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  • Cozy quarters, but ambulance-fire partnership is going well

    Cozy quarters, but ambulance-fire partnership is going well

    ELLSWORTH — A partnership between the city and Bangor-based ambulance service Northern Light Medical Transport is going well, Ellsworth Fire Department Chief Richard Tupper told councilors on Monday evening. “This is a very, very good working relationship we’ve had with them,” Tupper said. “There have been a few learning curves and adjustments, but nothing too

  • Otis weighs wind farm ban

    Otis weighs wind farm ban

    OTIS — Wind turbines? Not in our backyard. That was the message from the Otis Planning Board on April 4, when members voted 3-2 to adopt a new wind turbine ordinance aimed at blocking commercial wind development in the town. Otis resident Teresa Davis said in an email that she and several other residents had

  • Bar Harbor Golf Course unlikely to open this year

    Bar Harbor Golf Course unlikely to open this year

    TRENTON — The Bar Harbor Golf Course will likely not open this year — leaving many local golfers scrambling for other courses to play. Paul Crowley of Falmouth, whose family has owned the property since the early ’80s, confirmed Tuesday that the family has no plans to open the course this year. “We’re not going

  • Jackson Lab to hire 300 new employees

    Jackson Lab to hire 300 new employees

    ELLSWORTH — The Jackson Laboratory has increased its minimum wage to $15.75 an hour and will hire 300 new employees over the next year, according to a press release from Senior Public Relations Manager Sarah Laskowski on Tuesday. The move comes as the Bar Harbor-based organization, which made $400 million before expenses in 2017, continues

  • EHS students visit cathedral day before fire

    EHS students visit cathedral day before fire

    ELLSWORTH — A group of Ellsworth High School students visited the Cathedral of Notre Dame a day before its iconic spire collapsed in flames. “I am so sad for Paris,” said teacher Carrie Richards Kutny, one of the group’s leaders. Kutny said in a Facebook message that the cathedral was the first site students visited

  • Bill to end non-medical vaccine exemptions advances

    ELLSWORTH — A bill to end non-medical exemptions for vaccinations has cleared a hurdle in the state Legislature. In Augusta last Wednesday, the Legislature’s Education and Cultural Affairs Committee approved the bill in an 8-5 party line vote, with Democrats voting in favor. It will now head to the Legislature for a full vote. The