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BAR HARBOR – Scientists, consumer advocates, health officials, food industry representatives, educators and policy makers are working on a plan to reduce global exposure to arsenic in food and drinking water by half by the year 2020. The detailed plan, developed at the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory’s second annual Human and Environmental Sustainability Summit, will be released later this year.
GOULDSBORO — The Schoodic Community Fund, a nonprofit organization that awards grants to improve the quality of life for residents on the Schoodic Peninsula, this year awarded nearly $13,000 in grants.
WEST BOOTHBAY HARBOR — The Department of Marine Resources is asking members of the fishing industry for help assessing the extent of the current threat from European green crabs along the Maine coast.
BAR HARBOR — Supporters of efforts to build a skatepark on the town athletic fields on Park Street are asking town councilors for another year to raise funds for the first stage of the project.
ELLSWORTH — A man clad in camouflage and carrying a semi-automatic pistol outside a doctor’s office Monday afternoon prompted brief panic and a quick response from police.
ACADIA NATIONAL PARK— The National Park Service will be performing maintenance and significant repairs to several motor road bridges here beginning in September. The work will involve waterproofing, improving drainage, and rehabilitating and/or reconstructing masonry and mortar joints of the bridges. The repair work will continue over the next year and is expected to be completed by the end of September 2015.
BLUE HILL — “The Road Less Traveled” is not a fit road name, the Board of Selectmen decreed Friday.
BAR HARBOR — An increase of $.30 per passenger in cruise ship fees beginning in 2016 was approved by town councilors Tuesday. The 8 percent increase, from $4 to $4.30, marks the first time since the introduction of the fees in 2009 that the amount has changed, and is ascribed to rising costs of doing business, chamber of commerce director Chris Fogg said.
BAR HARBOR — Volunteers with the Hancock County Democratic Committee are invited to meet state Senate candidate Ted Koffman and Sen. George Mitchell Wednesday, Aug. 27.
MOUNT DESERT — The feasibility of Mount Desert and Bar Harbor sharing a police chief on a permanent basis will be the topic of discussion when the elected officials of the two towns hold a joint public meeting Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. at the Somesville fire station.
BAR HARBOR — The 37th Annual Bar Harbor Bank and Trust Half Marathon is set for Saturday, Sept. 20. The race begins at 7:30 a.m. The YMCA also hosts a 5K road race the same day.
BLUE HILL — The second annual Wilbur’s Run, which includes a one-mile walk and a five-kilometer race, will be held at the Blue Hill Fairgrounds on Saturday, Aug. 30.
ELLSWORTH — Area golfers can choose to participate in any or all of three tournaments to support Hancock County organizations in September.
MOUNT DESERT — The 37th annual 5-mile road race/family fun walk to benefit the Northeast Harbor Ambulance Company is set for Saturday, Aug. 23. Crow Athletics is organizing the event.
BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School fall athletic season is underway. Football, boys and girls soccer, cross country, volleyball, golf and cheering began tryouts and practices this week. Sailing for grades 8-12 is a club sport in the fall, a program of the MDI Community Sailing Center.
MOUNT DESERT — The Mohawk Arts Collective will present a showcase performance for their annual hallmark event, The Hamilton Project, now in its sixth year, on Sunday, Aug. 24, at 5 p.m. at the Barn.
BAR HARBOR — Joyce Hurley, 79, passed away Aug. 14, 2014, at Mount Desert Island Hospital. She loved spending her final years in Bar Harbor and was especially fond of the ocean, flowers and small-town friendliness she found here.
SURRY — Jack R. Pirozzolo, 74, a prominent Boston attorney, died peacefully Aug. 20, 2014, in Surry. He leaves his wife of three years, Cynthia (White) Pirozzolo of Lancaster, Mass.; seven adult children; and 16 grandchildren. Although Jack’s death was unexpected, he was with his family in a place that he loved overlooking Morgan Bay and the mountains of Acadia National Park. Jack was born June 19, 1940, in New Haven, Conn., to Alphonse and Mary (Cassella) Pirozzolo. Alphonse, who emigrated from Foglianise, Italy, at age 13, became a tailor for J. Press in New Haven, and Mary, whose family emigrated from Cusano-Mutri, was a full-time homemaker raising three sons and later worked as a seamstress at Sears in Hamden, Conn.
SEBASTIAN, FLA. — Marc Brossmer, 72, of Sebastian, Fla., passed away Aug. 23, 2014, after a short illness. Born in Springfield, Mass., he was educated in the Springfield school system and Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield, Mass. For a number of years he was employed in the auto industry before purchasing a NAPA Auto Parts store in Northampton, Mass.
PORT CHARLOTTE, FLA. — Gwen Ann McKeown Varisco of Port Charlotte, Fla., formerly of Ellsworth, was laid to rest Aug. 23, 2014, at Woodbine Cemetery, attended by family and close friends.
DES MOINES, IOWA and ELLSWORTH — Aug. 3, 1929, started off warm and a little muggy, but hadn't become the blistering hot summer day that it was destined to be in Aurora, Ill. On this day, Dallas Olson gave birth to a son, Richard Elmer. His proud father, Elmer, was thrilled to add another son to the growing family, which now included “Richie,” as he would be known, and an older brother, Lou. If you believe in horoscopes, baby Richie roared to life in true Leo, the lion, form. He was destined from the beginning to leave his mark. He lived 85 years and two days, and bookended into the middle was an amazing life.
PENOBSCOT — Mary Inez (Black) Snow passed away Aug. 12, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. We lost our Mother, Grammie, GG and Mammie. She was born Oct. 27, 1936, at Castine Community Hospital to Lewis and Iva (Snow) Black. Mary loved the chaos of her family, especially at Thanksgiving and Christmas.