Richard was the master of all he surveyed at Sand Beach. He enjoyed gardening and tinkering in his shop. He loved gaming on his computer, visiting with his friends on the porch, and enjoying his Sand Beach view. He could talk with anyone he met. He made friends easily and was loved by all who truly knew him. He was a member of the IOOF Joshua Davis Lodge #145 in Stonington, Maine.
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GSA graduates 76 at June 13 commencement
BLUE HILL—Fair skies, seasonal temperatures, hugs, tears of joy, cheers and optimism set the tone for the George Stevens Academy Class of 2021 commencement.
Longtime area pastor Vencill to come out of retirement
Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar, New England Conference of the United Methodist Church, and Rev. Dr. Jacquelyn Brannen, Katahdin District superintendent, have appointed Rev. Gary R. Vencill to serve the Brooksville United Methodist Church and the Penobscot United Methodist Church effective July 1.
Grassroots group seeks collaborative solutions for climate adaptations
BLUE HILL—If you’ve noticed milder winters, warmer waters, and a spike in sweltering summer days, you’re not alone. “Many, many people, hundreds of people, told us that they’ve noticed over their lifetimes that Maine is warming up,” said Dr. Cassaundra Rose of the Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation and the Future. “Climate change is already a reality for Maine.”
Blue Hill Public Library
Book Bingo is back for the summer and everyone is invited to participate. Starting Monday, June 21, bingo cards will be available for kids, teens and adults. Participants are invited to complete fun book-themed challenges like “read a book outside” or “read a fairy tale.” Prizes, such as limited edition buttons (five original designs by Claire Malina and Kendall Chapman to collect!), will be awarded for finishing a row or a column, as well as special prizes for finishing the whole card.
Blue Hill Pride Celebration commemorates fifth anniversary of Pulse nightclub shooting
BLUE HILL—At 3 p.m. on June 12, the bells of the Blue Hill First Congregational Church tolled 50 times, marking the fifth anniversary of the June 12, 2016, mass shooting at Pulse, an Orlando, Fla. gay nightclub, in which a 29-year-old man killed 49 people and wounded another 53.
Bay School graduates look beyond pandemic
BLUE HILL—Many members of the 2021 eighth grade class of The Bay School, who graduated on June 10, said they look forward to attending high school and putting the pandemic behind them
New trail system offers woodsy summer diversion
BLUE HILL—There are roughly 261 stair steps between Parker Point Road and South Street, part of the relatively new and improved Heart of Blue Hill trail system developed by Blue Hill Heritage Trust to provide a pleasant and accessible path between downtown and the South Street commercial area. A typical afternoon sees students walking home from The Bay School, runners getting their steps in, and walkers with dogs of all shapes and sizes.
Sedgwick voters approve GSA tuition increase and other warrant items
SEDGWICK—Sedgwick voters, on June 4, approved a George Stevens Academy $1,000 per student tuition increase 105-40. The approval will cost the town $51,000 for the 2021-22 school year.
Fishermen's Wives donate $10,000 to Blue Hill YMCA
Safety programs, swimming lessons on tap
Blue Hill Public Library
The library’s ongoing plant sale closes this Saturday, June 12, so check it out while there is still time! We are very grateful to all who have donated plants, as well as everyone who has patronized our sale. There are no longer limits on the number of people who can come to the library, and people are welcome to read and relax. We still ask that people wear masks, but everything else is pretty much back to normal.
Voters approve updated waterfront ordinance
Town gets the go ahead to buy the Odd Fellows Hall
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.
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.
LAWYERS CLASH OVER $1B HYDROPOWER TRANSMISSION CORRIDOR
Attorneys for conservation organizations and an electric utility clashed this week before a federal appeals court over the adequacy of environmental reviews of a key portion of a power transmission project in western Maine.
Notes for new breeders
Experienced breeders will tell you that there are a number of things they wish someone had told them before they had their first litter. This article will share a few of those items with you in the hope that it will encourage you to read more and ask more questions.
MASKS, SOCIAL DISTANCING AND SPEED: SNOWMOBILES ENJOY BOOM
The thrill of hurtling along a remote trail, coupled with Americans’ ongoing desire to get outside during the pandemic, is creating the biggest boom in more than two decades for the snowmobiling industry.
How I Helped My Dad Die
His body wrecked by ALS, my father insisted that his death, like his life, was his to control
SMALL BOAT CRUISE: Moosehead Lake, Maine
There’s adventure in leaving a place you know for a place you don’t know.
SPRING HUNTING IN MAINE
In 1982 Maine closed its spring season, but you can still spring hunt with an outfitter on some tribal lands.
Bear Dogs - East vs West
The term “bear dog” means something different to every houndsman.