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  1. Historic inn under new ownershipRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Island Ad-Vantages

    Nicole Nedar and Scott Hall have found a new home, taking over as the owners of the Pilgrim's Inn less than two weeks ago. "It's only been 10 days," said Hall when asked if anything unexpected about running an inn has jumped out at them.

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  2. Two seats, one contested race for CSD #13Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 16 | Island Ad-Vantages

    Skip Greenlaw seeks reelection to a three-year term in an uncontested race, while Loring Kydd is running against Amy Vaughn for an open one-year seat caused by a board vacancy. Kydd has held the seat on an interim basis since last June.

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  3. All municipal races uncontested in Deer IsleRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 16 | Island Ad-Vantages

    Voters will find uncontested races in each municipal seat up for election when they go to the polls Monday, March 6. Myra Weed seeks reelection to a one-year term as treasurer; Heather Cormier will seek reelection to a one-year seat as town clerk, and Bert Schmidt will seek reelection to a one-year seat as road commissioner. Selectman Ron Eaton is also running uncontested to retain his seat on the board of selectmen.

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  4. "Life On The Island" documentary film festival opens February 25Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 16 | Island Ad-Vantages

    In a bid to counteract cabin fever, the Stonington Opera House Community Board invites everyone to the two-part Deer Isle Film Festival at the Opera House on Saturdays, February 25 and March 25 at 7 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door, with no charge for students. Part One of the festival "Life On The Island" on February 25 features a variety of documentary shorts and mini-films that dip into the history of Deer Isle.

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  5. At home in Little Deer Isle with free-will philosopher Daniel DennettRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 9 | Island Ad-Vantages

    At the end of a long and winding dirt road on Little Deer Isle, Daniel Dennett-philosopher, cognitive scientist and writer-sits in the living room of a large, modern house overlooking Eggemoggin Reach. A Christmas tree sparkles beside his padded chair, and steam from fresh mugs of coffee gently evaporates as he settles in for an interview.

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  6. Selectmen trim budget, butaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 9 | Island Ad-Vantages

    Selectmen on Monday trimmed an additional $7,000 from the 2017 municipal budget, but taxpayers could still see an almost $20,000 budget increase when they get to town meeting. That $20,000 represents the amount requested in a petitioned warrant article that would help to fund opioid and heroin abuse education in the schools and treatment and recovery programs on the island.

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  7. DOT lists $16 million for area roadsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 6 | Island Ad-Vantages

    The Maine Department of Transportation has earmarked more than $16 million for improvements to area roads over the next three years. The funds are part of the department's $2.3 billion, three-year state Work Plan that includes funding for 2,411 projects around the state.

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  8. Deer Isle municipal budget seeks to limit tax increaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 6 | Island Ad-Vantages

    The 2017 Deer Isle municipal budget is up about $94,880, according to the latest draft discussed by the board of selectmen during its January 26 meeting. While the budget is up, Selectman Lewis Ellis noted that the tax inflation to the town is only up .007 percent.

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  9. Mary Cousins: From horse and buggy to landing on the moonRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 2 | Island Ad-Vantages

    Editor's note: This interview with Mary Cousins was published May 9, 2002, in Island Ad-Vantages as part of the paper's "Island Heritage" series and appears in book form in Island Heritage, available from Penobscot Bay Press. Mary died January 28, 2017, at age 108 at the Island Nursing Home.

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  10. Muffin shop acts as "haven" for Deer Isle communityRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 2 | Island Ad-Vantages

    The Holden Homestead building is rich in Deer Isle history. What started as the parsonage to the Saint Brendan the Navigator church in the 1850s, became the home of the Holdens in the 1860s.

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  11. IEC implements survey suggestionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 2 | Island Ad-Vantages

    Nearly two months after the Island Employee Cooperative closed a survey requesting feedback regarding future services at Burnt Cove Market and V&S Variety in Stonington and The Galley in Deer Isle, the The survey had a response of 216 people, with 138 of them providing additional feedback in the comments section. Some of those comments included improvements focused on customer service, quality and fresh products, more local and organic food selections and competitive pricing, according to Les Weed, a member of the "We have implemented formal customer service training for all employees which will be completed before spring," said Weed.

