• Return of the cheese ball!

    Return of the cheese ball!

    When my family was younger, the holiday season inspired many days happily cooking away in the kitchen preparing gifts for teachers, swim coaches, debate teams and others. The house would be filled with the heavenly aromas of ginger and cinnamon; the kitchen warm and cozy. Together we would fashion dozens of cookies, trays of finger

  • Bears: Taking the Offensive

    Now that we have been successful for the second time in defeating the bear referendum, we can go about our business. Our opposition, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), has gotten the message and will move on to more fertile soil. Right? Wrong on both counts. We cannot afford to let down our

  • Otho Francis Knowles Jr., MD

    Otho Francis Knowles Jr., MD

    LAMOINE — Otho Francis Knowles Jr., MD, passed away Dec. 13, 2014, at Mount Desert Hospital, Bar Harbor, following a stroke that hospitalized him and ended his active life at age 89. He was born May 8, 1925, at Battle Creek, Mich., of Maine parents, who were professional musicians studying, teaching and performing in Chicago,

  • Jane Mae Eaton Daigle

    Jane Mae Eaton Daigle

    TREMONT — Jane Mae Eaton Daigle, 67, passed away Dec. 15, 2014, in Bar Harbor. She was born Jan. 9, 1947, in Bar Harbor, the daughter of George Linwood and Donna Phose (Bickford) Eaton. Living in Seal Cove all her married life, she was married to her late husband, Richard Sr., for 40 years and

  • Oxy suspect allegedly spent thousands on drug-sniffing dog

    Oxy suspect allegedly spent thousands on drug-sniffing dog

    ELLSWORTH — Among the criminal forfeitures being sought in the prosecution of an Orland man on drug charges is a $9,000 credit for a trained drug-sniffing dog. The $9,000 paid to a Texas dog training company is one of a number of transactions prosecutors allege that Michael Clark financed with the proceeds from the illegal

  • David T. Momme

    MILBRIDGE — David T. Momme passed away suddenly in his Milbridge home Nov. 28, 2014. David was born June 10, 1942. He was the son of John and Catherine (Gillespie) Momme. He grew up in Norristown, Pa. He served G.L. Sayre Co. for 45 years as a truck mechanic and service manager. He and his

  • Leona Dawn Sennett

    Leona Dawn Sennett

    BAR HARBOR — Leona Dawn Sennett, 63, of Bar Harbor died on Dec. 9, 2014. Leona lived and worked on Mount Desert Island her whole life, loved her family and friends and was loved by everyone who knew her. She enjoyed her life and lived with no regrets. She is survived by her son, Kyle

  • Vaughn Everett Mitchell

    TRENTON — Vaughn Everett Mitchell, a longtime resident of Trenton, passed away on Dec. 2, 2014, in Bath. He was born Dec. 16, 1932, in Norridgewock, the son of the late Halsen and Ola Mitchell. He served his country during the Korean War while in the U.S. Air Force. Vaughn worked as a barber for