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  • Rep. McDonald announces re-election campaign

    Rep. McDonald announces re-election campaign

    STONINGTON — Rep. Genevieve McDonald has announced her re-election campaign as a candidate for the Maine House of Representatives from District 134, which includes Southwest Harbor, Tremont, Cranberry Isles, Frenchboro, Swan’s Island, Isle au Haut, Deer Isle, Stonington, North Haven and Vinalhaven. Elected in 2018, she is running for her second term. “It has been

  • Lamoine to kick off year-long 150th celebration

    Lamoine to kick off year-long 150th celebration

    LAMOINE — See Robin run. If you’ve visited Lamoine, chances are good you have. The Lamoine resident has been running competitively since the 1970s, before other women were competing. Now 72, she still runs in Lamoine every day. Next month, the town kicks off a year-long celebration of its 150th anniversary. Among the biggest events

  • MRC Director Greg Lounder stepping down

    ELLSWORTH — With Fiberight’s Coastal Resources of Maine facility preparing to accept deliveries of waste next month, the Municipal Review Committee (MRC) has announced that longtime Executive Director Greg Lounder is stepping down next month to explore new career opportunities. “Twenty-five years of dedicated service will be difficult to replace,” said MRC Board President Chip

  • Trenton, Ellsworth firefighters respond to chimney fire

    Trenton, Ellsworth firefighters respond to chimney fire

    TRENTON – Firefighters from the Trenton, Ellsworth and Lamoine fire departments responded to a report of a chimney fire at a home on Bayside Road on Wednesday morning. Trenton Fire Chief Steve Corson said his department received a call at around 10:45 a.m. Once they arrived at the scene, responders saw smoke rising out of

  • Trojan golfers’ season on par

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School varsity golf team is up to par so far this season, going undefeated after its first two matches. The team is 2-0 after defeating Foxcroft Academy and Ellsworth High School 183-205 in the first match of the season, and again winning over George Stevens Academy of

  • Tia Tardy leads pack in X-country opener

    Tia Tardy leads pack in X-country opener

    ELLSWORTH — The 33 runners on the Mount Desert Island High School cross-country team laced up their sneakers for the first meet of the season on Saturday, Sept. 3, at Ellsworth High School. The girls placed fourth while the boys came in sixth. New to the team is senior Tia Tardy, who transferred this year

  • SWH Fleet sweeps Hayward Cup races

    SWH Fleet sweeps Hayward Cup races

    MOUNT DESERT — Members of the Southwest Harbor Fleet (SHF) sailed into first, second and third place at the 91st annual Northeast Harbor Fleet Hayward Cup last Tuesday. SHF Commodore Ken Brookes and his wife, Ellen, came in first in the Luders Sweet Chariot. Connie Madeira, who sailed her first Hayward Cup race at age

  • High-tech dummies train first responders

    High-tech dummies train first responders video

    BAR HARBOR —Paramedics and nurses here participated in a training event last month using life-sized mannequins called “human patient simulators.” The patient simulators look a little like the dummies often used in CPR trainings, but they are much more sophisticated. The program is owned by Maine EMS and operated by Lifeflight of Maine. “We can

  • Trenton residents turn out to dedicate new veterans memorial

    Trenton residents turn out to dedicate new veterans memorial

    TRENTON — A crowd of more than 100 turned out Saturday morning for the dedication of the town’s new veterans memorial. “It feels great to have it here,” said Bruce Cameron, a veteran himself and a member of the town committee that made the monument a reality. “It’s something we’ve been wanting for a long

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