• Pat-ently unfair

    Dear Editor: An open letter to many of my former brethren: I’m furious. I’m outraged. But more than anything else, I’m ashamed. Ashamed to have been associated with what’s passed for sports journalism over the last several days. I’m referring to the New England Patriots controversy, which quickly degenerated into a classic witch hunt. In

  • Brooklin Store Offering Sub-$2 Gas

    Brooklin Store Offering Sub-$2 Gas

    BROOKLIN — The Brooklin General Store is the first business in Hancock County, and likely northern Maine, to price gas under $2 a gallon. Owner Steve Nygren, who bought the store last year from resident Michael Roy, lowered the price Tuesday. A gallon of gas had been $2.39, Nygren said. “I recently took over the

  • Obama’s legacy: Disaster to recovery to renewal

    Dear Editor: In President Obama’s 2009 State of the Union he said “we will rebuild, we will recover.” As he begins his sixth year, President Obama can justifiably claim success. Even Sen. McCain, his Republican opponent in 2008, stated on Jan. 20, 2015, that the Obama economic recovery is the longest in history. January 2009

  • Don’t sweat the small stuff this winter

    Dear Editor: A beautiful winter day: (With apologies to Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Favorite Things.”) Saws that cut wood, without causing a splinter, Engines that start on the cold days of winter, Lights in the dark and a cell phone that rings, These are a few of my amazing things. Waking up with the help of

  • Woodlawn Director Serves On Planning Team For National Conference

    ELLSWORTH — Woodlawn’s executive director, Joshua Campbell Torrance, recently traveled to Louisville, Ky., to participate in the planning of the American Association for State and Local History’s 2015 annual meeting. This year’s event will be held in Louisville from Sept. 16-19. Torrance serves on the Program Selection Committee for this year’s meeting, which is themed

  • Real Estate Transfers

    AURORA Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Washington, D.C., to Linnehan Acceptance, Ellsworth, land with buildings. Special Warranty Deed. BAR HARBOR Marc S. Chappe and Anne M. Chappe, Bar Harbor, to Charles L. Loges III and Jayme Lou Loges, Perkiomenville, Pa., 3.78 acres with any improvements. Warranty Deed. Karen Churchill Moody, Personal Representative of the Estate of

  • Walking trail planned in Blue Hill

    Walking trail planned in Blue Hill

    BLUE HILL — Blue Hill Memorial Hospital is partnering with the town of Blue Hill to build a walking trail behind the baseball fields on Union Street. Hospital President and Chief Executive Officer John Ronan and spokesman Kelley Columber met with the Board of Selectmen at its weekly meeting Friday. “Right now, what we’ve committed

  • Deadline looms to enroll for Obamacare coverage

    Deadline looms to enroll for Obamacare coverage

    ELLSWORTH — Just two weeks remain for those individuals interested in purchasing health insurance through the online marketplace created under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka Obamacare. The deadline for doing so is Feb. 15. Enrollment counselors are advising health insurance shoppers to visit Healthcare.gov before then, since traffic is likely to spike on the

  • EHS graduate to be inducted to Maine Sports Hall of Fame

    EHS graduate to be inducted to Maine Sports Hall of Fame

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When Rob Pendergist donned his Maine state uniform for the 1988 National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships, his father frowned at the sight. The knit fabric clung to Rob’s chest and bunched beneath the tank top’s undersized armholes. “That jersey is a little small,” Jim Pendergist said to his son, an

  • Dana’s bear loaf

    What does bear meat taste like? If you Google the question, you’ll get a variety of answers. “It can be gamey and greasy.” “Hard to describe.” “It tastes a little like beef and a little like pork.” Over the years, I’ve tried just about every wild critter Maine has to offer. Only two turned me