• Arnold Maurice “Jesse” James Jr.

    Arnold Maurice “Jesse” James Jr.

    LAMOINE — Arnold Maurice “Jesse” James Jr., 84, passed away on Dec. 18, 2014, at his home in Lamoine. He graduated from Bar Harbor High School, Class of 1948, Colby College, Class of 1952, and attended MIT during his USAF career (1952–1962). A longtime Revere, Mass., resident, he retired from the National Weather Service in

  • Lillian Marian (Hill) Sherman

    Lillian Marian (Hill) Sherman

    BROOKLYN, N.Y. and TRENTON — Lillian Marian (Hill) Sherman, 86, died at a Bangor hospital, Dec. 17, 2014, surrounded by her loving family after a four-year struggle with a heart condition and cancer. She was born April 7, 1928, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the daughter of William E. and Violet Louise (Weekes) Hill. Lillian graduated from

  • Orland man charged with heroin trafficking

    Orland man charged with heroin trafficking

    ORLAND — The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency (MDEA) has charged two individuals in Orland with Class B trafficking in heroin following a month-long investigation into the distribution of the drug in western Hancock County. Over the past several weeks, investigators from MDEA’s Down East Task Force, based in Ellsworth, have been conducting an investigation into

  • Welcome, Seaport Village

    Scores of Ellsworth area residents got an impressive eyeful Dec. 10 as the new Seaport Village Healthcare opened its doors to the public with an open house. The 63,600-square-foot facility, located next to the recently refurbished Moore Community Center, will have beds for 91 residents — 61 of them for nursing care and rehabilitation services

  • The “Torture” Report

    “The truth shall make you free.”  [Inscription at the entrance to the CIA] The recent release of the 500-page summary of a much longer report from the majority staff of the Senate Intelligence Committee has predictably generated intense controversy. By any measure, the report is an impressive effort. Two staff members spent five years wading

  • Eyewitness to Gaza

    Having viewed countless reports, photos and videos, we felt prepared for what we would see on our visit to Gaza in early December 2014. But the reality was overwhelming. No video can capture the scope of the destruction, block upon block of Israeli-demolished apartment buildings, bullet-sprayed shops and homes, children playing in rubble, men searching for reusable stones.

  • Torture should not be a partisan issue

    Dear Editor: The long-awaited Senate “torture report” was released just in time for the holidays. This unfortunate timing was due, of course, to fear by the recently disempowered Democratic majority that the incoming Republican majority would try to suppress the report. Be that as it may, it is certainly an ironic juxtaposition. As we prepare

  • An Apology to Governor LePage

    Dear Editor: Let’s see if I have this straight: the Senate District 25 contest was close enough to require a recount, and during the recount, 21 more ballots (all from Long Island and all cast for the Republican candidate) materialized than were tallied by the voter roster on Election Day? Wow. It appears that I