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Exhibit is ‘Beautiful’

Jack Hazen of Makawao contemplates a pair of paintings by Shirley Russell while taking in the “He Makana: The Gertrude Mary Joan Damon Haig Collection of Hawaiian Art” exhibit at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Schaefer International Gallery last week. The distinguished collection ...

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Mayor says water chief lacks management abilities

WAILUKU — Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa revealed to a County Council committee Monday that he wants to remove water director Dave Taylor because of his inability to manage personnel, complete projects as promised and plan for the future. “I have some real problems with basic trust in the ...

Crash victims remembered as generous and welcoming

Welcoming hosts, avid travelers and full of life — that’s how friends and family remember a couple who died in a plane crash on Molokai on Sunday. Molokai residents Bill and Lynn Vogt were flying from Honolulu to Molokai on Sunday morning when their Cessna 206 lost contact with the ...

No cars were illegally parked Friday morning along delineators near Milepost 19 on Hana Highway at Waikani Falls. The state Department of Transportation installed the delineators last week to deter illegal parking that has stalled traffic on the narrow and winding road. Maui Police Department photo

State puts up delineators to deter illegal parking on Hana Highway

East Maui residents who were frustrated by traffic backups from cars illegally parking on narrow portions of Hana Highway near scenic areas got some relief last week when the state Department of Transportation installed delineators to deter motorists from parking at one popular spot. “So ...

Missed Upcountry trash to be picked up today

Pukalani and Makawao refuse routes were missed Monday due to a staffing shortage, the Department of Environmental Management Solid Waste Division said. The areas in Pukalani missed include Ehilani, Elilani, Halaulani, Hanalani, Pukalani, Haulani, Hiolani, Hokulani, Hololani, Nalani and ...

Lanai Landfill to close early Friday, Saturday

The Lanai Landfill will be closing early at 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday due to a staffing shortage, according to the Department of Environmental Management Solid Waste Division. The landfill normally is open until 2:30 p.m.

Part of Pulehu Road to be closed for roadwork

Pulehu Road between Hookele Street and Hansen Road in Central Maui will be closed from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday to Friday for roadwork. The county Department of Public Works Highways Division said Monday that the closure is required for the application of a thin overlay as part of the ...

New Shanghai Circus to perform at the MACC

The New Shanghai Circus will be performing four shows Jan. 15 and 16 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater. The acrobats bring new interpretations to traditional Chinese circus arts, some with history that goes back thousands of years. The troupe includes jugglers, knife ...

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Christmas trees are going fast

Bransen Inouye (first photo) holds up the second-to-last tall Christmas tree left on the Kula Botanical Garden farm Saturday as Kaanapali customer Toby Hay gives it his approval. Hay said that he called during the week and found trees were in great demand this year. “I knew I had to get up ...

Small plane crashes on Molokai

At least two people were killed when a small private plane crashed about 4 miles west of the Molokai Airport on Sunday, according to authorities. Allen Kenitzer of the Federal Aviation Administration said that the aircraft, a Cessna 206, crashed under unknown circumstances while traveling to ...

Kahului’s Lena and William “Bill” Staton received AARP’s 2017 Hawaii Andrus Award for Community Service last month. AARP Hawaii photo

Statons honored by AARP for their community service

For more than 30 years William “Bill” Staton and his wife, Lena, have been volunteering their time to the community through mediation services, helping veterans, reading to elementary school students, feeding the needy and other activities as representatives of their church and Lions Club. ...

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Hundreds receive free treats

Myla Tuitele (clockwise from left), Teija Tuitele, Takara Kiesel, Keiana Tuitele, Megan Crabbe and Kayla Tuitele enjoy free shave ice at Ululani’s Hawaiian Shave Ice at Maui Lani Shopping Center in Wailuku on Saturday afternoon. Close to 600 servings of shave ice were handed out between noon ...

Work to affect water service in Paia, Waiehu

Work will affect water service in Paia and Waiehu this week, according to announcements from the project contractors. On Tuesday, Allegiance Excavation and the county Department of Water Supply will be performing work on the county’s water system in the area of Hikina and Hema places in ...

Dui Sentences

THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor occurred during the period of Nov. 20 to Dec. 8. The listings include the offender’s name, age, residence and charges. First offenders undergo a 14-hour alcohol abuse rehabilitation program, a substance abuse ...

Crime Watch

THIS IS A LIST of residential burglaries, stolen vehicles and vehicle break-ins in Maui County reported to the Maui Police Department from Nov. 26 to Dec. 2. The list includes the majority of reports during the period and gives the approximate time of occurrence of the crimes. The information ...

Local Business / In Brief

Kamalani opens third model home Kamalani, a new residential condominium complex in north Kihei, has opened a third model home at its sales center complex, according to an announcement from project broker KW Island Living. “Model B” is a three-bedroom, two-bath, single-story unit ...

Illegal aerial fireworks light up the sky over Central Maui on New Year’s Day 2015. Maui residents are complaining over social media about loud booms in their neighborhoods, which are irritating residents and frightening children and pets. -- The Maui News / CHRIS SUGIDONO photo

Illegal fireworks are booming

Waiehu resident Jeanne Reynolds was relaxing in her living room one recent evening with her 5-year-old shiba inu chewing on his favorite toy when “all of a sudden, you hear, pop, pop, pop.” The dog “freezes, looks at me. He gets up and goes under the bed,” Reynolds said. “I don’t ...

The Maui Nui Resource Council is exploring the feasibility of using native Hawaiian or Pacific oysters (pictured) to clean Maalaea Harbor. -- Photo courtesy of the Maui Nui Resource Council

Pilot program aims to use oysters to filter pollution from Maalaea bay water

MAALAEA — Hundreds of thousands of “natural filter feeding” oysters could possibly help clean one of Maui’s most polluted bays, officials with the Maui Nui Resource Council said Thursday. The council updated members and the public on its pilot program exploring the feasibility and ...

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County / In Brief

Man arrested in robbery incident A 34-year-old man was arrested and released pending further investigation in connection with an attempted robbery incident Friday night at the Hele gas station on Puunene Avenue in Kahului, police said. Roy Gouveia, who has no local address, was being held ...

Man who fled police car gets 6 months in jail

WAILUKU — A man who fled in handcuffs from a police car because he didn’t want to go to jail for a traffic warrant was sentenced Tuesday to a six-month jail term. Dana Lindsey, 34, of Makawao could be released early if he enters a treatment program. In placing Lindsey on four years’ ...