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ANTIQUES 4 LESS. Paintings, gifts, objets trouvés. All kinds of Antiques. Noon til Closing. Dave Taylor's Wild Flower Gallery. Sunset. 348-3180.


2008 PRIUS. 164,000 miles, serviced every 5k miles. Runs very well. $4,500 OBO. Available mid-Oct. 348-1004.
VINTAGE PICKUP, FORD F150, 1994, $1,500. Southern truck, never driven on salted roads. Call 348-5647.


SINGLE SEA KAYAK. Perception Shadow, 16’-7”. Rudder, Paddle, Sprayskirt. Very good condition. Free storage in Stonington available until mid-May. $650 OBO 367-5129.

Business Services

A TO Z Repair and Remodeling. Kitchens, baths, decks, all carpentry large and small. Masonry services, light excavation and trucking, replacement doors and windows. Fully insured. EPA lead-certified. 266-0923.
ABOVE & BEYOND BUILDERS From new construction to remodels and additions. Also offering asphalt shingle and metal roof installation, drywall installation and finishing, custom tile work and more. Fully insured with 20 years exp. 610-3674.
ADVANCEDHYPNOSISCENTERPA.ORG. Stop smoking, stress, weight loss, etc. Local, year-round, non-judgemental. Free consult. Phone, office or Skype. Phil Brady, 348-2830.
AT YOUR SERVICE ISLAND CONCIERGE will help with quarantine and home bound in any way. Shopping, delivery, laundry service, pet care and more., 348-6289.
BERGIN PAINTING: Reliable affordable service since 2001. Residential/Commercial. Interior/Exterior. Highest quality painting and restoration. Pressure washing. EPA Lead certified. Insured. Free estimates. Photos/references: 207-266-7599.
BLUE HILL PIANO SERVICE. Professional tuning, repairs, appraisals. Humidity control systems. Serving Hancock County for 30 years. Philip Norris, 374-2159.
CARPENTRY, FLOOR SANDING and Refinishing. David M. Carter, Mines Rd., Blue Hill. Experienced/Insured. Call for estimates. 374-5771.
CHAIRS. Caned, rush or splint. 30 years experience. Jackie Pelletier, 348-6624,, or 171 Dow Rd., Deer Isle.
DC ALLEN & SONS PAINTING. Interior, exterior painting, pressure washing and drywall taping. Fully insured. Free estimate, with 20 years experience. Call David, 266-7971.
DL FURROW LANDSCAPING DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION. New landscapes and refurbishments. Gardens, Lawns, Ponds, Dry-Laid Fieldstone and Granite. 367-5010.
EAGLE CUSTOM WORK. Carpentry, masonry, cabinetry, no job too small! Serving Deer Isle, Stonington and Brooksville. 355-5902 or 326-8232 after 6 p.m.
HARDSCRABBLE STONE & LANDSCAPING. Stonework and landscape construction, walls, patios, walkways, steps, and septic systems. Tree work, drainage, lawn and garden installation and maintenance. Office number 702-9161 or 479-2931. Check us out on Facebook!
ISLAND FORMS CONCRETE & CONSTRUCTION. Fully insured. Call 460-1003 today for your free estimate. Whether you're repairing old or building new. Foundations, slabs, fireplaces, chimneys, rock walls and more.
JOHN’S TREE WORKS. Cutting and chipping, any type of tree work, difficult take-downs. Fully insured and experienced. Free estimates, email or call 367-5842.
LAWN MOWING, CARETAKING, carpentry services and field mowing. Fully insured. 266-3909. Barry Duffy.
LESTER EATON'S TREE SERVICES. Cutting and chipping. Brush removal. Also lawn services. Fully insured with references. Free estimates. Call 359-2769 or 479-7213.
RAY WEED PLUMBING & HEATING. Complete plumbing and heating service, installation and maintenance. 367-5005.
ROOFING, CHIMNEY FLASHING and Masonry, Siding and Carpentry. Derrick Picton, 479-3401.
SHARPENING AND REPAIR. Knives, garden loppers, small hatchets. The Knife Doctor, Dr. Herman Kidder. No personal contact needed, you drop off/pick up. Call 348-2782.
STONESCAPE. Walls, walkways, patios, steps, pillars, and all aspects of landscaping with stone. Free estimates. Call Marc Bellenoit, 266-4829.
STUMP GRINDING. Call Paul, 460-0013.

