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Auction Items Needed

By Brooks Osgood on Sept. 11, 2014, at 12:20 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: 13 Tenny Hill, Blue Hill, Maine For more information: 207-374-9959 Duffy Wescott Legion Post #85 in Blue Hill is looking for good things to put in an auction for October 18th. Please call Brooks at 326-9630 or Reggie at 374-9959 …
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Clifton United Baptist Church

Clifton church celebrating 175th anniversary

on Sept. 11, 2014, at 12:03 p.m.
CLIFTON, Maine – The only church in town is celebrating its 175th anniversary and the entire Airline community is invited to join the party.Founded in 1838, the Clifton United Baptist Church, with it’s lighted bell tower, is located on a corner of the Airline Road near Parks Pond. A regional landmark, it has been …
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Roast pork supper at Clifton

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 11, 2014, at 11:45 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Clifton United Baptist Church, 742 Airline Road, Clifton For more information: 207-843-5441 CLIFTON, Maine — A roast pork supper will be held 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Clifton United Baptist Church, 742 Airline Road. Adults, $8; children, $4. For …
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Ellsworth Area CROP Hunger Walk on Oct. 5

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 11, 2014, at 11:06 a.m.
Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: First Congregational Church of Ellsworth, 2 Church St., Ellsworth For more information: 207-667-8321 ELLSWORTH, Maine — Ellsworth Area CROP Hunger Walk will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, starting at First Congregational Church of Ellsworth, UCC, 2 Church St. …
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Public supper at Orland church

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 11, 2014, at 10:58 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Orland United Methodist Church, 24 Narramissic Drive, Orland ORLAND, Maine – Orland United Methodist Church will hold a baked bean and casserole supper, 5-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at the church, 24 Narramissic Drive. Baked beans, casseroles, salads, homemade biscuits and pies, and …
A tow truck driver walks past a motorcycle lying in a ditch next to Route 3 in Trenton after the motorcycle was struck by a car on Wednesday afternoon.

Motorcyclist injured in Trenton accident

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 10, 2014, at 9:02 p.m.
TRENTON, Maine — A local man was flown by LifeFlight helicopter to a Bangor hospital after he suffered a head injury late Wednesday afternoon when his motorcycle was struck by a car on Route 3, according to police. Deputy Travis Frost of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department said Wednesday evening …
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2014 Holistic and Wellness Fair

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 10, 2014, at 4:05 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Fort Knox, 740 Fort Knox Road, Prospect PROSPECT, Maine — The 2014 Holistic and Wellness Fair will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13 and 14, at Fort Knox …
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Pollock and herring swim past newly discovered Primnoa coral in the Schoodic Ridges area of the Gulf of Maine earlier this summer.

Researchers discover ‘spectacular’ coral formations in the Gulf of Maine

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 10, 2014, at 3:31 p.m.
ELLSWORTH, Maine — Long known as a place rich in seafood, the Gulf of Maine also is home to “spectacular” formations of deep sea corals, scientists have discovered. Researchers using a remotely controlled submersible vehicle this summer found “dense hanging gardens” of coral in the Schoodic Ridges region of the …
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Public supper at Bucksport

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 10, 2014, at 10:43 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Arey Community Building, 1160 River Road, Bucksport BUCKSPORT, Maine — Public supper featuring chicken with gravy, mashed potatoes, casseroles, salads, pies, 5-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Arey Community Building, 1160 River Road. Cost is adults $7; children $3.   This post …
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Sen. Geoffrey Gratwick, D-Bangor

Will person-to-person Maine politics be the next victim of secret smartphone recordings?

By Christopher Cousins on Sept. 10, 2014, at 5:30 a.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — It was only a few years ago that if you wanted to record something, you needed a video camera or a tape recorder. Now that just about anyone with a cellphone has those capabilities, public figures ranging from police officers to politicians are learning that they have …
On Tuesday, firefighters stand outside a historic home on Route 175 in Orland after receiving a call about a possible structure fire in the building.

