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Callahan Mine cleanup continues

Major work set for this summer

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February 11, 2021

Blue Hill Public Library

Wild Sun Catchers—Seaweed

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February 11, 2021

Lobster tales and lobster facts featured in two new local books

Andrew Gove’s memoir and the Roops’ new ABC

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11/26/2020

Solar farm application leads to discussion of local ordinance

BLUE HILL—On Monday, November 16, members of Blue Hill select and planning boards discussed the pros and cons of amending the existing Commercial Site Plan Review Ordinance to address commercial solar farms, versus developing and adopting a separate commercial solar farm ordinance.

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11/26/2020

Lefty Fourchette, cuisinière

Lefty Fourchette est dans sa cuisine creating her prix fixe, table d’hôte, holiday menu.

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11/26/2020

SPCA pet matchmakers visit Blue Hill for adoption event

BLUE HILL—On Saturday, September 19, staff and volunteers from the Hancock County SPCA set up a booth at the Blue Hill Co-op for some “Pet Matchmaking.”

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09/24/2020

At Home Round Robin auction benefits elders-in-need

Sales generate $5,000

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09/24/2020

Pushcart Press releases third book by McCall

BROOKLIN—Rob McCall is one of those rare individuals who strives to share his vision of hope for now and for the future.

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09/03/2020

Golden seeks campaign finance reform, ‘good for democracy'

Raises $2.8 million for campaign, despite misgivings

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09/03/2020

American Academy of Arts and Letters honors Henderson

BROOKLIN—Earlier this year, Bill Henderson almost threw the letter he received from The American Academy of Arts and Letters in the trash.

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09/03/2020

‘Discretion' is a powerful tool available to police

Hancock County SheriffScott Kane says unrest and bad policing in the country will bring change to his department, but he thinks the department, the way it is now, has one power that will keep it on its foundation.

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06/25/2020

New garden addresses food insecurity

Volunteers in cooperative effort

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06/25/2020

Langley, Linnehan square off in Senate District 7 primary

BLUE HILL—Registered Republican voters in District 7 will cast ballots in a contested July 14 primary race between Brian Langley, who represented the district from 2010-2018, and newcomer John Linnehan, an Ellsworth minister and businessman.

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06/25/2020

BHCS Boosters aid school in adapting to pandemic

BLUE HILL—As the school year transitioned to remote learning, Blue Hill Consolidated Boosters adapted as well.

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06/25/2020

PACKETTES

The Majabigwaduce Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution recently announced this year’s award winners from the Brooksville Elementary School graduating eighth grade.

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06/18/2020

GSA commencement reflects on world ‘turned upside down'

Senior vehicle parade draws big response

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06/18/2020

Eighth graders promoted across the peninsula

Five peninsula elementary schools have promoted eighth-graders in different ways, and while they all were unlike any previous graduation ceremonies, they marked a major milestone in the young teenagers’ lives, the transition to secondary education.

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06/11/2020

Local book is finalist for award

Penobscot Books, a part of Penobscot Bay Press, recently announced a finalist in the Maine Literary Awards ceremony held May 28 via Zoom with 200 attendees.

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06/11/2020

Demonstrators raise their voices for change

Protests, vigil seek racial justice

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06/11/2020

Time to fill out your census forms, Mainers!

Local response to census lags behind the nation

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06/04/2020

Federal loan allows GSA to defer its tuition increase request

BLUE HILL—Being given a forgivable loan of $732,000 has made it possible for George Stevens Academy to withdraw its current request to sending towns for a student tuition increase for the coming 2020-21 school year. At a recent special meeting, the academy’s board of trustees voted unanimously to accept the loan from the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). A public letter, signed by board Chair Samantha Politte and Vice-Chair Sally Mills, stated that “the PPP loan does not erase this tuition shortfall over the long term, but does allow us to get through the next few months.” The full text of the letter appears on the community Forum page 4 of this issue.

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06/04/2020

DIAA responds to pandemic with ‘window shopping'

In spite of COVID-19, area artists have continued to produce art.

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06/04/2020

Brooklin shops reopening after virus closures

Town offers a variety of wares

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06/04/2020

14-day quarantine isn't so bad, say some Others, not so much. And is everyone doing it?

Before they left New York for their new summer home in Stonington, Pat and Darko Hreljanovic heard there was trepidation about people arriving from out of state, especially from an epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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06/04/2020

New substation may keep more lights on

BLUE HILL—The electricity distribution substation being built along route 172 in Blue Hill, just north of the fairgrounds, will include several updates designed to make the local power grid more resilient.

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05/28/2020

LIBRARY SHELF

We’ve taken advantage of this extended closure to catch up on some long overdue projects that will benefit our patrons.

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05/28/2020

Need a break from stay-at-home? Take a hike!

Penny’s Nature Preserve in Blue Hill

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05/28/2020

The alewives are running

Making their annual Bagaduce River run

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05/28/2020

Inns, hotels report shocking drop in reservations

‘There’s been tons of cancellations’

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05/28/2020

Fire levels summer home in Surry

SURRY—For the second time in three weeks, a Toddy Pond summer “camp” went up in flames.

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05/28/2020

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