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  1. Fire destroys Mountain Road homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | The Weekly Packet

    A late night fire resulted in the loss of a family home on Mountain Road on April 15. The home belonged to Russell and Rita Grindle, and "everyone did a great job" of getting out safely, said Blue Hill Fire Chief Denny Robertson. "There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters."

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  2. Scoping session sets the stage for oyster farm in Northern BayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | The Weekly Packet

    Michael Briggs, owner of Taunton Bay Oyster Co., plans to submit a standard aquaculture lease application to the Maine Department of Marine Resources to grow 3.6 million oysters on up to 24 acres in Northern Bay of the Bagaduce River. A scoping session on the proposed application drew about 35 people to the Penobscot Community School on March 11. The sessions are an opportunity for a potential applicant to get public input, and knowledge of the proposed lease area, before submitting an application.

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  3. Seven snow days later, schools scramble to adjust calendarRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | The Weekly Packet

    Elementary schools and high schools are still trying to settle on the matter of those seven little snow days that kept students home from school this winter. State law requires 175 class days for public schools and, typically, two or three snow days just means the school year ends a couple days later than planned.

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  4. Blue Hill School budget is up, municipal budget is notRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | The Weekly Packet

    Similar to last year, voters will be asked to approve a hike in the school budget, while the municipal budget stays flat, at town meeting on April 4. Warrant articles total $2,348,225 on the municipal side and $5,350,934 on the school side. Of the total $7,699,159, about $6.2 million will be raised through taxation.

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  5. Scoping session sets the stage for oyster farm in Northern BayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | The Weekly Packet

    Michael Briggs, owner of Taunton Bay Oyster Co., plans to submit a standard aquaculture lease application to the Maine Department of Marine Resources to grow 3.6 million oysters on up to 24 acres in Northern Bay of the Bagaduce River. A scoping session on the proposed application drew about 35 people to the Penobscot Community School on March 11. The sessions are an opportunity for a potential applicant to get public input, and knowledge of the proposed lease area, before submitting an application.

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  6. Scoping session set on potential Bagaduce River oyster leaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2015 | The Weekly Packet

    The question of aquaculture in the 12-mile-long Bagaduce River is, once again, on the table. Taunton Bay Oyster Co.

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  7. Brooksville school board approves budget in split voteRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2015 | The Weekly Packet

    The Brooksville school board voted 2-1-1 to approve the budget proposed for the 2015-16 school year following a meeting with the town budget advisory committee on the evening of January 20. The proposed budget for the 2015-16 school year totals $1,838,295, a 2.02 percent or $36,392 increase over the current budget. Gail Ladd and Larry Cassis voted in favor of adopting the budget, Helen Condon abstained from voting and Brad Jones voted against the budget.

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  8. High school tuition costs drive Blue Hill school budget up 4.7 percentRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2015 | The Weekly Packet

    In a unanimous vote, the five members of the Blue Hill School Board approved a $5,350,934 proposed budget for 2015-16 on February 5, but only after several sessions devoted to cutting and trimming across the budget lines. The goal was to bring the increase down below 5 percent despite a hike in high school tuition costs that edged in under 11 percent.

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  9. Island farmers and community included in 'The Farm Project'Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2015 | The Weekly Packet

    Heather Lyon, an artist with childhood ties to Blue Hill, moved back five years ago, began a landscaping business with her husband and continued to create art. In her latest exhibit, "The Farm Project," she drew on the local farming community in creating a vision of soil, stains and photographs.

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

    Feb 19, 2015 | The Weekly Packet

    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. In addition to meeting these goals, successful applications will be those that place an emphasis on creating a more just and sustainable local food system through food production, education, or related projects.

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  11. The price of gas-it's not a simple equationRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2015 | The Weekly Packet

    At Burnt Cove Market in Stonington, left, gas stands at $2.34 on Tuesday, February 3. That is 35A higher than in Brooklin and 9A higher than in Sedgwick. With prices at the lowest of any area gas station, Brooklin General, right, has set its price under $2 to attract customers to the store.

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  12. Area trails open for Great Maine Outdoor WeekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2015 | The Weekly Packet

    Blue Hill Heritage Trust invites the public to participate in the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend, February 13-15, by exploring one of its many public trails on snowshoes or skis, according to a news release from the trust. The weekend has been declared the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend by the Maine Outdoor Coalition, a network of partners dedicated to increasing connection to the outdoors for all people in Maine.

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  13. Brooklin 'safe routes to school' path slated for 2016-17Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | The Weekly Packet

    Nearly 30 miles of state roads winding through the Peninsula will receive a coat of light paving in 2015, according to the Maine Department of Transportation three-year work plan released this month. The Falls Bridge in South Blue Hill, a subject of public hearings and discussions late last year, is set for $315,000 worth of preliminary engineering toward future improvements.

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  14. MDOT $9 million, 3-year plan will 'skinny' coat Route 15Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | The Weekly Packet

    The Maine Department of Transportation recently released a three-year work plan, detailing the scope and location of capital improvements throughout Maine. will spend $7,360,335, mainly on light paving, bridge maintenance, culvert and drainage work, and preliminary engineering, according to the plan, while Deer Isle and Stonington will see $1,308,475 of work, plus substructure rehabilitation on the Deer Isle-Sedgwick Bridge at a cost of $2,949,000.

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  15. Impact of Bucksport's Verso mill closure has wide-reaching effectRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 31, 2014 | The Weekly Packet

    On Wednesday, December 17, a goodly crowd of supporters and reporters gathered outside the gate of Bucksport's Verso paper mill to grieve and applaud as workers walked out from their last shift at the silent mill. Despite cold drizzly rain, folks of all ages greeted the line of workers as they walked to the parking lots.

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  16. Union 93 board approves budget for 2015-16Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 31, 2014 | The Weekly Packet

    The Union 93 board reconvened on Monday, December 15, at Penobscot Community School to decide financial matters for next school year. The 2015-16 budget proposed by Union Superintendent Mark Hurvitt in November's meeting was unanimously passed by 18 members of the board, representing the schools of Penobscot, Surry, Castine, Brooksville and Blue Hill.

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  17. Christmas Bird Count rings in the seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2014 | The Weekly Packet

    The 115th annual Christmas Bird Count will soon be under way. The longest running bird census in history, the count was started as an alternative to Christmas day bird hunts, according to a news release from Downeast Audubon.

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  18. Once more, Surry considers a pre-K programRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2014 | The Weekly Packet

    Questions were raised from the public and school board members in the wake of community outreach by the board to gauge interest in a pre-K program. This is the third consecutive year the board has considered adding pre-K to the school budget.

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  19. Wreath season fires up on the PeninsulaRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | The Weekly Packet

    No matter what images come to mind-pines jutting up from rocky shores at the ocean's edge, or visions of the densely forested interior, crawling with bears, moose and other wild critters-pine trees embody the natural beauty and solemn, quiet dignity of the state. And Maine is home to balsam fir trees aplenty, the optimal source of long-lasting, feathery and fragrant greens for wreaths.

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  20. Blue Hill food pantry faces higher costs as donations fallRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2014 | The Weekly Packet

    Sitting down at a table groaning with food for a Thanksgiving meal is an American tradition. But 14 percent of the Peninsula's population, according to statistics compiled by the Tree of Life food pantry in Blue Hill, need help in feeding their families each year.

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