• Warm glow

    Warm glow

    Benevolent and mild though the fall has been, winter is on its way. With that in mind, we spent last weekend wrassling with storm windows, pouncing on drafts, squishing Moretite into cracks and installing sweeps at the bottom of doors to close the gaps. While considering the utility of a space heater upstairs or maybe

  • Question 1 stirring plenty of debate

    Question 1 stirring plenty of debate

    ELLSWORTH — No referendum going to Maine voters this election season has generated more public debate — some might call it vitriol — than Question 1: “Do you want to ban the use of bait, dogs or traps in bear hunting except to protect property, public safety, or for research?” At issue are three techniques

  • Gloria J. Bursey

    Gloria J. Bursey

    TRENTON — Gloria J. Bursey, beloved wife and mother, went home to be with her Lord on Oct. 15, 2014. She was born Oct. 24, 1927, in Somerville, Mass., to Harold and Mildred (Bastion) Malkson. Though she was not born in Maine, Gloria’s ties to Maine run deep in her family history, and she was

  • Flora L. Zayic

    ELLSWORTH — Flora L. Zayic, 88, passed away Sept. 30, 2014, at Woodlands in Brewer of a broken heart following the recent death of her husband, Charles. Flora was born July 7, 1926, in East St. Louis, Ill. She married her husband during World War II and employment opportunities took them to Kansas and New

  • Ruth E. (Jackson) Wuori

    CLINTON — Ruth E. (Jackson) Wuori, 90, passed away Oct. 19, 2014, in Clinton. Ruth was born Oct. 25, 1923, on the Jackson farm in Waterville, the first child of Robert M and Evelyn (Lord) Jackson. She received her education in the Waterville school system and graduated from Coburn Classical Institute, Class of 1940. She

  • Turkey supper scheduled Oct. 25

    ELLSWORTH — The First Congregational Church of Ellsworth is holding a turkey dinner, with stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, squash, cranberry sauce, Caesar salad, rolls, tea, coffee or lemonade and homemade pies. The supper is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 25, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The church is handicapped-accessible and located across from the Ellsworth Police

  • Dessert theatre set for Oct. 23

    BLUE HILL — The eighth-graders at Blue Hill Consolidated School are raising money for their class trip by creating a Roaring ’20s Dessert Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. The students will recreate a speakeasy in the school cafeteria complete with flappers, gangsters, jazz and the Charleston. A variety of desserts will be

  • MDOT commissioner to discuss Route 15 in visit to Blue Hill

    BLUE HILL — Maine Department of Transportation Commissioner David Bernhardt will visit the town office Tuesday, Oct. 28, to meet with area selectmen and town officials about Route 15. The meeting starts at 11:30 a.m. and the public is welcome. The meeting is a result of efforts among municipal leaders on the Blue Hill Peninsula