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FairPoint Upgrades Broadband Service in 6,700 locations throughout Maine

Upgrades allow for improved internet access and speeds in 22 Maine towns, including parts of Hancock and Penobscot Counties   FairPoint Communications1 announced today the completion of broadband expansion projects in 22 Maine towns that extend and enhance FairPoint’s approximately 17,000 mile fiber optic network, which is the largest, fully-owned and managed...

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L.S. Robinson Company hires Lucas Dunbar

SOUTHWEST HARBOR, Jan. 26, 2017 – Lucas Dunbar has joined the business insurance division of L.S. Robinson Co., Mount Desert Island's hometown insurance agency. Dunbar is a native of Southwest Harbor and a graduate of Mt. Desert Island High School. While he is new to the insurance industry, he is excited...

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Taking Action For Health: FREE workshops offered

Healthy Acadia, in partnership with MDI Hospital, will offer a free, six-week "Taking Action for Health" workshop series at the Community Health Center in the Straus Center, 16 Community Lane, Southwest Harbor.  Classes will meet weekly on Wednesdays from 2:00pm to 4:30pm beginning February 15 and continuing through March 22,...

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MDI Hospital Celebrates First Baby of the New Year!

PHOTO: Isabelle Marie Parson with grandmother Lisa Krautwald, parents Shelby and Chris Parsons and older brother Bennjamin. BAR HARBOR – Proud parents Shelby and Chris Parsons of Southwest Harbor and big brother Bennjamin welcomed Isabelle Marie Parsons to their family on January 7th at 7:01 am, giving her the distinction of...

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Local High School students assist Schoodic Institute Researchers

Students from Sumner Memorial High School’s Pathways program are taking  their science lessons from trees and seaweed while helping researchers from Schoodic Institute. With help from the Davis Family Foundation and Maine Timberlands Charitable Trust grants, a research and education partnership between Schoodic and Pathways has students working in the field...

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Healthy Acadia Offers Free “Tai Chi for Health” Series

What: Free class series to improve strength and balance   Where:  The Gatherings Community Center, Surry, Maine   Dates and Time:  Mondays from 10:00 to 11:00am, January 16 to May 1, 2017.   Surry. Healthy Acadia will offer a “Tai Chi for Health” class series beginning January 16, 2017 in partnership with Healthy Peninsula and The...

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Historical Marker Installed at Woodlawn

The Hancock County Trustees of Public Reservations (Trustees), governing body of Woodlawn in Ellsworth, now has two historical markers on public display recognizing the significant role they played in the formation and establishment of Acadia National Park (ANP).   On September 6, the first historical marker was dedicated at the Blue Hill...

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