• Hancock County Jail Log July 22-26

    Hancock County Jail Log July 22-26

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail from July 22-26: Kevin R. Ames, 52, Orland, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Jon J. Mylen Jr., 28, Bucksport, unlawful sexual contact, assault. Dustin J. Johnson, 33, Ellsworth, probation violation. Kevin S. Chipman, 36, Southwest Harbor, bail violation. Bryan

  • Doe permits available

    Doe permits available

    The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIF&W) is now accepting applications online for its annual Sept. 9 drawing for any-deer hunting permits. The application deadline is midnight on Aug. 17. MDIF&W no longer mails applications, so hunters shopping for a doe permit need to be on their toes. To apply online, go to:

  • Take a dip

    Take a dip

    The recent spell of hot weather has inspired all the heat-loving vegetables to thrive; crisp, green cucumbers, shiny yellow summer squash, perfectly ripe tomatoes, green beans, wax beans and zebra-striped zucchini. Chopped veggies, grilled veggies, veggies poached in butter, we are literally swimming in fresh veggies. A nice, tasty dip encourages lots of fresh veggie

  • Google lodging glitch appears to be fixed

    Google lodging glitch appears to be fixed

    ELLSWORTH — The Google snafus indicating lodging was not available at a number of hotels and inns worldwide appear to have been resolved. U.S. Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) intervened initially and then again when a second problem was discovered. Inns, among them Acadia’s Oceanside Meadows Inn in Prospect Harbor, complained that a Google search of

  • Pulitzer Prize winner to lecture at MERI

    BLUE HILL — The Marine & Environmental Research Institute will host a special lecture by a celebrated author, investigative journalist and educator in the realm of science and environmental writing. Last year, Daniel Fagin won the coveted Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction with “Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation.” Next week in Blue

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log: Seven charged with underage drinking on island

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log: Seven charged with underage drinking on island

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies charged several young people after investigating a report of underage drinking at an island off Castine Sunday. Deputy Jake Day charged the following with illegal possession of liquor by a minor: Olivia Bicks, 19, of Westport, Conn. Molly Salter, 20, of Alexandria, Va. Madison Koos, 19, of Castine Connor Kennedy,