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  • Air quality alert issued for Saturday

    ELLSWORTH — The state Department of Environmental Protection has issued an air quality alert for Saturday, May 28, the beginning of Memorial Day weekend. Ground-level ozone concentrations are expected to climb through the day Saturday and reach unhealthy levels along the coast from Kittery to Acadia. Ozone levels have been in the unhealthy range for

  • Mount Desert school board seats filled

    Mount Desert school board seats filled

    MOUNT DESERT — Voters in Mount Desert on Monday elected two representatives to the local school committee. Todd Graham and Teresa King-LeClair won three-year terms on the Mount Desert School Committee in Monday’s election. Graham led the balloting with 92 votes. Incumbent committee member King-LeClair had 89. They were followed by Travis Jones with 67

  • Five seeking two council seats

    Five seeking two council seats

    BAR HARBOR — Following Friday’s filing deadline for annual Town Meeting elections, five candidates will be on the ballot for two open seats on the town council here. Matthew Hochman, Peter Liscomb, Nicholas MacCulloch, Paul Paradis and Nathan Young had each returned nomination papers signed by at least 25 town residents. Kristi Losquadro will be

  • Water plant is back online

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The water treatment plant again is fully operational and customers of the public water system no longer are being asked to reduce consumption. Steve Kenney, manager of the Southwest Harbor Water and Sewer District, said repairs at the plant had been completed and that the plant was operating normally at about 1:30

  • Pipe breaks, residents asked to conserve water

    Pipe breaks, residents asked to conserve water

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR – People connected to the public water system here are being asked to reduce their usage until a problem can be fixed at the water treatment plant. That could take two days, Steve Kenney, manager of the Southwest Harbor Sewer and Water District, said Tuesday afternoon. Electronics controlling the pump that moves water

  • Trenton home destroyed in fire

    Trenton home destroyed in fire

    TRENTON — No one was home when a fire broke out in a Fern Gully Road home Thursday night, officials said. James and Sarah Pinkham and their four children had left for the weekend, but the house was destroyed. Someone in the area noticed smoke around midnight and called the Fire Department, Trenton Deputy Fire Chief Steve Heckman said. Another

  • Flames damage barn, shed, spread to woods

    Flames damage barn, shed, spread to woods

    BAR HARBOR – Flames from a burning barn on Russell Farm Road spread to a nearby shed and then raced across tinder dry fields and into nearby woods last Friday afternoon. According to a witness at the Percy Harding residence, people there noticed a whisp of smoke coming from the ground immediately behind a storage