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  • Lamoine standoff results in arrest

    Lamoine standoff results in arrest

    LAMOINE — The Maine State Police arrested a Lamoine man Thursday after a standoff on Needles Eye Road, according to information provided by Stu Marckoon, the town of Lamoine’s administrative assistant. James Day Sr., 48, allegedly threatened family members and fired a rifle inside of his home, Marckoon said. The state police, Hancock County Sheriff’s

  • Suspended cop resigns

    Suspended cop resigns

    BAR HARBOR — Patrolman Larry Fickett resigned from the Bar Harbor Police Department Feb. 3 following a three-day unpaid suspension. “I am happy with my decision and will be pursuing a new career,” Fickett said in an email. He is working as a fitness coach at CrossFit Acadia in Ellsworth. Departmental records provided in response

  • Pastor quits under cloud

    Pastor quits under cloud

    TREMONT — Police are investigating allegations against a Southwest Harbor man who recently resigned as pastor of the Tremont Congregational Church and St. Brendan’s Anglican Mission. In a press release, the Rt. Rev. Julian Dobbs, diocesan bishop of the Convocation of Anglican Church in North America, wrote that Wayne Buchanan resigned as pastor of the

  • Kelsey Shaw scores her 1000th point

    Kelsey Shaw scores her 1000th point

    ELLSWORTH — A high school basketball career milestone was reached by Mount Desert Island High School forward Kelsey Shaw who scored her 1,000th point when she sank a first quarter free throw in the Trojan’s final regular season game against the Ellsworth Eagles Wednesday night. The 5-foot-10 senior, was named last week’s Big East Girl’s

  • Hancock County administrator Conlogue is out

    Hancock County administrator Conlogue is out

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County no longer has a county administrator. “We came to a mutual agreement that I should terminate that position, so the commissioners will vote to do that tomorrow [Tuesday, Feb. 2],” said former administrator Eugene Conlogue. “I thought things were going relatively well, but I shouldn’t be surprised.” Conlogue was Hancock County’s

  • Search on for missing man

    Search on for missing man

    ACADIA NATIONAL PARK — Rangers, Maine game wardens and volunteer searchers are combing the woods and peaks around Parkman Mountain here for a man whose car was left in a parking lot for several days. Rangers noticed the car during Tuesday’s snowstorm in the Parkman Mountain Parking Lot off Route 198. It was still there

  • Maine senators, rep. question Acadia deal

    Maine senators, rep. question Acadia deal

    ACADIA NATIONAL PARK — Three members of Maine’s congressional delegation have asked the director of the National Park Service (NPS) to cite the legal basis for the recent 1,441-acre expansion of Acadia National Park on the Schoodic Peninsula. In a letter dated Jan. 7 that also notes broad support for Schoodic Woods being protected by

  • MDI man may get up to $4.44 million

    MDI man may get up to $4.44 million

    MOUNT DESERT — Moorhead “Mike” Kennedy, a longtime Mount Desert resident, is one of the former diplomats held hostage by Iranian militants more than three decades ago who will be getting up to $4.44 million in compensation from the U.S. government. But more important than the money, he told the Islander, is that after 36