• Two-vehicle crash snarls traffic on Route 3

    ELLSWORTH — At least two vehicles were damaged and traffic snarled for several minutes after a collision on Route 3 at Beechland Road Tuesday afternoon. County Ambulance treated one motorist at the scene. No one appeared to be seriously injured. The Ellsworth Fire Department and Ellsworth Police Officer Bart Tokas directed traffic while Officer Dan

  • Author Sandy Phippen to speak July 8

    WINTER HARBOR — Author and literary entertainer Sandy Phippen will talk July 8 about working at the former Frenchman’s Bay Lodge and coming of age in Downeast Maine in the 1950s and 1960s. Phippen was invited to speak by the Winter Harbor Historical Society at 7 p.m., in Hammond Hall on Main Street. Phippen’s novel,

  • Hancock County Jail Log June 23-28

    Hancock County Jail Log June 23-28

    The following were arrested or booked in the Hancock County Jail from June 23 to 28: Michael B. Brown, 39, Deer Isle, unlawful drug possession. Jeremy M. Murphy, 25, Sedgwick, failure to pay fine. Mark W. Sincyr Sr., 41, Ellsworth, seven counts failure to appear and one count each default in payment of fine and

  • Clam prices up as holiday approaches

    Clam prices up as holiday approaches

    ELLSWORTH — When you run a restaurant in Maine with “lobster” in the name, you’ve got to have lobster on the menu no matter what it costs. With the July Fourth weekend almost here, lobster costs a lot but, at least according to some along the waterfront, not as much as soft-shell clams. “Clams are

  • Woman arrested for prior charges

    Woman arrested for prior charges

    BUCKSPORT — Amanda Williamson, 29, of Bucksport was arrested for allegedly failing to appear in court on an earlier charge of operating a vehicle after her license had been suspended. Police made the arrest June 23 at the Wenbelle Apartments after receiving a warrant out of Hancock County for the failure to appear charge. Williamson

  • Hancock County divorces

    The following divorces were granted in Ellsworth District Court: Alex Wiken of Bar Harbor and Jessica Wiken of Bar Harbor. Married June 9, 2012, at Bar Harbor. Margaret Jill Kanter of Gorham and Mark D. Kanter of Bar Harbor. Married Jan. 22, 2009, at Jamaica. Denise Blanchard of Rockland and Gary R. Blanchard of Searsport.

  • Cole is Council’s choice to be Ellsworth’s next city manager

    Cole is Council’s choice to be Ellsworth’s next city manager

    ELLSWORTH — Interim City Manager David Cole is likely to soon be named the new city manager, pending the conclusion of negotiations over a contract, salary and benefits. City Council Chairman Bob Crosthwaite said Cole is the candidate with whom search committee members and staff from Eaton Peabody Consulting Group “are presently negotiating for the position

  • Dad feels left out

    Dad feels left out

    Dear Carolyn: I have the privilege of being a stay-at-home mom to our 6-year-old twins. My husband works full time and is out of town once a week. I think we have a good relationship. However, this is a constant issue: My husband would like to be included in our activities — going to the