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  • Maine politicians respond to violence at U.S. Capitol

    Maine politicians respond to violence at U.S. Capitol

    Bipartisan group of senators, including Collins and King, condemn violence at U.S. Capitol WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Jan. 6, U.S. Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine) joined Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV), Mark Warner (D-VA), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Rob Portman (R-OH) and

  • Studio open house Aug. 10-14 

    Studio open house Aug. 10-14 

    NORTHEAST HARBOR – As afternoon descends on Mount Desert Island, Jack Ledbetter loads up his backpack and consults a list he’s been updating since 1985. Where will he go today? Location chosen, he shoulders the pack and heads out – he needs to be ready and waiting when the light is just right. Five minutes can make

  • Shark safety

    Shark safety

    HARPSWELL — The Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) continues to urge caution for people recreating in and around coastal waters following last week’s fatal shark attack, the first recorded in the state’s history.  “Two unconfirmed shark sightings (July 30) plus one confirmed sighting of a great white shark (July 31) near Harpswell reaffirm our message that people need to use

  • Reading makes a difference 

    Reading makes a difference 

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR—The Southwest Harbor Public Library’s summer reading program is starting this year, and it is for all ages. Kids and adults can participate in the program, which is sponsored by First National Bank to benefit the Westside Food Pantry.  “We want to stay connected to you through books and reading while also staying safe by reducing direct contact during the COVID-19 pandemic,” wrote children’s librarian

  • Shifting migration 

    Shifting migration 

    WOODS HOLE, Mass. — Researchers using passive acoustic recordings of whale calls to track their movements have found that four of the six baleen whale species found in the western North Atlantic Ocean — humpback, sei, fin and blue whales — have changed their distribution patterns in the past decade. The recordings were made over

  • Service agencies must wait for town funds 

    Service agencies must wait for town funds 

    MOUNT DESERT — The town can’t pay outside agencies for services they provide to area residents until enough tax money comes in. Tax money can’t come in until the tax bills go out. Tax bills can’t go out until the budget is passed at Town Meeting. And that meeting won’t be held for at least another month. (See story on page 1.)  This year’s proposed municipal budget includes $316,887 for outside organizations and service agencies.   “They

  • Mask rule tabled 

    Mask rule tabled 

    BAR HARBOR — Town officials will wait and see what Governor Janet Mills’ expected new executive order about face coverings says, and how effective local education campaigns are, before drafting an additional town ordinance requiring them.  The town recently received a grant to purchase thousands of masks that will be available in mailbox-like kiosks around town and also distributed to businesses so employees have them

  • Maritime history in Maine, Russia 

    Maritime history in Maine, Russia 

    SEARSPORT — In early March, Penobscot Marine Museum was approached by The Archangel Committee of Greater Portland to participate in the Matitsa International Forum for Wooden Historical Shipbuilding taking place this July in Arkhangelsk, Russia.  Arkhangelsk is a sister city to the Greater Portland Region, a relationship that began with the building of Liberty Ships at South Portland during World War II

  • The Farm subdivision approved

    BAR HARBOR — A 13-lot residential subdivision in Salisbury Cove proposed by Joe Cough was approved by the Planning Board following a public hearing at its June 3 meeting.  The application has been in the works since late last year. Issues discussed in the review of the project included the speed limit and traffic on Ledgewood Road,

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