• Festival offers art for all

    Festival offers art for all

    WINTER HARBOR — The Schoodic Peninsula comes alive with a packed schedule of arts events throughout July and August. The 2015 Schoodic Arts Festival kicked off officially last Sunday with the Schoodic Arts Silent Auction, featuring more than 300 items, mostly made by area craftspeople. Running through Aug. 10, the arts festival features 74 workshops,

  • Winter Harbor Lobster Festival set for Aug. 8

    Winter Harbor Lobster Festival set for Aug. 8

    WINTER HARBOR — The 51st annual Winter Harbor Lobster Festival will be held Saturday, Aug. 8, beginning, as always, with a road race and blueberry pancake breakfast. Other events planned for the Lobster Festival include a visit from the Maine Forest Warden’s helicopter, giant mud trucks and a car club. The mixed martial arts team

  • Franklin News of Neighbors

    Jenna Shorey Correspondent This summer has certainly been one of fantastic weather, which has made all of the events around town that much more exciting to enjoy. The Franklin Historical Society invites you to its annual blueberry pancake breakfast this Saturday, Aug. 1. Breakfast will be served at the Franklin Veterans Club from 7-10 a.m.

  • State dumps latest standardized test

    State dumps latest standardized test

    ELLSWORTH — Maine is saying buh-bye to the Smarter Balanced standardized testing system after just one year due to complaints from educators, parents and the Maine Department of Education. “You hear, from the folks out on the front lines, ‘Pick something and stay with it,’” said Sen. Brian Langley (R-Hancock County). “But you also have

  • Josh Frost named new athletic director at Ellsworth High School

    Josh Frost named new athletic director at Ellsworth High School

    ELLSWORTH — A new athletic director has been hired at Ellsworth High School. Josh Frost was hired Tuesday, according to Superintendent Dan Higgins, and will start work in the full-time post on Thursday, Aug. 6. Frost has 13 years of teaching experience and has most recently worked in the Union 76 (Deer Isle-Stonington) school system.

  • 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: