• Hancock County Sheriff’s Log: Ten ticketed during speed detail

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log: Ten ticketed during speed detail

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Shane Campbell issued 10 summonses for speeding after working a four-hour speed detail in the Ellsworth area Aug. 27. Campbell warned several motorists about their speed as well. Campbell summoned Jourdon Smith, 27, of Orland on charges of speeding and operating after suspension. On Aug. 26, Campbell patrolled for the

  • Interim principal hired at Blue Hill Consolidated School

    BLUE HILL — The Blue Hill School Board Monday hired Union 93 Curriculum Coordinator Shelly Schildroth to serve as interim principal. Schildroth replaces Matt Lokken, who resigned Aug. 25, a week before the start of school, citing personal reasons. “The principal resigned…it wasn’t exactly expected,” Union 93 Superintendent Mark Hurvitt said last week. The Blue

  • Area forums on ranked choice voting scheduled

    ELLSWORTH — Four community education forums on ranked choice voting are being held at local restaurants for Hancock County residents beginning on Monday, Sept. 14. There will be food to sample at each event, and all are free and open to the public. The forums will be co-hosted by the Committee for Ranked Choice Voting,

  • MMA freshmen plunge into college career

    MMA freshmen plunge into college career

    CASTINE — Maine Maritime Academy’s annual Ship Jump was held on Sunday morning for more than 200 incoming members of the academy’s freshman class. The 40-foot plummet from the deck of the training ship State of Maine is a longstanding tradition for first-year students. Born out of practical training needs for students entering seagoing careers, the

  • Downeast births

    Downeast births

    At Mount Desert Island Hospital, Bar Harbor: COUGH — to Lindsay and Joe Cough of Mount Desert, a son, Gregor Cough, July 31. LEMOINE — to Kristina Stanley and Lucas Lemoine of Southwest Harbor, a son, Kayden Lemoine, Aug. 1. STEELE — to Jenny and Zachary Steele of Ellsworth, a son, Henrick Steele, Aug. 4.

  • Sam Alvarado wins Islesboro Crossing

    Sam Alvarado wins Islesboro Crossing

    ISLESBORO — Sam Alvarado of Lamoine won the third annual Islesboro Crossing for LifeFlight swim on Saturday. Eighty swimmers participated in the 3.1-mile swim from Lincolnville to Islesboro — a fundraiser for LifeFlight of Maine. Each swimmer raised pledge support. Alvarado finished the swim first in one hour and 10 minutes. He raised $350 for LifeFlight.

  • Ellsworth-Sumner football team seeks first win

    Ellsworth-Sumner football team seeks first win

    ELLSWORTH — In its three seasons as a program, the Ellsworth-Sumner Memorial High School football team has yet to win a game. But head coach Duane Crawford is optimistic about this year. “The kids are more comfortable on offense and defense,” Crawford said. “There are some definite bright spots.” On Friday night, Ellsworth-Sumner hosted Mount