• Dressing up white beans

    Dressing up white beans

    I’ve been on the scout lately for new salad recipes. After a season of eating root vegetables, turnips, daikon and rutabaga have lost their culinary appeal. The cover of the recent Eating Well magazine, adorned with bright green beans, bold cranberry beans, paper-thin radish slices and red cherry tomato halves reminded me of a good

  • MMA training cruise sets sail

    MMA training cruise sets sail video

    CASTINE — The Maine Maritime Academy training ship State of Maine sailed Tuesday on the first of four trans-Atlantic legs of the summer training cruise for freshmen and juniors who are studying to become Coast Guard-licensed Merchant Marine officers. The first stop after leaving Castine was the anchorage off Sears Island for Coast Guard-reviewed lifeboat

  • Hancock County Jail Log April 28-May 2

    Hancock County Jail Log April 28-May 2

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail from April 28 to May 2: Philip C. Eaton, 45, Blue Hill, default in payment of fine, negotiating a worthless instrument. Ian M. Bickford, 32, Deer Isle, default in payment of fine. Nathan L. Bickford, 35, Skowhegan, two counts failure to pay fine, one count

  • Midday concert to feature cello-piano duo

    Midday concert to feature cello-piano duo

    ELLSWORTH — Pianist Nancy Colter and cellist Aija Kante-Cahn will combine their musical talents for the fifth in a series of six free concerts offered by the Ellsworth Community Music Institute (ECMI) at the Bryant E. Moore Community Center. Their performance, on Thursday, May 14, from noon to 1 p.m. will feature short works by

  • TradeWinds and Fuddruckers to open on Monday

    TradeWinds and Fuddruckers to open on Monday

    ELLSWORTH — Everything from burgers to beer to frozen yogurt with more than five dozen choices for toppings will be available at Whitney Field starting Monday, as TradeWinds and Fuddruckers will open their doors to the public. The third business in the 9,500-square-foot building, a Tim Hortons coffee shop, is expected to open within a

  • Alumni Association to meet at EHS

    ELLSWORTH — The annual meeting of the Ellsworth High School Alumni Association will be held on Wednesday, May 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. The association will be announcing the recipients of the 2015 association scholarships. The Ellsworth High School Show Choir will perform after the meeting. Prior to the meeting, a

  • Dancing to the beat of the drums in Blue Hill

    Dancing to the beat of the drums in Blue Hill video

    North Yarmouth Academy’s student band Steel Industry had audience members dancing at the 25th annual Pan New England Steelband Festival in Blue Hill on Sunday. The group was one of 20 steel drum bands from around the region who converged on Blue Hill for a two-day celebration of the Caribbean-inspired steel drum music.

  • Bucksport Police Log: Reportedly stolen vehicle rolls over on county line

    Bucksport Police Log: Reportedly stolen vehicle rolls over on county line

    BUCKSPORT — Two area police departments are investigating circumstances surrounding a single-vehicle accident that took place at the Bucksport-Orrington town line last week, according to Detective Sgt. David Winchester of the Bucksport Police Department. The accident was reported at 4 a.m. on the morning of Wednesday, April 29. It happened when a 2006 Toyota Corolla

  • Coffee house music buffet May 15

    PENOBSCOT — The Penobscot United Methodist Church will host a coffee house music buffet on Friday, May 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. There will be open mic from 7 to 8, followed by refreshments and the featured artist, Carl Karush. A free will donation will benefit the Community Fuel Assistance Fund and the Tree

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log: Deputies break up Frenchboro fracas

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log: Deputies break up Frenchboro fracas

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies rode out to Frenchboro Friday evening after a resident reported a drunken melee. Deputies arrested the following three Frenchboro residents on a charge of disorderly conduct: Zachary Ransom, 26, Andrew Smith, 38, and Joshua Smith, 36. A fourth resident, Monica Polchies, 27, was charged with disorderly conduct and terrorizing.