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MDI Hospital Receives Grant

Mount Desert Island Hospital has received three significant grants from Maine foundations in support of the hospital’s Emergency Generator Campaign: $50,000 from the Stephen & Tabitha King Foundation; $50,000 from the Davis Family Foundation; and $25,000 from the Harold Alfond Foundation.   The campaign began in January of this year when the...

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Christmas at Woodlawn – A Celebration of Trees

  The trees will be lit, the holiday tea brewing and the train will be chug, chug, chugging along as Woodlawn hosts this year’s Christmas at Woodlawn, December 1 through 23. The 2016 decorating theme, A Celebration of Trees will include decorated trees by twenty-seven area businesses and organizations. According to Woodlawn’s...

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Bereavement Support Volunteer Training

Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County is pleased to announce a winter session of training for Bereavement Support Volunteers, for those who would like to support others who are grieving the loss of a loved one.  The training will be held Wednesdays, January 4 - February 15, 2017, from 3:30 -...

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Downeast Sunrise Trail Extension Completed

Commissioners Whitcomb and Bernhardt to attend Ribbon Cutting Ceremony December 2 ELLSWORTH – The Downeast Sunrise Trail (DEST) has now been completed with addition of the final two miles from Hancock into Ellsworth, after a quarter century of work. Commissioners from two collaborating state agencies and community partners will be on...

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Federal Judge Blocks New Overtime Regulations

 As we reported earlier this year, on May 18, 2016, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor published a final rule to be effective as of December 1, 2016, which would raise to $913 per week, or $47,476 per year, the minimum salary level for exemption...

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