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Birdsacre arson case sent to DA

Birdsacre arson case sent to DA

Investigators with the State Fire Marshal’s Office have turned the case involving the March 2 arson at Birdsacre over to…

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Land trust acquiring 10 acres on Lily Pond

Land trust acquiring 10 acres on Lily Pond

Island Heritage Trust is acquiring 10 acres of land with shore frontage on Lily Pond thanks to a $120,000 Land…

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Luncheon raises $32K for Schoodic Arts for All

Luncheon raises $32K for Schoodic Arts for All

Schoodic Arts for All has $32,000 toward future programming as a result of the Fourth Annual Summer Luncheon held Friday,…

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Brooklin artist's seven-decade journey on display

Brooklin artist's seven-decade journey on display

William Irvine has been painting for nearly seven decades and believes he is now hitting his stride.

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Bucksport hosts Festival of the Forest

Bucksport hosts Festival of the Forest

The sun, sea and trees all were in abundance at Bucksport’s annual summer celebration this past weekend.

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Eggemoggin Reach Regatta is Saturday

Eggemoggin Reach Regatta is Saturday

The Eggemoggin Reach Regatta is about to celebrate its 30th birthday.…

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  • Birdsacre arson case sent to DA
    Birdsacre arson case sent to DA

    ELLSWORTH — Investigators with the State Fire Marshal’s Office have turned the case involving the March 2 arson at Birdsacre over to the District Attorney’s Office for review.

  • Land trust acquiring 10 acres on Lily Pond
    Land trust acquiring 10 acres on Lily Pond

    DEER ISLE — Island Heritage Trust is acquiring 10 acres of land with shore frontage on Lily Pond thanks to a $120,000 Land for Maine’s Future grant.

  • Mitchell to receive 2014 Sunbeam Award from Sea Coast Mission
    Mitchell to receive 2014 Sunbeam Award from Sea Coast Mission

    BAR HARBOR — The Maine Sea Coast Mission has announced that former U.S. Sen. George J. Mitchell is the recipient of the 2014 Sunbeam Award.

  • Luncheon raises $32K for Schoodic Arts for All
    Luncheon raises $32K for Schoodic Arts for All

    WINTER HARBOR — Schoodic Arts for All has $32,000 toward future programming as a result of the Fourth Annual Summer Luncheon held Friday, July 11, at Hammond Hall.

  • Driver summoned for allegedly leaving accident scene

    SEDGWICK — A driver from Massachusetts who reportedly struck a motorcyclist then left the scene only to return later in another vehicle was summoned Saturday on a charge of leaving the scene of a personal injury accident.

  • Alleged thief makes off with restaurant's silverware, ketchup

    ELLSWORTH — The alleged theft of eating utensils and a popular condiment led to a city woman’s arrest last week.

  • Bucksport hosts Festival of the Forest
    Bucksport hosts Festival of the Forest

    BUCKSPORT — The sun, sea and trees all were in abundance at Bucksport’s annual summer celebration this past weekend.

  • Eggemoggin Reach Regatta will turn 30 on Saturday
    Eggemoggin Reach Regatta will turn 30 on Saturday

    BROOKLIN — The Eggemoggin Reach Regatta is about to celebrate its 30th birthday.

  • Stroll the Asticou Azalea Garden by lantern light
    Stroll the Asticou Azalea Garden by lantern light

    MOUNT DESERT — The Lane & Garden Preserve is inviting people to tour the Asticou Azalea Garden in Northeast Harbor by lantern light.

  • On the Road Review: Ford Mustang GT

    Green apples, green eggs and ham, Green Hornet, green with envy or green as Kermit don’t even come close to describing the vibrant “Gotta Have it Green” swathed onto our Mustang GT Convertible. It used to be that you did not buy a red sports car, because you would garner too much official attention. Any car painted this extroverted color gets everybody’s attention.

  • Winter Harbor Lobster Festival celebrates 50 years
    Winter Harbor Lobster Festival celebrates 50 years

    WINTER HARBOR — Little did the late Doug Torrey know when he had a picnic in his field on Sargent Street the summer of 1964 that a tradition was born.

  • Police issue slew of speeding tickets

    ELLSWORTH — Police conducted more patrols looking for lead-footed drivers in recent weeks, and as they did throughout the spring they once again had success finding them.

  • Cross buys MDI agency

    MOUNT DESERT — Northeast Harbor insurance agency Merchant, Needham & Associates has been purchased by Cross Insurance of Bangor.

