• Looking backward: 10 years ago in the auto industry

    Looking backward: 10 years ago in the auto industry

    Hope always springs eternal and nowhere is that sentiment more prevalent than in the auto industry. The hopes of many marketers and auto executives hinge on how successful each year’s new models are. In the spring, with a new outlook for everyone, anxious hands are wringing in boardrooms (boredrooms?) around the globe. Let’s take a

  • Now We’re Cookin: Banana Muffins

    Now We’re Cookin: Banana Muffins

    Minnesota conjures up images of crystalline lakes, boreal forests and vast corn and wheat fields. The North Star State also is known for its Scandinavian heritage reflected in the streusels, lefse, lutefisk, kringles and other specialties dished up in homes and at the Chatterbox Café on Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion.” So it’s only

  • ELLACAPPELLA TO PERFORM FREE CONCERT

    ELLACAPPELLA TO PERFORM FREE CONCERT

    BLUE HILL — Ellacappella want to say thank you in the form of song to its many supporters before the group heads in coming weeks to the “Spring Sing 2015” in Boulder, Colo. So at 7 p.m. Monday, April 27, the a cappella group will give a free, 30-minute concert at the Blue Hill Town

  • Gouldsboro selectmen award sand contract

    GOULDSBORO — Selectmen on April 23 voted to award the town’s sand contract to John Goodwin of Southwest Harbor. Goodwin was the low bidder at $7.44 per yard, followed by Brandon Tracey at $8 per yard and contractor Kevin Barbee at $8.25 per yard. The vote came two weeks after a first round of sealed

  • Fisheries management council approves habitat measures

    ELLSWORTH — The New England Fishery Management Council largely completed its task this week to take final action on a plan to revise it fishery habitat protection rules currently in place in federal waters from Maine to Connecticut. On April 22-23, the council voted to revise a number of its essential fish habitat (EFH) designations

  • Lamoine Fire Department soliciting bids for new boat

    LAMOINE — The Lamoine Volunteer Fire Department is soliciting bids for a new, 21-foot rigid hull, inflatable rescue boat. Written proposals are due by 4 p.m. April 30 and the bid will be awarded no later than May 14. Residents at Town Meeting March 11 approved $90,000 for the new rescue boat with motor, trailer

  • Alfond Foundation gives $1 million to after-school program

    Alfond Foundation gives $1 million to after-school program

    BAR HARBOR – Children in Downeast Maine from Gouldsboro to Machias will continue to benefit from in-school, after-school and summer enrichment programs thanks to a $1 million gift from the Harold Alfond Foundation. As a part of a challenge from an anonymous foundation, the gift will be matched dollar for dollar, resulting in $2 million for

  • Tracy’s Karate hosts 98th tournament

    Tracy’s Karate hosts 98th tournament

    ELLSWORTH — Two hundred competitors from all over Maine and Canada competed in Tracy’s Karate’s 98th home tournament. Students ages 4 to 75 competed in fighting and throwing events. Two hundred trophies and medals were awarded in 50 different divisions. Students who placed first, second or third in this tournament automatically qualified for the “Tournament