• Drug bust proceeds to benefit health center

    Drug bust proceeds to benefit health center

    BAR HARBOR — Bar Harbor Police Chief Jim Willis last week presented a check for $2,388 to Mount Desert Island Hospital CEO Art Blank and MDI Behavioral Health Center medical director Diehl Snyder. The funds came from the sale of a motorcycle that was forfeited to the town following a drug bust last September. The Bar

  • Healthcare insurance sign-up scheduled

    Healthcare insurance sign-up scheduled

    BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island Hospital and Jesup Memorial Library are offering help enrolling in healthcare insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) at the library, 34 Mount Desert St., on Wednesday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. ACA Navigators will be on hand to help you enroll. Please bring the following

  • Patrick Dempsey, JAX honored

    Patrick Dempsey, JAX honored

    PORTLAND — Jackson Laboratory President and CEO Edison Liu and actor and cancer activist Patrick Dempsey shared the stage Saturday night at an awards ceremony put on by the Maine Center for Creativity (MCC). Both men, honored for their visionary thinking and persistence in helping Maine cancer patients, were recipients of the Maine Creative Industries

  • Molly’s dog fund tops goal

    Molly’s dog fund tops goal

    BAR HARBOR — The community effort to raise money for a diabetes alert dog for 10-year-old Molly Dillon has achieved its $18,000 goal. Individuals and organizations have given to the cause, and there have been a number of fundraising events. Among the most recent was a benefit brunch on Sunday, Nov. 16, at the Acacia

  • Births at MDI Hospital

    Births at MDI Hospital

    BAR HARBOR — The following births were recorded at Mount Desert Island Hospital from June through September.   June A son, Damien Xavier Hibbard, was born June 3 to Thomas Hibbard and Teshah Closson of Gouldsboro. A son, Lucas Tony Thibeault, was born June 4 to Ariel Gilley and Jack Thibeault Jr. of Ellsworth. A

  • Hospital earns ‘A’

    ELLSWORTH — Maine Coast Memorial Hospital was honored with an “A” grade in the Fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections. The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group,

  • New doctors join MDI Hospital

    New doctors join MDI Hospital

    BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island Hospital recently welcomed two new doctors to its staff. Dr. Nathan Donaldson, D.O., MHA, FACEP, is the new medical director of the hospital’s emergency department. Dr. Kaustubh Shrivastava, M.D., has joined the MDI Hospital team as a hospitalist. Donaldson assumes the role of emergency department medical director from former

  • Bonds would aid area labs

    Bonds would aid area labs

    BAR HARBOR — A total of $13 million from two proposed bond issues on the November ballot would go towards major expansion at the area’s scientific labs. If passed by Maine voters next week, Question 4 would send $10 million in state funds to The Jackson Laboratory, and Question 3 would send $3 million to

  • Street Beat: Should we be worried about Ebola?

    Street Beat: Should we be worried about Ebola? video

    This week’s person-on-the-street question is whether or not Maine needs to worry about the Ebola virus. The folks at Jordan’s Restaurant in Bar Harbor had this to say. Anne Akerson, Bar Harbor I am afraid of Ebola. It’s heading up the east coast and it’s coming to Maine. Sue Seavey, Bar Harbor I think we

  • Diabetes dog fund near goal

    Diabetes dog fund near goal

    BAR HARBOR — Molly Dillon’s family has less than $1,500 left to raise before they can bring the 9 year old’s diabetes alert dog home. As of two months ago, they had secured only about $3,000 of the $18,000 cost of having a 1-year-old goldendoodle trained to let Molly know when her blood sugar is