Williams & Taplin
1286 Pleasant St., Blue Hill
Mark Taplin

Card of Thanks

Once again our dear, dear island and extended friends have come through. You sent beautiful cards, loving notes, exquisite flowers, yummy food and we thank you with all our hearts. We also thank Dick and Carol Bridges, Ricky and Janet Trundy, and John and Judy Williams for taking their boats with family and friends out to Isle au Haut to scatter a portion of Stevie's ashes. Thanks to Brad Carter for a short eulogy and prayers. The remainder of Stevie's ashes were interred in Howard's Hill Cemetery with much appreciation to Rev. Doug Drown, Stu Kestenbaum, Brian Robbins, Steve Robbins III, and Kurt Fairchild. Thanks to all the volunteers of the "Church of the Morning After" who took turns driving Stevie to the Lafayette Center in Brewer for his radiation treatments and Bri and Felicity for all the chemo treatments. No brother could have been more devoted. Northern Light Home Care and Hospice, especially Marge and John, worked hard to keep Stevie comfortable at home and we thank them.

With all our love, Brucine, Stacie, Natalie, and Steve III Robbins


SAVE THE DATE: AppleFest, October 10, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sponsored by the Island Community Center, at the Stonington Ballfield. All attendees must register in advance. More information coming soon.

For Sale

STAINLESS STEEL SINK, two bay, commercial, 14 gauge, with 24” right hand drainboard. New, still in crate. Bays are 20” x 28”, 14” deep. Overall length is 70”. Eagle brand. $2,000, best offer.
WHITE AMANA SIDE BY SIDE REFRIGERATOR. 36” W by 29”D. Working icemaker; excellent condition inside and out. $350 or best offer. Stonington. 410-215-0534.


MAYTAG BUILT-IN COOKTOP. Propane, white enamel, 30". Item MGC 4430BDW12. Very good condition. 413-559-8731.

Jobs Available

Now Hiring for Several Year Round Openings: -CASHIERS-

WALK IN AND APPLY BETWEEN 9 AM - 3 PM Applications also available at and can be mailed to P.O. Box 145, Surry, ME 04684

SCHOOL UNION 76 2020-2021 School Year

The Site Coordinator position is a part-time hourly (20 hours per week) position assisting the Program Director during the school year and potentially also for 4 weeks of summer school. The Site Coordinator’s primary responsibility during program hours is to oversee the smooth operation of programming. Hours outside of program time will involve professional development, planning, and some data collection/entry.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Years of non-profit or program coordination experience may be considered in lieu of degree. Computer proficiency in standard office applications and communication, organizational, and networking skills are necessary. Knowledge of and interest in education, children, parents, and the local community are preferred.
The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

TO RECEIVE AN APPLICATION CONTACT SCHOOL UNION 76 SUPERINTENDENT’S OFFICE, 251 N. Deer Isle Rd., Unit 1 Deer Isle, ME 04627 Telephone (207) 348-9100 Email:

SCHOOL UNION 93 Ed Tech III Ed Tech III, SLP-E Facilitator 2020-21 School Year Adams School

Ed Tech III Adams School, Castine An Ed Tech III position is sought to collaborate with the Special Education Teacher in supporting students in their Special Education programming. This position desires a Maine Ed Tech III certification and current Maine Department of Education fingerprinting (CHRC) is required.
Ed Tech III: RTI and SLP E-Facilitator This Ed Tech position will work with students throughout the school assisting students in both Regular and Special Education. The duties will span both Response to Intervention (RTI) support (Regular Education) and the Speech Language (SLP) E-Facilitator role (Special Education). More specifically, this position requires an ability to assist with approximately 8​ students receiving virtual speech services. Maine certification for Ed Tech III is desired, and fingerprinting ( CHRC) is required.
The Adams School is pre-K to grade 8. The Adams School has a student population of approximately 50 students. The Adams School has strong community support, with a dedicated staff. The Adams School is in a historic building located close to the Maine Maritime Academy.
Contact Principal Sheila Irvine with any questions at 326-8608 or via email sirvine@castineschools​.org​.
To request an application, contact the office of the Superintendent of Schools, Mark Hurvitt, PO Box 630, 20 Hinckley Ridge Road, Blue Hill, ME. 04614. Phone is 374-9927; or via email: ​​.
Applications close when a suitable candidate is found.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Island Nursing Home is searching for a Nurse Manager. The RN for this position must have a valid Maine license and 5 years of supervisory and/or management experience. Responsibilities will include, but not limited to, care planning, staff education and trainings, assisting with staff scheduling, and infection control. Mon-Fri with some on-call duties.
INH offers excellent benefits including health (80%+ employee/dependent/family costs covered), vision and life insurance, paid vacation/sick time, holiday pay, travel pay, shift and weekend differentials and more.
If you are interested in applying or hearing more about us, please contact Lori Morey at or call 348-6511.

