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Hotels in Maine Ranked as Some of the Most Expensive in the US

Are you having family come to Maine? You might want to clean out that spare room. Maine Biz reported on a new survey of room rates in the country. Great news if you own a hotel, bad news if you don't want to spend all your money on a place to sleep. Cheaphotels ranked only hotels close to a beach or the middle of the city where they were rated with at least three stars.
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Top 10 Things to Do in Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park offers a vast array of breathtaking ventures for visitors, which can make it hard to plan for. But Outsider’s got you covered with our Top 10. The oldest U.S. National Park east of the Mississippi, Acadia exemplifies the splendor of northeast America, leading to its status as the “Crown Jewel of the North Atlantic Coast.”
BAR HARBOR, ME
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Gouldsboro employee abruptly resigns from infrastructure post

GOULDSBORO — Jim McLean, who previously served as a selectman and most recently worked as the town’s infrastructure superintendent, submitted his letter of resignation at the Select Board’s meeting last Thursday. Board members unanimously voted 4-0 to accept the sudden resignation and agreed to keep the multifaceted position intact and find a successor.
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Maritime festival in Blue Hill Aug. 13

BLUE HILL — The third annual Blue Hill Maritime Heritage Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. along the town’s historic Water Street. The sights, sounds and tastes of the town’s maritime heritage will be available to all. Boat displays and rides, a sailboat pool for kids, a birch-bark canoe and other presentations about centuries of seafaring history can be found by strolling along the waterfront.
BLUE HILL, ME

Kids play basketball with the pros in Ellsworth

ELLSWORTH, Maine — For the 10th year, the Maine Celtics are traveling around the state offering kids ages eight to 12 a chance to learn from basketball pros. “I had no idea that the Maine Celtics were actually going to come, so I just thought ‘Oh wow, this is really cool,'" 13-year-old Lilly Ball said.
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High school project could top $23.7M

BAR HARBOR — Adding a second story to the library, reconfiguring the science labs and creating a new main entrance at Mount Desert Island High School would cost about $23.7 million, according to the architectural firm the school hired to plan the improvements. Oak Point Associates of Biddeford presented...
BAR HARBOR, ME

Lower Ledgelawn Avenue in Bar Harbor CLOSED to Vehicles and Pedestrians on August 11, 2022

Bar Harbor residents and those traveling in Bar Harbor on Thursday August 11th should be aware of the road closure and detours that will be in place. Between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. a traffic detour will be in place on lower Ledgelawn Avenue between the Wastewater Main Treatment Plant and Great Meadow Drive in Bar Harbor.. Detour signage will direct access to the Transfer Station and along Great Meadow Drive via Strawberry Hill Road and Shortcake Way.
BAR HARBOR, ME
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Hot music from a cold climate

BLUE HILL — Frigg, a Scandinavian group of fiddlers who play their own fusion of Nordic folk and American bluegrass, will perform Saturday, Aug. 13, in Belfast, Sunday, Aug. 14, in Little Deer Isle and Monday, Aug. 15, at Tinder Hearth Bakery in Brooksville. The latter concert is sold out and there is a wait list.
BROOKSVILLE, ME
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Eastbrook officials discuss volunteer roster

EASTBROOK — The Eastbrook Select Board met on Aug. 2 to discuss Fire Department staffing, the Eastbrook Days festival, updates on the Grange Hall sale, and to hear comments and concerns from the public. The board heard an update from Fire Chief Justin Rowell on staff for the volunteer...
EASTBROOK, ME
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Hearing scheduled on Blue Hill dredging project

BLUE HILL — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has planned a public hearing for Thursday, Aug. 11, at 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium at the town office about proposed dredging of the Blue Hill Harbor. Blue Hill Selectman Butler Smythe said there will also be an overview of...
BLUE HILL, ME

1st Day of Schools and Open Houses for Ellsworth School District

We hope you're enjoying your summer but ready or not, the start of school is right around the corner. Here are the 1st days of school for Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School, Ellsworth High School, Hancock County Technical Center as well as the Open Houses Dates/Times for Kindergarten, Elementary-Middle School, High School , HCTC and Adult Education.
ELLSWORTH, ME
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SWH man charged with trafficking

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Additional charges have been levied against a local man who was arrested after police officers allegedly found him with an estimated $12,000 worth of suspected crack cocaine and heroin and over $2,000 in cash on July 27, according to Police Chief John Hall. Andrew Kuti-Hellmer, 34,...
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‘Offshore’ columnist to speak about Ukraine

ELLSWORTH — Longtime Ellsworth American international affairs columnist Marvin Ott will speak Thursday, Aug. 18, on the topic “Ukraine: Global Impacts and Implications.”. This is the ninth annual Ott lecture co-sponsored by The Ellsworth American and the Hancock County Democratic Committee. The event will be from 1-2:15 p.m....
ELLSWORTH, ME
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Brush fire extinguished

GOULDSBORO — A Maine Forest Service helicopter responded but was not needed to put out a small brush fire Monday morning on the Libby Road off Route 1. In just over an hour, firefighters from Gouldsboro, Franklin, Sorrento and Sullivan had the largely underground fire fully extinguished, Gouldsboro Fire Chief Todd Daley reported.
GOULDSBORO, ME
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City nomination papers available

Three Ellsworth City Council members, terms to expire November 2025. The seats are currently held by Marc Blanchette, Michelle Kaplan and Robert Miller. One Ellsworth Library trustee, term to expire November 2025. Anne Lusby’s term expires this fall. Two Ellsworth School Board members, terms to expire November 2025. The...
ELLSWORTH, ME
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Y CEO announces retirement plans

ELLSWORTH — Longtime Down East Family YMCA CEO Peter Farragher plans to retire on Jan. 31, 2023, the local YMCA announced Tuesday. Farragher has served the YMCA, its members and area communities for over 24 years. During his tenure, the YMCA has grown to host programs in five buildings...
ELLSWORTH, ME
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