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COVID-19 - Local closure and cancelation updates

COVID-19 Local Updates Archive
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COVID-19—commonly known as the “coronavirus”—is causing towns and organizations to cancel and close. Keep up with the latest news with Penobscot Bay Press, through regular posts on our Facebook page and in our COVID-19 Archive.

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Cancellations and closures as of Tuesday, March 17:
Blue Hill Town Hall closed, effective March 17.
Stonington Library: closed until further notice, all events canceled.
Witherle Memorial Library, Castine: closed until April 1, all events canceled.
Friend Memorial Library, Brooklin, closed until April 1, all events canceled.
Penobscot Music Buffet, March 20, canceled.
Brooksville Community Center breakfast, March 21, postponed, TBD.
Heart work, Reversing Falls Sanctuary, March 22, canceled.
Hancock County Democratic Committee meeting, March 19, Ellsworth, canceled.
Bach’s Birthday Concert, Blue Hill, March 21, canceled.
All Healthy Island Project events, canceled.
Rolston String Quartet concert, March 22, Blue Hill, canceled.
Cribbage with Oddfellows, March 21, Brooksville, canceled.
All Blue Hill Heritage Trust events, canceled until further notice, and office is closed.
Bicentennial Dinner, March 28, Deer Isle, postponed, TBD.
Island Speaker Series with Bert Yankiulun, March 19, Deer Isle, canceled.
Golden Sun Childcare, Blue Hill, Sargentville, closed March 18-March 30.
St. Brendan the Navigator Episcopal Church, closed March 22 until further notice.
Stonington United Methodist Church, closed until March 30.
West Brooksville Congregational Church, closed until March 30.
Acadia Fire Soccer Academy, closed until March 29.
Queen’s Closet, Stonington, closed.
Blue Hill YMCA, closed until April 3.
The Harbor House, Blue Hill, closed.
Hancock County Little League, closed until March 27.
Bagaduce Music Hall & Library, closed.
Maine Maritime Academy, remote learning begins March 30, closed to public.
Blue Hill Harbor School, closed until TBD.
Isle au Haut Ferry, no midday (except Wednesday) or Sunday boats.
Deer Isle Planning Board meeting, March 25, canceled.
Blue Hill Selectmen meeting.
Castine Town Office, closed until TBD.
Blue Hill Public Library, closed March 17, 6 p.m., until April 1.
Brooksville United Methodist Church Drop-in, canceled to TBD.

Cancellations and closures as of Saturday, March 15:
Golden Sun Childcare in Blue Hill and Sargentville will close beginning Wednesday, March 18 through March 30. Regular hours Monday and Tuesday, 630 a.m.-5 p.m.
School closures:
Union 93 schools - Blue Hill Consolidated School, Brooksville Elementary School, Adams School, Penobscot Community School and Surry Elementary Schools - will be closed for two weeks starting Monday, per an announcement from Superintendent Mark Hurvitt on Saturday, March 14.
George Stevens Academy will be closed for two weeks starting Monday, per an announcement on
The schools join Union 76, which announced early yesterday that Deer Isle-Stonington, Brooklin and Sedgwick schools will be closed for two weeks starting Monday.

Cancellations and closures as of Friday, March 13:
From Maine Maritime Academy this afternoon, on Covid-19: “We have made the difficult decision to limit all non-essential visits to campus including tours, spend-a-days, overnight visits, and our Spring Open House.”
Island Community Center, Stonington, closed to the public, 3/13 at 6 p.m.
Bagaduce Music closed to the public, effective immediately
Winter Carnival, Ellsworth, 3/14.
Surry Maine 200 event, 3/14.
Family Game Night, Sunset Church, Deer Isle, 3/15, postponed.
GSA ISIP night, 3/18.
Surry School Rosanna McFarland legacy fundraiser, 3/21.
Opera House Arts, all public events.
Also: Union 93 schools will be closed Monday for InService, instead of Friday, March 20. See archive for Superintendent’s letter.
School Spring Sports season delayed until April 27, per Maine Principal’s Association.
Blue Hill Selectmen to meet Monday 12 p.m. to discuss holding the April 4 Town Meeting.