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Yesterday | Weekly Packet

Road conditions mean headaches for some, more work for others

That's what the drive down just about any section of Route 15 in Hancock County has become.

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Related Topix: Blue Hill, ME, Deer-Isle, ME, Orland, ME, Ellsworth, ME, Bangor, ME

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Republican Journal

Prospect News

The Town is saddened by the passing of Frank Coombs and extend their sympathy to his family.

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Related Topix: Bucksport, ME, Stockton-Springs, ME

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Island Ad-Vantages

"Big Night" coming soon to Blue Hill Peninsula

Frogs and salamanders will soon be on the move! The first warm, rainy evening of spring is known as "Big Night," a dramatic natural event when amphibians come out of hibernation and head to their breeding pools.

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Related Topix: Blue Hill, ME

Weekly Packet

Hancock County Food drive helps to restock pantry shelves

The third annual Hancock County Food Drive collected more than 10,600 items during the month-long event, according to a news release from the Washington Hancock Community Agency.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

State of Maine

Statement on First Wind projects from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection has reviewed the Maine Supreme Judicial Court's March 4, 2014 decision that vacated the Maine Public Utilities Commission's approval of the joint venture between First Wind and Emera.

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Related Topix: Maine, Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Aroostook County, ME, Somerset County, ME

Sat Apr 05, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Two more charged in connection with Ellsworth Shaw's robbery

Two more Hancock County residents have been arrested in connection with a March 31 robbery at a local supermarket pharmacy, according to police.

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Related Topix: Sorrento, ME, Gouldsboro, ME, Ellsworth, ME

Fri Apr 04, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Downeast Dog Scouts Receive Silver President's Volunteer Service...

Once again the Downeast Dog Scouts have earned the Silver President's Volunteer Service Award for the year 2013! The Downeast Dog Scouts Troop 159 is a 501c3 non-profit subgroup of the Dog Scouts of America that was established in September 2007 as an all-volunteer affiliate of the Dog Scouts of America.

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Related Topix: Non-Profit, Libraries, Northeast Harbor, ME, Frenchboro, ME, Seal Harbor, ME

Thu Apr 03, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Food Drive a Success

The Third Annual Hancock County Food Drive is ending on a high note. More than 10,600 items were collected during the month long event.

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Mon Mar 31, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Down East Maine under winter storm warning

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Down East Maine, effective through 8 a.m. Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Weather, Washington County, ME

Thu Mar 27, 2014

Kennebec Journal

Our Opinion: Thumbs up, thumbs down

THUMBS DOWN to the findings of a study released this week ranking Somerset County 15th out of 16 Maine counties, and in the bottom 10 percent nationally, for overall health.

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Related Topix: Maine, Somerset County, ME, Skowhegan, ME, Ellsworth, ME, Jackman, ME, Opinion

Weekly Packet

Road conditions mean headaches for some, more work for others

That's what the drive down just about any section of Route 15 in Hancock County has become.

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Related Topix: Blue Hill, ME, Deer-Isle, ME, Orland, ME, Penobscot, ME, Bangor, ME

Bangor Daily News

Food Drive Nearing End

There are only a few days left to donate items to the Third Annual Hancock County Food Drive.

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Related Topix: Weather

Weekly Packet

County grant funds to improve cell phone service in Stonington

County Commissioner Percy "Joe" Brown Jr. presents a check for $25,000 to Stonington, Maine, Town Manager Kathleen Billings-Pezaris Monday to help with the town's effort to improve cell phone reception in town.

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Related Topix: Stonington, ME, Deer-Isle, ME

Wed Mar 26, 2014

Kennebec Journal

Storm batters Down East Maine, Massachusetts

A spring storm blasted portions of Massachusetts and Maine with high winds and blowing snow Wednesday, roiling the North Atlantic and leaving winter-weary residents of eastern Maine facing the prospect of digging out from up to 2 feet of snow.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Maine, Natural Disasters, Weather, Washington County, ME, US Governors, Paul LePage

Sat Mar 22, 2014

Kennebec Journal

Cumberland County contestant wins the bee - but it took a spell

Lucy Tumavicus, 14, of Portland stands at the microphone Saturday during an exceptionally long Maine State Spelling Bee.

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Related Topix: Cumberland County, ME, Portland, ME, University of Southern Maine, Education Etc., Brooklin, ME

Thu Mar 20, 2014

Weekly Packet

Dorothy Leighton shares perspectives, continues to fight to stay in house

When does an ordinary person's life get extraordinary coverage? That is the question that Dorothy Leighton of Blue Hill contemplates as she opens up her house March 17 to The Weekly Packet for an interview.

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Related Topix: Blue Hill, ME

Bangor Daily News

More than 3,300 without power in Hancock County as heavy snow, rain soak state

Heavy snow mixed with sleet and rain covered most of Maine on Thursday, making for slippery roads and power outages.

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Related Topix: Weather, Southwest Harbor, ME

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