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  • Clam closure

    Clam closure

    BAR HARBOR — As of Sunday, Oct. 13, the Maine Department of Marine Resources has implemented a precautionary clam, mussel, oyster and carnivorous snail closure in inner Frenchman Bay (Eastern Bay) due to an increased risk of contamination by naturally occurring marine biotoxin (ASP). Exceptions to the closure are subject to strict sampling requirements that

  • Trojans challenge in 420s, J22s

    Trojans challenge in 420s, J22s

    PORTLAND — In the penultimate weekend of competition for the fall season, the Mount Desert Island High School sailing team nabbed two sixth-place finishes. On Saturday, eight sailors made the trip to SailMaine in Portland for the Stags Leap Regatta sailing C420s. The Trojans finished sixth of 15 teams on the day, with one bullet

  • Green building tour is Saturday

    MOUNT DESERT — A Green Building Tour will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The tour includes five projects, each open for an hour and a half. Owners will be available to talk to tour participants and answer questions. The tour, organized by Four Winds Design, will start at

  • Interested in being a foster parent?

    MOUNT DESERT — A program on the need for foster parents on Mount Desert Island will be held Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 5:30 p.m. at the Seaside Parish Hall on Summit Road in Northeast Harbor. Promoted as a “free community event with supper,” the program will focus on facts and myths about foster parenting, how

  • ‘Mindful dinner’ planned

    ‘Mindful dinner’ planned

    BAR HARBOR — Healthy Acadia will host “A Mindful Dinner” at Sweet Pea’s Café on Tuesday, Oct. 22. Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy a thoughtfully prepared four-course meal, featuring seasonal, locally sourced ingredients, while also learning about and experiencing how mindfulness can improve health and wellbeing. “A Mindful Dinner” is a fundraiser to

  • Marathon beer

    Marathon beer

    LEWISTON — Baxter Brewing Company has announced a partnership with The Sea To Summit race series, the Mount Desert Island Marathon on Oct. 20 and the Millinocket Marathon on Dec. 20. “These races represent two of Maine’s most authentic running experiences both of which also put a prime focus on fundraising and giving back to

  • Citizen scientists needed

    Citizen scientists needed

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Hydrologist Brian Henkel is looking for help from the community in monitoring the Marshall Brook watershed. Henkel, who works with Acadia National Park and Friends of Acadia to manage national resources, is scheduled to speak at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at the Southwest Harbor Historical Society’s building at 192 Seawall

  • Real ID deadline

    Real ID deadline

    ELLSWORTH — Mainers who want to board an airplane have one year to get a star on their driver’s licenses, indicating the Real ID credential, or they will need another form of approved identification to board their domestic flight or enter a secure federal facility or military base. Maine’s Real ID driver’s licenses and identification

  • Leadership camp supported

    Leadership camp supported

    MACHIAS — Spencer Construction in Whiting provided a matching grant up to $2,000 of all donations to support Healthy Acadia’s DownEast Teen Leadership Camp (DETLC). DETLC is an annual, five-day residential summer camp program for teens entering grades 7-9, hosted by Healthy Acadia and held at the University of Maine at Machias. DETLC provides teens