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Neville Hardy leaves a Deer Isle legacy

The island lost a legend on October 10 with the death of Neville Hardy, Deer Isle’s longtime first selectman. He was 81.

Hardy and friends

Hardy and friends

Neville Hardy, Twyla Weed and Lew Ellis worked together on the Deer Isle Select Board for many years. “We learned way back we don’t always agree, but it’s okay to disagree and remain friends,” Weed said.

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Neville Hardy

Neville Hardy

Neville Hardy at his desk in the Deer Isle town office. He wore many hats, but he was proudest of his 47 years as first selectman.

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Neville and Joe

Neville and Joe

Neville Hardy, then Deer Isle’s first selectman, and Joe Brown, now a Deer Isle selectman.

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