• Gouldsboro selectmen award sand contract

    GOULDSBORO — Selectmen on April 23 voted to award the town’s sand contract to John Goodwin of Southwest Harbor. Goodwin was the low bidder at $7.44 per yard, followed by Brandon Tracey at $8 per yard and contractor Kevin Barbee at $8.25 per yard. The vote came two weeks after a first round of sealed

  • Fisheries management council approves habitat measures

    ELLSWORTH — The New England Fishery Management Council largely completed its task this week to take final action on a plan to revise it fishery habitat protection rules currently in place in federal waters from Maine to Connecticut. On April 22-23, the council voted to revise a number of its essential fish habitat (EFH) designations

  • Lamoine Fire Department soliciting bids for new boat

    LAMOINE — The Lamoine Volunteer Fire Department is soliciting bids for a new, 21-foot rigid hull, inflatable rescue boat. Written proposals are due by 4 p.m. April 30 and the bid will be awarded no later than May 14. Residents at Town Meeting March 11 approved $90,000 for the new rescue boat with motor, trailer

  • Alfond Foundation gives $1 million to after-school program

    Alfond Foundation gives $1 million to after-school program

    BAR HARBOR – Children in Downeast Maine from Gouldsboro to Machias will continue to benefit from in-school, after-school and summer enrichment programs thanks to a $1 million gift from the Harold Alfond Foundation. As a part of a challenge from an anonymous foundation, the gift will be matched dollar for dollar, resulting in $2 million for

  • Tracy’s Karate hosts 98th tournament

    Tracy’s Karate hosts 98th tournament

    ELLSWORTH — Two hundred competitors from all over Maine and Canada competed in Tracy’s Karate’s 98th home tournament. Students ages 4 to 75 competed in fighting and throwing events. Two hundred trophies and medals were awarded in 50 different divisions. Students who placed first, second or third in this tournament automatically qualified for the “Tournament

  • City begins review of proposed budget for 2015-2016

    City begins review of proposed budget for 2015-2016

    ELLSWORTH — The City Council officially began its review of the proposed municipal budget Thursday night with the first in a series of five budget workshops. The budget at this point consists of proposals from department heads as well as any general adjustments the city knows will need to be made (such as changes in