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In this issue

People in the news this week. There are three candidates, two incumbents and one challenger, on the ballot for two open seats on the Stonington Board of Selectmen. We have interviewed them to help voters make their choices. There is a new executive director coming to the Opera House and a new managing editor coming to Penobscot Bay Press. You can see their pictures and read about their backgrounds.

Stonington select board candidates on why they're running

STONINGTON—Dick Larrabee Sr. is challenging incumbent Donna Brewer, select board chair, in the town election on Saturday, March 5.

Stonington select board candidates on why they're running

3 mins

Hurvitt to replace England as interim superintendent

Fills in during search for new superintendent

Hurvitt to replace England as interim superintendent

1 min

2021 lobster harvest the most valuable in the history of the fishery

75% increase over 2020

2021 lobster harvest the most valuable in the history of the fishery

1 min

Flores receives Presidential Award for excellence in teaching

FLORES: Making connections with students and peers

Flores receives Presidential Award for excellence in teaching

5 mins

Blue Hill planning board approves hospital plan

A $25 million investment for the long term

Blue Hill planning board approves hospital plan

4 mins

Live at the Grandstand!

Get your groove on at the Grandstand Stage with a wide variety of live events throughout the fair.

Live at the Grandstand!

2 mins

Despite the rain, Stonington still has to haul water, fixes leak

STONINGTON—The Stonington Water Company began hauling 200,000 gallons of water for the second time this summer to replenish its supply because of inadequate rainfall and heavy usage by summer visitors.

Despite the rain, Stonington still has to haul water, fixes leak

2 mins

The Odd Fellows pitch in

Helping a neighbor, painting a house

The Odd Fellows pitch in

2 mins

Just For Kids holds its last graduation

Terri-Lee Jones retires

Just For Kids holds its last graduation

4 mins

Fishermen's Wives donate $10,000 to Blue Hill YMCA

Safety programs, swimming lessons on tap

Fishermen's Wives donate $10,000 to Blue Hill YMCA

1 min

Ed Billings to serve as Stonington harbormaster

Deer Isle native returns to the island

Ed Billings to serve as Stonington harbormaster

1 min

Tennis teams wrap up post-season

SCOTT'S SPORTS SPOT

Tennis teams wrap up post-season

1 min

Paleoindians: The ‘original affluent society' 11,000 years ago

Editor’s note: This is the first in what will be many twice-monthly columns to be written by Bill Haviland about the history of Indians on Deer Isle from the end of the ice age to the time of European settlement. We are delighted and proud to have Bill, with his vast experience and passion for history, chronicling Indian activity and seasonal settlement on the Island. Our intention is to publish this material to help Islanders and visitors alike understand and appreciate those who were here first.

Paleoindians: The ‘original affluent society' 11,000 years ago

5 mins

A close-to-normal high school graduation

27 students move their tassles from the right to the left

A close-to-normal high school graduation

2 mins

Haystack goes virtual for 2021

Craft school makes use of its pandemic timeout

Haystack goes virtual for 2021

3 mins

Weather no match for marathon spirit

ISLE AU HAUT—Despite the rainy, cold weather and a mandatory detour because of nesting goshawks, Molly Siegel, Peter Burke, Dana Perry and John Carnes III ran in the Ridge Marathon on Memorial Day at Isle au Haut. Marcela Carroll suffered an injury and could not run.

Weather no match for marathon spirit

1 min

Illegal campfire causes Lily Pond fire

Fire Service helicopter helps extinguish it

Illegal campfire causes Lily Pond fire

2 mins

Tennis regular season is over

SCOTT'S SPORTS SPOT

Tennis regular season is over

1 min

Voters approve updated waterfront ordinance

Town gets the go ahead to buy the Odd Fellows Hall

Voters approve updated waterfront ordinance

4 mins

COVID hold lifted, hoping for games soon

Morey playing for Bucksport

COVID hold lifted, hoping for games soon

1 min

Richard D. Goodwin

STONINGTON Richard Donald Goodwin, 53, of Stonington, died unexpectedly April 6, 2021, the result of an automobile accident. Richard, one of two children, was born April 30, 1967, in Castine, Maine.

Richard D. Goodwin

1 min

Michael B. Wood

After a full day of gardening with his wife, Mike Wood died on April 2, 2021, suddenly and serenely under a spring sky full of birds, serenaded by peepers, at his home in Deer Isle, Maine, after a very full life.

Michael B. Wood

3 mins

Senior positions and plans

SCOTT'S SPORTS SPOT

Senior positions and plans

2 mins

Remembering Andrew Gove

Penobscot Books has created a place to share memories of Andy Gove. Submit a memory of your own or browse memories shared by others at penbaypress.me/andy-gove.

Remembering Andrew Gove

1 min

Clammers clear new Oceanville kayak launch

As part of the Shellfish Conservation Committee’s community service, several dozen clam harvesters cut trees, cleared brush and hauled away six truckloads of marine junk to create this kayak launch in Oceanville.

Clammers clear new Oceanville kayak launch

2 mins

SCOTT'S SPORTS SPOT - Basketball returns

Brown sinks 1,000th point

SCOTT'S SPORTS SPOT - Basketball returns

2 mins

Not your ordinary classroom experience

Skippers Program teaches fishing safety

Not your ordinary classroom experience

2 mins

New name, new home for Island Childcare

Kassandra Shepard to run Snappers Childcare Center

New name, new home for Island Childcare

1 min

Pandemic can't thwart DISHS thespians

Theater class holds performance outdoors

Pandemic can't thwart DISHS thespians

2 mins

Clam beds in jeopardy?

40 to 50 jobs could be at stake

3 mins

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Island Ad-Vantages Newspaper Description:

PublisherPenobscot Bay Press

CategoryNewspaper

LanguageEnglish

FrequencyWeekly

Island Ad-Vantages, based in Stonington, Maine traces its history through weekly papers published on Deer Isle from 1882. Serving the island towns of Deer Isle, Isle au Haut and Stonington, the Island Ad-Vantages provides a comprehensive offering of the news and events of the area, while paying special attention to the people, institutions and the natural beauty that make the community the place it is. From lobster fishing and the impact a $46 million a year that industry has on the community to annual events such as graduations, local sports coverage and a vibrant creative economy, the Ad-Vantages combines words and images to deliver a picture of an area that is as much about its beauty as it is about its ethic of hard work, determination and dedication.

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