• Animals killed in Brooklin barn fire

    Animals killed in Brooklin barn fire

    BROOKLIN — Several animals died after a River Road barn burned to the ground in the early morning hours Monday. The barn belonged to farmer Kevin Poland, who lost pigs, piglets and chickens, according to Brooklin Fire Chief Sam Friend. “They’d had some piglets and some heat lamps and I believe the heat lamps were

  • Cyber security talk scheduled

    Cyber security talk scheduled

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Mount Desert Island High School student Wilder Young will give a presentation on cyber security at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Tuesday, Oct. 21, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Pre-registration is requested. Young’s talk is the culmination of a quarter-long independent study he has been doing through the high school. He will touch

  • Christopher’s serves up live classical music

    Christopher’s serves up live classical music

    STEUBEN — A little Bartok with brunch goes a long way, which is the approach Christopher’s at Eagle Hill is taking. Beginning in mid-summer, the hilltop restaurant began featuring classical, jazz, blues and country musicians at its 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. brunch on Sundays. The music will continue through the winter. Christopher’s is adding

  • Writers group members reap rewards

    Writers group members reap rewards

    BROOKLIN — Hard work and countless hours sitting in front of a computer are paying off for the Maine Coast Writers Group. Two members have recently published new works. Arnold Greenberg of East Blue Hill, the former owner of the Left Bank Cafe and director of the Liberty School, has released his latest romance novel,

  • Hancock County Superior Court Aug. 23 through Sept. 12

    Hancock County Superior Court Aug. 23 through Sept. 12

    The following cases were heard in Hancock County Superior Court, according to official records: Aug. 23 through Sept. 12 Blaine Lanpher, 41, Monroe. Domestic violence assault at Orland, Jan. 23, 2012, priors domestic violence. Jail nine months, all but 15 days suspended. One year probation. Restitution $261.45. Violating condition of release at Orland, Jan. 23,

  • Pecha Kucha draws creative minds

    STONINGTON — Opera House Arts will showcase eight new business and creative ideas in its sixth Down East Pecha Kucha at the Stonington Opera House Wednesday, Oct. 22. Free, locally produced and created snacks, beer, wine, as well as conversation begin at 6:30 p.m. The fast-paced, visual presentations start at 7. Hosted by artists and

  • DVD Review: Ivory Tower

    DVD Review: Ivory Tower

    Is college worth it? The question is posed and then answered in “Ivory Tower,” a 90-minute documentary that rings a lot of bells, especially as the University of Maine System goes under the microscope. The opening volley in “Ivory Tower” is close to overwhelming: Kids are graduating in record numbers with record debt — a

  • Ellsworth Disctrict Court

    Ellsworth Disctrict Court

    The following cases were heard in Ellsworth District Court, according to official records: Aug. 23 through Sept. 12 Roger A. Brown, 33, Old Town. Fishing for elvers with dip net at Trenton, April 7, 2013. $250. Ryan P. Kinsella, 32, Penobscot. Operating under the influence at Penobscot, July 21, 2012, one prior. $700. Jail seven