, the Deer Isle resident enrolled at the University of Maine to pursue a …
David Rand

Former Bar Harbor, Bangor, Lincoln fire official David Rand dies

By Bill Trotter on Aug. 22, 2014, at 1:24 p.m.
David Rand, a former municipal fire official who led departments in Bar Harbor and Lincoln and was an assistant fire chief in Bangor, has died. Rand was head of Bar Harbor Fire Department for 19 years until his retirement in 2012. He passed away Aug. 20 …
 A stranded hiker in need of medical attention is lifted off Beehive Mountain in Acadia National Park on Wednesday.

Forest service helicopter lifts stranded hiker off Beehive in Acadia

By Bill Trotter on Aug. 21, 2014, at 4:36 p.m.
ACADIA NATIONAL PARK | Using a rope suspended from a helicopter, park rangers and Maine Forest Service rescue workers safely plucked a hiker off Beehive Mountain on Wednesday after she was unable to get down. The 52 year-old Maine resident had made it about one-third of the way up …
Hannah Semler, gleaning coordinator for Healthy Acadia, picks kale at Pat and Mike's Garden, a small farm in Ellsworth.

Gleaning program puts garden surplus on tables, helps fight food insecurity in Hancock County

By Robert F. Bukaty on Aug. 21, 2014, at 3:40 p.m.
MOUNT DESERT, Maine – The sun sets at the Beech Hill Farm as Hannah Semler carries the last crate of vegetables to her van. The summer squash, cucumbers, parsley and chard she carries may have been destined for the compost. Instead, it will help feed those in need in Hancock …
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Public breakfast buffet in Bucksport

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 21, 2014, at 3:17 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Location: Franklin Street United Methodist Church, 71 Franklin St., Bucksport For more information: 207-469-3622 BUCKSPORT, Maine — A public breakfast buffet will be held 6:30-10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Franklin Street United Methodist Church, 71 Franklin St. This all-you-can-eat meal …
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Baked bean and casserole supper in Orland

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 21, 2014, at 9:49 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Orland United Methodist Church, 24 Narramissic Drive, Orland ORLAND, Maine — A baked bean and casserole supper will be held 5-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Orland United Methodist Church, 24 Narramissic Drive. The menu will include baked beans, casseroles, …
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Benefit hat sale Aug. 21

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 21, 2014, at 8:40 a.m.
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Maine Coast Exchange, 8 Main St., Seal Harbor For more information: 207-288-4849 SEAL HARBOR, Maine — Fabulous 1950s and 60s Hat Sale! Thursday, August 21, 4-6 pm Preview Party at The Maine Coast Exchange, 8 Main Street, Seal Harbor. The sale will …

Teen gets 30 days in jail for burglaries, vandalism to Penobscot home

By Bill Trotter on Aug. 20, 2014, at 3:48 p.m.
A local teenager who was indicted earlier this month on charges stemming from a break-in at a Penobscot house has pleaded no contest to the crimes. Elijah McCarthy, 19, entered the no-contest pleas to burglary and criminal mischief charges on Aug. 15in Hancock County Unified Criminal Court. …
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