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  • Brooksville’s Bakeman Beach preserved for public use

    Brooksville’s Bakeman Beach preserved for public use

    BROOKSVILLE — The town of Brooksville is now the proud owner of the stretch of sand on Cape Rosier known as Bakeman Beach, thanks to a recent land conservation effort buoyed by local supporters and spearheaded by Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT), a statewide land conservation organization. For decades, the beach on Weir Cove Road

  • Hutchins announces re-election bid for District 131

    PENOBSCOT — State Rep. Sherman Hutchins (R-Penobscot) announced Monday that he is seeking re-election in House District 131 which includes Dedham, Orland, Otis, Penobscot, Prospect, Stockton Springs and Verona Island. Hutchins, who has extensive involvement in the commercial fishing industry, indicated that he is very concerned with the future of a way of life many

  • City Council OKs  DOT study funds

    City Council OKs DOT study funds

    ELLSWORTH — On Jan. 13, councilors approved $25,000 in matching funds for a design study that will look at connecting the city’s bike/pedestrian path that ends on Birch Avenue to the Down East Sunrise Trail, the mixed-use path that terminates on High Street near Beals Avenue. “People are not getting out to get exercise, people

  • Families First awarded more than $200,000

    ELLSWORTH — A six-family apartment building that will offer transitional housing, childcare and classes on cooking and parenting to families experiencing homelessness was recently awarded two substantial grants. Families First Community Center received $175,000 from the Sunshine Lady Foundation, founded by Doris Buffett, and $50,000 from the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation. The organization has

  • Eaton announces candidacy in House District 134

    DEER ISLE — Lobster boat captain Julie Eaton announced Monday that she is running for the Maine State House of Representatives for District 134. She will run as a Clean Election candidate as a Democrat with a special emphasis on fishing issues, the opioid crisis and supporting small businesses in the coastal communities in her

  • Witherle Memorial Library honored with a 3-Star Rating

    Witherle Memorial Library honored with a 3-Star Rating

    CASTINE — Witherle Memorial Library in Castine recently received a three-star rating from the Library Journal. Witherle is just one of four libraries in Maine to receive a star this year, said Board of Trustees member Deborah Neve. The other three Maine libraries that received this honor are the Camden, Southwest Harbor and Skidompha (Damariscotta/Newcastle/Nobleboro)

  • New patrol officer to be assigned to Machias

    New patrol officer to be assigned to Machias

    MACHIAS — Keegan Nelligan of Abington, Mass., was sworn in recently by Patrick Keliher, commissioner of the Maine Department of Marine Resources. Nelligan, who has been assigned to the Machias patrol, is a 2018 graduate of Unity College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in conservation law enforcement. He has served as a natural resources

  • Rep. McDonald announces re-election campaign

    Rep. McDonald announces re-election campaign

    STONINGTON — Rep. Genevieve McDonald has announced her re-election campaign as a candidate for the Maine House of Representatives from District 134, which includes Southwest Harbor, Tremont, Cranberry Isles, Frenchboro, Swan’s Island, Isle au Haut, Deer Isle, Stonington, North Haven and Vinalhaven. Elected in 2018, she is running for her second term. “It has been

  • Interim executive director appointed at Woodlawn

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Trustees of Public Reservations have announced the appointment of Phyllis Young as interim executive director at Woodlawn Museum. Young assumed her new duties on Jan. 14. Young was previously the marketing and development coordinator for four years at Woodlawn and has remained an active volunteer since 2018. She is also