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  1. DMR hearing on proposed Mill Pond lease draws a crowdRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 28 | Weekly Packet

    Despite a last-minute mathematical adjustment, a public hearing on January 26 on a proposed 3.9 acre experimental aquaculture site in Mill Pond, Brooksville, clearly outlined findings that there wasn't enough water flow to sustain cultivation. Thomas P. Atherton, of Bucksport, seeks to grow 1.5 million oysters and 1.5 million clams in the shallow tidal waters using suspended and bottom growing methods.


  2. Community food grant program accepting applicationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 25 | Weekly Packet

    Blue Hill Peninsula residents are encouraged to apply for a community food grant program. Maine Farmland Trust is now accepting proposals for projects or programs intended to increase food sustainability and improve the health and well-being of Blue Hill Peninsula residents, according to a news release from the trust.


  3. Brooksville students visit traveling planetariumRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 21 | Weekly Packet

    Penobscot Community School hosted students from Brooksville Elementary School and Adams School in Castine for a visit from Northern Stars Planetarium's portable star theater on Monday, January 11. The program, led by Northern Stars Planetarium director John Meader of Fairfield, has been funded by money raised during the Chris K 5K road race for the past three years, according to Penobscot Community School principal Allen Cole. The annual fundraiser is hosted in memory of Chris Kilpeck, who was a secretary at the school for 11 years before dying in 2014 following a four-year battle with cancer.


  4. Department of Marine Resources announces aquaculture hearingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 18 | Weekly Packet

    On January 26, at 6 p.m. at the Brooksville Public Service Building Meeting Room, the Department of Marine Resources will hold a public hearing to consider the application of Thomas P. Atherton for a four-acre, three-year, aquaculture lease located in Mill Pond in Smith Cove, Brooksville, for bottom and suspended culture of American/Eastern oysters, European oysters, and soft-shelled clams. "This hearing is an opportunity for the department to take evidence from the applicant and members of the public on this application," Diantha Robinson, Aquaculture Hearing Officer, said in a news release.


  5. Nomination papers become available in area townsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2015 | Weekly Packet

    In Blue Hill, papers will be available from the town clerk beginning January 4, with four open seats: one three-year seat on the board of selectmen, currently held by Jim Schatz; one three-year seat on the school board, currently held by Chairman Jan Snow; one two-year term as road commissioner, currently held by Billy Cousins; and two three-year terms on the planing board, held by Chairman Peter D'Etremont and Fern Leach.


  6. DMR site review raises red flags on proposed aquaculture siteRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2015 | Weekly Packet

    A proposed four-acre lease located in Smith Cove, Brooksville, will be the subject of a public hearing on January 26 at 6 p.m. at the Brooksville Town House. Thomas P. Atherton seeks Department of Marine Resources approval to grow 1.5 million oysters and 1.5 million clams using bottom and suspended growing methods.


  7. Brooksville Historical Society plans to 'perambulate'Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2015 | Weekly Packet

    There is a law on the books that requires Maine town officials to "perambulate," i.e. walk boundary lines between municipalities every five years to make sure everything is in order. Hardly any town ever does this, but Denis Blodgett of Brooksville thought it would be an interesting project for Brooksville's bicentennial, which occurs in 2017.


  8. Area fire departments practice skills during training exerciseRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2015 | Weekly Packet

    The Brooklin Fire Department was joined by the departments of Brooksville, Sedgwick and Deer Isle Sunday, November 22, in a training exercise that leveled a house on Bay Road. The house, owned by Michael Taylor and Sandy Rosenzweig, was purchased last year and, according to Taylor, was "in very bad shape."


  9. Lobstermen 2-1 in favor of closing zone; council tables discussionRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2015 | Weekly Packet

    With 38 percent of Zone C Lobster Council license holders responding, a council-issued questionnaire sent to test the waters on what area lobstermen thought-close Zone C or not-netted an approximate 2-1 response in favor of closure. However, on November 11, council members voted to table any discussion until next year, pending possible legislative action on exit-entry ratios in limited entry zones.


  10. Virginia Bridges turns 100Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2015 | Weekly Packet

    Bridges celebrated her 100th birthday during a party put on by fellow members of the Castine Grange on November 22 at Northern Bay Residential Living Center. It was the third party honoring her century-long existence, and while it drizzled outside, Bridges basked in the warmth of family, friends, fellow residents and former neighbors.


  11. Blossom Studio opens storefront downtownRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2015 | Weekly Packet

    Another shopping destination has just appeared in Blue Hill: Artist Sihaya Hopkins opened a pop-up shop in the Head of the Bay Building on November 5, featuring fine glass jewelry and beads as well as works in watercolor and other items. Hopkins is a master glass worker whose studio, Blossom Studio and Gallery, is located in Cape Rosier.


  12. Polling hours for area townsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2015 | Weekly Packet

    Polling hours and locations for the November 3 election are listed below for each area town. Town officials have absentee ballots available; their hours and contact information are noted.


  13. Deer Isle man dies in Brooksville car crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2015 | Weekly Packet

    Sierra pick-up truck north on Route 15 in Brooksville around 10:20 p.m., when he failed to negotiate a right-hand turn.


  14. Island Nursing Home closing in on campaign goal for renovationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2015 | Weekly Packet

    The Island Nursing Home and Care Center has announced in a news release the completion of the first phase of its capital campaign for a planned renovation project. By way of commitments from residents and businesses of Deer Isle, Stonington, and the Blue Hill Peninsula, $1.25 million has been raised.


  15. Community solar farms reduce costs but face obstaclesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2015 | Weekly Packet

    As people continue to look for ways to keep energy costs down and abate the effects of the extraction and use of fossil fuels on the environment, solar energy has become increasingly popular over the years. Recent developments in solar technology and how it is deployed have resulted in more options for consumers.


  16. Local oyster farmer recognized in NOAA's Aquaculture Photo ContestRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 5, 2015 | Weekly Packet

    This photo, "Early morning on the Bagaduce River," finds Annie bringing her first load of oysters to the work float. The photo took second place in Tonyia Peasley, Brooksville resident and co-owner of Little Island Oyster Co., was recently awarded two top place awards for her photography capturing aquaculture on the Bagaduce River.


  17. Farmers market aimed at 'working people' to continueRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2015 | Weekly Packet

    Catering to the after work crowd, the Deer Isle Night Market runs from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays in the center of town. "It's for local working people," market organizer Jonathan Dolan recently said.


  18. Work under way at Callahan Mine site on Cape RosierRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2015 | Weekly Packet

    Preliminary work has begun on the tailings pile at the former Callahan Mine site, and crews were set this week to begin installing drainage along the face of the pile. The initial work involved creating a road to the face of the tailings pile and the construction of some diversion ditches designed to prevent additional water from infiltrating the pile, according to Ed Hathaway, the project manager for the clean-up at the SuperFund site.


  19. An afternoon expedition on Holbrook IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 13, 2015 | Weekly Packet

    Just a 15-minute boat ride from Castine, Holbrook Island-a small, walkable piece of the larger Holbrook Island Sanctuary in Harborside-offers accessible trails from shoreline to shoreline and wide open views. The Hatch Community Fund and Castine Recreation Committee have motored families across Castine harbor twice this summer for leisurely afternoons of strolls, picnics, skimming stones or just poking around the rocky shores of the island.


  20. Brooksville Days marked by parade, road race and tons of funRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2015 | Weekly Packet

    Saturday morning, just before 10 a.m., floats lined up, ready to go as the third annual Brooksville Days parade was about to begin. More than 100 people gathered to view the parade and participate in the activities that followed.


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