• DMR plans meetings to set scallop, urchin seasons

    DMR plans meetings to set scallop, urchin seasons

    ELLSWORTH — The Department of Marine Resources is proposing new rules to set the regulations and harvest season for the 2015-2016 scallop season and set rules and establish a closed area for the coming sea urchin fishery. Three public hearings are scheduled on the scallop regulations and one hearing is scheduled for the sea urchin

  • Now We’re Cookin': Linguine & Shrimp

    Now We’re Cookin': Linguine & Shrimp

     Editor’s Note: Gail La Rosa Thompson is best known locally as The Grand’s executive director. But she’s also a mother of two who grew up in the small western Massachusetts city of Chicopee. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Mount Holyoke College and a master’s degree in museum science from Texas Tech University.

  • DVD Review: Last Knights

    DVD Review: Last Knights

    Repackaging has a long and noble history in film. “West Side Story,” which is “Romeo and Juliet” played out between two warring gangs in New York, is one of the greatest movies of all time. “The Magnificent Seven” (1960) is a very enjoyable, cowboy retelling of the Japanese classic “The Seven Samurai.” Ditto “Ten Things

  • Yard sale scheduled in Bucksport

    BUCKSPORT — The North Bucksport United Methodist Church will be having a large yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Arey Community Center, 1160 River Road in Bucksport. Multiple families are donating items and there are many treasures to be found. The sale will take place rain or shine.

  • Free community dance Sept. 12

    ELLSWORTH — The Down East Dances are holding a free community dance on Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Down East YMCA gym. There will be a beginner swing lesson at 7 p.m., followed by the dance from 7:30 to 10. There is no admission charge for this dance and all are welcome. For more information,

  • Holden church hosting supper

    HOLDEN — The Holden Congregational Church is hosting a supper on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 5 p.m. The menu includes home baked beans, hot dogs, cole slaw, potato salad, macaroni salad, casseroles, rolls, dessert and coffee. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12. Preschoolers eat for free.

  • Sultans of Swing draws from all over the globe

    Sultans of Swing draws from all over the globe

    ELLSWORTH — If your name is Chris McKhool, you play the fiddle and you hail from Canada, it’s a pretty sure bet you’re going to be pigeonholed as a Celtic musician — not that there is anything wrong with that. But, in fact, McKhool is of Lebanese and Egyptian descent and was born and raised

  • Clinic hosting open house

    BLUE HILL — Peninsula Free Health, which provides care for the medically uninsured, is hosting an open house at its location at 26 Hinckley Ridge Road on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The clinic will offer blood pressure screenings, glucose testing and cholesterol screenings. There will be information about healthy diets,

  • State approves demolition of Bucksport paper mill

    State approves demolition of Bucksport paper mill

    BUCKSPORT — State environmental regulators have approved the demolition of the local paper mill, bringing the gargantuan project one step closer to reality. The next step for AIM Development, the Canadian company that purchased the shuttered mill from Verso Paper Corp. in January, is to get the town’s approval for the demolition, which it estimates