• Fish Pier Ordinance changes approved

    Fish Pier Ordinance changes approved

    STONINGTON — Annual Town Meeting voters narrowly approved (28-23) ordinance changes that will allow fish pier users to leave unattended vehicles and gear on the pier with harbormaster permission. The meeting, which lasted three hours this year, was held Monday. Fisherman Marsden Brewer had asked residents to vote “no” on the revision. “Those two changes

  • Police discover suspected meth lab on Gilbert Farm Road

    Police discover suspected meth lab on Gilbert Farm Road

    BAR HARBOR — The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency is investigating a suspected methamphetamine lab inside a Gilbert Farm Road home. The MDEA lab team, along with Bar Harbor police and area fire departments, were at the residence Wednesday afternoon. Three people are in custody, according to Steve McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.  This

  • Youth wrestling behind strong EHS program

    Youth wrestling behind strong EHS program

    ELLSWORTH — Beneath any successful high school program lies a foundation on which it was built. For the Ellsworth wrestling team, that groundwork begins at the pee wee level. On Sunday, nearly 250 tiny wrestlers in grades 3 and 4 took turns dancing around the mats in the high school gymnasium for the Ellsworth program’s

  • Tennis trio headed to USTA Nationals

    Tennis trio headed to USTA Nationals

    ELLSWORTH — Alan Toothaker is living his dream — a dream likely shared among tennis players across the country and maybe, after this winter, some snow-loathing Maine residents. Later this month, the 54-year-old veterinarian will travel to balmy Indian Wells, Calif., with his two teammates, Ben Beverly and Phid Lawless, to compete on the same

  • DEFY swimmers take second at States

    DEFY swimmers take second at States

    ORONO — With Bath having claimed the YMCA state swimming title for more than two decades, it’s always a fight for second place among the other 15 programs. For the second straight year, the Down East Family YMCA has claimed the coveted runner-up status at the state meet held over three days, from Friday to