‘We were lucky’: Fire chief says smoke in Orland home from furnace malfunction

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 09, 2014, at 5:33 p.m.
ORLAND, Maine — A possible fire at a historic house on Castine Road on Tuesday morning turned out to be a false alarm, according to the local fire chief. Orland Fire Chief Bob Conary said smoke that was reported in the house about 9 a.m. was a result of a …

Ellsworth police bust another underage drinking party

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 09, 2014, at 2:49 p.m.
ELLSWORTH, Maine — For the second time in as many months, local police have charged more than a dozen people with underage drinking after busting up a weekend party. On Aug. 3, 23 people under age 21 were summoned on alcohol-related charges after police broke up a late-night party on …
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‘Buddha’ Busted: The downfall of a Maine seafood dealer

on Sept. 09, 2014, at 2:13 p.m.
Note: The image shown below of a legal scallop haul is a NOAA Fisheries photo that is unrelated to Chris Byers’ criminal case. I blurred the face of the fisherman so he would not be unfairly associated with criminal conduct. -Bill Trotter “The smart man ain’t the one who does it …
Students at Maine Maritime Academy in Castine enrolled in the marine systems engineering program work with a computer and small engine earlier this year. The school was ranked eighth among regional colleges in the north by U.S. News & World Report.

Bowdoin, MMA lead Maine colleges ranked by U.S. News & World Report

By Nell Gluckman on Sept. 09, 2014, at 9:19 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Colleges and universities in Maine were pitted against their peers across the country on Tuesday when U.S. New & World Report released its 2015 Best Colleges list. The list is used widely by students and parents selecting a school to attend and by alumni seeking to evaluate …
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A backhoe operator carefully demolishes the former Portside Grill restaurant on Cottage Street in Bar Harbor on Wednesday morning.

Bar Harbor grill severely damaged by blaze has been demolished

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 08, 2014, at 6:32 p.m.
BAR HARBOR, Maine — A restaurant building badly damaged last week by a fire of unknown origin was demolished Monday. Investigators with the state fire marshal’s office have said they were unable to determine what caused the fire, which broke out at the Portside Grill on Cottage Street at around …

Portside Grill in Bar Harbor demolished

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 08, 2014, at 6:24 p.m.
The Portside Grill on Cottage Street in Bar Harbor, which was severely damaged last week in a fire of unknown origin, was demolished Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. The owner of the business has said she is not sure whether she will rebuild.
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Baskets, Beetles and the Future: Sustaining Wabanaki Traditions in a Changing World

By Tamara Field on Sept. 08, 2014, at 12:58 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Abbe Museum, 26 Mount Desert St., Bar Harbor For more information: 207-581-3196 The potential arrival of the emerald ash borer in Maine threatens ash trees that are central to Wabanaki basket making and ways of life. But students and faculty …
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Bar Harbor Airport to hold triennial disaster drill

By Ted Cooke on Sept. 08, 2014, at 12:52 p.m.
BAR HARBOR, Maine — The Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport has begun preparations for a full-scale disaster exercise set to take place at the airport next month on the morning of Saturday Oct. 4. This exercise will give participants from various local, state and federal agencies an opportunity to test their …
Pictured is D.C. Air & Seafood in Winter Harbor.

Winter Harbor man gets 30 months in federal prison for scallop scheme

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 08, 2014, at 12:01 p.m.
WINTER HARBOR, Maine — A local seafood dealer has been sent to federal prison for more than two years for his role in a scheme to illegally harvest and conceal scallops, according to federal officials. Christopher Byers, 42, pleaded guilty last December to illegally harvesting and helping to conceal nearly …
The five sets of twins attend the 2014 kindergarten class at the Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School. Pictured are from the top clockwise: Sophia and Gavin Bubier, Charles and Cayden Agaga, Hannah and Emma Frost, Alexantrea and Antzelina  Kaminaris, Logan and Jackson McCray.

5 sets of 2: Ellsworth Elementary sees highest number of twins to date

By Natalie Feulner on Sept. 08, 2014, at 5:35 a.m.
Five sets of students at Ellsworth Elementary Middle School have something in common: They’re all twins. The 10 kindergarteners — Gavin and Sophia Bubier; Charles and Cayden Agaga; Emma and Hannah Frost; Alexantrea and Antzelina Kaminaris; and Jackson and Logan McCray — started school last week. It’s a first for the …
 
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