• Great Pond trust sponsors movie

    BUCKSPORT — The Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust, sponsor of the Alamo theater’s feature film “A Walk in the Woods” this week, invites the public to take advantage of the fine fall weather and explore the 4,500-acre Great Pond Mountain Wildlands in Orland. “A Walk in the Woods,” showing at 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 9-10,

  • Breaking through the shame

    ELLSWORTH — Former WCSH Channel 6 weatherman Kevin Mannix and co-author Linda Rota will share their life lessons, struggles, feelings of shame and experience growing up exposed to alcoholism, severe depression and suicide starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8, in the Riverside Room at the Ellsworth Public Library. Authors of “‘Weathering Shame,” Mannix

  • MMA has new sailing coach

    CASTINE — Maine Maritime Academy has hired a new sailing coach who is coming from Colorado but is no stranger to Castine. The new sailing mentor is Caroline McNally, who sailed for Boston College a decade ago and coached the MMA dinghy team from August 2009 through the end of the 2011 season as a

  • Hancock woman charged with arson

    Hancock woman charged with arson

    ELLSWORTH — Deputies arrested a Hancock woman after she allegedly destroyed the inside of her ex-boyfriend’s residence and set his couch on fire before fleeing the scene Friday. The ex-boyfriend called police to report that his ex “in a fit of rage destroyed the inside of the residence, including breaking nearly every window in the

  • Helicopter evacuates four from remote island

    Helicopter evacuates four from remote island

    MOUNT DESERT ROCK — Four researchers stationed at the lighthouse on this remote treeless ledge 25 miles offshore were evacuated by U.S. Coast Guard helicopter Friday afternoon. The researchers, including a College of the Atlantic student, were picked up as a precaution as predicted surf from an intense low pressure system approaching from the west

  • Simmering Pot meal closed Oct. 12

    BLUE HILL — The Simmering Pot — A Community Created Supper, will be closed Monday, Oct. 12, for the Columbus Day holiday. The supper will return on Oct. 19, providing free meals from 2:30 to 6 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill. There is no charge, but donations are accepted. For more

  • Artists to speak in Hancock Oct. 9

    HANCOCK — The Hancock Historical Society is hosting a program featuring three well-known local artists and their work: Philip Frey and Mary Welsh of Sullivan and Renata Moise of Hancock. The program is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Hancock Community Center. Admission is free, but donations are always welcome.

  • Events scheduled at Blue Hill Library

    BLUE HILL — The Friends of the Blue Hill Public Library Film Series continues on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. with “In a Lonely Place” (1950), starring Humphrey Bogart and Gloria Grahame. The film, a classic film noir, is about a troubled screenwriter suspected of murder who is cleared by his neighbor, but then

  • Audubon program at GSA Oct. 9

    BLUE HILL — Downeast Audubon is sponsoring a multimedia presentation by Leslie Clapp and Blaise deSibour, who will share highlights of their adventures in Colombia. The program is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. in the Esther Wood Room at George Stevens Academy. Clapp and deSibour searched for some of the country’s 1,885