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  • Sex ed discussion draws parent complaints

    Sex ed discussion draws parent complaints

    GOULDSBORO — What began as Friday science class at the Peninsula School in Prospect Harbor resulted in a sex-ed discussion that many parents felt was inappropriate for their children. The class discussions Feb. 1 prompted numerous parents to contact the school with their concerns. The science teacher is no longer with the school. The Peninsula

  • Park service replacing utility line in Acadia

    BAR HARBOR — The National Park Service is set to begin replacing an overhead utility line in the Schoodic Section of Acadia National Park. Work was scheduled to begin on Feb. 11, with the first phase consisting of removing overgrown vegetation encroaching on the current lines while construction and design documents are being developed. According

  • Gleaning initiative enjoys a bumper year

    Gleaning initiative enjoys a bumper year

    ELLSWORTH — Healthy Acadia’s Downeast Gleaning Initiative, a farm-based food collection and distribution project to address food insecurity and prevent food waste, captured 26,100 pounds of food from nearby farms, gardens and farmers markets across Hancock and Washington counties in 2018. Since 2013, the project has gleaned nearly 228,000 pounds of surplus food from local

  • Hancock County Food Drive seeking sponsors

    Hancock County Food Drive seeking sponsors

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Food Drive is seeking support from the local business community to meet its 2019 fundraising goal of $25,000. The food drive is a month-long food collection and fundraising project that happens annually in March and directly supports food pantries, free meal programs and school backpack programs across Hancock County. Members

  • Acadia Winter Festival set for this weekend

    Acadia Winter Festival set for this weekend

    WINTER HARBOR — The fifth annual Acadia Winter Festival will kick off this weekend at the Schoodic Institute. The event, which will run from Feb. 8-11, will include activities such as nature walks, an ice sculpture demonstration and workshops on bird carving, Dutch oven cooking and photography Entertainment includes dinner theater with Hope Lewis of

  • ATV goes through ice in Baileyville

    ATV goes through ice in Baileyville

    BAILEYVILLE — A Baileyville man escaped injury Monday after his ATV broke through thin ice in Washington County. At 3 p.m. Monday, ice fishermen witnessed an ATV break through the ice into open water on Grand Falls Flowage, across from Squirrel Point boat landing. The operator of the Can-Am ATV was 56-year-old Mike Murphy. Murphy