• The Griffin Clip

    The Miami Boat Show — if you will excuse the use of a popular grammatical corruption — is ginormous! It is a showplace for everything that is technologically on the cutting edge, not only for big expensive boats and outboards, but also for nautical devices and related gizmos. For those of us who grew up

  • Temperatures in Ellsworth set records in February

    Temperatures in Ellsworth set records in February

    ELLSWORTH — The average temperature in Ellsworth in February was 6.5 degrees Fahrenheit. The last time it was anywhere near that cold was January 1971 when the average was 12.9 degrees. In terms of heating degree days, this past February out-froze January 1971 by a score of 1,639 to 1,614. Heating degree days — a

  • Let your laughter be your mantra

    Let your laughter be your mantra

    ELLSWORTH — Yoga comes in many, many forms: Hatha, Chakra, Karma, Kripalu and Kundalini, to name a few. We can name one more: Laughter Yoga. It’s coming to Ellsworth Saturday morning. Intended as medicine for melancholy in the midst of this endless winter, The Ellsworth American is hosting an hour-long session of Laughter Yoga this

  • Drama to draw crowd

    Drama to draw crowd

    BAR HARBOR — The Eastern Regional of the Maine Drama Festival, a one-act play competition, will take place at Mount Desert Island High School (MDIHS) this Friday and Saturday, March 6 and 7. Eight schools will take part in the annual event, including Shead High School (Eastport), Washington Academy (East Machias), George Stevens Academy (Blue

  • Hancock County Retired Teachers Association meeting March 10

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Retired Teachers Association will be meeting on Tuesday, March 10, at Jasper’s Restaurant in Ellsworth. Lunch is scheduled for 11:30 a.m., followed by a meeting. The guest speaker will be Janet Lewis, the new director of Healthy Peninsula. She will be speaking on health initiatives affecting Hancock County, including a

  • Input sought in Ellsworth city manager search

    ELLSWORTH — A public meeting has been set for Monday, March 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium at City Hall to get input from residents on the search for a new city manager. Residents are invited to come and “express their expectations on qualities, education, background and experience the new city manager should possess,”

  • George Stevens Academy second quarter honor roll

    The following students at George Stevens Academy were named to the second quarter honor roll: Grade 12 Highest Honors: Abby Andrews, Jasper Benson-Sulzer, Hongan Bian, Nathaniel Boechat, Claire Ciampa, Alice Dillon, Anna Ludlow, Yin Yee Luk, Joseph Maier, Cecily Page, Yixin Ran, Emmaline Richardson, Jordon Soper, Adrian Van der Eb, Taylor Venema, Chun Ye, Tate

  • UMM wildlife forensics students solve mock crime

    UMM wildlife forensics students solve mock crime

    MACHIAS — In Downeast Maine’s war on fictional wildlife crime, the worst criminal offenders are pursued by the men and women of Professor Gerry Zegers’ wildlife forensics class at the University of Maine-Machias. This is their story. On a frigid but sunny afternoon in March, Game Warden Dave Simmons tells the nine wildlife forensics students

  • Hancock County Superior Court Feb. 10-20

    Hancock County Superior Court Feb. 10-20

    The following cases were heard in Hancock County Superior Court, according to official records: Feb. 10 to Feb. 20 Brent S. Davis, 42, Bangor. Operating under the influence at Ellsworth, March 12, 1995. $500. Kayla M. Kalel, 25, Bangor. Unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs at Bar Harbor, Sept. 18, 2012. $400. Department of Corrections three