February 27, 2015

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Daily Brief: LePage, Eves at odds over $65 million senior housing bond

Good morning from Augusta, where a proposal by House Speaker Mark Eves is poised to be the eye in a storm of debate over the state’s responsibility to provide affordable housing for Maine’s seniors. Eves, a Democrat from North Berwick, wants the state …

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February 26, 2015

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Bill to simplify funding of Maine charter schools backed by education committee

Under current law, the local and state shares of charter school tuition follow the student. When a student living in a certain school district decides to attend a charter school, that school district is billed for the tuition of the student and has to …

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February 26, 2015

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The Science of Brewing Beer at the March 4 MDI Science Cafe

Gregg TeHennepe will talk about the science, art and mystery of making beer at the MDI Science Cafe at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4, at McKay’s Public House in Bar Harbor. “How does something as incredible and varied as beer come from four simple in…

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February 25, 2015

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Down East slammed with another foot of snow Wednesday

Heavy snowfall Wednesday morning created hazardous driving conditions that contributed to a 75-vehicle pileup on Interstate 95 in Carmel, but the sun made an appearance in the afternoon while vehicles were being towed away. Wednesday’s storm hit Down E…

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February 25, 2015

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Film screening of: Growing Local at Reel Pizza in Bar Harbor 2/28

BAR HARBOR. College of the Atlantic, Reel Pizza, and Maine Farmland Trust will present the new film Growing Local on Saturday, February 28 at 2:30pm at Reel Pizza in Bar Harbor.

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February 25, 2015

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Accident closes Route 3 at Thompson Island

A serious motor vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon near Thompson Island has caused authorities to shut down Route 3, according to the Ellsworth Police Department. Units from Bar Harbor Police Department and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office were heade…

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February 24, 2015

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Why government is trying to boost Maine’s worst-in-the-nation Internet speeds

Picture you’re surfing the Internet, you click on a video and the little wheel starts to spin. Buffering a That’s where a lot of Maine towns and state policymakers are now, getting loaded with facts, figures and studies before deciding whether the stat…

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February 23, 2015

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Instagramming the winter of 2015

In the two decades I’ve lived in Maine year round, I’ve never experienced a winter like this one. Snow, snow and more snow.

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February 23, 2015

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COA Prepares for 24-Hour Fundraising Blitz to Garner $24K Donation – WABI

COA Prepares for 24-Hour Fundraising Blitz to Garner $24K DonationWABIThe College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor is preparing for a 24-hour fundraising challenge. The result could net a $24,000 contribution to the school – along with all of the other donations. Starting Tuesday, February 24th, the school will try to …

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February 23, 2015

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Lisa Stewart Women’s Health Center Annual Frock Swap

The Lisa Stewart Women’s Health Center’s Annual Spring Frock Swap will be held on Wednesday, March 12th from 5 – 8 pm in the Wolf Conference Center located on the 2nd Floor of the Center. This is a great opportunity to recycle items you no longer wear …

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