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ELLSWORTH — According to Hancock County District Attorney Matthew Foster, former Bar Harbor Police Chief Nathan Young received no special treatment in negotiating Young’s plea of guilty to a charge of operating while under the influence. Young, 55, pleaded guilty to the OUI charge and a separate charge of violating conditions of his release on ... The post Plea deal appeared first on Mount Desert Isl…
10.06 / 22:27
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BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School golf team was one of two Penobscot Valley Conference teams to qualify for the Class B state tournament at the PVC championships and state qualifiers last Thursday. MDI’s team score of 362 edged third-place Hermon by two strokes for the final qualification spot and placed the ... Author information Mike Mandell Mike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in Au…
10.06 / 22:27
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BAR HARBOR — Power company Emera Maine is asking state regulators to approve an increase in rates for customers. Some costs associated with a new substation in Bar Harbor are part of this latest rate case, company officials said. On Sept. 27, some Emera Maine customers received a notice that they would be seeing a 12 ... Author information Samuel Shepherd Samuel Shepherd is a University of Maine graduate and the Bar Harbor reporter for the Mount Desert Islander. | The post Em…
10.06 / 22:27
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MOUNT DESERT — Barbara Kent Lawrence will visit the Northeast Harbor Library for an author talk and book signing on Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 5:30-7 p.m. Lawrence is the author of “Islands of Time,” published in 2013, and the newly released sequel, “The Other Island: Ben’s Story.” Set on Mount Desert and Little Cranberry islands, ... The post Fisherman focus of Lawrence sequel appeared first on Mount Desert Islander…
10.06 / 22:27
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BAR HARBOR — Excitement about potential uses for the former ferry terminal property on Eden Street during a committee site visit last week was balanced with continuing concern about congestion in town and protecting natural resources. About 30 members of the ferry terminal property advisory committee and subcommittees met at the property Sep. 27. Town ... Author information Samuel Shepherd Samuel Shepherd is a University of Maine graduate and the Bar Harbor reporter for the Mount D…
10.06 / 22:27
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A day after Gov. Paul LePage ordered the transfer of nearly $11 million out of a fund controlled by the Maine Attorney General’s Office, the attorney general is speaking out. Janet Mills told Maine Public Radio that she’s still assessing the effects of the governor’s action and considering a lawsuit. The account in question contained money the state of Maine received in successful lawsuits against Volkswagen and the financial ratings company Moody’s. In a written statement on Thursday, LePa…
10.06 / 21:45
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For a few hours Friday morning, offices at the Robbins Lumber Mill in Searsmont were transformed into a Senate hearing room, where independent U.S. Sen. Angus King of Maine presided over an Energy Committee field hearing on how rural industries could be strengthened by developments in energy technologies. The Robbins family, for example, are in the process of installing a $36 million, 8.5 megawatt combined heat and power unit that is expected to reduce costs at the mill and sustain…
10.06 / 21:45
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A motor vehicle crash and its aftermath Oct. 1 have resulted in multiple charges for Fern E. Marlborough, 40, of Lincolnville. According to reports filed by Deputy David Mushrall of the Waldo County Sheriff's Office, Marlborough was involved in a crash shortly after 6 p.m. on Searsmont Road in Lincolnville. She was charged in that incident with failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle and operating without…
10.06 / 21:21
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A Searsport woman has been charged with five counts of theft and two counts of burglary of a motor vehicle after police confronted her in the YMCA parking lot on Lincolnville Avenue Oct. 3. Police said Rachel-Olivia White, 24, used her YMCA membership to enter the facility and then got into the women's locker room Oct. 2 and 3. There she allegedly went through lockers and removed car keys. According to police,…
10.06 / 20:06
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Despite being rejected five times previously, once again, a push to expand MaineCare—the state’s Medicaid program—will be debated. For the sixth time, the LePage Administration and this Department will stand against it The truth is Maine has already experienced the devastating consequences of expanding Medicaid under previous Administrations. When Maine expanded in 2001 and again [R…
10.06 / 17:58
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The people and the judges have spoken and the winners have been selected out of a pool of 22 local poets who submitted pieces to The VillageSoup Community Poetry Contest. Karyn Lie-Nielsen of Waldoboro won in the adult category for her poem, "I come from gardens." (The winning poems are published below. Pearl Benjamin, a 15-year-old Camden Hills Regional High School student from Camden is the winner in the youth…
10.06 / 17:32
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The following divorces were recorded at Fifth District court from Sept. 18 to Sept. 25, on the grounds of irreconcilable differences. Melissa Jo Bagley and Ricky V. Bagley, married Aug. 26, 2006. Shared parental rights of four minor children. Primary residence with Melissa Jo Bagley. Scott Huff and Christina Huff, married Oct. 10, 1992. Christina Huff granted right to change name to Christine Sue Trask. Latisha…
10.06 / 16:33
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L.L.Bean's new "Be An Outsider" branding campaign faces…
10.06 / 16:21
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Maine is getting more than $1 million from the U.S. Department of…
10.06 / 16:21
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Diversified Communications, a Portland-based international media…
10.06 / 16:21
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TransCanada Corp.'s decision on Thursday to scrap its proposed…
10.06 / 16:21
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Boats damaged by hurricanes in Florida and the Caribbean are…
10.06 / 16:21
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The Trump administration is rolling back the Obama-era requirement that employer-provided health insurance policies cover birth control methods at no cost to women. According to senior officials with the Department of Health and Human Services, the goal of the new rule is to allow any company or nonprofit group to exclude the coverage for contraception if it has a religious or moral objection. "This provides an exemption and it's a limited one," said Roger Severino , director of the HHS…
10.06 / 16:21
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Tropical Storm Nate was gathering force in the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea on Friday as it made its way toward the U.S. Gulf Coast, which was bracing for a potential direct hit Sunday. The storm has already unleashed heavy rain and flooding over parts of Central America, where several people have died. In Nicaragua, the death toll reached at least 11 on Thursday, while thousands of people had to evacuate their homes and several others were reported missing, according to Vice President…
10.06 / 16:21
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Since Hurricane Maria, people in Puerto Rico have been without easy access to electricity, clean drinking water, or food. Many are still staying in shelters; some are living in the ruins of their homes. The once-lush green trees were stripped bare and uprooted. But all is not lost. There are two quintessential Puerto Rican sounds that survived: One is the plaintive song of the tiny coqui frog. The other is the improvised Afro-Puerto Rican call-and-response musical tradition known as Plena.…
10.06 / 16:21
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