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  12. Nominations close in Island townsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 26 | Island Ad-Vantages

    Nomination papers for open municipal and school board seats in Deer Isle and Stonington have come to a close, and of the open races, only a one-year seat on the school board will be contested. Myra Weed seeks reelection to a one-year term as treasurer; Heather Cormier will seek election to a one-year seat as town clerk, and Bert Schmidt will seek reelection to a one-year seat as road commissioner.

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  13. Calling all newborns: childhood support program starts on Deer IsleRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 26 | Island Ad-Vantages

    A new early childhood support program on Deer Isle was unveiled at the monthly Blue Hill Peninsula Community Compass meeting held January 18 at Blue Hill Congregational Church, according to a news release from Community Compass. Linda Shepard knows the Island and its people well, having taught two generations of children at the Deer Isle Stonington Headstart.

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  14. Opiate-Free Partnership petitions towns for $40,000Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2017 | Island Ad-Vantages

    A newly formed Opiate-Free Island Partnership Task Force is asking the towns of Deer Isle and Stonington each for $20,000 towards funding its mission: coordinating and funding local efforts tackling the issue of addiction in the two communities. A petition requesting funding, with 65 signatures-more than the legally required number-was submitted to the Stonington selectmen on January 8; Deer Isle will receive its petition next week.

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  15. Rep. Kumiega to chair Marine Resources CommitteeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2017 | Island Ad-Vantages

    Rep. Walter Kumiega, D-Deer Isle, has been reappointed House chairman of the Legislature's Marine Resources Committee and will also serve on the Taxation Committee. The Marine Resources Committee oversees policy relating to the Department of Marine Resources, commercial marine fisheries management, licensing and enforcement, aquaculture and the processing and sale of seafood.

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  16. Community artists to get creative throughout the month of JanuaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2016 | Island Ad-Vantages

    Five years ago, the arts community of Deer Isle/Stonington joined an 11-year-old national program called Fun-A-Day, where artists create one piece of art-whether visual, written or otherwise-each day throughout January. This year, that work will be showcased at Dowstudio Gallery from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, February 3, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, February 4. "No material is exempt, and the only limitation is your imagination," said Mickie Flores, who has coordinated the annual Fun-A-Day event for the past three years.

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  17. From environmentalist to actress: inside the life of Cherie MasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2016 | Island Ad-Vantages

    Nationally, Cherie Mason may be known for her work as a voice-over and animation actor, a career that has earned her membership in Actor's Equity, the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Arts. Locally, Mason's work can be attributed to over 25 productions at the Stonington Opera House and a 14-year run with a weekly half-hour radio show on Mason's involvement on the Island since moving to Deer Isle in 1982 with husband Ken reaches far beyond the stage or the microphone though.

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  18. Little Deer Isle lighthouse provides light show for the holidaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2016 | Island Ad-Vantages

    Christmas lights have been a staple during the holiday season in Angel and Travis Eaton's household for several years. The couple, who operate the lighthouse at 155 Haskell District Road in Little Deer Isle, used to enter a float in the Bangor Parade of Lights to kick off the holiday season, but when their son, Gavin, underwent major surgery two years ago around Thanksgiving, he was instructed to recover at home for six weeks.

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  19. Executive Director Annie Gray is part of 'new face' of DI-S chamberRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2016 | Island Ad-Vantages

    With a new executive director position and new board members, the Deer Isle-Stonington Chamber of Commerce has new momentum, and some new ideas, Executive Director Annie Gray said in a November 25 interview. "I think the face of the chamber has really changed," said Gray, who took the part-time position during the summer months.

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  20. Billings Diesel & Marine Services fined $41,000 for dumping wastewaterRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2016 | Island Ad-Vantages

    Marine Service has settled a proceeding with the Environmental Protection Agency over how it handles wastewater from its boat-washing operations. first proposed the $41,000 civil penalty for "discharge of untreated process wastewater from marine rail bottom-washing of boats containing pollutants into navigable waters of the United States without authorization of a permit," on September 28. The agency issued a press release on November 18 confirming the fine and that, under the terms of settlement for the alleged violations of the federal Clean Water Act, Billings Diesel "We've made all the adjustments they asked us to make," manager Peter Grindle said in a November 28 phone call with Island Ad-Vantages.

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