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MMA sailing season off to a rough start

MMA sailing season off to a rough start

Maine Maritime Academy opened its 2014 fall sailing season last weekend without a full-time sailing coach and the absence showed…

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Salty Dog Gallery hosts invitational

Salty Dog Gallery hosts invitational

A good number of artists and art lovers turned up for the Salty Dog Gallery opening recently.

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Arrests and summonses

Arrests and summonses

The following individuals were arrested and/or summonsed in Hancock County in recent days:

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The Grand welcomes annual puppet festival

The Grand welcomes annual puppet festival

“The 4th Annual Great Ellsworth Puppet Festival” runs at The Grand from Sept. 26-28. The schedule follows.

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City lands high-speed internet grant

City lands high-speed internet grant

The city has been awarded a quarter-million-dollar grant to expand the availability of high-speed Internet service within the city.

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First responders honored on 9-11

First responders honored on 9-11

First responders from across Mount Desert Island and several surrounding towns attended a lunch in their honor at the Somesville…

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  • Travel guide guru makes a stop in Winter Harbor
    Travel guide guru makes a stop in Winter Harbor

    WINTER HARBOR — One never knows who might find their way to this and other sleepy hamlets in Downeast Maine.

  • Road plan encourages conservation

    BAR HARBOR — A Town Hill landowner will be allowed to build a dead-end, gravel road more than a mile in length in exchange for limiting future development on his land.

  • Leadership change at Maine Community Foundation
    Leadership change at Maine Community Foundation

    ELLSWORTH — George Shaw, chairman of the Maine Community Foundation’s Board of Directors, has announced that Meredith H. Jones will step down at the end of 2015 after 16 years of service, including seven as president and CEO.

  • Village Improvement Association elections

    BAR HARBOR — The Village Improvement Association (VIA) held its 123rd annual meeting on Aug. 21 for officer and board elections.

  • Hancock County Jail log Sept.9-15

    ELLSWORTH — The following individuals recently were booked into the Hancock County Jail:

  • Schoodic Scrub workers clean up storm-washed Debris
    Schoodic Scrub workers clean up storm-washed Debris

    WINTER HARBOR — A clean-up crew of 35 people from several environmental groups scoured Schoodic Island Sept. 13 to amass years of storm-washed debris.

  • Firefighting help praised

    BAR HARBOR — A number of towns that helped firefighters here battle the Portside Grill fire earlier this month were officially recognized and thanked by town councilors Tuesday.

  • Road closure supported

    BAR HARBOR — The permanent closure of a .7-mile stretch of Duck Brook Road from West Street Extension to the carriage road entrance received the unanimous support of the town council Tuesday.

  • MMA sailing season off to a rough start
    MMA sailing season off to a rough start

    CASTINE — Maine Maritime Academy opened its 2014 fall sailing season last weekend without a full-time sailing coach and the absence showed in the results of the team’s first two regattas.

  • Bar Harbor couple claims illegal arrest

    PORTLAND — The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Bar Harbor couple who claims their constitutional rights were violated while filming an arrest earlier this year by Portland police.

  • Arrests and summonses

    ELLSWORTH — The following individuals were arrested and/or summonsed in Hancock County in recent days:

  • Tuition issue unresolved in Blue Hill

    BLUE HILL — Another school year has commenced and Blue Hill taxpayers are continuing to fund the educations of three elementary school transfer students from Deer Isle and one from Surry.

  • Quarry permit still alive

    MOUNT DESERT — Harold MacQuinn Inc. scored a big victory Tuesday night when the planning board ruled that the company can apply for a license to continue working its granite quarry in the village of Hall Quarry.

  • Man tried to be a good citizen, ends up a problem

    ELLSWORTH — A would-be good citizen in the Walmart parking lot ended up being the problem on Sept. 11, according to a police report.

  • Appointee process is questioned

    TREMONT — Selectmen were taken to task Monday for the selection process they use for appointing members of boards and committee.

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Sports

  • EHS grad wins paraclimbing gold medal
    EHS grad wins paraclimbing gold medal

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth native Maureen Beck climbed her way to a Gold Medal at the Sport Paraclimbing World Championships recently.

