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ELLSWORTH — The state Board of Environmental Protection (BEP) last week rejected two appeals to First Wind’s planned second wind farm in Hancock County.
ELLSWORTH — A father and son from Trenton and a Southwest Harbor man were indicted Dec. 5 by a Hancock County grand jury on charges stemming from an Aug. 12 drug bust in the parking lot of an Ellsworth grocery store.
ELLSWORTH — A Bar Harbor man arrested in September after police found him allegedly in possession of 500 packets of heroin and $28,000 in cash was indicted Dec. 5 by a Hancock County grand jury.
ELLSWORTH — An Eastbrook man was reportedly uninjured after police said he caused a car crash Friday afternoon with an alcohol content five times the illegal threshold.
GOULDSBORO — The state says a $300,000 proposal to install two-tenths of a mile of sidewalk from the end of the Peninsula School driveway to the Dorcas Library is still very much alive.
BLUE HILL — The Blue Hill Selectmen met in executive session Friday with members of the Clark Mountain Community Land Trust about the possible purchase of a Mill Pond Lane property.
The following cases were heard in Hancock County Court, according to official records:
BUCKSPORT — The Finance Committee voted 2-0 Dec. 4 to recommend that the Town Council consider purchasing the marina. Port Harbor Marine has owned the marina since 1997.
TRENTON — For Adjutant Richard Butters of American Legion Post 207 in Trenton, experiencing “Wreaths Across America” is an emotional experience every year.
BUCKSPORT — Both Finance Committee members agreed on Dec. 4 to recommend that the full Town Council authorize Millett Associates to complete engineering plans for extending Broadway to Park Street and other related work.
CASTINE — Sophomore Ashley Shine scored a career-high 22 points to lead the Lady Mariners of Maine Maritime Academy to a 72-64 win over Husson University on Saturday in Bangor.
MOUNT DESERT — The first Frosty 5K and Fun Run, sponsored by Neighborhood House in Northeast Harbor, will take place Saturday, Dec. 14. Registration opens at 9 a.m. at Neighborhood House, with the fun run starting at 9:30 and the 5K race at 10 a.m.
ELLSWORTH — Santa is coming to breakfast in Ellsworth on Saturday, Dec. 14.
BROOKLIN — Sandy’s Provisions will be participating in Brooklin’s community-wide holiday celebration on Saturday, Dec. 14.
BUCKSPORT — Bucksport resident Jane Harvey Meade will be hosting a book launch for her fifth book, “The Season in Between,” at BookStacks in Bucksport on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 1 p.m.
BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island area youngsters once again will have a chance to pick out a free book for themselves during the Mount Desert Islander’s annual “Gift of Reading” event set for Saturday, Dec. 14.
SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Tom Walcott has been battling stage two colon cancer since early October this year. Tom’s family and friends are planning to raise money via a benefit dinner on Friday, Dec. 13, at the Common Good Soup Kitchen in Manset. Music will be provided by the Trusty Bud Show.
BLUE HILL — On Oct. 24, Heather McCargo, plant specialist, landscape designer and former plant propagator for the New England Wildflower Society, spoke to the Blue Hill Garden Club and local residents about damage caused to Maine fields and forests by the introduction of certain plants “from away.”
ELLSWORTH — Lawrence “Lonnie” R. Clough, 78, died peacefully Dec. 10, 2013, at a local health care facility. Lawrence was born Feb. 5, 1935, at Ellsworth Falls, the son of Harvard and Minnie (Harriman) Clough.
SOUTH BLUE HILL and VENICE, FLA. — Dr. Raymond Henry Chase, 86, died peacefully on Dec. 8, 2013, in Venice, Fla., following a lengthy period of declining health.
WINTERPORT — On Dec. 6, 2013, Mary Frances Deckers peacefully passed from this world to be with our Heavenly Father. Several of her children were at her side. Throughout her time at the Woodlands Assisted Living in Brewer her presence brought much joy to everyone she met. She was loved by all. Each of Fran’s 12 children enjoyed the time spent with her, the other residents and the staff. Fran was born May 13, 1929, in Alvord Iowa, to Edward J. and Mary Ann (Goldschmit) Frembgen.
DEER ISLE — Lois Jane Leaf, 86, died Dec. 6, 2013, at the Island Nursing Home in Deer Isle, following a prolonged illness. Better known as Loie to all who knew her, she was born June 9, 1927, in Orange, N.J., to Charles L. and Julia T. Leaf, who relocated to Surry for their retirement years.
SPRING HILL, TENN. — Mr. Anthony Joseph Newell, 67, of Spring Hill, Tenn., passed away early Tuesday morning Dec. 3, 2013, at his residence.
NORTHEAST HARBOR — Barbara Strachan Deering Danielson, 66, passed away Dec. 2, 2013, at her home in Maine. She was born in Charlottesville, Va., to Rosemary Sankey, a former dancer with the New York City Ballet and a John Powers model, and James Deering Danielson, a Foreign Service officer.
LAMOINE — William R. Watson. Cared for by angels along the way, Bill sailed his final race Nov. 9, 2013.