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Ex-employee accused of stealing thousands from U.S. Cellular

Ex-employee accused of stealing thousands from U.S. Cellular

A man who used to work at the local U.S. Cellular store is due in court later this fall after…

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Brewer woman dies after Orrington accident

Brewer woman dies after Orrington accident

A Brewer woman has died after getting injured in an alleged hit-and-run accident earlier this month, according to the Penobscot…

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Applications for new GSA headmaster exceed 50

Applications for new GSA headmaster exceed 50

More than 50 hopefuls are seeking a gig as the next George Stevens Academy headmaster.

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Missing kayaker found safe

Missing kayaker found safe

A kayaker reported missing while paddling between Isle au Haut and Stonington over the weekend was found safe nearly 15…

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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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  • Deer vote on ballot

    BAR HARBOR — Town councilors recently approved signing the warrant for a special town meeting on Nov. 4 for a vote on the proposed deer herd reduction plan.

  • Yellowtail hatching off Taunton Bay

    FRANKLIN — The University of Maine’s Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research (CCAR) on the shore of Taunton Bay has hatched its first large batch of juvenile yellowtail kingfish, a tropical relative of tuna, from adult brood stock.

  • Ex-employee accused of stealing $19,000 from U.S. Cellular

    ELLSWORTH — A man who used to work at the local U.S. Cellular store is due in court later this fall after police said he allegedly stole nearly $19,000 worth of services from his former employer.

  • Brewer woman dies after Orrington accident

    ORRINGTON — A Brewer woman has died after getting injured in an alleged hit-and-run accident earlier this month, according to the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office.

  • High winds strand passengers on ship
    High winds strand passengers on ship

    BAR HARBOR — Most passengers aboard the Holland America Line’s Maasdam were not able to get off the ship and explore Mount Desert Island during their stop here last week due to choppy seas, Harbormaster Charlie Phippen said. One of the most frequent cruise ship visitors to Bar Harbor, the boat carries 1,258 passengers.

  • Human Ecology Forums scheduled

    BAR HARBOR — College of the Atlantic has announced its weekly slate of Human Ecology Forums for the current academic year, dealing with topics from politics to poetry, from North Korea to Nepal.

  • Interim town manager accolades

    BAR HARBOR — Interim Town Manager Jim Ashe attended his last town council meeting on Tuesday and received accolades from councilors for a job well done during the several months he has been in town. “Jim has been a true pleasure to work with,” council chairman Paul Paradis said, echoing comments made from others in the group.

  • Applications for new GSA headmaster exceed 50
    Applications for new GSA headmaster exceed 50

    BLUE HILL — More than 50 hopefuls are seeking a gig as the next George Stevens Academy headmaster.

  • Missing kayaker found safe

    STONINGTON — A kayaker reported missing while paddling between Isle au Haut and Stonington over the weekend was found safe nearly 15 hours later.

  • On the Road Review: Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid

    We have seen this act before.

    It worked to perfection, too, so why so long for part II?

  • Ellsworth District Court Aug. 1-22

    The following cases were heard in Ellsworth District Court, according to official records:

  • X-tra features offered at Morris Yachts

    TRENTON — Morris Yachts is continuing to build on the success of its M-Series line of yachts by introducing a new product extension called the M-Series “X-Type”.

  • Domestic violence goes beyond physical abuse
    Domestic violence goes beyond physical abuse

    ELLSWORTH — Kelly Brown has mixed feelings about the release of the video footage of NFL star Ray Rice punching his then-fiancée in the face in an Atlantic City casino elevator.

  • New Sunbeam berth plans moving ahead

    MOUNT DESERT — Town officials are going forward with plans to extend the northern-most set of floats at Northeast Harbor Marina to accommodate the Maine Sea Coast Mission’s vessel, Sunbeam, as well as transient pleasure craft.

  • Hancock County Superior Court Aug. 1 through Aug. 22

    The following cases were heard in Hancock County Superior Court, according to official records:

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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

  • Events abound for the Acadia Night Sky Festival
    Events abound for the Acadia Night Sky Festival

    BAR HARBOR — The 6th annual Acadia Night Sky Festival presented by Celestron will be held Sept. 25-29.

  • Down East tale comes to Jesup

    BAR HARBOR — Maine author Jon Keller will be at the Jesup Memorial Library to read from and sign copies of his book, “Of Sea and Cloud,” on Thursday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m.

  • Land & Garden Preserve names Don Coates board Life Member

    MOUNT DESERT — At the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Land & Garden Preserve in the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden in August, Don E. Coates was elected Life Member of the board of directors.

  • 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.

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Obituaries

  • Darrell A. Holbrook
    Darrell A. Holbrook

    COLUMBIA — The family of Darrell A. Holbrook, 68, of Deblois welcomes you to join them for a Celebration of Life at the Columbia Town Hall, 106 Epping Road, Columbia on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at 2 p.m.

  • 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.

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