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Supper at St. Andrew’s in Ellsworth

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 07, 2014, at 9:18 a.m.
Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 175 Downeast Highway, Ellsworth For more information: 207-667-7641  ELLSWORTH, Maine — The next third Friday supper will be held 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 175 Downeast Highway. Roasted turkey, stuffing and all the trimmings. All …
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Food pantry project looking for volunteers

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 07, 2014, at 9:13 a.m.
ELLSWORTH, Maine – St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Ellsworth (175 Downeast Highway -the brown church across from Jordan’s) is looking for individuals and community organizations who would like to partner in packaging meals for local food pantries in Hancock County. In January, the groups packaged more than 15,000 meals at a cost …
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Senators King and Collins wave to onlookers during Monhegan's Quadricentennial parade Tuesday.

Collins, King Join 400th Anniversary Celebration on Monhegan Island

By senatorcollinspress on Aug. 07, 2014, at 8:31 a.m.
MONHEGAN — United States Senators Susan Collins and Angus King participated in the Quadricentennial celebration on Monhegan Island Tuesday, recognizing the 1614 settlement of Monhegan Plantation that began when Captain John Smith landed on the island. “Captain Smith once wrote that it would take ‘the best parts of art, judgment, …

‘It’s a nightmare’: Local woman describes road near fatal crash in Dedham

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 06, 2014, at 6:44 p.m.
Three people died in a head-on collision on Route 1A in Dedham Tuesday night. There were 92 crashes on the stretch of road between 2010 and 2013.

Dedham man found passed out at convenience store gets drug charge

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 06, 2014, at 3:38 p.m.
HOLDEN, Maine — A Dedham man was charged with felony drug possession early Monday morning after he was found passed out in his vehicle at the Circle K convenience store on U.S. Route 1A. David Rocha, 30, was arrested after Holden police received a report from a concerned motorist shortly …
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Public supper at Elm Street church

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 06, 2014, at 10:47 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Elm Street Congregational Church, 31 Elm St., Bucksport BUCKSPORT, Maine — A public supper will be held 5-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at Elm Street Congregational Church, 31 Elm St. The menu will include casseroles, salads, baked beans, rolls and …
People mourn the deaths of Phill Carter and Roxanne Papken Wednesday afternoon at Paddy Murphy's in downtown Bangor. Several businesses closed for the day in Bangor after the deaths of the two Paddy Murphy's employees. Carter and Papken were killed in a crash on Route 1A in Dedham on Tuesday evening.

Downtown Bangor mourns deaths of longtime Paddy Murphy’s employees in Dedham crash

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 06, 2014, at 9:58 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Members of the downtown business community paused Wednesday to remember two workers at a popular local bar and restaurant who died Tuesday night in a two-vehicle crash on Route 1A in Dedham. Paddy Murphy’s employees Phillip Carter, 32, a bouncer, and Roxanne Papken, 25, a barkeep, were …
Ambulances are on the scene of a two-car accident on Tuesday on Route 1A in Dedham.

Three killed in Dedham crash

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 05, 2014, at 6:23 p.m.
DEDHAM, Maine — All three of the people involved in a vehicular accident on U.S. Route 1A late Tuesday afternoon have died, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said Tuesday evening. The two-car crash occurred about a mile from the Lucerne Inn about 5:45 p.m., when an SUV …
Corea author L.A. Meyer.

L.A. Meyer, Corea resident and author of Bloody Jack book series, dies at 72

By Emily Burnham on Aug. 05, 2014, at 6:09 p.m.
COREA, Maine — Louis A. Meyer, better known as L.A. Meyer, the best-selling author of the popular Jacky Faber young adult adventure book series, died July 29 at his home in the Hancock County town of Corea after a long battle with lymphoma. He was 72. Mary “Jacky” Faber — …
College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor is selling this house and 74 acres of surrounding land, which sits on Sipp Bay in Pembroke, in order to fund a scholarship program for students who graduate from Washington Academy in East Machias.

