• Hancock County Sheriff’s Log: ID theft, fraudulent tax returns reported

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log: ID theft, fraudulent tax returns reported

    ELLSWORTH — Two residents of Lamoine and Castine reported that their Social Security numbers had been stolen and used to file fraudulent federal tax returns, the Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies reported. At least one of the residents wanted the information documented for future reference, according to Deputy Ben Astbury. Criminal mischief A vehicle spinning around

  • Peninsula School registration set

    GOULDSBORO — Kindergarten registration at the Peninsula School in Prospect Harbor will be held on Friday, April 10. Children must be 5 years of age on or before Oct. 15, 2015. Parents are requested to bring their child, his/her birth certificate, immunization record and proof of residency to the school on registration day. Health records

  • Hancock County Court March 9-20

    Hancock County Court March 9-20

    The following cases were heard in Hancock County Court, according to official records: March 9 to March 20 Stephen Paul Ahola, 49, Surry. OUI (Alcohol) at Surry, Jan. 12. $500. Jail 48 hours. License suspended 150 days. Michael P. Babineau, 20, Ellsworth. Minor consuming liquor at Ellsworth, Jan. 17. $600. Christopher A. Benner, 22, Deer

  • Ellsworth studio expands mixed martial arts offerings

    Ellsworth studio expands mixed martial arts offerings

    ELLSWORTH — Floor-length windows that once displayed an empty room along the Bangor Road dripped with sweat Saturday afternoon. Inside Acadia Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu’s new home, some 20 athletes of all types donned boxing gloves or focus mitts and took turns throwing punches at the padded targets. From aspiring mixed martial arts fighters to high school

  • “Growing Local” showing at Alamo

    BUCKSPORT — Healthy Acadia is hosting a showing of the film “Growing Local” at the Alamo Theatre in Bucksport on Thursday, April 2, at 6:30 p.m. The Maine Farmland Trust’s newest documentary explores the growing pains of the local food movement and the uncertain fate of the farmers and farmland that keep it alive. The

  • Free childbirth education classes this spring

    BLUE HILL— The Blue Hill Women’s Health Care will offer free childbirth education classes this spring. The classes are free and open to the public and will be held Tuesdays, April 7, 14 and 28, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Suzanne Norgang, certified nurse midwife will lead the classes, which will include the process of normal

  • What’s your poison

    What’s your poison

    Abby and Martha Brewster, the homicidal spinster sisters who, in “Arsenic and Old Lace,” lovingly murdered lonely old guys by serving them elderberry wine laced with arsenic. They meant well. But elderberry wine? Nobody drinks that anymore. How about a nice Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc with just a touch of inorganic arsenic? According to

  • Schoodic Woods campground opening delayed

    Schoodic Woods campground opening delayed

    WINTER HARBOR — The opening date of the new 96-site Schoodic Woods campground has been delayed to Sept. 1 due to construction slowed by an unusually snowy winter. The campground is on land abutting Acadia National Park on the Schoodic Peninsula. It is privately owned, but will be operated by the National Park Service (NPS).