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CASTINE — There is someone, somewhere, who can manage conflict, promote economic development, lure young families to town, make the best use of technology and work well with selectmen. According to a small group of residents that met last week, that’s the person who should fill Town Manager Dale Abernethy’s shoes when he steps down on July 1.
BAR HARBOR — The elected officials in Mount Desert Island-area towns will be asked to consider calling for a charter commission to study and make recommendations on Hancock County’s governmental structure.
ELLSWORTH — A southern Maine man escaped serious injury Saturday after police said he fell asleep while driving and his vehicle went off the road.
The following cases were heard in Hancock County Court, according to official records:
BAR HARBOR — Following a brief public hearing Tuesday night which brought just two residents out, town councilors voted unanimously to place the “repeal and replacement” of the land use ordinance (LUO) on the ballot for June town meeting.
In announcing his 2015 budget on Tuesday, a budget that must be approved by Congress, President Barack Obama proposed a $400 million, three-year Centennial Initiative for when the National Park Service turns 100 in 2016. According to the Associated Press breakout, the federal government would provide $300 million and the private sector $100 million in each of the next three years to fund much needed restoration projects and improvements to park facilities.
BAR HARBOR — Updates to school security were discussed by the school committee here Monday.
BAR HARBOR — Three island teenagers face underage drinking charges following a police investigation last month.
ELLSWORTH — The following individuals recently were booked into the Hancock County Jail:
ELLSWORTH — With four citations each, sophomore Talor Hamilton of the Ellsworth Eagles and junior Leila Johnston of the Mount Desert Island Trojans are among the top honorees on this season’s Maine Swimming League All-state Swim Teams.
ELLSWORTH — Basketball attention will shift from high school to middle school this weekend as the 14th annual Hancock County Sheriff’s Cup tournament takes place at four Ellsworth venues.
ORONO — The Dolphins of the James Russell Wiggins Down East Family YMCA swam their way to second place last weekend at the Maine YMCA Championships at the University of Maine.
SOUTHWEST HARBOR — From Friday, March 14 to Sunday, March 16, Harbor House Community Service Center in Southwest Harbor, will host the 22nd annual “Great Harbor Shoot-Out” basketball tournament.
ELLSWORTH — Dan Curts is making his final year as an Ellsworth Eagle runner one to remember.
BANGOR -- With a 56-47 defeat in a hard-fought game Friday night, the Mount Desert Island High School girls are state runners-up in Class B basketball. For their opponents, Lake Region High School, the state title is the first since 1975, despite winning the Western Maine Championship six times since 2006.
ELLSWORTH — About 15 coaches involved with Little League baseball and softball teams in the Ellsworth area have completed a six-hour session of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) training, according to Bob Gillis of Ellsworth, safety officer for Maine’s Little League District 1.
BANGOR — The Lady Lakers of Lake Region High School, who will face the Mount Desert Island Lady Trojans Friday in the state championship game, entered the tournament top seed in Class B West.
ELLSWORTH — The owners of the newest restaurant on Main Street come with plenty of experience in the business of food and fine dining.
ELLSWORTH — Anyone who was fortunate enough to have seen Ellsworth High School’s ambitious production of “Metamorphosis,” which won the Maine Drama Festival’s regional five years ago, will be thrilled to learn that not only is EHS competing in the annual competition March 8, after a one-year hiatus, but the Mad Jesters have taken on another Mary Zimmerman play, “The Odyssey,” adapted from another epic tale from ancient Greece.
SEDGWICK — Former Sedgwick resident Marisol Trowbridge has launched a line of apparel, made in New York.
ORONO — The fourth concert of the Bangor Symphony’s current season brought a sunny burst of energy to the Collins Center for the Arts on Sunday. A full house, including many new faces and lots of families, heard a first-class performance. Everyone loved it. Indeed, Maestro Lucas Richman, in speaking to a small group after the concert, was visibly moved by the remarkable sense of communication between listeners and musicians.
ELLSWORTH — March is Dine Around Month all over Downeast Maine and area restaurants have enticing menu items and specials to satisfy any taste and pocketbook.
BAR HARBOR — A workshop on productive vegetable gardening is scheduled for Saturday, April 5, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at College of the Atlantic’s Gates Auditorium.
BIRCH HARBOR — Estelle “Mim” Church Chipman left this Earth on March 6, 2014, a happy and content person having tried to live as God would want. She cared for her family, loving them at all times. She was born June 15, 1924, in Bunkers Harbor and moved with her parents before she was 3 years old to Birch Harbor.
MILBRIDGE and PORT CHARLOTTE, FLA. — Susan Ann (Smith) Knudsen, 65, of Milbridge and Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Feb. 28, 2014. She was born Jan. 12, 1949, in Bar Harbor, daughter of the late Maurice E. Smith and Bertha E Lynk.
SARASOTA, FLA. — Lawrence N. Button, 91, of Sarasota, Fla., and formerly of Medway, Mass., and Franklin, died March 2, 2014.
PENOBSCOT — Richard Downey Kelley, 76, transitioned peacefully and gracefully from his earthly home Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, from a Bangor hospital. He was surrounded by his loving family and a brilliant white light to guide his journey to his new heavenly home. Richard was born Aug. 9, 1937, in Boston, Mass., to George and Mary (Hansbury) Kelley into a large family. He often remarked that he was truly blessed by having so many sisters to help him mind his manners and grow to be a fine gentleman!
ELLSWORTH — Hugh A. Goodwin peacefully completed his 96-year journey through life on Feb. 26, 2014. He was born Dec. 1, 1917, to Frank and Jennie (Scammon) Goodwin in Egypt, Maine.
SURRY — Kelly Jones, beloved mother, sister, grandmother and friend, passed from this world to the next at dawn on Feb. 21, 2014. She was a kind, sweet person who was happiest when living in her little cabin on Toddy Pond in Surry. Defying all odds, she carried on for 11 years after her diagnosis of brain cancer.
MANHASSET, N.Y. and NORTHEAST HARBOR — Margaret Fennelly Grace, 93, a summer resident of Northeast Harbor since 1944, died Feb. 27, 2014, at her winter home in Florida after a long illness. She was predeceased by her husband, J. Peter Grace Jr., who served as chairman and/or CEO of W. R. Grace & Co. from 1945 until his passing in 1995.