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Lobster boats race in Bass Harbor

BASS HARBOR — On a bright and breezy Sunday, folks traveled from up and down the coast to Northeast Harbor to compete in – and watch – the Bass Harbor Lobster Boat Races on June 26. The race was the third in the overall race series that...
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Maine town selected as the site of a sustainable rocket company

STEUBEN, Maine — The company bluShift Aerospace, a Brunswick-based NewSpace startup, has selected Steuben, ME as the site of Maine’s first sustainable Space Complex. “The Town of Steuben has the right geography, the right people, and the right attitude for this exciting opportunity,” said Steuben Board of Selectmen Chair Larry Pinkham. “We could not be more pleased to partner with bluShift Aerospace and to join the NewSpace race.”
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Island Police log week of June 30

On Friday morning, an officer responded to a crash at the Hulls Cove General Store when a passenger bus backed into the gas pumps. There was no damage to the bus, but the gas pump was destroyed, according to the police log. Bar Harbor police received a report on June...

Maine rocket company finds new host town for launch operations

Maine rocket company blu Shift Aerospace has announced the Down East community of Steuben is willing to host some of its operations, including offshore launches. The company earlier wanted to use an island off Jonesport to launch its rockets, but the proposal ran into opposition, especially from local lobstermen. blu...
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Ham radio enthusiasts have a field day

TRENTON — This past weekend, amateur or “ham” radio operators simulated a national communications disaster, and how radio is used in emergencies when other lines of digital communication are rendered unusable. On the weekend of June 25 and 26, Ellsworth Amateur Wireless Association (EAWA) members participated in...

A Woman Goes In Search Of Bar Harbor’s Best Chai Latte

So many delicious choices! How does she narrow it down?. One of the amazing things about puttering around Bar Harbor during the summer season, is the huge number of places that are independently owned and operated. From gifts hops, to breweries, and restaurants, there are many options for all of us who visit.

To the Editor: It takes a village

I was involved in a motorcycle accident last Friday on Route 198 when an 89-year-old motorist pulled out in front of me and my best worst option was to lay my bike down into a controlled slide. A Good Samaritan who I only know as Dakota, a fisherman from Frenchboro,...

Island Briefs: Hannaford bag program, E-bike raffle, Bash at the Boatyard

BAR HARBOR — Reduce single-use plastic in the environment and give back to those in need in the community at the same time. Willowind Therapeutic Riding Center has been selected by Hannaford store leadership as the benefiting nonprofit in the Community Bag Program for the month of July at the Bar Harbor location. The riding center will receive a $1 donation for every $2.50 reusable bag purchased.

AYS Future Trojan Golf Camp Begins July 10

It's not often your child can go to a camp and be taught by the 2021 PGA Professional of the Year and play on one of the best golf courses in the world. But that is the opportunity with the Acadia Youth Sports Future Trojan Golf Camp, which begins Sunday July 10th.

Portland man wanted on murder charge

ELLSWORTH — Authorities are calling the hit-and-run death of a South Portland woman June 19 on the campus of the Schoodic Institute in Winter Harbor a homicide. The dead woman, Nicole Mokeme, was 35 and a mother of one. Mokeme was the founder and creative director at Rise and Shine Youth Retreat.

ArtWaves members exhibit artwork at Southwest Harbor Library

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — ArtWaves members will have work on exhibit at the Southwest Harbor Public Library during July. The exhibit will showcase landscape and portrait oil paintings, digital art and glass mosaic. Artists include Brian Caine, Christiane Cullens, Liz Cutler, Mark Kandutsch, Neil Ira Needleman, Kate Pickup McMullin, Mary Ternus, Toni Anne Wolfe and more.
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Man wanted on murder charge

WINTER HARBOR — Authorities are calling the hit-and-run death of a South Portland woman June 19 on the campus of the Schoodic Institute in Winter Harbor a homicide. The dead woman, Nicole Mokeme, was 35 and a mother of an 11-year-old daughter. Mokeme was the founder and creative director at Rise and Shine Youth Retreat.

Maine Man Charged With Murder For Hit-And-Run Killing Of Longtime Activist Girlfriend

Maine State Police have charged a Portland man with murder after the alleged hit-and-run killing of his girlfiend at Acadia National Park more than a week ago. According to the Press Herald, investigators are attempting to locate 35-year-old Raymond Lester, who they say was behind the wheel of his 2016 BMW X3 when it struck and killed Nicole Mokeme at the Schoodic Institute in Winter Harbor.

Ed techs getting 20% raise over three years

BAR HARBOR — Educational technicians – commonly known as ed techs – at Mount Desert Island High School and four of the district’s elementary schools will receive an aggregate salary increase of 20 percent over the next three years. The contract was worked out over a...
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Gouldsboro harbormaster position to be advertised

GOULDSBORO — The town boasts 55 miles of coastline punctuated by six working harbors. Managing numerous registered moorings to facilitate boat traffic and maintaining public docks, wharves and boat launch ramps are among the many responsibilities of the harbormaster’s job to be advertised in coming weeks. At the...
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Riverside Cafe under new ownership

ELLSWORTH — The Riverside Cafe, a local favorite in downtown Ellsworth, is under new ownership. Joe Allen, who has spent more than two decades in the restaurant business, purchased the restaurant on May 14. Allen worked for many years at the Chart Room in Bar Harbor, but when that...

Free Concert in Ellsworth – July 1st

The weather Friday night July 1st calls for partly cloudy skies. Highs in the mid 70's will give way to a lovely night with lows in the lower 60's! In other words a perfect night to head to Ellsworth's Harbor Park for a free concert!. The Grand in cooperation with...

Fourth of July celebrations around Maine

Maine (WABI) - Wondering how your town is celebrating Independence Day? Here’s a list of Maine communities hosting events:. If you would like to add a city or town to this list, please email and include a link, if possible. AUGUSTA: 4th of July parade starts at 10...