• On the Road Review: Acura TLX

    On the Road Review: Acura TLX

    The Acura TLX is a new sedan from Honda’s Luxury Division. The hopes and dreams for the new TLX are not new. Since the 1986 debut of Acura, America’s first Asian luxury car brand, sales have been on a roller-coaster. Hot, very hot initially, Acura has recently suffered several years of rough patches with the

  • RSU 24 Adult Ed and Healthy Acadia celebrate Cooking Matters series graduation

    RSU 24 Adult Ed and Healthy Acadia celebrate Cooking Matters series graduation

    ELLSWORTH — RSU 24 Adult Education and Healthy Acadia held a Cooking Matters Program graduation earlier this month. Eleven students graduated on Thursday, Nov. 6, from this six-week cooking and nutrition class series. Throughout the series, participants learned new cooking, menu planning, budgeting and shopping techniques and explored new recipes. The Cooking Matters series was

  • Hancock County Jail log Nov. 17-23

    The following were arrested or booked into the Hancock County Jail from Nov. 17 to Nov. 23: Jennifer L. Neuman, 29, Old Town, seven days for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Christopher M. Sarro, 26, Ellsworth, operating after suspension, bail violation. Amy M. Poors, 40, Ellsworth, two days for

  • Bagaduce Chorale to ring in holiday season

    Bagaduce Chorale to ring in holiday season

    BLUE HILL — “Ring Out, Wild Bells, Carols & Exaltations” conveys the spirit of the Bagaduce Chorale’s Christmas season concert Dec. 11-13 at the Blue Hill Congregational Church. An open rehearsal at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, will kick off the Chorale’s performances. The Chorale’s Music Director Bronwyn Kortge has created dazzling arrangements of familiar

  • Soloist, orchestra deliver joyous concert

    Soloist, orchestra deliver joyous concert

    ORONO — Mozart and Beethoven, kings of the classical music pantheon, were the theme of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s continued Masterworks season on Sunday with Music Director Lucas Richman conducting and featuring pianist Daniel Shapiro.

  • Surry woman awarded Boston Post Cane

    Surry woman awarded Boston Post Cane

    SURRY — A Morgan Bay Road resident was awarded the Boston Post Cane, a designation for the oldest resident in town. Moira Creaser is 97 and a retired school principal. “It’s very nice for the people of Surry to recognize you that way, but it tells you you’re pretty old,” Creaser said. Creaser is a

  • NEFMC: Good news for scallopers too

    NEFMC: Good news for scallopers too

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine scallop fishing season opens next Monday, Dec. 1, and, meeting in Newport, R.I. last week, the New England Fishery Management Council gave Maine gave fishermen with both state and federal scallop fishing permits some good news. “It really is,” said Trisha Cheney, scallop resource coordinator for the Department of Marine Resources.

  • Students participate in Hands Across Ellsworth food drive

    Students participate in Hands Across Ellsworth food drive

    ELLSWORTH — Students in grades K-4 lined the hallways of Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School on Friday, Nov. 14, to pass along donated food into the Emmaus Center’s van. The children handled 1,500 pounds of boxed and canned goods donated by K-8 students and families this fall as part of the school’s annual Hands Across Ellsworth food

  • Oyster lease draws little fire

    Oyster lease draws little fire

    TRENTON — Residents voiced no major concerns in a preliminary public meeting Tuesday about a proposed new oyster farm in Goose Cove. Joe Porada, who does business as Acadia Bays Clam and Oyster and currently holds three contiguous “experimental” aquaculture leases in Goose Cove, plans to apply for a new non-experimental lease from the state