• Franklin News of Neighbors

    Jenna Shorey Correspondent Mark your calendars! On Wednesday, Aug. 12, the Franklin Historical Society will be alive with music starting at 7 p.m. Nina Collins will be playing violin, accompanied by Debbie Riley of the Hancock Congregational Church and Nina’s daughter Gail. Gail will sing several numbers throughout the evening, including American spirituals. The Collins

  • The dirt on dirty hands

    The dirt on dirty hands

      Gardening is good for the physique. It helps to tone the arms and trim the midsection. At the end of a day in the garden your skin might even glow. How bad can fresh air and physical activity be, especially when your work has put great food on the table? If you put a

  • Downeast births at MDI Hospital

    Downeast births at MDI Hospital

    The following infants were born at Mount Desert Island Hospital in Bar Harbor recently. ST. GERMAIN — to Roseanna and Matt St. Germain of Bar Harbor, a daughter, Hannah St. Germain, July 3. NORWOOD — to Courtney Rich and Adam Norwood of Southwest Harbor, a daughter, Anthem Norwood.

  • Tintype portraits offered

    DEER ISLE — On Aug. 8-9, tintype photographer Penn Chan will use the historic process to take portraits of people at the Kingman Gallery in Deer Isle. Popular in the late 19th century, the tintype sessions take about 20 minutes with the direct positive image set on a piece of metal treated with a light

  • Bucksport Police Log: Stolen medications reported

    Bucksport Police Log: Stolen medications reported

    BUCKSPORT — Police received two separate reports of possibly stolen medications in the past week. On July 27, a Knox View Apartments resident reported missing medication. On Aug. 1, a woman on Central Street reported medications she had were stolen. Cats and dogs It was a rough week for domestic animals in Bucksport. On the

  • Courthouse Gallery to open new show next week

    Courthouse Gallery to open new show next week

    ELLSWORTH — Courthouse Gallery Fine Art will present three solo exhibitions: “Jeffery Becton: Border World”; “Rosie Moore: Maine, Mexico and More”; and “Judy Belasco: Near and Far” from Aug. 12 through Sept. 6. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12. The event is free and open to

  • High Street crash snarls traffic

    High Street crash snarls traffic

    ELLSWORTH — Traffic was slow in both the northbound and southbound lanes of High Street near Spruce Street late Tuesday morning as emergency workers cleared the scene of a motor vehicle accident. There did not appear to be any serious injuries, but County Ambulance was on scene. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

  • Bucksport town manager: One year in

    Bucksport town manager: One year in

    BUCKSPORT — It would be easy to see Town Manager Derik Goodine’s first year as a trial by fire. He took the job in June 2014, less than four months before Verso Paper Corp. announced it was closing the paper mill that paid almost half the town’s property taxes. And, indeed, there’s been fire. “It’s