  • Author calls out caffeine in new book
    Author calls out caffeine in new book

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Murray Carpenter, author of the new book “Caffeinated: How Our Daily Habit Helps, Hurts, and Hooks Us,” will be at Southwest Harbor Public Library Tuesday, July 29, at 5:30 p.m.

  • DMR plans second meeting to discuss Bagaduce aquaculture

    PENOBSCOT — Three months after a packed meeting with people concerned about the growth of shellfish aquaculture on the Bagaduce River, the Department of Marine Resources (DMR) will hold an “informational meeting and conversation” on the subject Thursday, July 31, at the Penobscot Community School. The meeting is scheduled to run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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Sports

  • Dynamic duo race planned at Bucksport

    BUCKSPORT — The fourth annual Dynamic Duo 3-Mile Race will be held Saturday, Aug. 2, with a start and finish at Bucksport High School’s Carmichael Field.

  • Acadian Little League celebrates 25 years
    Acadian Little League celebrates 25 years

    BAR HARBOR — Every spring, dozens of kids step up to the plate as members of Acadian Little League (ALL) baseball and softball teams. This year, when ALL board president Tony McKim filed the paperwork with the national Little League organization, he got a nice surprise.

  • 37th Annual Claremont Croquet Classic

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The Claremont Hotel will hold its 37th Annual Claremont Croquet Classic on Aug. 3-9. Singles and doubles match competition will be held on the hotel’s two bent grass croquet courts overlooking Somes Sound.

  • Summer hoops players give it their all
    Summer hoops players give it their all

    AUGUSTA — Two teams of Mount Desert Island High School boys’ basketball players took on competitors from all over the state last weekend in a summer tournament.

  • Bucksport wins district title for ages 10-11
    Bucksport wins district title for ages 10-11

    ELLSWORTH — Logan Stanley pitched a no-hitter as Bucksport rolled over Ellsworth to win the Little League District 1 baseball championship for ages 10-11 on Saturday in Ellsworth.

  • Ellsworth girls in running for state 9-10 softball title

    AUBURN — Ellsworth’s District 1 champions remained in contention for the state Little League softball title for ages 9-10 after splitting two games over the weekend.

  • Ellsworth wins state Junior League title
    Ellsworth wins state Junior League title

    BANGOR — The Ellsworth Junior League all-stars saved their best for last, posting a pair of wins on Sunday at Mansfield Stadium and capturing the state Junior League baseball championship.

  • Ellsworth 9-10 team advances in state baseball tourney
    Ellsworth 9-10 team advances in state baseball tourney

    AUBURN — Ellsworth All-stars for ages 9-10 won their first two games of the state Little League baseball tournament before falling to Scarborough on Sunday.

  • Coastal All-stars fall in state tournament
    Coastal All-stars fall in state tournament

    BIDDEFORD — The Coastal All-stars of the Blue Hill area saw their summer season come to an end on Sunday with an 8-5 loss to Auburn Suburban in the state Little League baseball tournament for ages 11-12.

  • Acadians headed for tourney
    Acadians headed for tourney

    ELLSWORTH — The Trenton Acadians defeated Motor City of Bangor 15-5 Monday in the final game of the regular American Legion Zone 1 baseball season.

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Arts

  • Open studios

    CRANBERRY ISLES — Four July Fellows-in-Residence at the Heliker-LaHotan Foundation on Great Cranberry Island will open their studios to the public on Friday, Aug. 1, from 4-6 p.m. They include Michael Herstand, Ying Li, Thaddeus Radell and Kamilla Talbot, all of New York City. They are part of a group of artists awarded residency fellowships this year, all of whom are returning to Cranberry Island from prior years. The landscape of Maine, and of Great Cranberry in particular, has been of special importance to their work.

  • Brooklin artist's seven-decade journey on display
    Brooklin artist's seven-decade journey on display

    ELLSWORTH — William Irvine has been painting for nearly seven decades and believes he is now hitting his stride.

  • Penobscot author serves up Emily Dickinson poems for kids
    Penobscot author serves up Emily Dickinson poems for kids

    PENOBSCOT — Conventional wisdom has it that Emily Dickinson was a recluse, a poet who spent most of her adult life locked away in an attic, wearing a white dress.

  • Art showing and reception
    Art showing and reception

    Four artists will be showing their work at the Causeway Club Red Barn in Southwest Harbor for one night only with a reception on Wednesday, July 30, at 5 p.m.

