• The Pope’s Challenge: Morality vs. Prosperity

    By Bill Eacho Pope Francis has made it clear that all of us have a responsibility to be good stewards of this planet, and as such must address the challenge of climate change. Many frame this issue as capitalism vs. Christianity, as economic prosperity vs. morality. But it doesn’t have to be one or the

  • Breast cancer: A 2020 vision

    By Nancy Greene Deadline2020? Yes! By Jan. 1, 2020, breast cancer will be wiped out! Like polio, typhoid, cholera. Gone. Ancient history. No more anxious waiting after that annual mammogram. No more panic from a rogue twinge or simply a funny feeling in a breast. No more subdued phone conversations to say that someone was

  • New state budget means Ellsworth schools to get more state subsidy

    New state budget means Ellsworth schools to get more state subsidy

    ELLSWORTH — The state budget enacted Tuesday by the Maine Legislature has more money for school systems around the state, including the Ellsworth School Department, than the original budget proposal anticipated. Superintendent Dan Higgins said Thursday afternoon that the city school department will see an increase of $272,009.88 in state funding. Most of that is

  • Seaside Grange sale July 11

    GOULDSBORO — The members of the Seaside Grange of Corea will hold their annual rummage and bake sale on Saturday, July 11, at the Grange Hall, 64 Crowley Island Road in Corea. The sale will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. In addition to baked goods, this year’s sale includes lots of household items,

  • Killer confesses at sentencing

    Killer confesses at sentencing

    ELLSWORTH — Convicted murderer William Morse at his sentencing Thursday admitted to killing Richard Bellittieri, describing how he shot the Trenton accountant twice in the head and once in the foot in July 2012. Speaking against the advice of his attorneys, Jeffrey Toothaker and David Bate, Morse told the court that he flew into a

  • Witherle Library hosting programs

    CASTINE — The Witherle Memorial Library is hosting a book talk and reading on “The Court-Martial of Paul Revere” on Tuesday, July 28, at the Unitarian Univeralist Parish House in Castine. The program is scheduled for 1 p.m. and will be led by author and historian Lynn Parsons. Come to the library beforehand to borrow

  • Deer Isle-Stonington High School fourth quarter honor roll

    The following Deer Isle-Stonington High School students were named to the fourth quarter honor roll: Ninth Grade Honors with highest distinction: Madison Eaton, Ennis Marshall, Brendan Penfold, Orly Vaughn. Honors: Kinsey Bartlett, Silas Bates, Shaylee Bray, SooZin Cha, Stephen Cochrane, Shawn Haskell, Jeff-Marcus Jordan, Tony Nevells, Mason Oliver, Aja Quintal, Aidan Weed, Nathan Winchester. 10th