Island Nursing Home, a community supported facility, has some great opportunities for those who are dependable, have a positive attitude and are dedicated to caring for others. This is not just a job, this is a family with the focus on high quality care and everyday compassion.
The following opportunities are available:

*RN Charge Nurse 12 hour shifts Days/Evenings, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Evenings/Nights 6 p.m.-6 a.m. $5,000 Sign-on Bonus
*LPN Charge Nurse 12 hour shifts Days/Evenings, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Evenings/Nights 6 p.m.-6 a.m. $4,000 Sign-on Bonus
*CRMA Part-time on all shifts $16-$20/hour $3,000 Sign-on Bonus *CNA Full- and Part-time on all shifts $16-$20/hour $3,000 Sign-on Bonus

Benefits include medical and vision, life insurance, competitive salaries, paid sick/vacation time, weekend and shift differentials, holiday pay, travel pay, no interest loans and more.
Interested candidates, please contact Lori Morey at 348-6511 or email

Deer Isle/Stonington Early Care and Education Center

We have an immediate need for a Program Aide at the Deer Isle/Stonington Early Care and Education Center, located at the Deer Isle/Stonington Elementary School. Responsibilities include working with children in a classroom setting, and providing additional support to the teaching staff. This is a part-time position, 15 hours/week.
Must be at least 18 years of age and have a High School diploma or equivalent and have prior experience working with preschool aged children.
To Apply: Send letter of interest stating position for which you are applying and three professional references to: Human Resource Dept., Downeast Community Partners, P.O. Box 648, Ellsworth, ME 04605 or email to

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is looking to add enthusiastic, customer-focused professionals to our team in
Deer Isle, ME.
If you are someone who takes pride in providing prompt, efficient and accurate service to customers, please log on to
and apply today.

COOK AND WAITRESS NEEDED. Health benefits included for full-time staff. Call the Harbor Cafe and ask for Delbert, 367-5099.
EXPERIENCED LANDSCAPE HELP wanted. Design/build. Resume or inquiry: PO Box 313, Blue Hill, ME 04614.
KITCHEN HELP wanted at Arborvine. Call 374-2441 for more information.
PLUMBING-HEATING-PROPANE TECHNICIANS. $25 to $35 per hour based on experience. IRA - Health Insurance – Company Vehicle. Sign on bonus. Percy L. Brown & Son Inc. Deer Isle, 348-2247.

SCHOOL UNION 93 E-O/T Ed Tech Position 2020-21 School Year Blue Hill Consolidated School

E-O/T Ed Tech - Blue Hill Consolidated School (BHCS)

E-Occupational Therapy position wanted to work with various grades assisting with student O/T services with approximately 15 students individually throughout the day, one day a week. This position desires Maine ed tech certificate current Maine Department of Education CHRC (fingerprinting) required. BHCS has strong community support. This is a great opportunity for the right person!
Contact Principal Shelly Schildroth with any questions at 374-2202 or To request an application, contact the office of the Superintendent of Schools, Mark Hurvitt, PO Box 630, 20 Hinckley Ridge Road, Blue Hill, ME 04614. Phone is 374-9927; or via email:
Applications close when a suitable candidate is found.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

SCHOOL UNION 93 Per Diem Nurse Wanted ​Adams School, Castine

Temporary per diem nurse to work on Tuesdays in Castine from September 15 to December 31, 2020. Pay per hour. State of Maine fingerprinting (CHRC) is required.
For an application contact the office of the Superintendent of Schools, Mark Hurvitt, PO Box 630, 20 Hinckley Ridge Road, Blue Hill, ME. 04614; by phone at 374-9927 or via email : ​sduddy​

An Equal Opportunity Employer

THE BLUE HILL CO-OP is seeking cashiers, a produce assistant, health and wellness stocker, dishwashers and Café counter staff. See job descriptions and apply online at
TOWN OF DEER ISLE seeks to hire two Snow Plow Operators. Competitive hourly wage and guaranteed weekly standby pay. Details available and at the Deer Isle Town Office. For more information, call 348-2324 or email
VERY EARLY SHIFT at Harbor View Store. Older than 21. Own transportation a must. Minimum $15/hour depending on experience. Some customer service experience preferred. Call Gail or Katie at 367-2530.
WE ARE HIRING! Looking for crabmeat pickers at hourly rate. Call Coldwater Seafood at 348-3084 for more information.

Jobs Wanted

HARDWORKING WOMAN seeking work. Cooking, cleaning, caretaking, bookkeeping, childcare, and miscellaneous with references. Please call Jackie at 610-9286, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.


THE ISLAND PANTRY is open from 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursdays, located at the Island Community Center in Stonington and is handicapped accessible. Neighbors from Sedgwick, Brooksville and Brooklin are welcome. More info: 367-2918.

