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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.

Baked bean and casserole supper Aug. 27 at North Sedgwick church

on Aug. 16, 2016, at 10:56 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: North Sedgwick Baptist Church, Route 172, Sedgwick, Maine For more information: 207-359-4401 SEDGWICK, Maine — A baked bean and casserole supper will be held 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at North Sedgwick Baptist Church, Route 172.Story continues below advertisement. The …
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Research has shown home visits reduce the likelihood of pregnancy complications, infant deaths, family violence and child maltreatment. They also contribute to improved parenting practices and school readiness. But the state hasn't followed through on its commitment to increase access to home visiting and improve collaboration between home visiting agencies.

Maine got millions to help moms and babies, but has little to show for it

By Matthew Stone on Aug. 15, 2016, at 6:18 a.m.
DHHS said it would reach more families and collaborate with other home visiting programs. But competition between the groups has only gotten worse.

The lure of the annual lobster boat races

By Dan Little on Aug. 14, 2016, at 2:40 p.m.
The 52nd annual Winter Harbor Lobster Boat Races kicked off Saturday morning with more than 70 boats and their fishermen. Michaela Byers, 18, competed in her first solo race in the Class C Diesel and procured a second place finish.
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Michael Faulkingham’s Captain Cole races ahead of 51, Gramp’s Bird and Sea Monster during the 52nd annual Winter Harbor Lobster Boat Races off Schoodic Point on Saturday.

Lobstermen battle for bragging rights in annual Winter Harbor boat race

By Dan Little on Aug. 14, 2016, at 10:13 a.m.
With more than 70 boats and their fishermen, the 52nd annual Winter Harbor Lobster Boat Races kicked off Saturday morning.

Breakfast buffet Aug. 13 at Bucksport church

on Aug. 11, 2016, at 12:14 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Location: Bucksport United Methodist Church, 71 Franklin St., Bucksport, Maine For more information: 207-469-3622 BUCKSPORT, Maine — An all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet will be held 6:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at Bucksport United Methodist Church, 71 Franklin St.Story continues below advertisement. The …
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Maine Families served 2,393 families with 2,644 children in all counties in state fiscal year 2014.

How Maine quietly handed off financial oversight of a $23M program for infants

By Erin Rhoda on Aug. 11, 2016, at 6:16 a.m.
The circumstances raise questions about transparency and accountability.
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Transient accused of lighting trash can on fire in front of Ellsworth store

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 10, 2016, at 10:22 a.m.
A local transient was arrested Tuesday after allegedly setting a fire in front of Mike’s Country Store, officials said.

Dedham woman accused of stealing more than $9,000 from employer

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 09, 2016, at 6:26 p.m.
The charge stems from a complaint filed by Gold Star Cleaners’ Ellsworth location.

Baked bean supper Aug. 20 at Dedham church

on Aug. 09, 2016, at 4:08 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Dedham Church, Route 46, Dedham Village, Maine DEDHAM, Maine — A baked bean supper will be held 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at Dedham Church, Route 46, in Dedham Village. The menu will include baked beans, coleslaw, potato salad, hot …
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Over the last several years, the number of public health nurses has been cut in half.

Maine has sliced the ranks of nurses who prevent outbreaks, help drug-affected babies

By Matthew Stone on Aug. 09, 2016, at 6:28 a.m.
The LePage administration, which has not publicized the cuts, had the money to fill the positions.
New England Steam Corp. begins the process of moving the locomotive Maine Central No. 470 to Hancock, where it hopes to refurbish it and put it back on the tracks, on Monday in Waterville.

What it takes to get a 92-year-old steam locomotive back on the tracks

By Bill Trotter on Aug. 09, 2016, at 1 a.m.
After sitting by the side of College Avenue for decades, an old steam locomotive once again is on the move.
Rangers with the Maine Forest Service battle a fire on Monday on an island in Upper Lead Mountain Pond.

Maine forest rangers battling three wildfires

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 08, 2016, at 5:55 p.m.
Maine Forest Service rangers are battling three wildfires, each of them in remote locations, a district ranger said late Monday afternoon.