• Hancock County Jail log

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail during the past week: Peter B. Griffin, 58, Franklin, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Jacob M. Smith, 29, Hancock, sentenced to 48 hours for OUI. Shannon L. Stanley, 28, Tremont, drug court sanction. Tiffany A. Koopman, 27, Hancock, operating

  • Bar Harbor man arrested after high-speed chase

    Bar Harbor man arrested after high-speed chase

    ELLSWORTH — A Bar Harbor man was arrested Tuesday after police said he led officers on a high-speed chase. Cody Austin, 21, initially came to police attention after they said he was clocked at 58 miles per hour in a 25-mph zone by Officer James Gillway on the Bucksport Road around 2:15 p.m. Tuesday. Gillway

  • Bicyclist uninjured after car swipes bike

    ELLSWORTH — A local man was reportedly unhurt after a car swiped the bicycle he was riding on Downeast Highway on Friday morning. Police said Richard A. Powell, 71, of Ellsworth was riding along Downeast Highway near Myrick Street around 7:40 a.m. with another, unidentified cyclist. Jonathan Labrecque, 28, of Ellsworth was headed up the

  • Warrior Connection Conference set for Nov. 7-9

    Warrior Connection Conference set for Nov. 7-9

    ELLSWORTH — The Christian Ridge Church will host and sponsor the North East Regional Warrior Connection Conference on Nov. 7-9. The church’s Ministry to the Military organization invites everyone to attend this free, three-day event filled with trainings, food and fellowship. CRC Senior Pastor Daniel Jones organized the event to offer veterans and their loved

  • Troupe nails wit and absurdity in comedies

    Troupe nails wit and absurdity in comedies

    LAMOINE — It was a bit disconcerting walking into the Lamoine-Bayside Grange Hall last Sunday afternoon. Sitting in the wooden chairs lining the walls and facing the hall’s little stage were about two dozen people dressed in their Sunday best — the women in long taffeta or velvet gowns, with lacey Bertha collars pinned in

  • Dedham man one of three arrested in Bangor drug bust

    Dedham man one of three arrested in Bangor drug bust

    BANGOR — Three individuals have been arrested on drug charges after one of them, Timothy Thorpe, 34, of Dedham, was stopped for a traffic infraction Wednesday night. Subsequent investigations by Bangor Police and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency (MDEA) turned up $25,000 worth of cocaine and heroin, nearly $5,000 in cash, a loaded .44-magnum handgun

  • Choosing a governor

    In electing a governor, Maine is very much in need of a runoff procedure. No matter how you slice it, support from fewer than 50 percent of those casting ballots cannot be considered a mandate. Only once in the last seven gubernatorial elections — independent Angus King’s re-election in 1998 — has a governor been