• Bucksport girls collect wins in two events at EMITL meet

    Bucksport girls collect wins in two events at EMITL meet gallery

    ORONO — Bucksport’s Mavis Taungatu’a and Natalie Coleman led their team to a fourth place finish at the Eastern Maine Indoor Track League meet on Saturday at the University of Maine’s New Balance Field House. Taungatu’a placed first in shot put with a distance of 32-09.75. Coleman placed first in the 2-mile run in 13:34.54

  • Wrestling round-robin hosted by Golden Bucks

    BUCKSPORT — Wrestlers from eight teams competed in a round-robin tournament hosted by the Bucksport Golden Bucks on Saturday. Several weight classes were combined in order to fill brackets and give wrestlers increased opportunities to compete. The following results were recorded by Bucksport wrestlers: 106/113 pounds: Foster Ashmore, 3-0; Devin Darveauk 0-3. 120 pounds: Jacob

  • City’s annual Winter Carnival set for Saturday, Feb. 7

    City’s annual Winter Carnival set for Saturday, Feb. 7

    ELLSWORTH — It’s once again time for what organizers call “the ‘coolest’ celebration Downeast,” Ellsworth’s annual Winter Carnival event. This year’s carnival is set for Saturday, Feb. 7, with events taking place throughout the day. First on the schedule are the cardboard sled races on the hill at Woodlawn. Registration starts at 9 a.m. There

  • Dana’s bear loaf

    What does bear meat taste like? If you Google the question, you’ll get a variety of answers. “It can be gamey and greasy.” “Hard to describe.” “It tastes a little like beef and a little like pork.” Over the years, I’ve tried just about every wild critter Maine has to offer. Only two turned me

  • Slain mother and children remembered at candlelight vigil

    Slain mother and children remembered at candlelight vigil video

    ELLSWORTH — A candlelight vigil Sunday for Christina Sargent and her two children — all allegedly murdered by her live-in boyfriend — was in many ways a very personal, family affair. Several family members, among them Christina’s mother, brother and son, stood on the steps at Ellsworth City Hall to speak in remembrance of Christina,

  • Hancock County Jail Log Jan. 20-25

    The following were arrested or booked into the Hancock County Jail from Jan. 20 to 25: George T. Pickard IV, 25, Franklin, 35 days for eluding an officer. Jennifer G. Thurston, 22, Sullivan, failure to pay fine. Aaron C. Foss, 23, East Machias, six months for driving to endanger. Peter T. Benson, 31, Southwest Harbor,

  • As predicted, DMR will likely shorten scallop season

    As predicted, DMR will likely shorten scallop season

    ELLSWORTH — When Department of Marine Resources Commissioner Patrick Keliher took the advice of his Scallop Advisory Council last year and set a 70-day fishing season for this winter (just 50 days in Cobscook Bay) he warned fishermen that DMR was likely to cut the season short. At an SAC meeting in Ellsworth last Thursday,

  • Hancock County Sheriff: Firearms, coins stolen in Trenton

    Hancock County Sheriff: Firearms, coins stolen in Trenton

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a burglary that occurred last week at a Trenton residence. Firearms and coins were stolen. Deputy Jeff McFarland is investigating a theft of cash from a Deer Isle residence that was reported Jan. 21. Citizen assists Deputies helped a number of residents and others with issues ranging