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  • Gallardo to discuss health of Frenchman Bay watershed

    Gallardo to discuss health of Frenchman Bay watershed

    BAR HARBOR — Research into the spatial, social, ecological, and economic spheres of the Frenchman Bay watershed will be the focus of a Human Ecology Forum talk Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 4:10 p.m. at the College of the Atlantic. The presentation by recent graduate Patricio Gallardo Garcia Freire will be the final Human Ecology Forum

  • Torn hose  sank boat

    Torn hose sank boat

    CRANBERRY ISLES — Lobsterman Cory Alley’s boat, Under Pressure, sank on its mooring here in the early morning hours of Oct. 24 because of chafing; gear that rubbed a hole in the hose that brings in ocean water to cool the motor, Alley said Tuesday. The motor and all of the boat’s electronics and wiring

  • County treasurer race result remains uncertain

    ELLSWORTH — While the election was held Tuesday, the results of a contested, write-in race for the office of Hancock County treasurer may be weeks away. The office of treasurer is responsible for handling millions of dollars in public funds. Current County Treasurer Janice Eldridge is retiring Dec. 31. No one took out papers to

  • County treasurer race results uncertain

    ELLSWORTH — While the election was held Tuesday, the results of a contested, write-in race for the office of Hancock County treasurer may be weeks away. The office of treasurer is responsible for handling millions of dollars in public funds. Current County Treasurer Janice Eldridge is retiring Dec. 31. No one took out papers to

  • Foster, Blaisdell win

    ELLSWORTH — Republican incumbent Matt Foster appears to have won another four-year term as District 7 district attorney as of press time. In Hancock County, Foster took 13,956 votes. His challenger, Ellsworth attorney Steve Juskewitch, received 12,772. In Washington County, Foster had a solid lead as of press time with 4,961 votes to Juskewitch’s 3,526,

  • Veterans Day observed

    Veterans Day observed

    BAR HARBOR — Several Mount Desert Island organizations have events planned to mark Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, on the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I on Sunday, Nov. 11. At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, 100 years ago, the ‘Armistice with Germany’ went

  • Sailboat sold for $110

    Sailboat sold for $110

    TREMONT — A boat rescued by the town in June 2017 and put up for sale this fall went to the highest bidder for $110. Two people bid on the 1972 Pearson 26-foot sailboat named S/V Breakaway that broke free from its anchor in Bass Harbor over a year ago. The rescued boat was tied

  • McDonald wins District 134

    McDonald wins District 134

    STONINGTON — Commercial lobsterman and new mom Genevieve McDonald (D) has defeated Philip Brady (R) for the District 134 seat in the House of Representatives. Walter Kumiega (D) currently holds the seat. “I’m excited to get to work,” McDonald said from Route 1 as she headed home on Wednesday. “I’m excited to serve under Maine’s

  • Old laundry gets new life

    Old laundry gets new life

    MOUNT DESERT — Bill Hanley and Heli Mesiniemi will be happy to design a house for you, but if you ask them to do your laundry they will politely decline. The married couple, whose practice is WMH Architects, renovated the former Mount Desert Dry Cleaners building on Neighborhood Road in Northeast Harbor and moved their

  • Luchini, Hubbell, McDonald win

    Luchini, Hubbell, McDonald win

    BAR HARBOR — Maine Democrats rode their own statewide blue wave to control of the 35-seat state Senate and 151-seat House Tuesday night. Turnout was very strong in every town in the Islander’s coverage area, exceeding the 2014 midterm elections, with 68 percent of the area’s 12,929 registered voters casting ballots. Clerks also reported a