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‘Taste of Upcountry’ to benefit Montessori School

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Montessori School of Maui will present its third annual “Taste of Upcountry” from 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 29 under a tent on the central lawn of the school’s Makawao campus. This is the primary fundraising activity for the 2018-19 school year. The event will be co-emceed by the Grand ...

Man’s ‘punkish behavior’ gets him a one-year jail term

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WAILUKU — Saying “punkish behavior deserves punkish punishment,” a judge ordered a one-year jail term for a man who punched, bit and spit on his girlfriend while in a car with their two young children last year. “You can’t treat your loved one pretty much like a rag doll, which is ...

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Celebration marks arrival of Portuguese A celebration of 140 years of Portuguese-Hawaiian ties will be held from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Heritage Hall, located at 401 Baldwin Ave. in Paia. The event marks the Sept. 29, 1878, arrival of Portuguese immigrants in Honolulu Harbor aboard ...

Maui County plans bond sale

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Maui County will float a $109 million general obligation bond to refund outstanding bonds and loans and to refund the county general fund about $45 million for money already spent on new projects, according to an announcement. The county would gain lower interest costs by selling the bonds by ...

Include advance directives as part of preparedness plan

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The month of September is National Preparedness Month and this year’s fires, floods and hurricanes have reminded us regularly of the need to be prepared. When we think about preparing for the next disaster, we generally think of water, food and first-aid kits — but what about your advance ...

Iao State Monument closed Saturday

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Iao State Monument shut down Saturday because of heavy rain, high winds and high levels of water in the Wailuku River, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources announced. The state park, known for its iconic Iao Needle, is expected to reopen after weather improves. The ...

Association in Makena to meet

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Makena State Park restroom facilities, progress of the Makena resort development and the demolition of the old Maui Prince Hotel will be discussed at the Makena Homeowners Association meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at Keawala‘i Church Parish Hall. The formation of a community offshore marine ...

Cannabidiol subject of Lunch & Learn

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Doctors on Call will present medical cannabis researcher and author Michael Backes for his next Lunch & Learn presentation from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Leis Family Class Act Restaurant, on the second floor of the Pa‘ina Building at University of Hawaii Maui College in Kahului. His ...

‘Candidate Jeopardy’ set for Maui forum

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State and Maui County legislators will be challenged with “Candidate Jeopardy,” a way to test their knowledge of disabled access, during the 22nd annual Maui Disability Legislative Forum from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku. “We realize a ...

Woman in deadly crash offers ‘low probability of danger’

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WAILUKU — A woman acquitted of murder by reason of insanity in a vehicle crash in Upcountry in 2016 “presents a relatively low probability of danger” if she is released into the community under recommended conditions, a forensic psychologist testified Friday. State psychologist Alex ...

National emergency, wireless alert system tested

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A nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alert system is set for 8:18 a.m. Thursday in Hawaii, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency announced. A secondary date of Oct. 3 also was announced as a fallback in case there are problems preparing for the test, said ...

Single-family home prices remain at $700,000 in August

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Median single-family home prices were at $700,000 in August, the same price as they were in the same month a year ago. Otherwise, Maui County’s real estate market continued its upward climb last month, fueled by ongoing signs of high consumer demand and a short supply of available housing, ...

Haiku man dies in crash

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A 56-year-old Haiku man died Friday when his motorcycle hit a metal signpost at Haleakala Highway and Haleakala Crater Road in Kula, police said. He was identified as David T. Garrett. The crash occurred at 12:14 p.m. as the yellow-and-black 2004 Suzuki 650cc Dual Sport motorcycle was ...

Hana man hurt in Tuesday crash

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A 24-year-old Hana man suffered critical life-threatening injuries when a car hit a tree Tuesday night in Hana, police said. The man was the front-seat passenger in a black Toyota Matrix four-door sedan that was traveling south on Hana Highway when it crossed the centerline and hit the tree ...

Play on new greens at Waiehu today

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Work to replace the greens on the back nine at Waiehu Municipal Golf Course is completed and play on the regular greens with the new grass will commence today, the county Parks and Recreation Department said Friday. Two acres of SeaStar seashore paspalum were planted and groomed in the first ...

Raging waters threaten home for a second time

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WAIHEE — Red-and-white hazard tape hung alongside the Waihee home of the Naganuma family Thursday, a day after raging waters from the nearby Waihee River damaged the family home for a second time this year. The family’s gray post-and-pier main house looked as if the river, swollen from ...