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  • Noted author, humanitarian, Gail Gutradt, dies

    Noted author, humanitarian, Gail Gutradt, dies

    BAR HARBOR — Gail Gutradt, author, businesswoman and humanitarian passed away on Monday after a long battle with cancer. Her simple obituary reads “Gail Lynn Gutradt died at Mount Desert Island Hospital on February 22, 2016, with loved ones by her side. She was an artist, an entrepreneur, a photographer, an author, and a great

  • 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