• Trio of rescues kick off holiday weekend

    Trio of rescues kick off holiday weekend

    ACADIA NATIONAL PARK – A technical climber who fell 65-feet off Otter Cliffs around 8 a.m. was just the first of three near-simultaneous rescues here on Friday morning. Rangers were called to Otter Cliffs in response to reports that a 32 year-old man, no listed address, had fallen and suffered serious leg injuries. He was

  • Volunteers sought for beach cleanup

    BLUE HILL — Friends of Blue Hill Bay and Friends of Acadia invite volunteers to help clean beaches on Long Island in Blue Hill Bay on Saturday, July 11. Volunteers will be ferried out from the Kollegewidgwok Yacht Club in Blue Hill at 10 a.m. and return to the Yacht Club around 2 p.m. Space

  • Cooking classes set in Bucksport

    BUCKSPORT — Bucksport Regional Health Center and Healthy Acadia are offering a free six-class Cooking Matters series on Fridays beginning in July and continuing into August. Classes will be held on Fridays, July 10, 17, 24 and 31 and Aug. 7 and 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Bucksport Regional Health Center. The

  • Film showing in Blue Hill July 10

    BLUE HILL — “The Take,” a documentary by Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis, will be shown on Friday, July 10, at 7 p.m. at the Blue Hill Public Library. The film tells the story of the development of worker cooperatives and worker solidarity following the collapse of the economy in Argentina around the turn of

  • Raising the flag

    Raising the flag

    The last really great costume we wore was in 1976. We played Betsy Ross in the Williams Air Force Base Elementary School celebration of our nation’s bicentennial. We felt quite important being the only student on stage in a rocking chair holding an embroidery hoop with a needle and a piece of cotton to represent

  • Penobscot sailor reignites his passion

    Penobscot sailor reignites his passion

    PENOBSCOT — Carsten Steenberg came home from Rhode Island last weekend a bit chastened. With George Stevens Academy sailing coach Tom Gutow and 46 other sailors, Steenberg spent the weekend racing Laser dinghies at the New England Masters Championship Regatta in Wickford, R.I. The fleet included a number of top Laser sailors from around New

  • Another reason to just say “No”

    Several good reasons exist to oppose the ongoing proliferation of giant windmills on Maine’s ridges and mountains. Recently, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (DIF&W) added yet another one in its recommendation that the Weaver Wind farm proposed by SunEdison in the towns of Eastbrook and Osborn be rejected. The department cited what

  • Do the right thing

    By putting partisan political pettiness above statesmanship, Republican Governor Paul LePage has shaken the public’s faith in his leadership. His threat to withhold $1.06 million in state funding from Good Will-Hinckley unless the school reversed its appointment of Democratic House Speaker Mark Eves crossed a line that offended even the Governor’s own party. Republican Sen.