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  • Islander students

    Islander students

    Hodgdon named to presidents’ list BANGOR — Former Tremont resident Ryan S. Hodgon was named to Husson University’s President’s List for the Fall 2017 semester. Hodgdon is a sophomore who is currently enrolled in Husson’s Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences program. Students who make the President’s List must carry at least 12 graded credit

  • Trenton Health Center honored

    Trenton Health Center honored

    TRENTON — The Trenton Health Center of the Mount Desert Island Hospital has been recognized as a 2017 Let’s Go Healthcare Site of Distinction. The Trenton Health Center achieved this distinction for its commitment to excellence in childhood obesity prevention through the national Let’s Go 5-2-1-0 program. The program promotes healthy eating and physical activity

  • Free financial literacy seminars

    Free financial literacy seminars

    BAR HARBOR — Free financial literacy seminars through the Mount Desert Island Adult and Community Education program will take place at MDI High School this winter over a three-week period. The weekly seminars will be held Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. The seminar on Tuesday, Feb. 27, covers the basics of savings and investing and answers

  • COA president explains pier comments

    COA president explains pier comments

    BAR HARBOR — “It’s on my mind all the time,” College of the Atlantic President Darron Collins said Monday about development options for the former international ferry terminal here. Of his decision to speak up opposing a cruise ship pier in Bar Harbor at a Town Council meeting last week, he said “I just thought

  • Local rules on pot sales eyed

    Local rules on pot sales eyed

    MOUNT DESERT — The Legislature has not yet adopted a “regulatory framework” for the cultivation and retail sale of recreational marijuana in Maine, but town officials say that is no reason to delay working on local regulations. The Board of Selectmen last week voted to ask the town’s Land Use Zoning Ordinance (LUZO) Advisory Group

  • Weatherizing is subject of series of programs islandwide

    Weatherizing is subject of series of programs islandwide

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A Climate to Thrive will present a series of Weatherize MDI informational events in all four MDI towns to help residents learn about making their homes more energy efficient and comfortable, and the associated costs and benefits. Weatherize MDI workshops will be held at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Tuesday, Feb.

  • Fernald, Nicholson advance

    BAR HARBOR — Two area employees of First National Bank and The First Bancorp have moved up in the company. Brenda Fernald has been promoted to assistant vice president, business development officer. Fernald joined First National Bank in 2012 as an administrative assistant. She then joined the branch administration division working as a branch manager

  • Even the plows have trouble

    Even the plows have trouble

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A state plow truck lost traction and couldn’t make it up the hill on Route 102 the morning of Feb. 8. An officer assisted by stopping traffic in the southbound lane until the truck was able to drive up the hill. After receiving a complaint of a loose dog on Wesley Ave