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4 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

Reception held to benefit Senior Center campaign

In early August, under a breezy and cloudless sky, Tim and Sam Francis held a well-attended reception to inform guests of the fundraising campaign that is underway for the new Senior Center at the Moore School in Ellsworth.

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Related Topix: Ellsworth, ME

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Celebrating 'the inglorious surrender': Belfast remembers the War of 1812

But those cities aren't Belfast, where a group of citizens is getting ready to mark the 200th anniversary of its uneventful five-day British occupation during the War of 1812.

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Related Topix: Belfast, ME, Hampden, ME, Bangor, ME, Castine, ME

Wed Aug 27, 2014

NewsTarget.com

Fluoride at dangerously high levels in private wells are decreasing children's IQs

A compilation of data made possible by homeowners who voluntarily submitted water samples from their private wells in Maine, unveiled some shocking results after they were tested by the state.

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Related Topix: Maine, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law, Penobscot, ME

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Gleaning program puts garden surplus on tables, helps fight food insecurity in Hancock County

Hannah Semler, gleaning coordinator for Healthy Acadia, picks kale at Pat and Mike's Garden, a small farm in Ellsworth.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Ellsworth, ME, Mount Desert, ME, Bar Harbor, ME

The Weekly Packet

Flower box vandalism leads to summons

A court summons has been issued in connection with the vandalism of flower boxes on the Mill Stream Bridge in downtown Blue Hill.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Sun Journal

Man struck, killed in Surry was well-known blind rifleman

"I can't go back, I gotta go forward," James "Jim" Miekka of Surry said while target shooting at the Orrington Rod and Gun Club in 2010.

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Related Topix: Surry, ME, Orrington, ME

Bangor Daily News

Friends in Action To Hold Golf Tourney Sept 9

Friends in Action is planning its third annual Golf Tournament for Tuesday, September 9 at Kebo Valley Golf Club in Bar Harbor, one of the most popular courses in Maine.

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Related Topix: Ellsworth, ME, Bar Harbor, ME

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Camden man's account of bumpy trip on Route 15 wins 'Worst Road in Maine' contest

A Camden man who wrote a harrowing account of his trip along Route 15 from Blue Hill to Stonington this spring is the winner of the Worst Road in Maine contest, according to the Maine Better Transportation Association .

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Related Topix: Maine, Camden, ME, Blue Hill, ME, Belfast, ME

Bangor Daily News

Flash! in the Pans and the Ark Set to Celebrate

On Monday, August 25th, from 7:30-9:00 pm at the Blue Hill Town Park, Flash In The Pans team up with The Ark Animal Shelter to celebrate The Ark's 30th Birthday in style with and unforgettable night of steel pan Caribbean rhythms.

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Related Topix: Washington County, ME

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Bangor Daily News

New prescription drop boxes in Hancock County

Healthy Acadia, in partnership with the Ellsworth and Mount Desert Police Departments, has announced the addition of two new prescription drug drop boxes in Hancock County as part of their substance abuse prevention efforts.

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Related Topix: Ellsworth, ME, Mount Desert, ME, Bar Harbor, ME, Bucksport, ME, Southwest Harbor, ME

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Weekly Packet

Ten years of monitoring opens a window to health of Blue Hill Bay

Dr. Susan Shaw, founder and executive director of the Marine Environmental Research Institute in Blue Hill, discusses the findings of a 10-year monitoring project of the Blue Hill Bay watershed.

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Related Topix: Blue Hill, ME

Weekly Packet

Historic photo exhibit in Deer Isle

Penobscot Marine Museum's exhibit, "Hancock County Through Eastern's Eye," hosted by the Deer Isle-Stonington Historical Society at Island Heritage Trust runs through August 30. Above, a postcard of Deer Isle.

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Related Topix: Deer-Isle, ME, Penobscot, ME, Photography, Arts, Cameras, York, ME

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Eight accused burglars among 16 indicted in Hancock County

Daniel J. Lindsey of Ellsworth and Peter L. Nadeau of Otis, both 35 years old, each were indicted on a Class B charge of burglary and a Class C charge of theft.

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Related Topix: Ellsworth, ME, Southwest Harbor, ME

Bangor Daily News

Teenagers indicted in Blue Hill-area burglaries

Three teenagers accused of being involved in a series of burglaries in the Blue Hill area were indicted last week by a Hancock County grand jury.

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Related Topix: Blue Hill, ME, Brooklin, ME, Jay, ME

Wed Aug 06, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Penobscot Marine Museum's Historic Photography Exhibit Now in Deer Isle

Penobscot Marine Museum's historic photography exhibit Hancock County Through Eastern's Eye is now at the Island Heritage Trust barn, in Deer Isle, Maine.

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Related Topix: Penobscot, ME, Deer-Isle, ME, Photography, Arts, Cameras, York, ME

Tue Aug 05, 2014

Bangor Daily News

L.A. Meyer, author of Bloody Jack book series, dies at 72 in Corea

Louis A. Meyer, better known as L.A. Meyer, the best-selling author of the popular Jacky Faber young adult adventure book series, died July 29 at his home in the Hancock County town of Corea after a long battle with lymphoma.

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Related Topix: Corea, ME, Potatoes, Life, Food, Vegetables, Bar Harbor, ME

Mon Aug 04, 2014

Bangor Daily News

23 teens charged with alcohol possession, face additional charges in connection with Ellsworth party

Nearly two dozen teenagers from Hancock County are facing charges after local police busted an underage drinking party on Garden Street early Sunday morning.

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Related Topix: Ellsworth, ME, Family, Teenagers, Bar Harbor, ME

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