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  • Flattop 5K set for March 30

    Flattop 5K set for March 30

    LAMOINE — This year’s running of the annual Flattop 5K Road Race is scheduled to be held March 30 at the Lamoine Consolidated School. The 2019 Flattop 5K will be the 14th running of the annual race, which marks the unofficial start of road race season and the official start of the Eden Athletics Point

  • Editorial: Name of the game

    Mount Desert Island High School sports teams regularly win sportsmanship awards. These awards recognize “conduct which imposes a type of self-control involving honest rivalry, courteous relations among the players, coaches and officials, and graceful acceptance of results.” But the lessons of teamwork reach much deeper than “courteous relations.” At swim meets, students stand or kneel

  • Editorial: Stay high or go low?

      The minor dustup between the district attorney and his challenger, though amusing, did nothing to enhance the public profile of either gentleman. DA candidate Steve Juskewitch emailed the Hancock County Commissioners on Sept. 18 asking that they delay hiring an administrative assistant/legal secretary until after the election on Nov. 6. If he prevails, Juskewitch

  • Editorial: Civic interest

    The Town of Bar Harbor has a permanent Cruise Ship Committee, appointed by the town council and charged with overseeing cruise ship operations and making recommendations to the council for any needed policy changes. Many of the seats on the committee are held by non-residents with relevant expertise. A citizen petition brought forward this summer

  • Perconti picked for All-Star Game

    Perconti picked for All-Star Game

    BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island High School’s Matt Perconti was selected last week to participate in the Baseball Coaches Association Senior All-Star Game. Perconti was MDI’s top pitcher this season, with a regular season record of 5-2. He had 55 strikeouts, nine walks and a 1.30 ERA. Perconti will represent the A/B North squad

  • All-Stars in PVC

    BAR HARBOR — Several Mount Desert Island High School volleyball players were named Penobscot Valley Conference All-Stars. Senior Alaina Duley was named to the first team; seniors Emma Watras and Grace Higgins and junior Mackenzie Hannah were named to the second team. Duley, Watras, Higgins, Valerie DelCid and Emma Forthofer were named to the All-Academic

  • Plant collector to speak

    BAR HARBOR — Dan Hinkley, plant explorer and author, will give a talk about plant collecting at Garland Farm on Sunday, Aug. 14 at 4 p.m. Hinkley has spent decades traveling the world and finding new plants to share with gardeners. The Beatrix Farrand Society is sponsoring this talk. Plant collecting is an adventurous career

  • Celebrate Polly Bunker

    CRANBERRY ISLES — The Great Cranberry Island Historical Society will celebrate Polly Bunker Day on Sunday, Aug. 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Each year, the historical society honors one of the island’s notable citizens. This year, they chose the well-loved Pauline “Polly” Bunker. Bunker has run the little gift shop, the Whales Rib,

  • Dementia support group starts

    BAR HARBOR — A new early stage Alzheimer’s/dementia support group for people with memory loss will be launched by Mount Desert Island Hospital and Birch Bay Retirement Village on Tuesday, Aug. 9. The group will meet at Birch Bay the second Tuesday of each month from 2:30-3:30 p.m. The group provides facilitated peer support for

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