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  • Young chef receives inaugural Russell scholarship 

    Young chef receives inaugural Russell scholarship 

    MOUNT DESERT — Community School of Mount Desert Island student Tryg Soares has been awarded the inaugural Jeff Russell Memorial Scholarship.  Soares received the award from Coda restaurant chef Carter Light on Friday, Nov. 13, in the company of his teachers and family. The scholarship is named after Jeff Russell, a beloved community member and chef at Coda, in Southwest

  • Search ongoing for four Maine-based fishermen

    Search ongoing for four Maine-based fishermen

    BOSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for four Maine-based fishermen approximately 20 miles northeast of Provincetown, Mass. Watchstanders at First District Coast Guard Command Center, in Boston, received notification at 1 a.m., Nov. 16, from the 82-foot fishing vessel Emmy Rose’s emergency position indicating radio beacon. The vessel owner reported there were four people

  • MDIHS teacher flies with National Guard 

    MDIHS teacher flies with National Guard 

    AUGUSTA— The Maine Army National Guard (MEARNG) Recruiting and Retention Battalion hosted two civic leader flights this fall. During these events, community leaders learn about the National Guard and ride on a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter over the local area.  Teachers, administrators, school resource officers and local government officials are just a few of the groups that

  • Arts Glances

    Arts Glances

    A conversation about aging  BAR HARBOR — An increasing older adult population in Maine represents an underutilized resource for the state’s economy and communities.  On Friday, Nov. 20, at noon, in a free virtual presentation that’s part of Acadia Senior College’s Food for Thought lecture series, Maine Community Foundation’s Laura Lee will share an overview of lifelong/age-friendly communities

  • Walgreens rapid testing locations increase to 52

    Walgreens rapid testing locations increase to 52

    AUGUSTA— On Nov. 19, the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced the additional Walgreens pharmacy locations that will offer free drive-through rapid COVID-19 antigen testing to people in Maine experiencing symptoms of the virus. Beginning Friday, Nov. 20, Walgreens will open 52 testing sites across Maine to the public, using Abbott’s BinaxNOW rapid

  • Maritime Shorts

    Maritime Shorts

    Climate change program  ELLSWORTH — On Thursday, Nov. 19, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., A Climate to Thrive (ACTT) will host an online educational event titled “Climate Change, Reaction and Action.” This event is open to the public and will feature a panel of speakers who will share their knowledge about three interconnected topics: the climate change crisis as it stands now,

  • With COVID-19 cases rising, more public measures are put in place

    With COVID-19 cases rising, more public measures are put in place

    AUGUSTA — Following an alarming increase in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and positivity rates in Maine, the Mills Administration announced new measures to mitigate the spread of the virus. Beginning Friday, Nov. 20, through Sunday, Dec. 6, all outdoor and indoor amusement venues, movie theaters, performing arts venues, casinos and businesses that provide seated food and

  • Viewpoint: Will you be home this Thanksgiving?

    By Todd R. Nelson  I embrace a whole nation that holds a holiday in the name of gratitude and coming home: ours. It’s rare in this day and age and social climate to have so many people pausing with humility for these simple, soulful things. That’s my opening point of thankfulness, every year. Just being here.   Gratitude has power. We must exercise it more often. It’s the core of one of the great redemptive experiences of literature, in addition to the world’s religious

  • Viewpoint: Dramatic failure of presidential leadership 

    By Bob Chaplin  A leader of a democratic government has the responsibility to bring together its citizens in times of national crisis. President Donald Trump’s lack of cohesive leadership in this time of the COVID-19 pandemic has had unfortunate consequences for the people of the United States.   Some basic background:  The Chinese government’s knowledge of COVID-19 dates back

  • To the Editor: Legislature concerns 

    To the Editor:  Hey, Hadley Pointer here.  I noticed we had some political articles before, and we all agree around here that Black Lives Matter, but I don’t think that was our political issue per say. But being in a multiracial family, I respect the sentiment.    But there are political issues that affect me and all my neighbors regardless of