• BHBT holiday open houses scheduled

    BAR HARBOR — Bar Harbor Bank & Trust invites customers, friends and neighbors to its holiday open house events, held between Thanksgiving and Christmas at most branch locations. These local community celebrations will be held on the following dates from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Dec. 3 – Winter Harbor Dec. 4 – Somesville Dec.

  • George Stevens Academy Honor Roll

    George Stevens Academy Honor Roll

    The following students were named to the first quarter honor roll at George Stevens Academy in Blue Hill: Ninth Grade Highest honors: Matthew Billings, Marie Boulet, Genevieve Claybaugh, Edward Conte, Katie Forrest, Lin Rui Rita Gan, Xiyuan Daniel Li, Yiqing Laura Liu, Elisabeth MacArthur, Lillian Maier, Ivy Manner-Wheelden, Tobin McMahon-Allwine, Hattie Slayton, Elana Williamson. Honors:

  • Restructuring the UMS

    More hard times are ahead for the University of Maine System (UMS). The flagship campus in Orono is facing a budget gap of up to $7.2 million in its next fiscal year, and the system as a whole just reported an $18-million operating loss for the fiscal year that ended in June. In these columns

  • Cultural sensitivity

    In today’s American society, is there any limit to how far must we go to be politically correct? If an incident earlier this month in Revere, Mass., is any indication, the answer seems to be “no.” It seems that, after a civics teacher sent a Tweet to students about low turnout in a recent city

  • Authors converge for signing at marine museum

    SEARSPORT — Penobscot Marine Museum will host five Maine authors and an illustrator, as part of the town of Searsport’s annual Christmas tree lighting on Friday, Dec. 4. Maine authors Ardeana Hamlin, Douglas Coffin, Mac Smith, Mark Scott Ricketts, Mark Warner, and illustrator Russ Cox will be on hand from 4 to 6 p.m. to

  • Hunt no further

    Hunt no further

    And the deer head was hung on the tree with care while visions of deer stands danced in their heads. No, really, you can hang a deer head with antlers on your Christmas tree this year because The Bud Connection on Main Street is selling such ornaments. They are $4.95. Did someone bag a first

  • Seaside Landscaping to open nursery

    Seaside Landscaping to open nursery

    GOULDSBORO — Seaside Landscaping Inc., a design, maintenance and hardscape company in Sullivan, plans to open a retail nursery on Route 1 in time for Memorial Day 2016. The new business will be located on the site of a small building the company owns next door to the Gouldsboro post office and which has been

  • Can taxing sugar stunt a global diabetes epidemic?

    By Tom Walsh Taking a lesson from the anti-tobacco playbook, public health officials worldwide are suggesting huge taxes on food and drink products containing added sugar as a means of responding to the grim news that diabetes is now a bigger killer globally than HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. Combined. Globally, diabetes caused 4.9 million deaths

  • America’s dark passages

    Dear Editor: For the world’s most powerful Christian nation, the path — to help bring peace to our brethren in the Muslim world — is clear. History, of course, is witness to terrible things — beheadings and the killing of hundreds upon hundreds of Palestinian children. Our own story has equally dark passages. In a