  • Great Strides walk

    BAR HARBOR — The 24th Annual Great Strides Walk to Cure Cystic Fibrosis is set for Saturday, Sept. 27, at 9 a.m. leaving from the Conners Emerson School. Check in at 8:30 a.m. A new feature will be a shorter walk with a course of 3 miles coinciding with the original 6-mile walk.

  • Half marathon is Saturday

    BAR HARBOR — Hundreds of runners are lacing up their shoes in anticipation of the YMCA Half Marathon and the family-oriented Fall 5K on Sept. 20.

  • Homecoming at EHS

    ELLSWORTH — The annual Homecoming will be celebrated Friday, September 19 at Ellsworth High School with a wide range of activities.

  • Girls' soccer roundup
    Girls' soccer roundup

    ELLSWORTH — This early in the season, Eastern Maine soccer rankings give only a glimpse of what one may expect from a favorite team over the next several weeks.

  • Boys' soccer roundup
    Boys' soccer roundup

    ELLSWORTH — With wins in their first three games, the Ellsworth Eagle boys were ranked third in the Eastern Maine Class B soccer standings published this week by the Maine Principals’ Association.

  • Hike for Mike

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Acadia Family Center is registering hikers now for Hike for Mike 2014, set for Oct. 4-12 in Acadia National Park.

  • High school volleyball roundup
    High school volleyball roundup

    ELLSWORTH — The Mount Desert Island Trojans upped their record to 4-0 this week with wins over Ellsworth and southern Maine opponents Cheverus and Scarborough.

  • High school golf roundup

    ELLSWORTH —  The Mount Desert Island Trojans and the Bucksport Golden Bucks are well on their way to solid seasons in high school golf.

  • Informational meeting on concussion

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School health office will hold a Concussion Information Night on Thursday, Sept. 25, 6-7:30 p.m. for middle and high school athletes and families. The high school has a comprehensive concussion protocol and conducts imPACT testing per Department of Education guidelines.

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Arts

  • Snowshoe maker to sign DIY book
    Snowshoe maker to sign DIY book

    BAR HARBOR — Master snowshoe maker Brian J. Theriault will sign copies of “Leaving Tracks: A Maine Tradition,” a book he and his father, Edmond Theriault, wrote. The signing will take place at Sherman’s Bookstore on Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 6-8 p.m.

  • Salty Dog Gallery hosts invitational
    Salty Dog Gallery hosts invitational

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Marine artist Phil Steel, owner of the Salty Dog Gallery in Southwest Harbor, has taken a page from the Shaw Gallery's MDI Open show held in Northeast Harbor early each summer.

  • The Grand welcomes annual puppet festival
    The Grand welcomes annual puppet festival

    ELLSWORTH — “The 4th Annual Great Ellsworth Puppet Festival” runs at The Grand from Sept. 26-28. The schedule follows.

  • Chris Ross at Bayside
    Chris Ross at Bayside

    ELLSWORTH — The nightclub 430 Bayside has announced its schedule for the fall season. "It will include perennial favorites such as Richard Wood, Gordon Belcher, Buddy MacDonald, The Crown Vics, Rachel Davis, The Bluesboy Review, Trisha Mason, Rebecca Loebe and Todd Clouser and A Love Electric," operator Steve Peer said.

  • Haight's Farm crop much in demand
    Haight's Farm crop much in demand

    BLUE HILL — Customers at local farmers markets are snapping up the last of Haight Farm’s flavorful hydroponic tomatoes for salads, sandwiches and eating unadorned.

  • Reel Pizza recognized

    BAR HARBOR — Reel Pizza Cinerama has been recognized for their contribution to environmental awareness by the Maine Sierra Club.

  • Area musicians to honor outgoing pastor and wife
    Area musicians to honor outgoing pastor and wife

    BLUE HILL — Rob McCall wears many hats: radio personality, folk musician, author. Most officially, McCall has served as the pastor of First Congregational Church of Blue Hill for nearly 30 years.

  • Symposium sculptors made their mark on Maine landscape
    Symposium sculptors made their mark on Maine landscape

    GOULDSBORO —Seven years and 34 sculptures valued at $3 million later, artist Jesse Salisbury is taking a much deserved breather.

