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  • Island police log: Cases of the missing boats

    Island police log: Cases of the missing boats

    MOUNT DESERT — Someone reported a boat stolen from Northeast Harbor on Friday. The boat has since been recovered, but the matter is under investigation, police said. Another boat, reported stolen from Bartletts’s Island on Friday, was later found tied up at a different section of the dock. A dog was reportedly hit by a

  • Selectmen want public input on police coverage question

    Selectmen want public input on police coverage question

    TREMONT — Residents are being asked to weigh in on options for law enforcement coverage here. Do they want a quicker response time or less expensive coverage? A public hearing is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19 in the meeting room at the town office to discuss whether to accept an offer for

  • School system to hold job fair

    BAR HARBOR — If you think you might be interested in a job in food service or as a custodian, bus driver, educational technician (ed tech) or substitute teacher, then the Mount Desert Island Regional School System is interested in you. The system will hold a job fair at the superintendent’s office at MDI High

  • Schneider to speak

    Schneider to speak

    MOUNT DESERT — Kevin Schneider, Acadia National Park superintendent, will speak at the Northeast Harbor UCC church Tuesday, Sept. 10 from 5-6:30p.m. Schneider will present and lead a discussion on “An Update on Acadia National Park.” The talk is part of the church’s Soup with Substance Series, which aims to create conversation and dialogue around

  • Sailing Leaderboard

    Sailing Leaderboard

    Northeast Harbor Fleet Labor Day Series for the Gray Trophy Aug. 31 – Sept. 1 The Fleet’s Labor Day series marks the end of the summer racing season. With IODs and Luders racing together, 18 boats stormed up Somes Sound Saturday morning in the first race. Wind between the mountains can be flukey, and the

  • Sunday fishing

    AUGUSTA — The Maine Department of Marine Resources is reminding lobstermen that Sunday fishing is allowed beginning Sept. 1 each year, regardless of when the Labor Day holiday falls. Through Sept. 30, raising or hauling traps during the period one half hour after sunset until one half hour before sunrise is prohibited. For the month

  • Art song recital set

    Art song recital set

    MOUNT DESERT — The Quietside Chamber Music Festival presents a program of Italian art songs and arias Sunday, Sept. 8 at 3 p.m. at the Somesville Union Meeting House. Festival founder Christina Spurling will play piano and soprano Annie Leonardi will sing. Visit Quietside Chamber Music Festival on Facebook.

  • Breast cancer care is talk topic

    MOUNT DESERT — Oncologist Dr. Sarah Sinclair and several breast cancer survivors will discuss advances in cancer treatment Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 5:30 p.m. at the Northeast Harbor Library. “Join us to learn more about the genetics of cancer, targeted therapies, and how Northern Light Cancer Care is making strides in clinical research,” an announcement

  • Support for pregnant parents to quit tobacco

    Support for pregnant parents to quit tobacco

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Acadia Family Center (AFC), in partnership with Healthy Acadia, will host a public discussion on tobacco prevention and treatment for pregnant parents, caregivers, and professionals on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, from 5-6 p.m. Joanne Joy of Healthy Communities of the Capital Area will provide suggestions about how to overcome the barriers to

  • School’s new storage, restroom building ready

    School’s new storage, restroom building ready

    BAR HARBOR — The new building near the football field at Mount Desert Island High School that includes restrooms and storage space for sports equipment is finished. “This was sorely needed to protect the investments we have in the equipment,” said Marc Gousse, superintendent of the Mount Desert Island Regional School System. Previously, the equipment,