Long to attempt “swim run” throughout Mount Desert Island

Noble Horvath

MOUNT DESERT — A local varsity coach and biathlete is set to attempt an arduous athletic endeavor for a good cause. 

Aaron Long, head outdoor track coach and assistant cross-country coach at Mount Desert Island High School, will be attempting what he is calling the “Acadia Ponds and Trails Swim Run” this weekend. The roughly 19mile journey will take Long across Mount Desert Island to raise money for the Mount Desert Nursery School. 

On Sunday, Long, who is also Mount Desert Nursery School’s executive director, will run the first leg of the trip from the MDI High School track to Mount Desert Campground. From there, he will traverse a stretch that includes Somes Sound, Somes Pond, Long Pond, Camp Beach Cliff on Echo Lake and Mile Rock before concluding his journey in Seal Cove. 

Long had originally planned for the “swim run” to be held as the

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Drone project to fly PPE to Georgina Island takes off

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Earlier this summer, Drone Delivery Canada (DDC), based in Vaughan, signed an agreement with the band to establish a defined two-way flight delivery route between Georgina Island and mainland Georgina.

Primarily, drones are used to deliver supplies to remote locations and to provide time-critical deliveries.

Now, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus has turned to limit person-to-person contact deliveries.


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Drone Delivery Canada president and CEO Michael Zahra shows how cargo fits into this drone. | Steve Somerville/Torstar

“The (band) is expected to benefit from our drone delivery solution during the COVID-19 pandemic by limiting person-to-person contact between the mainland and Georgina Island while keeping their medical supply chain open,” said DDC president and CEO Michael Zahra.

“This is yet another example showing our drone delivery solution is ideally suited for this type of application.”

The drone flying over Lake Simcoe is the Sparrow, the smallest drone in the DDC

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Travel deals: Gold Coast, Kangaroo Island, Kimberley, Lake Macquarie and more | The Standard

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This fly-stay deal includes return flights and three nights’ accommodation at the Mantra on View in Surfers Paradise. You will be close to it all: spend your days by the hotel pool, at the theme parks or lying on the beach. Upgrade for the Australian Outback Spectacular from an extra $120. The deal is available from select destinations throughout Australia. Travel 1 February to 31 March 2021. Price: from $479 per person (ex-Sydney) Visit: flightcentre.com.au Experience Miami-inspired glamour and retro style at The Ville Resort-Casino. Your stay will include accommodation, breakfast and a cocktail daily for two adults and a $50 credit to spend at the resort’s restaurants and bars. Save more than $850 on the three-night deal in a marina-view room or consider a romantic upgrade which includes return ferry tickets to Magnetic Island and a gourmet picnic hamper. Travel until

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The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa Introduces New Fall Packages to Inspire Today’s …

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C., Sept. 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa is excited to announce two new packages to meet the needs of today’s travelers. Given the changing landscape of travel, work and school, these packages are centered around those working remotely, attending school on-line, in need of a pampering retreat, or all three!

“Work Well, Play Well” Program – The “Work Well, Play Well” Package is an invitation for those who are able connect remotely to step outside of the home environment and, instead, connect amidst the beauty of Hilton Head Island. Travelers can “work well,” with various locations around the resort to set up office, business resources on hand, and spectacular “office” views, and “play well” with unique island experiences when the tasks of the day are done.

From making colleagues envious of the crashing waves in the background of your

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Patel wanted to send migrants to remote Atlantic island, according to report

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Home Secretary Priti Patel ordered officials to explore plans for building an asylum processing centre on a remote volcanic island in the south Atlantic – more than 4,000 miles from the UK, it has been reported.

Home Office officials were instructed to look into the feasibility of transferring asylum seekers arriving in the UK to a centre on Ascension Island, a British overseas territory, according to the Financial Times.

Another option said to have been considered was to construct an asylum centre on St Helena, another island in the group where Napoleon was exiled after his defeat at the Battle of Waterloo.

The Foreign Office was consulted on the proposals, according to the paper, and provided an assessment on the practicalities of shipping migrants to such remote locations.

Officials were said to have considered plans for an asylum centre on Ascension Island (Martin Cleaver/PA)

In the end, it appears

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Interview sparks speculation Parris Island base could be closing

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BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. (WSAV) – Could the Lowcountry be losing one of its most valuable assets?

An interview with the Commandant of the Marines has put the future of Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island in doubt.

The questions all started with an interview on Defense One with General David Berger, who was asked about the integration of female Marines into the Corps at Parris Island.

“You have male barracks and then down the road, you have female barracks. Nothing the way we are organized right now lends itself to integrated recruit training,” explained Berger. “We have to get to a place on both coasts or at a third location or whatever we end up with that every recruit male and female, that there are male and female around.”

Right now Parris Island is one of two Marine Corps Recruit Depots, the other is in San Diego. It is the

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7 reasons why your next vacation should be on Hilton Head Island

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Hilton Head Island is unique among American vacation destinations in that it has a wide appeal to multiple

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Travel deals: Gold Coast, Kangaroo Island, Kimberley, Lake Macquarie and more | Bendigo Advertiser

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This fly-stay deal includes return flights and three nights’ accommodation at the Mantra on View in Surfers Paradise. You will be close to it all: spend your days by the hotel pool, at the theme parks or lying on the beach. Upgrade for the Australian Outback Spectacular from an extra $120. The deal is available from select destinations throughout Australia. Travel 1 February to 31 March 2021. Price: from $479 per person (ex-Sydney) Visit: flightcentre.com.au Experience Miami-inspired glamour and retro style at The Ville Resort-Casino. Your stay will include accommodation, breakfast and a cocktail daily for two adults and a $50 credit to spend at the resort’s restaurants and bars. Save more than $850 on the three-night deal in a marina-view room or consider a romantic upgrade which includes return ferry tickets to Magnetic Island and a gourmet picnic hamper.

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Australia’s island state Tasmania is paying a high price for defeating coronavirus

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The fishing vessels are moored by the city centre, in Hobart, Tasmania on 21 September | Bloomberg
The fishing vessels are moored by the city centre, in Hobart, Tasmania on 21 September | Bloomberg


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Canberra: In the southernmost reaches of Australia, the pristine island of Tasmania has virtually eliminated the coronavirus by cutting itself off from the mainland.

The remote state’s four-month run without local transmission puts it among the world’s most successful places in curbing Covid-19. But the economic cost for the island, where almost 1 in 5 jobs is reliant on tourism, is mounting.

“It’s been devastating,” said Robert Pennicott from his base at Hobart’s picturesque harbor. With the state’s border shuttered to non-residents since April, his wilderness tour business is running at just 20% capacity, with most of his 17 boats idle. “Tasmania is full of innovative owner-operators, but a lot won’t get through to the other side,” the 55-year-old said.

The pandemic has caused fractures in

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Staten Island Community Board meetings this week

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Community Board 2 will hear from the city Taxi and Limousine Commission about a new accessible dispatch program, and the city Department of Environmental Protection will update members on the PS 317 Victory Boulevard Pump Station project during a virtual meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 15.

Also during the Board 2 video conference, to be held at 7 p.m., the board will consider an application for a proposed self-storage warehouse at 95 and 105 Ridgeway Ave., Travis.

Those wishing to participate must register at cb2si.com by 10 a.m. on the day of the meeting.

Also on Tuesday, Community Board 1′s Rosebank/ Ft. Wadsworth area committee will meet outdoors at 7 p.m. at 247 Virginia Ave.

Additionally, the Mariners Harbor/Port Richmond/Elm Park/Arlington area committee will host a virual meeting on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Agenda items for the meeting include a presentation by Nicole Brooks of the city

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