  • Art pops up

    MOUNT DESERT — “The Wild & Domestic,” a one-week pop-up art exhibit, will be open to the public at the Tent, 129 Main St., Northeast Harbor, from Thursday, July 31, through Tuesday, Aug. 5, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Chippers now featuring "gourmet comfort food"
    Chippers now featuring

    HANCOCK — Chippers Restaurant is bringing in the new but keeping the oldies but goodies on the menu.

  • Live the beat

    BAR HARBOR — Samba Meets Jazz will perform an exhilarating concert of jazz, bossa and more at the College of the Atlantic’s Gates Auditorium on Tuesday, July 29, at 8 p.m.

  • Library to host international best-selling author of Rizzoli & Isles series
    Library to host international best-selling author of Rizzoli & Isles series

    BAR HARBOR — Tess Gerritsen, whose books sparked the popular “Rizzoli & Isles” television series, returns to the Jesup Memorial Library on Mount Desert Street on Thursday, July 31, at 7 p.m.

  • Self-portrait machine to be featured in Blue Hill
    Self-portrait machine to be featured in Blue Hill

    BLUE HILL — The “Incredible Self-Portrait Machine” will be featured at the Blue Hill Inn on Aug. 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. as part of First Friday Blue Hill, a self-guided tour of art galleries, businesses and restaurants.

  • Natural journaling is family fun
    Natural journaling is family fun

    BAR HARBOR — Kimberly Ridley and Rebekah Raye, author and illustrator respectively of the award-winning picture book “The Secret Pool,” will lead a fun morning of nature journaling on Wednesday, Jul 30, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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Obituaries

  • Randi Collins

    HANCOCKOn Jan. 5, 1929, a beautiful little girl named Randi was born to Einar and Astrid Gjetrang in the little town of Sorum, Norway. Randi Collins died July 7, 2014, at her son’s house in Steuben at the age of 85.

  • Joan Betty Bowker Babson
    Joan Betty Bowker Babson

    BLUE HILL — Joan Betty Bowker Babson died peacefully and went to be with her Lord on July 23, 2014, in Ellsworth. She was born April 22, 1932, in Machias, daughter of Mildred Katherine Bowker Hatt and grew up with her grandparents, Eva and Harland Bowker.

  • Douglas Coleman

    LAMOINEA celebration of the life of Jackson Laboratory scientist, environmentalist and philanthropist Douglas Coleman, Ph.D. (1931-2014) will take place at The Jackson Laboratory, 600 Main St., Bar Harbor on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, from 3 to 5 p.m. For a complete obituary and condolences, go to www.jordanfernald.com.

  • Hugh Dwelley

    ISLESFORD — Hugh Dwelley, 82, died April 10, 2014, at Fairfax Hospital in Virginia of a heart attack.

  • Edward R. "Country" Minott
    Edward R.

    WESTFORD, MASS. — Edward R. “Country” Minott, 61, of Westford, Mass., died Thursday, July 24, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loving wife and daughters.

  • Daniels "Danny" Jay Douglass Sr.
    Daniels

    SEDGWICK — Daniels “Danny” Jay Douglass Sr., 67, of Sedgwick passed away peacefully July 23, 2014, at home surrounded by his family. He was born July 12, 1947, in Castine, the son of Philip J. and Jeanette F. (Thompson) Douglass.

  • Donald E. Ross

    FORT WALTON Beach, FLA.Donald E. Ross was a World War II veteran and proud of his service in the United States Navy and served aboard the USS Bennington. He was a lifetime member of the VFW, American Legion and Disabled Veterans.

  • Elizabeth Hulbert Marler
    Elizabeth Hulbert Marler

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Elizabeth Hulbert Marler passed away after a long and courageous battle against Alzheimer’s disease on June 18, 2014, with family by her side. Elizabeth was born in Bryn Mawr, Pa., on Oct. 20, 1925, to the late Richard and Elizabeth McKey.

  • Elwood Herbert Banfill

    BERNARD Elwood Herbert Banfill, 103, of Bernard died peacefully among family on June 26, 2014, in Morristown, N.J. Born in Marlborough, Mass., on Dec. 9, 1910, Elwood was the only child of Herbert and Bessie (Cutting) Banfill of Southborough.

  • LaVerne Adelle (Hardison) Griffin
    LaVerne Adelle (Hardison) Griffin

    Waltham — LaVerne Adelle (Hardison) Griffin, 88, died July 17, 2014, of heart failure at an Ellsworth hospital. She was born Aug. 15, 1925, in Waltham, the daughter of Arthur and Elvellyn (Kemp) Hardison.

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