New report details growing populations on Maine islands

ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) - A new report on Maine's 15 island communities shows that the islands' population has increased about 6 percent since 1990.

The Rockland-based Island Institute's "Island Indicators" report provides a detailed look at various indicators that affect Maine's year-round island communities.

According to the report, the population grew by nearly 12 percent on Casco Bay islands and by a little over 5 percent on Penobscot Bay islands between 1990 and 2011, while falling by 8 percent on islands in eastern Maine.

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Should You Automate Your Marketing?

Should You Automate Your Marketing?

I am actually on vacation this week. No I am not doing work during my week of R&R, no this is not the ghost of Christmas past or future. With the magic of the world wide web, we can post anything whenever we want.

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Kenzie & Gennaro - you will be missed

Kenzie & Gennaro - you will be missed

In spite of having seen Gone, Baby, Gone at least three times, it was only recently that a friend told me it was the 4th in a series of six crime thrillers by Dennis Lehane. I swear, I am not living under a rock, but how did I miss this for so long?! Common sense ain’t all that common. Sounds like something Patrick Kenzie might say, a "hard-boiled" private investigator in the very best of the tradition.  Read more.....

 

Hancock County Diabetes Support Group to Meet on June 5

 

ELLSWORTH:   The Hancock County Diabetes Support Group will meet on Tuesday, June 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the Classroom of the Maine Coast Memorial Hospital Medical Office Building (Door C, Room 1000).

 This session will be an open discussion. Come prepared to discuss your successes and your frustrations. What has helped you keep your blood sugars under good control? Are there any tools you have found that have been helpful? Bring them or information about where to find them to share with the group.

Having difficulty controlling your blood sugars, let’s see if we can brain storm ways that might help you. Were there any tools that were helpful and no longer work or are there things that really did not work at all, come share that information with us and we’ll help you come up with some suggestions that might work for you.

The Hancock County Diabetes Support Group is free and open to the public.

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Walk scheduled for Ayla Reynolds

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The mother of missing toddler Ayla Reynolds is organizing a walk to continue to remind people of Ayla's disappearance.
It's scheduled for July 14th at 4 pm.  The walk will start at Portland's Monument Square and end in Deering Oaks Park.
According to aylareynolds.com, the route is one that Ayla and her mother, Trista Reynolds, walked often.
Ayla went missing from her father's home in Waterville in December. She was 20 months old.

Deadly Insect Stings

Deadly Insect Stings

Last summer Ricker Hamilton was out mowing his lawn and got stung in the leg by a wasp. Most of us would be supremely annoyed and might have to endure some pain, itching, and swelling for a few hours. For Ricker an insect sting is a life-threatening situation. It was his third encounter in 20 years and in terms of how quickly his body began to react, the scariest. “Luckily,” Ricker told me, “my son was with me and knew what to do.”  Read more.

Youth-led cigarette butt cleanup

Youth-led cigarette butt cleanup