• Transfers recorded between Dec. 10 and Dec. 16

    BAR HARBOR W. Tom Sawyer Jr. and Bonnie P. Sawyer, Richmond Hill, Ga., to Frenchman’s Bay Real Estate Holdings LLC, 1.39 acres with any buildings or improvements. Warranty Deed. Linda H. Stretch, Bar Harbor, to Mark E. Dunbar, Mount Desert, 1.11 acres. Quitclaim Deed. BLUE HILL Daniel C. Dennett and Susan B. Dennett, North Andover,

  • White Christmas

    White Christmas

    It’s a little late to start your Christmas shopping, but there’s time. Stores in downtown Ellsworth, Blue Hill, Bucksport and Stonington, among others, have all manner of cunning possibilities … many of them Maine-made. But if you get down to the wire and still have people on your list who will despise you should you

  • Maine Coast Heritage Trust adds to Long Point Preserve

    Maine Coast Heritage Trust adds to Long Point Preserve

    MACHIASPORT — The Maine Coast Heritage Trust, a statewide land conservation organization, announced this week that it is expanding its conservation efforts at a significant archeological site in Machiasport that was conserved last year. The site includes prehistoric rock carvings known as petroglyphs. The next phase of the Long Point project includes three new parcels

  • Death Notices

    Record of recent deaths in Hancock and Washington counties

  • Rotary Club of Ellsworth assisting food pantry

    Rotary Club of Ellsworth assisting food pantry

    ELLSWORTH — The Rotary Club of Ellsworth is currently helping out at the Loaves and Fishes food pantry in Ellsworth during the month of December on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 to 11 a.m. Rotarians help with stocking shelves, unloading trucks, picking up food at Hannaford and assisting the clients. All jobs are an

  • Mary Hardenbergh Dethier

    BLUE HILL — Mary Hardenbergh Dethier, “Maisie,” died Dec. 17, 2014, two weeks after suffering a debilitating stroke. Maisie loved her family, the outdoors, birds, mountains, a vast network of friends, skiing, hiking, tennis, singing, picking blueberries and making them into incomparable muffins and pies, sewing, knitting, gardening and every aspect of life. She was

  • Ellsworth High School Honor Roll

    Ellsworth High School Honor Roll

    GRADE 12 HIGHEST HONORS: Carli Carter, Briana Clark, Anna Kreitzer, Kyle Lima, Dylan Paul, Haley Sattler, Alec Toothaker. HIGH HONORS: Christina Allen, Morgan Barkhouse, Karla Butler, Joshua Callnan, Milton Carter, Julie Clements, Hannah Craig, Madeline Hart, Emma Kell, Kaile Kimball, Olivia Lounder, Conor Maguire, Valter Moeller, Ethan Park, Brandon St. Germain, Rebeckah Trowbridge, Edward Vanzura,

  • Maine State Police: Family fights lead to arrests

    Maine State Police: Family fights lead to arrests

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police handled two calls about family fights in the past week, each leading to an arrest. On Sunday, Trooper Greg Roy and Sgt. Alden Bustard responded to a Lamoine resident for a report of a family fight. As a result of the investigation, troopers arrested Tracey McDevitt, 43, of Lamoine

  • Hancock County Jail log Dec. 5-14

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail during the past week: James J. LaBranche, 27, Newington, N.H. OUI, carrying a concealed weapon. Christopher N. Lemoine, 30, Swan’s Island, failure to appear. Megan E. Yates, 29, Ellsworth, six counts failure to pay fine. Robert A. Davis, 36, Brewer, probation revocation. Matthew B. Cush,