Real Estate

Land for Sale: Brooklin Naskeag side of Herrick Bay Waterfront two acres $59,000 Inland, first acre $25,000 Additional acres $19,000 each Contact 667-2545


BLUE HILL. Large, in-town house, available immediately. Single person or couple. Rent negotiable to include light caretaking. No dogs. Call 469-6488 for information.
EAST BLUE HILL. Looking for a place to write? Little cabin on a field. Wood heat. October-May.
HOUSEMATE WANTED. Seeking adult nonsmoking person to share home in North Sedgwick/South Blue Hill with professional. Kitchen usage, own Bathroom, W/D, TV, WiFi, large yard, all furnished, utilities included. $675/month plus security, references. Available Oct. 1. No Pets. Text 207-560-5938 or email


HAND TOOLS: Chisels, planes, spokeshaves, adzes, axes, calipers, etc. Stanley, Starrett, Bailey, etc. Collections and estate lots. Hulls Cove Tool Barn, open every day, 888-405-2007.
HOUSE RENTAL/CARETAKERS Position. Seasoned couple with well mannered collie. Starting Nov. or Dec. through May or longer. Anywhere on Blue Hill Peninsula. References available. 279-9319.

Yard Sales

CASTINE. Sat., Sep. 26, 9 a.m-2 p.m. 14 Eaton Lane (off State St.). Calaway left-handed golf clubs, assorted sewing/hooking stuff, kitchenware.
PENOBSCOT. Multi-person sale. Sat., Sep. 26, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 1 Bridges Point Rd. (next to Chocolate Church). Masks required.


Accepting Snow Removal Bids. To plow the driveways, all parking lots and to snow blow all walkways at Stonington Manor to include sanding and salting as necessary. Send bids to: Karen Paul, Maine Development Associates, PO Box 2219, Bangor, ME 04402-2219 or email to:

Equal Opportunity Employer


Bids for snow plowing at the Blue Hill Consolidated School Yard, Adams School in Castine, the Penobscot Elementary School Yard, and bus turnarounds in Penobscot are being accepted by the school committees. If interested, please call the Superintendent’s Office in Blue Hill at 374-9927, or stop by to receive bid forms which are due back at the Superintendent’s Office on or before September 30, 2020. The school committees reserve the right to reject any or all bids.
Please check with the Custodians at Blue Hill Consolidated School (374-2202), Adams School (326-8608) and Penobscot Community School (326-9421) for plowing needs at their school.


The Blue Hill Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing followed by a regular meeting on Monday, October 5, 2020 at 7 p.m. online using GoToMeeting to hear the subdivision application of:
Farming Artists, LLC, Map 29, Lot 92 at 587 Ellsworth Rd. Four lots of two acres each, within a 125 acre parcel with an existing residence and outbuildings.
The public is welcome to join. Please see the website for call information and instructions.

TOWN OF BROOKLIN Notice of Septic Disposal Policy Change

Beginning Oct. 1, 2020, the Town of Brooklin will amend its policy to pay for septage disposal:
The town will pay for septage removal once every three years per household, only at the lowest available rate, presently 12 cents per gallon. If a household chooses a more expensive provider, that household shall be responsible for the difference in price. The selectboard shall henceforth at least once annually review all available prices for septage disposal in order to be current in our information and policy and will post the name of the lowest priced provider on the town website.

TOWN OF BROOKSVILLE Brooksville Residents

The Brooksville Board of Selectmen will hold a public meeting to review and adopt the newest General Assistance Ordinance Appendix in accordance with Title 22 MRSA § 4305 on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. at the Brooksville Public Service Building. For more information call 326-4518.


The Town of Surry is accepting sealed bids for the sale of one parcel of real estate, acquired for non-payment of real estate taxes. Faxed bids will not be accepted. Sealed bids will be accepted until 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 13, 2020. All bids must say “Bid For Real Estate“, on the outside of the envelope. All bids must be submitted on a Town of Surry bid form, available in the bid packet. Property is located on the Toddy Pond Road. The site is 4.20 acres-land only. Map 005 Lot 022. Minimum bid is $ 35,000. A deposit of 10% of bid amount is required with bid.
Sealed bids will be publicly opened and read at the regular Selectmen’s meeting on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 7 p.m. The Town of Surry Board of Selectmen reserve their right to reject any or all bids. Successful bidder will be given a Quit-Claim deed.
Information regarding the parcel may be reviewed at the Surry Town Office during regular business hours. A bid packet may be obtained upon payment of a $15.00 non-refundable fee at the Surry Town office. Sealed bids shall be submitted to and accepted at: Surry Town Office, 741 North Bend Road, PO Box 147, Surry, Maine 04684.