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  • Gift supports infant security

    Gift supports infant security

    BAR HARBOR — Members of the Bangor Savings Bank Foundation recently presented Mount Desert Island Hospital’s obstetrics department with a check for $5,000 in support of the unit’s new infant security system. The new system uses state-of-the-art technology and soft, comfortable protection bands to ensure the safety and security of newborns.

  • Healthy Acadia efforts supported

    Healthy Acadia efforts supported

    ELLSWORTH — Machias Savings Bank has donated $6,000 to Healthy Acadia to support healthy food systems, Diabetes Prevention programming, and Cancer Patient Navigation in select areas of Washington County. This gift will help ensure that all community members, regardless of income, have access to high quality healthy food, that those with pre-diabetes are able to

  • Bank employees support youth

    Bank employees support youth

    BAR HARBOR — Bar Harbor Bank & Trust employees recently made a donation to the Portland-based nonprofit Junior Achievement of Maine through their Casual for a Cause charitable giving program. After pooling all contributions from employees and directors, collected during first quarter 2019, and tallying employee votes for non-profit beneficiaries, gifts were made to Junior

  • County commissioners support recovery effort

    County commissioners support recovery effort

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Commissioners have awarded $20,000 in Community Benefit Funds to Healthy Acadia to support the Recovery Resource Fund Project. Through this project, inmates who are participating in the Hancock County Recovery Coach program and are preparing to be released from the Hancock County Jail, or pending induction into Hancock County Drug

  • Injured hikers rescued after slipping on wet granite

    Injured hikers rescued after slipping on wet granite

    ACADIA NAT’L PARK — Almost immediately after finishing a grueling 3.5-hour rescue effort Wednesday, carrying a 47-year-old woman who had slipped on wet granite on the Gorge Path down the trail to a waiting ambulance, rescuers were called to another trail to do it all over again. In both incidents, hikers had slipped on wet

  • Island police log: Dog left in bar

    Island police log: Dog left in bar

    BAR HARBOR — A downtown bar reported that a patron had left his dog in the bar at 1 a.m. on June 6. Police found the dog’s owner down the road, and reminded him about his dog. He retrieved the dog and walked home. Two vehicles were towed the morning of June 3, following a

  • Meltzer named Curriculum Leader of the Year

    Meltzer named Curriculum Leader of the Year

    BAR HARBOR — Julie Meltzer, director of curriculum, assessment and instruction for the Mount Desert Island Regional School System, has been named 2019 Curriculum Leader of the Year by the Maine Curriculum Leaders Association (MCLA). “Julie is a huge advocate for equity in the learning and development of all students and staff,” MCLA Executive Director

  • Bomb survivor addresses grads

    Bomb survivor addresses grads

    BAR HARBOR — The College of the Atlantic held its 46th commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 8. A total of 80 students from 25 U.S. states and 15 nations received Bachelor of Arts degrees in human ecology, and two students were awarded Master of Philosophy human ecology degrees. Keynote speaker Koko Tanimoto Kondo gave a

  • Ehrlenbach heads Acadia panel

    ACADIA NAT’L PARK — Fred Ehrlenbach, chairman of the Trenton Board of Selectmen, has been elected to a one-year term as chairman of the 16-member Acadia Advisory Commission. He succeeds Jackie Johnston of Gouldsboro, who had served a chairman for the past three years. The commission’s by-laws prohibit officers from serving more than three consecutive

  • Neighbors question parking lot

    Neighbors question parking lot

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A planned new, commercial parking lot on Main Street will disrupt the residential neighborhood, one neighbor told the Board of Selectmen Tuesday. “A floodlight shines directly into our bedroom,” resident Ann Walok told selectmen. She said the lot at 376 Main Street, just to the south of Penury Hall Bed and Breakfast,