• Deck the halls with a dress

    Deck the halls with a dress

    When we see little girl holiday dresses, we harken back to noisy family parties and crawling underneath a dining room table to escape. If only it were that easy today. If you’ve got a little girl in need of a party dress this December or for the Father-Daughter dance in February, there’s only one place

  • You like potato and I like potahto

    You like potato and I like potahto

    Notice all the futile bickering lately? People can’t agree on climate change, expanding MaineCare, bear hunting or whether a vote for Cutler was personal integrity or pro-LePage folly. They argue tirelessly and fruitlessly about immigration and whether that Ebola nurse in Fort Kent was a saint or a loose cannon. And the Keystone XL pipeline.

  • Old Winter Harbor firehouse sold

    Old Winter Harbor firehouse sold

    WINTER HARBOR — The old Winter Harbor Fire Department building on Main Street is changing hands, but the new owners promise to keep one thing the same. “We are not sure of our plans for the building at this point, except to say that the noon whistle will remain,” said Gillian Newstead of Grindstone Neck.

  • A feast for the wolves

    You would think that I would learn after a while. Big game can be hit hard with a high velocity bullet and leave no trace. When my wife, Diane, shot a cow moose a decade or more ago with a .35 Remington, the animal disappeared into a fir thicket. There was no indication on the

  • Mildred “Mickey” B. Scott

    TRENTON/ELLSWORTH — Mildred “Mickey” B. Scott, 96, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. She is survived by her son, Charles Scott and wife, Marsha, of Ellsworth; daughter, Janet McCarty and husband, Bill, of Trenton; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. A graveside service was held Nov. 8, 2014, at Woodbine Cemetery in Ellsworth.

  • Brooksville church serving goodies

    BROOKSVILLE — The Brooksville United Methodist Church will be serving coffee, tea, cocoa and muffins on Monday, Dec. 1, from 7 to 9 a.m. The church is located at 713 Coastal Road, next to Buck’s Market. For more information, call 469-7850.

  • Frederick “Fred” Eugene Graham

    ELLSWORTH — Frederick “Fred” Eugene Graham, 80, passed away Nov. 24, 2014, surrounded by his wife and family. He was born Aug. 10, 1934, in Bangor, the son of John and Beatrice (Moreau) Graham. He grew up in Bucksport and graduated from Bucksport High School. He served four years in the U.S. Navy during the