Sale of waterfront property to fund scholarship program for College of the Atlantic

By Bill Trotter on Aug. 05, 2014, at 5:22 p.m.
PEMBROKE, Maine — With the sale of a 74-acre waterfront property, students who graduate from a Washington County high school will have the chance to attend college in Bar Harbor. The land on Garnet Head Road was given to College of the Atlantic by its former owners, Sid and Hazel …

EMHS in talks to add Ellsworth hospital to system

By Jackie Farwell on Aug. 05, 2014, at 2:03 p.m.
ELLSWORTH, Maine — Maine Coast Memorial Hospital is considering joining Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems, a move that would mark the end of the Ellsworth hospital’s nearly 60 years as an independent organization. Maine Coast Memorial and Brewer-based EMHS, the state’s second-largest health system, signed a letter of intent Monday, according …
Emera Maine recently cleared this 3-acre lot on Woodbury Road in Bar Harbor but, after local residents objected, the company has put its plans to build a substation on the property on hold while it considers other options.

Lawsuit filed over Emera permit for substation in Bar Harbor

By Bill Trotter on Aug. 04, 2014, at 6:08 p.m.
BAR HARBOR, Maine — A civil complaint challenging the town’s issuance of a building permit to Emera Maine for an electrical substation on Woodbury Road has been filed in Hancock County Superior Court. The complaint, filed by local residents Donal and Patricia Murphy and Paula Moody, was filed in court …
Maine Maritime Academy midshipmen muster on the main deck during a safety drill aboard the Training Ship State of Maine on May 6, 2013. BDN photo by Mario Moretto.

Maine Maritime Academy ranked top public college by Money Magazine

By Nell Gluckman, BDN Staff on Aug. 04, 2014, at 4:18 p.m.
CASTINE, Maine — Students who graduate from Maine Maritime Academy get good jobs, which is a big reason the school was recently ranked highest in the nation among public colleges and universities by Money Magazine. The magazine used educational quality, affordability and alumni earnings provided by PayScale.com to measure each …
Jeffrey Barnard

Judge approves request for mental evaluation of Ellsworth man involved in standoff

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 04, 2014, at 4:14 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The lawyer for an Ellsworth man shot in the face in June after an overnight standoff and exchange of gunfire with police has asked for a mental evaluation to determine if his client is competent to stand trial. Jeffrey Paul Barnard, 50, was indicted July 17 by …

23 teens charged with alcohol possession, face additional charges in connection with Ellsworth party

By Bill Trotter on Aug. 04, 2014, at 3:18 p.m.
ELLSWORTH, Maine — Nearly two dozen teenagers from Hancock County are facing charges after local police busted an underage drinking party on Garden Street early Sunday morning. Each of the 23 people charged were summoned for possession of alcohol by a minor, according to an Ellsworth Police Department summary report …
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Breakfast buffet at Bucksport

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 04, 2014, at 11:40 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Location: Franklin Street United Methodist Church, 71 Franklin St., Bucksport BUCKSPORT, Maine — An all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet will be held 6:30-10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at Franklin Street United Methodist Church, 71 Franklin St. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children, …
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MDI Garlic Festival to benefit KidsPeace autism program

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 04, 2014, at 11:03 a.m.
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Smuggler's Den Campground, 20 Main St., Southwest Harbor For more information: 207-288-0269 SOUTHWEST HARBOR, Maine – The public is invited to celebrate the annual harvest of the Maine garlic crop at the 16th annual MDI Garlic Festival, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. …
Jesse Leach opens up one of his oysters to show its meat on the inside.

Rapid aquaculture expansion alarms residents on Bagaduce River

By Bill Trotter on Aug. 03, 2014, at 7:28 p.m.
PENOBSCOT, Maine — Oysters have developed a heavy presence in a tidal estuary that separates three Blue Hill Peninsula towns, and not everybody is celebrating their arrival. It’s not the mere presence of the mollusks that some people object to so much. It’s the way they have moved in. The …

Increased oyster farming on the Bagaduce River raises concerns for area residents

By Brian Feulner on Aug. 03, 2014, at 7:27 p.m.
The number of aquaculture operations in the Bagaduce River has increased sharply in recent years, which has led to competing concerns between Penobscot residents who say it is having a negative impact and fishermen who say they need to earn a living. More than 150 people attended a recent meeting …
A caution sign stands at the top of Champlain Mountain in Acadia National Park as a warning to hikers descending the steep Precipice Trail down the east face of the mountain.

Man falls 60 feet while free-climbing in Acadia

By Bill Trotter on Aug. 03, 2014, at 1:08 p.m.
ACADIA NATIONAL PARK, Maine — A Brunswick, Maine, man was flown by LifeFlight helicopter to a Bangor hospital Sunday after he fell Sunday morning while rock climbing near the steep Precipice Trail, according park officials. The man, who is 22 years old, was free climbing without safety gear in the …
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