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Motorcyclist injured in Route 1 crash

Motorcyclist injured in Route 1 crash

A motorcyclist heading north on Route 1 was injured Wednesday evening after colliding with a southbound Dodge Durango.

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Writer's MDI home recognized by France

Writer's MDI home recognized by France

The unpretentious white house at 35 South Shore Road in Northeast Harbor has something in common with the homes of…

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Spa strives to show beauty is more than skin deep

Spa strives to show beauty is more than skin deep

Hayley Merchant stood nude except for a strategically placed patch for several hours last Thursday as artist Monte Knowles meticulously…

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Bucksport woman sentenced for embezzlement

Bucksport woman sentenced for embezzlement

A Bucksport woman was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court to eight years and one month in prison for embezzling…

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"Significant" amount of heroin leads to arrest

"Significant" amount of heroin leads to arrest

A Portland man was arrested Monday when police said he drove to Hancock County “in order to allegedly distribute a…

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Hours reduction proposed for several area post offices

Hours reduction proposed for several area post offices

The U.S. Postal Service is proposing to slice hours of operation at the post office in Stonington as well as…

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  • BH Music festival reaches crescendo
    BH Music festival reaches crescendo

    BAR HARBOR — The final week of the 2014 Bar Harbor Music Festival will feature two string orchestra concerts conducted by Francis Fortier. Guest soloist oboist Gerard Reuter and violinists Francis Fortier and Jeffrey Ellenberger will perform music by Mozart, J.S. Bach, Barber, Dvorak, Vivaldi, Marcello and Benjamin Britten.

  • Acadia Rep finds the funny
    Acadia Rep finds the funny

    The Acadia Repertory Theater has gone from the proverbial sublime to the utterly ridiculous with their second play of the season, Molière’s “School for Wives.”

  • Spa strives to show beauty is more than skin deep
    Spa strives to show beauty is more than skin deep

    Hayley Merchant stood nude except for a strategically placed patch for several hours last Thursday as artist Monte Knowles meticulously covered nearly every inch of her body with paint.

  • Library offers free scanning services

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The Southwest Harbor Public Library will provide free scanning, scanning advice and techniques to help you save and share your family history on Saturday, July 26, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • "Carousel" is wicked good ride

    Psst! Hey you over there. Yeah, you.

  • Author to speak at GSA Tuesday

    BLUE HILL — Author Warren Lehrer will read from his first novel, “A Life in Books: The Rise and Fall of Bleu Mobley” as part of the George Stevens Academy’s Summer Speaker Series, now in its 26th year, Tuesday, July 29, at 7 p.m. in the Esther Wood Lecture Room.

  • 'The New World' premieres Friday

    TREMONT — The Mohawk Arts Collective will present the world premiere of a new show from an ensemble led by the New York City-based Bengali artist Misha Chowdhury, who is currently in residence in Bass Harbor.

  • Abbe photo exhibit retraces Thoreau's Maine adventure
    Abbe photo exhibit retraces Thoreau's Maine adventure

    BAR HARBOR — A new exhibit featuring photographs from the 150th Thoreau-Wabanaki Canoe Tour, curated by Chris Sockalexis, Penobscot Nation Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, is now open at the Abbe Museum downtown.

  • Southeast Asia focus of photography show
    Southeast Asia focus of photography show

    GOULDSBORO — Photographer Dean Kotula says images he captured while in India and Thailand for nearly three months this winter will both enchant and disturb.

  • Open gardens

    MOUNT DESERT — The Garden Club of Mount Desert will hold its annual Open Garden Day on Saturday, July 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Obituaries

  • 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.

  • Flora M. Gray

    NOBLEBORO and EAST BOOTHBAYA celebration of life for Flora M. Gray of Nobleboro and East Boothbay, who passed away May 27, 2014, will be held 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay. A private graveside service will be held for the family at the Dunbar Cemetery in Nobleboro.

  • Maynard Eugene Astbury
    Maynard Eugene Astbury

    BLUE HILL — Maynard Eugene Astbury, 89, died peacefully July 17, 2014, at the Blue Hill Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born Sept. 30, 1924, in Blue Hill, the son of Richard L. and Maude (Blaisdell) Astbury.

  • Richard Cushing Gibson
    Richard Cushing Gibson

    SURRYRichard Cushing Gibson, 94, died July 16, 2014, following a stroke. He was born in Cambridge, Mass., on the last day of December 1919, to Ethel Howe Gibson and Alec Cushing Gibson.

  • Victor Dyer

    BROOKSVILLEA celebration of life for Victor Dyer will be held Saturday, July 26, from 2 p.m. until dark at 108 Varnumville Road, Brooksville.

  • Dorothy "Jean" Young Smith
    Dorothy

    BUCKSPORTA celebration of Dorothy “Jean” Young Smith’s long life in Castine, Enfield, Lincoln and Bucksport will be held 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 27, 2014, at the Edward K. Arey Community Building, 1160 River Road, Bucksport.

  • Steen Loughridge Meryweather
    Steen Loughridge Meryweather

    HULLS COVEThe celebration of the life of Steen Loughridge Meryweather, who died April 5, 2014, in Nokomis, Fla., will take place on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in Hulls Cove at Church of Our Father Episcopal Church at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Canon Douglas Peterson officiating. A reception follows in the parish hall.

  • Harry A. Tracey
    Harry A. Tracey

    SEAL COVE — Harry A. Tracey, 84, of Seal Cove died on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Mount Desert Island Hospital. He was born Aug. 17, 1929, in Jonesport, the son of Lawrence and Lucy (Fish) Tracey.

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