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.
Blue Hill voters approve GSA tuition request
BLUE HILL—George Stevens Academy received good news when results of the April 20 Blue Hill annual town meeting by referendum became available.
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.
Eaton - Ballou
Audra Marie Eaton and William Bra den Ballou of Sedgwick were married February 12, 2021, in a private ceremony.
Blue Hill Public Library
The Schmidt Ocean institute’s scientific vessel, Falkor, the world’s first year-round philanthropic research vessel, is the subject of the upcoming Slaven lecture at the Blue Hill public library. The institute’s website, schmidtocean.org, streams real-time video whenever it has equipment deployed to the ocean floor.
Callahan Mine cleanup continues
Major work set for this summer
Blue Hill Public Library
Wild Sun Catchers—Seaweed
Lobster tales and lobster facts featured in two new local books
Andrew Gove’s memoir and the Roops’ new ABC
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.
Lefty Fourchette, cuisinière
Lefty Fourchette est dans sa cuisine creating her prix fixe, table d’hôte, holiday menu.
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.”
At Home Round Robin auction benefits elders-in-need
Sales generate $5,000
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.
Golden seeks campaign finance reform, ‘good for democracy'
Raises $2.8 million for campaign, despite misgivings
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.
‘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.
New garden addresses food insecurity
Volunteers in cooperative effort
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.
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.
The Majabigwaduce Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution recently announced this year’s award winners from the Brooksville Elementary School graduating eighth grade.
GSA commencement reflects on world ‘turned upside down'
Senior vehicle parade draws big response
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.
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.
Demonstrators raise their voices for change
Protests, vigil seek racial justice
Time to fill out your census forms, Mainers!
Local response to census lags behind the nation
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.
DIAA responds to pandemic with ‘window shopping'
In spite of COVID-19, area artists have continued to produce art.
Brooklin shops reopening after virus closures
Town offers a variety of wares
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.
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.