April 18, 2015

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Jury finds man guilty of MDI identity-theft murder

After deliberating for 90 minutes late Friday afternoon, a jury found William Morse guilty of murdering a man whose identity and money he stole over the ensuing year. William Morse, center, listens to closing remarks during his trail at the Hancock Cou…

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April 15, 2015

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Mount Desert Island Road Trip Loop: Schoodic Peninsula, Saint Croix…

Springtime finds many flocking to the warmer climates and sun, desperate to break free of winter. But put off bathing-suit season for just a while longer and head north to Maine and Acadia National Park in late April or early May to beat the summer cro…

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April 12, 2015

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Students gather Down East for free prom dress swap

Lisa Peralta, left, is joined by her friend Stefania Putzu after having a hair consultation at the prom dress exchange at Washington Academy April 11. Buy Photo Some of the 375 dresses collected by National Honor Society students at Washington Academy …

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April 11, 2015

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Bill propsed to locate school in Searsport

Selectmen authorized spending up to $5,000 to hire a consultant to research options regarding a marine- and technology-oriented magnet school April 7. Town Manager James Gillway, who also is an area state representative, this week submitted a bill to e…

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April 10, 2015

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Machias Bay Chamber Plans for Annual Dinner and Auction

The Machias Bay Chamber of Commerce has planned a night of fun, dining and auction sales for 5 p.m. Friday, April 24, at the Lee Pellon Center in Machias. The event will also be a venue for members to showcase their food specialities at the dinner buffet.

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April 10, 2015

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Jesup offers music, authors, crafts and more for National Library Week

Sunday, April 12, 2015 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 18, 2015 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. BAR HARBOR- Celebrate with authors, music, poetry, crafts and more at the Jesup in honor of National Library Week, April 12 through April 18. First up is the final perf…

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April 9, 2015

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Murder defendant denies assuming victim’s identity

William Morse on the first day of his trial at the Hancock County Superior Court in Ellsworth on Wednesday, April 8. Morse is charged with killing Trenton resident Richard Bellittieri. Ellsworth resident Pauline Buie went to police in November 2012 to …

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April 9, 2015

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Two Mainers Helping to Bring Back Fiddleheads And Other Wild Treats

Two Maine residents originally from Hallowell, Maine, Lin Diket and Monty Barrett have cornered the market on everything Fiddlehead in their recently released book Fiddlemainia. Their successful and popular book is selling extremely well in local Maine…

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April 9, 2015

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Longtime Bar Harbor bagel maker folds up shop

During and immediately after college, before I became a news reporter, I spent a few summers working as a prep cook at a handful of restaurants on Mount Desert Island. I never got to know her beyond a few brief interactions, but I known of her, as many…

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April 8, 2015

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Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Hosts Bake Sale on April 24 – Benefits Relay for Life

Baked goods at the Somesville branch of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust during last year’s Relay For Life bake sale. Bar Harbor, Maine – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust employees are hosting bake sales at seven branch locations on Friday, April 24 during regul…

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