• Woodlawn director serves on planning team for national conference

    Woodlawn director serves on planning team for national conference

    ELLSWORTH — Woodlawn’s executive director, Joshua Campbell Torrance, recently traveled to Louisville, Ky., to participate in the planning of the American Association for State and Local History’s 2015 annual meeting. This year’s event will be held in Louisville from Sept. 16-19. Torrance serves on the Program Selection Committee for this year’s meeting, which is themed

  • Bar Harbor couple plan Thomas Bay oyster farm

    Bar Harbor couple plan Thomas Bay oyster farm

    BAR HARBOR — If Joanna Walls and Jesse Fogg have their way, restaurants on Mount Desert Island may be adding Bar Harbor oysters to their menus. On Jan. 20, the two Hadley Point residents hosted a “scoping session” to discuss their plan to apply to the Department of Marine Resources for 10-year aquaculture leases to

  • Sullivan man seriously injured in Flanders Pond ATV crash

    SULLIVAN — A local man suffered multiple serious injuries in a dirt bike crash on the shore of Flanders Pond Saturday night. Cpl. John MacDonald, spokesman for the Maine Warden Service, said 24-year-old Aaron Robidoux of Sullivan received internal, head and spinal injuries in the crash. Robidoux was listed in critical condition at Eastern Maine

  • Eastbrook man charged with 50 hunting offenses

    Eastbrook man charged with 50 hunting offenses

    ELLSWORTH — Ralph Fowler Jr., 43, of Eastbrook was charged Jan. 23 with more than 50 different offenses, most related to illegal deer hunting, according to Lt. Dan Scott of the Maine Warden Service. Scott said Fowler was arrested by the Marine Patrol while working as a sternman on a boat and then transported to

  • Police offer tips to motorists in advance of blizzard

    Police offer tips to motorists in advance of blizzard

    ELLSWORTH — With the weather forecast calling for up to 2 feet of snow and winds between 25 and 35 miles per hour, with gusts up to 55 mph, police are making a request of the traveling public. “Generally speaking, if there’s no emergency, we’re asking motorists to stay home if at all possible,” said