• Mary Hardenbergh Dethier

    BLUE HILL — Mary Hardenbergh Dethier, “Maisie,” died Dec. 17, 2014, two weeks after suffering a debilitating stroke. Maisie loved her family, the outdoors, birds, mountains, a vast network of friends, skiing, hiking, tennis, singing, picking blueberries and making them into incomparable muffins and pies, sewing, knitting, gardening and every aspect of life. She was

  • Ellsworth High School Honor Roll

    Ellsworth High School Honor Roll

    GRADE 12 HIGHEST HONORS: Carli Carter, Briana Clark, Anna Kreitzer, Kyle Lima, Dylan Paul, Haley Sattler, Alec Toothaker. HIGH HONORS: Christina Allen, Morgan Barkhouse, Karla Butler, Joshua Callnan, Milton Carter, Julie Clements, Hannah Craig, Madeline Hart, Emma Kell, Kaile Kimball, Olivia Lounder, Conor Maguire, Valter Moeller, Ethan Park, Brandon St. Germain, Rebeckah Trowbridge, Edward Vanzura,

  • Maine State Police: Family fights lead to arrests

    Maine State Police: Family fights lead to arrests

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police handled two calls about family fights in the past week, each leading to an arrest. On Sunday, Trooper Greg Roy and Sgt. Alden Bustard responded to a Lamoine resident for a report of a family fight. As a result of the investigation, troopers arrested Tracey McDevitt, 43, of Lamoine

  • Hancock County Jail log Dec. 5-14

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail during the past week: James J. LaBranche, 27, Newington, N.H. OUI, carrying a concealed weapon. Christopher N. Lemoine, 30, Swan’s Island, failure to appear. Megan E. Yates, 29, Ellsworth, six counts failure to pay fine. Robert A. Davis, 36, Brewer, probation revocation. Matthew B. Cush,

  • Fessenden to retire as chief of Marine Patrol

    Fessenden to retire as chief of Marine Patrol

    HALLOWELL — What do Bill Brennan, Robin Alden, Lew Flagg, George Lapointe, Norman Olsen and Patrick Keliher have in common? Over the past 21 years, each of them served as commissioner of the Department of Marine Resources, at least for a time. All of them have relied on Col. Joe Fessenden to run the Maine

  • City tightens fireworks rules

    City tightens fireworks rules

    ELLSWORTH — City councilors approved a set of changes to Ellsworth’s fireworks ordinance Monday night that dramatically reduces when and where fireworks can be used. But rather than serving as the final chapter to months of discussion, meetings and public comment, that vote may instead be a stepping stone to even more discussion and council

  • Boys’ basketball roundup

    Boys’ basketball roundup

    BLUE HILL — The George Stevens Academy boys’ basketball team won its first game of the season on Monday against Searsport. The Eagles outscored the Searsport Vikings 22-9 in the third period en route to a 68-53 win. GSA improved its record to 1-3. “For the first three games, we just couldn’t put it together,”

  • Child porn suspect waives indictment

    Child porn suspect waives indictment

    ELLSWORTH — A Bar Harbor man accused of possessing child pornography waived his right to have a grand jury consider his case during a court proceeding Monday in Hancock County Unified Criminal Court. Randal Babiuk, 46, was arrested Aug. 7 on a charge of possessing sexually explicit materials of minor under age of twelve, a