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All Peregrine falcon nesting areas in ANP are open

All Peregrine falcon nesting areas in ANP are open

The Precipice, Valley Cove and Jordan Cliffs trails in Acadia National Park re-opened on Friday, Aug. 1. The areas had…

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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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Residents and officials talk Callahan Mine cleanup

Residents and officials talk Callahan Mine cleanup

It was mostly business as usual when state and federal environmental officials arrived at the Brooksville town office Tuesday

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Bucksport day care could close permanently

Bucksport day care could close permanently

A child day care center could be forced to close permanently after allegations by state health officials that its staff…

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She said yes: Man proposes via classified ad

She said yes: Man proposes via classified ad

A Maryland man proposed to his girlfriend last week by placing a classified ad in the Mount Desert Islander and…

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Search starts for new EHS principal

Search starts for new EHS principal

Members of the group that will start the work of finding a new principal for Ellsworth High School (EHS) met…

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  • All Peregrine falcon nesting areas in Acadia National Park are open
    All Peregrine falcon nesting areas in Acadia National Park are open

    BAR HARBOR — The Precipice, Valley Cove and Jordan Cliffs trails in Acadia National Park re-opened on Friday, Aug. 1. The areas had been closed since March to prevent the disturbance of peregrine falcon nests.

  • Residents and officials talk Callahan Mine cleanup
    Residents and officials talk Callahan Mine cleanup

    BROOKSVILLE — It was mostly business as usual when state and federal environmental officials arrived at the Brooksville town office Tuesday evening for an annual status update on the Callahan Mine cleanup efforts.

  • Arrests and summonses

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

  • Plan targeting 'tumbleweeds'

    MOUNT DESERT — Keeping Northeast Harbor from resembling a ghost town in the off-season is the goal of John and Johanna Boynton in constructing new buildings on Main Street with retail, office and residential space.

  • Vision quest tour operator failed to see ticket coming

    ACADIA NATIONAL PARK — The operator of a company offering to take visitors on "Acadia Vision Quest" tours in the park was cited by rangers last week on a charge of engaging in commercial activities without a permit.

  • Bucksport day care could close permanently
    Bucksport day care could close permanently

    BUCKSPORT — A child day care center could be forced to close permanently after allegations by state health officials that its staff didn’t properly supervise 3- and 4-year-olds using the Bucksport Municipal Pool.

  • Cell tower deal sought

    MOUNT DESERT — Representatives of AT&T and Acadia National Park will try to work out a compromise on the height and appearance of a cell phone tower the company wants to locate in Otter Creek.

  • Substation fight lands in court

    BAR HARBOR — Residents unhappy with plans by Emera Maine to build a new electrical substation in their neighborhood are taking their protest to court.

  • City man summoned, charged with big unpaid bill

    ELLSWORTH — A city man was summoned on a felony-level theft of services charge this week after he allegedly failed to pay a bill of more than $2,000 at a local motel.

  • Search starts for new EHS principal
    Search starts for new EHS principal

    ELLSWORTH — Members of the group that will start the work of finding a new principal for Ellsworth High School (EHS) met for the first time Tuesday afternoon and talked about what qualities they want in the school’s next leader.

  • Newspapers launch special sections just for subscribers

    ELLSWORTH — In an unabashed effort to increase the number of subscribers, The Ellsworth American and its sister paper the Mount Desert Islander will launch next week magazine sections that will be available only to those who subscribe to the print or online editions of the newspapers.

  • Federal court frees MLA from decades-old strictures
    Federal court frees MLA from decades-old strictures

    PORTLAND — In 1958, a federal judge signed an antitrust consent decree against the Maine Lobstermen’s Association (MLA) based on findings that the association had engaged in price fixing in violation of the federal Sherman Antitrust Act.

  • Deer hunt plan hearing is set
    Deer hunt plan hearing is set

    BAR HARBOR — A plan to allow the hunting of deer for the first time since the 1930s will be the subject of a public hearing before the town council on Tuesday, Aug. 5.

  • B-17 bomber will fly from Trenton until Aug. 6

    TRENTON — The B-17 heavy bomber Sentimental Journey has done much since leaving the assembly line in 1944.

