• GSA’s John Hassett places ninth of 800 at Festival of Champions

    GSA’s John Hassett places ninth of 800 at Festival of Champions

    BELFAST — George Stevens Academy junior John Hassett placed ninth of some 800 runners in the high school cross-country Festival of Champions on Saturday. Hassett completed the 3.2-mile course in 16 minutes and 27.28 seconds (a 5:17.8-minute mile average), leading GSA to an 11th-place finish overall with 387 points. Of the 64 boys’ teams, Scarborough

  • Ellsworth Police Log: Porcupine attacks woman

    Ellsworth Police Log: Porcupine attacks woman

    ELLSWORTH — A local woman received “extensive injuries to her lower extremities,” according to police, “when she tripped over a porcupine while walking on the Sunrise Trail after dark.” The woman called police just after 11 p.m. on Oct. 1, reporting she had been “attacked” by the porcupine. It was not clear from the police

  • Retired teachers to meet Oct. 13

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Retired Teachers Association will be meeting at Pat’s Pizza in Ellsworth on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 11:30 a.m. The featured speaker will be Catherine Thompson from Mount Desert Island, who will share some of her career experiences. Members are asked to bring a used book for a book sale to

  • Backyard poultry workshop Oct. 14

    BUCKSPORT — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry are co-sponsoring a workshop in Bucksport for new and future small-scale meat and egg producers. The workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 14, from 6-8 p.m. at Bucksport High School. UMaine Extension educator Donna Coffin and assistant state

  • Darling’s hosting fire safety event Wednesday

    ELLSWORTH — Darling’s Chevrolet, located at 121 Downeast Highway in Ellsworth, is hosting a fire safety and Touch-a-Truck event on Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. October is Fire Prevention Month and Oct. 4-10 is Fire Prevention Week. Free smoke detectors and batteries (while supplies last) will be given away at the event

  • Waltham News of Neighbors

    Waltham News of Neighbors

    Brenda F. Jordan Correspondent It’s been a busy summer in Waltham with weddings, babies and celebrations! The town recently celebrated the 60th anniversary of Floyd and Norma Hardison. They are an inspiration and a testament of true teamwork and a lifetime of love and shared commitment. Here’s to many more. Turkey shoots are back on

  • Sandy Phippen’s essays figure in new book

    Sandy Phippen’s essays figure in new book

    Author Stephen King, who was presented a 2014 National Medal of Arts  by President Barack Obama on Sept. 10 in Washington, D.C., is the focus of “The Stephen King Companion: Four Decades of Fear from the Master of Horror” by Southeast Virginia author George Beahm. Included in the 584-page book are essays and illustrations published

  • Open house at Ellsworth Library

    ELLSWORTH — All are welcome to visit the Ellsworth Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 15, for an open house featuring a meet and greet with the library’s new director, Sheridan Montgomery. The event, which runs from 5-6:30 p.m., also will provide an opportunity to learn about the question on the November local ballot that, if