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  • Cars crash on Crooked Road

    Cars crash on Crooked Road

    BAR HARBOR — A car that lost its left front wheel on the Crooked Road Friday swerved into the oncoming lane, striking two oncoming vehicles. Dianne Frank, 39, of Machias was eastbound when the left front wheel came off her 2006 Honda. The Honda then sideswiped a 2010 Toyota and a 2002 Toyota driven by,

  • Kiteboarder catches air off Cranberry Isles

    Kiteboarder catches air off Cranberry Isles

    CRANBERRY ISLES–Adam Vance, winner of the 2014 World Champion title in the Masters World Championships in Sardinia, Italy, spent time kiteboarding off the Cranberry Isles recently. Vance is originally from the Cranberries and Montreal.  

  • COA commencement set

    COA commencement set

    BAR HARBOR — More than 75 students from across the nation and the world will graduate from College of the Atlantic on Saturday, June 3, during the school’s annual commencement celebration. The ceremony takes place under the big tent on the North Lawn at 2 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Poet,

  • Rotary tournament boosts park effort

    Rotary tournament boosts park effort

    BAR HARBOR–The Bar Harbor (MDI) Rotary Club held its annual mini-golf tournament at Pirates Cove Adventure Golf last weekend. The event raised more than $5,000 in funds for the Park Street Playground project. Work on the playground is expected to begin later this year. Tim Searchfield and Peter Nicholson each won individual championships. The R.L.

  • Artists to paint to TEMPO

    Artists to paint to TEMPO

    ELLSWORTH — TEMPO, under the direction of Rebecca Edmondson, will present a concert titled “Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition” at The Grand on Saturday, June 3, at 6 p.m. while live artists paint pictures to be auctioned later. Made up of advanced players, TEMPO will play the music of Modest Mussorgsky while artists bring the

  • Time’s up

    Time’s up

    Sir Sanford Fleming persuaded the English government in 1879 to embrace separate time zones around the English Isles and the rest of the world in a bold understanding of the vastness of the planet and how the sun’s rise affected various regions of Earth. Today, the whole United States, as well as Canada, has six

  • Hollow promise

    Hollow promise

    Back in 2011, Gov. Paul LePage unveiled an addition to the “Welcome to Maine” sign on Interstate 95 in Kittery. “Open for Business,” it reads. Well, apparently the governor’s definition of “open for business” has changed over the years and now includes only entities that qualify for his personal stamp of approval. Maine Department of

  • Energy savings

    Energy savings

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Selectmen on Tuesday approved spending $4,760 to install LED lighting in the town office. Town Manager Don Lagrange estimates the town will receive a $2,150 rebate from Efficiency Maine to help offset the cost to the town. Selectmen also considered a $4,984 bid to install LED lighting in the fire station but

  • Fish sales to boost cancer services

    Fish sales to boost cancer services

    BAR HARBOR — One dollar from the sale of every fresh fish entrée of the night at Mache Bistro from June 2-23 will support Healthy Acadia and the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center’s cancer prevention, education and treatment services. This partnership is part of Healthy Acadia’s Hungry for Health 2017 campaign to Challenge Cancer

  • Greenlaw to launch novel at Jesup

    Greenlaw to launch novel at Jesup

    BAR HARBOR — Fisherman, boat captain and best-selling author Linda Greenlaw will launch the third book in her Jane Bunker mystery series, “Shiver Hitch,” at the Jesup Memorial Library on Monday, June 5, at 7 p.m. The event is the kickoff of her book tour and the first time copies of the book will be