  • Benefit puffin tour sets sail Sunday
    Benefit puffin tour sets sail Sunday

    BAR HARBOR — Nesting puffins and terns at Petit Manan Island are the stars of a cruise set for Sunday, Aug. 3, 5 to 7 p.m. to benefit the Friends of Maine Seabird Islands. The Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Downeast Audubon and the Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company are the hosts of the event.

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Sports

  • Schaefer Memorial Road Race set Aug. 9 in Birch Harbor

    GOULDSBORO — Advance registration has begun for the 13th annual Schaefer Memorial Five-kilometer Road Race on Saturday, Aug. 9, in Birch Harbor.

  • Fun Run Aug. 2 to kick off Blue Hill Community Races

    BLUE HILL —  Blue Hill Memorial Hospital (BHMH) and the Blue Hill YMCA, a department of the Down East Family YMCA in Ellsworth, are joining forces for two upcoming races.

  • 38th Croquet Classic to open

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The 38th Claremont Croquet Classic will begin Sunday, Aug. 3, with play to continue through the following week.

  • Annual soccer camp plans three sessions

    The 23rd annual Bootin’ Eagle Soccer Camp for boys and girls from kindergarten through grade 12 is being held in July and August at the Ellsworth High School practice soccer field.

  • Dynamic Due race in Bucksport August 2

    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.

  • Tuning up for fall
    Tuning up for fall

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth hosted its third annual high school football camp co-sponsored by the NFL and National Guard on Saturday and Sunday, July 26-27, at Ellsworth High School.

  • Acadians ousted in Zone 1 semifinal
    Acadians ousted in Zone 1 semifinal

    BANGOR — Bangor righthander Peter Kemble ended the season for the Trenton Acadians with a complete game four-hit pitching performance for the Bangor Comrades in American Legion Zone 1 semifinal action Saturday night at  Husson University.

  • Co-ed adult softball builds momentum
    Co-ed adult softball builds momentum

    BAR HARBOR — The previously undefeated Little Anthony’s “Nacho Average Softball Team” was upset 19-15 by Edlund Ironworks on July 23. The teams are part of the revitalized Mount Desert Island Co-Ed Softball League.

  • Pace Cadets win trail relay
    Pace Cadets win trail relay

    ELLSWORTH — A team composed of Hancock County runners won Maine’s first overnight relay race — the Down East Sunrise Trail Relay.

  • 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.

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Arts

  • Art Meets Science at MDI biological lab
    Art Meets Science at MDI biological lab

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory hosted their first Art Meets Science gallery event of the season on July 10. The opening kicked off the third year of the exhibits which showcase art submitted by local artists, scientific photography and the collaboration of artists and scientists.

  • MDI Directions Fine Crafts Show returns

    BAR HARBOR — Maine Crafts Guild hosts its annual MDI Directions Fine Crafts Show, Friday evening through Sunday afternoon, Aug. 1-3, at Mount Desert High School, Route 233. Known for excellence in their craft, more than 80 artists will exhibit their work for sale over the course of three days.

  • Soloists to sing together
    Soloists to sing together

    MOUNT DESERT — Soprano Asleif Willmer and mezzo-soprano Miriam Schildkret will present a vocal recital with pianist Clayton W. Smith at the Somesville Union Meeting House on Main Street on Monday, Aug. 4, at 8 p.m. Both are featured soloists in the Mount Desert Summer Chorale’s concerts taking place later in the week.

  • "Bone Orchard" author a hit in Southwest Harbor

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Award-winning and best-selling author Paul Doiron thrilled a packed house at a talk and book signing last week at the Southwest Harbor Public Library.

  • MDI teen appears in 'My Little Pony' documentary
    MDI teen appears in 'My Little Pony' documentary

    A Bar Harbor teenager who is among the male fans of the "My Little Pony" television series" is featured in a documentary about the phenomenon.

  • 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.

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Obituaries

  • Michael S. MacCulloch

    FRANKLIN — Michael S. MacCulloch, 49, died July 30, 2014, in Ellsworth. He was born March 24, 1965, in Waukesha, Wis., the son of William and Joan (Skinner) MacCulloch.

  • Evelyn Alice Tewell

    ELLSWORTH — Evelyn Alice Tewell (nee Stangroom), 89, of Ellsworth died peacefully Monday, July 28, 2014, at Courtland Rehabilitation and Living Center in Ellsworth. Evelyn was born Sept. 20, 1924, in Woburn, Mass.

  • 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.

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