  • A fun night on the town
    A fun night on the town

    BAR HARBOR —This year, the shops and galleries of Bar Harbor decided to combine the town’s Fashion Night Out and Art Walk into a single evening. While merging the two evenings made all sorts of practical sense, some of the distinct flavor of each event was a bit lost last Thursday night, and only a few places dressed themselves and their windows for the occasion.

  • Comic memoir perfectly done
    Comic memoir perfectly done

    BAR HARBOR — Sarah Payne Stuart will read from and sign copies of “Perfectly Miserable: Guild, God and Real Estate in a Small Town” at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m.

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Obituaries

  • Wilbur Ernest Wolf
    Wilbur Ernest Wolf

    WESTBROOK —Wilbur Ernest Wolf, retired registered nurse, passed away peacefully Monday morning, Sept. 15, 2014, at Springbrook Center in Westbrook, surrounded by loving family members.

  • Cheryl-Anne "Jackie" Michaud

    ASHEBORO, N.C. and SOUTHWEST HARBOR —Cheryl-Anne “Jackie” Michaud, 67, of Asheboro, N.C., formerly of Lewiston and Greene and Southwest Harbor, died peacefully Sept. 11, 2014, with family by her side. Born in Lewiston Nov. 1, 1947, to parents Roland and Emilienne Doyon, she married her beloved husband Jim Michaud on April 20, 1968. They had two children, Cherie Michaud Blake and Marc Michaud.

  • Arthur "Nick" Moody
    Arthur

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR —Arthur “Nick” Moody, 82, passed away Sept. 15, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was born Jan. 19, 1932, in Taunton, Mass., the son of the late Remington and Ruth Moody.

  • Dorothy Crounse Lauriat

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR —On Sept. 14, 2014, Dorothy Crounse Lauriat, 92, died at a Bangor facility. The daughter of Cyrus Crounse and Ruth Bamer Crounse, she was born Feb. 16, 1922, in Albany, N.Y.

  • Mark "Markie" Stephen Gagnon
    Mark

    GLOUCESTER, MASS. and HANCOCK — Mark “Markie” Stephen Gagnon, 32, died unexpectedly Sept. 8, 2014. Mark was born Oct. 19, 1981, in Gloucester, Mass., to Catherine Longo.

  • Ann Mary Cabanillas

    ELLSWORTH — Ann Mary Cabanillas, 71, died Sept. 8, 2014, at her residence. She was born May 18, 1943, in Bryn Mawr, Pa., the daughter of Roland P. and Mary (McGrady) Kane.

  • Bruce A. Mackay

    WINTER HARBOR — Bruce A. Mackay, 94, passed from this life peacefully at home with his family on Sept. 5, 2014. He was born Dec. 30, 1919, the son of Lillian (Bateman) and Joseph Mackay.

  • Bernard George Yvon
    Bernard George Yvon

    CHICAGO, ILL. — Bernard George Yvon, only beloved son of Dr. Bernard and Gail (nee Curry) Yvon, passed away Sept. 6, 2014. He was the loving partner of Matt Raftery. Cherished brother of JoAnn Yvon (Nate) Eberle and Renee Yvon (Ralph) Napolitano. Treasured “son-in-law” of Michael and Ginny Raftery. Adored “brother-in-law” of Anne (Leo) Raftery Cassidy, Maureen Raftery, Erin (Scott) Raftery Deluga and Danny Raftery. Adored uncle to his nieces and nephews; dear cousin of many and loved by innumerable friends.

  • Joyce Marie Stanley
    Joyce Marie Stanley

    TRENTONJoyce Marie Stanley, 68, died Aug. 30, 2014, at Courtland Rehabilitation Center, Ellsworth. She was born May 12, 1946, in Eastport.

  • Tim Herbert Hutchins
    Tim Herbert Hutchins

    ORRINGTON — Tim Herbert Hutchins, 62, loving husband, incredible father and grandfather, devoted son, and thoughtful brother, passed away Sept. 6, 2014, surrounded by family at home in Orrington after his battle with cancer. Tim was born May 14, 1952, eldest child and only son of Beryl (Jane) Haverlock and the late Keith E. Hutchins.

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