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  • Broadband deserts discussed at hearing

    Broadband deserts discussed at hearing

    MACHIAS — When Lisa Hanscom inquired about switching carriers, the internet service provider she had called told her serving customers in Roque Bluffs doesn’t make good business sense. Then, the provider hung up on her. The Roque Bluffs resident co-owns Welch Farm with her husband, Wayne, and runs two Airbnb rental properties. More than once,

  • Keene sentenced to 58 years for murder

    Keene sentenced to 58 years for murder

    ELLSWORTH — Jalique Keene, 22, the man convicted of raping and killing former classmate Mikaela Conley, was sentenced Wednesday to 58 years in prison. Justice Robert Murray issued his ruling after a couple hours of statements from Conley’s family and friends and prosecutors. Murray also presided over Keene’s jury trial in May. In addition to

  • Attendance is steady  at fair

    Attendance is steady at fair

    BLUE HILL — By most accounts the annual Blue Hill Fair had a good five-day run. “We had a nice fair,” said President Rob Eaton. “Good weather, nice crowds.” “We were pleased with the appearance and the way the fair went,” Eaton said. “It was a smooth week.” “It sounds like the vendors were pleased

  • Driver charged with manslaughter in Acadia crash

    Driver charged with manslaughter in Acadia crash

    ACADIA NAT’L PARK — The driver of the car in which three people died when it crashed on the Park Loop Road early Saturday morning has been charged with manslaughter. Praneeth Manubolu, 28, of Edgewater, N.J., was driving his 2019 Dodge Charger when it spun around in the road near the Gorge Path trailhead and

  • Sullivan residents rescue very hungry caterpillars

    Sullivan residents rescue very hungry caterpillars

    SULLIVAN — When hundreds of tiny Sullivan residents found themselves close to starvation, volunteers stepped in to save them. The starving residents, all monarch caterpillars, were living in a milkweed patch on Route 1. Only empty stalks, devoid of leaves, remained of many of the milkweed plants, which provide the only food the caterpillars can

  • Researcher seeks to  protect fertility

    Researcher seeks to protect fertility

    ELLSWORTH — Childhood cancer is a tragedy, but it is no longer necessarily a death sentence. This year, out of the roughly 11,000 children under 15 diagnosed in the United States, around 80 percent are expected to survive five years or more beyond their diagnosis. That, of course, is great news, said Dr. Subha Mazzone,

  • FBI monument built in Orland

    FBI monument built in Orland

    ORLAND — Freshwater Stone announced completion Tuesday of a 60-ton sculpture for the FBI Quantico Memorial Garden. “It’s easily the most complex project we’ve ever worked on,” said Jeff Gammelin, who founded the company with his wife, Candy, in 1976. The sculpture will stand as the focal point of a memorial garden and courtyard to