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TREMONT — The Select Board voted to use up to $5,000 of American Rescue Plan Act (APRA) funding to expand the fire pond on Marsh Road at their Dec. 5 meeting. The expansion of this fire pond has been discussed previously and had been approved…

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TREMONT — The Select Board voted to invest $250,000 of the town’s surplus funds into a CD with Bar Harbor Bank and Trust at their meeting this week. Town Manager Jesse Dunbar proposed the investment due to an increase in interest rates which …

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TREMONT — The Select Board appointed Jordan Wolfe to the last open at-large seat on the Comprehensive Plan Task Force at their Dec. 5 meeting. The term expires on June 30, 2023. Two applications were submitted for this appointment, which surp…

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SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The Southwest Harbor Public Library will host Select Board Chair Carolyn Ball on Dec. 6 from 5:30-7 p.m. Ball’s talk, “How Local Government Works,” will answer common questions about local government such as: Why does every…

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The Comprehensive Plan Update Task Force has finalized recommendations to update the 2010 comprehensive plan. The updates will be submitted to the Select Board and reviewed during a meeting on Dec. 13. Once approved by the …

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ELLSWORTH — U.S. Rep. Jared Golden (D-Maine) will continue to represent Maine's Second Congressional District after coming out ahead in both rounds of counting Nov. 8 ballots.

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SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A conduct policy adopted by the Select Board in August is at the center of an administrative appeal that was heard by the Board of Appeals on Nov. 9. Kenneth Rozsahegyi submitted the appeal following an Oct. 20 Planning Boa…

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AUGUSTA — The Maine House Republican caucus elected Rep. Billy Bob Faulkingham (R-Winter Harbor) to serve as their leader during a meeting Nov. 14 in Augusta. Rep. Amy Arata (R-New Gloucester) was elected assistant Republican leader.

State Sen. Nicole Grohoski, a Democrat who was sworn into the office four months ago, squared off Nov. 8 against the restauranteur who held the District 7 seat for four terms ending in 2018. Grohoski emerged victorious. 

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