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  • Racial justice art show seeks artists

    Racial justice art show seeks artists

    BAR HARBOR—A local group, MDI Art for Justice, is seeking artists of all ages from Hancock County and beyond to produce works for a one-day pop-up art show in Bar Harbor. The Art for Justice: Working Towards Equity show will take place on Sunday, Oct. 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Works of art will be exhibited at two

  • Maine foliage reports return

    Maine foliage reports return

    AUGUSTA – On Sept. 16, Gale Ross, the most accurate Maine fall foliage news source, kicked off the 2020 Maine Foliage Report season. Maine Foliage Reports are issued Wednesday afternoons during September and October. Ross has been at the helm of the legendary Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Maine Fall Foliage Report since 2002. In her

  • Drive-thru flu shots offered

    Drive-thru flu shots offered

    ELLSWORTH AND BLUE HILL— In a year when flu shots are extremely important, Northern Light Blue Hill and Maine Coast hospitals are making it easy to get vaccinated. Drive-thru flu shots will be offered: Wednesday, Sept. 23, 5-7 p.m. Blue Hill Hospital, 57 Water Street, Blue Hill Saturday, Sept. 26, 9 a.m. to noon  Blue

  • Traditional Handcrafts Fund awards $112,000 in grants

    Traditional Handcrafts Fund awards $112,000 in grants

    ELLSWORTH –The Maine Community Foundation recently awarded 13 grants totaling $112,807 through its Belvedere Traditional Handcrafts Fund. The fund’s goal is to support projects and organizations that promote traditional handcrafts throughout Maine, including fiber arts, ceramics, basketry, jewelry, glass arts, woodwork, leather and traditional Native American handcrafts.  The 2020 grant awards include:  Community School, Mount Desert, to connect local woodworkers with Community School

  • A ride to remember

    A ride to remember

    MOUNT DESERT—Jackson Lab scientist Ron Korstanje will be riding his bicycle around the island on Sunday, Sept. 20. A year ago, Korstanje’s father Kees Korstanje passed away quite unexpectedly at 73 years old. The elder Korstanje lived in The Netherlands, where his son grew up, and was a well-known figure in Zeeland (one of the

  • Letter to the Editor: Worth its weight 

    To the Editor:  The Warrant Committee has come to the town’s rescue again. On Aug. 26, the general government subcommittee of the Warrant Committee discovered a serious legal flaw in Article 3 of the nine proposed charter amendments that had gone undetected by the Charter Commission, the Town Council and the town’s attorney. Article 3, ostensibly limited to the non-controversial topic of electronic voting on some items at

  • Letter to the Editor: Two faces of Susan Collins 

    To the Editor:  I was an admirer of Susan Collins in her earlier Senate terms as I felt she represented Maine with thoughtful consideration of the issues important to all residents. In 2014 she voted to protect women’s health from corporate influence (S2578) and in 2016 she refused to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

  • Letter to the Editor: Grohoski has the right stuff 

    To the Editor:  What do people want in a state representative? I know I want someone who is available to listen and respond to issues important to me and represent those issues at the State House. Nicole Grohoski, who represents District 132 of Trenton and Ellsworth, is one such representative.   During her first campaign, she was enthusiastically dedicated to conducting door to

  • Letter to the Editor: Vote for something better 

    To the Editor:  I have heard and read far more than I ever thought I would about the leader of our country and what he has said and what he has not done that should have been done. I find his talk really unbelievable; his insults to people who are far more qualified than he is, whatever position they have.   But

  • Letter to the Editor: Hapless horse 

    To the Editor:  The situation in which the United States Postal Service seems to find itself these days (between the newly appointed Postmaster General and President Trump) is a bit like the hapless horse that gets hobbled by its owner, who then declares one day “The poor old fella isn’t getting around so well…time to