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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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Downtown Ellsworth Holiday Market

 The Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce and the Ellsworth Downtown Association,  have collaborated on bringing a Holiday Marketplace to the empty Grasshopper space in downtown Ellsworth.  The Marketplace will open on Black Friday November 25 and run consecutive weekends, Friday thru Sunday until Christmas Eve Saturday December 24th.  The Holiday...

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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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Schoodic Institute Winter Carnival

Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park proudly presents the 3rd annual Acadia Winter Festival on the weekend of Feb. 10-12 on Schoodic Point in Winter Harbor.  The Winter Festival's indoor and outdoor family-friendly programming includes birding, cross-country skiing, children's craft workshops, special guest lectures, movies, and so much more!  Lodging and meals will...

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FREE Community Health Forum – MCMH

  Varicose and Spider Veins: Common Questions and Treatments Maine Coast Memorial Hospital will be hosting a free health education event “Varicose and Spider Veins: Common Questions and Treatments” on Monday, November 14, 2016 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the MCMH Classroom.  (Door C). Varicose and spider veins are common issues that can develop...

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Department of Commerce Awards Grant to EMDC to Continue Re-Engineering the Region Effort

  Bangor -    The US Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration, announced on Tuesday a two-year, $500,000 grant to Eastern Maine Development Corporation to build on the strategic planning work accomplished through the recently completed EDA-funded Re-Engineering the Region effort.   This implementation grant will build upon the recommendations and priorities identified through...

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Letter from the Director from October, 2016

    Hello from High Street!   As I sit here writing my letter for the upcoming Chamber News, the office is full of boxes waiting to go to Autumn Gold venues.  Car Show trophies fill several, spoons for Chowderfest, another, and small plastic cups for the new Beer and Wine tasting yet another. ...

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Breast Cancer in the Twenty-First Millennium: Where Are We Headed

    Maine Coast Memorial Hospital will be hosting a Free Health Education event “Breast Cancer in the Twenty-First Millennium: Where Are We Headed” presented by Dr. David Coffman of Maine Coast General Surgery on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the MCMH Classroom.  (Door C) The science surrounding breast cancer...

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