• Shrimp news looks bad

    Shrimp news looks bad

    ELLSWORTH — The technical committee that gives scientific advice to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s section that manages the shrimp fishery met Wednesday afternoon in Portland to review the latest stock assessment data collected during ASMFC’s July and August trawl survey and the news coming out of the meeting was bleak. Department of Marine

  • Talk at Bay School set for Oct. 28

    BLUE HILL — Ivan Karakashian, advocacy unit coordinator for Defense for Children International, Palestine (DCIP), will speak in Blue Hill on Tuesday, Oct. 28. The talk is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Bay School’s Emlen Hall. DCIP is an independent children’s rights organization dedicated to defending and promoting the rights of children living under

  • Dale H. Look

    Dale H. Look

    HANCOCK — Dale H. Look, a longtime resident of Hancock County, passed away at the age of 62 on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Bangor. Dale was born Dec. 3, 1951, to Lynn and Emogene (Harmon) Look Sr. in Whiting. He grew up in the local area and graduated from Washington Academy in 1970. Dale

  • Richard W. Dorr

    ELLSWORTH — Richard W. Dorr was born Aug. 31, 1922, in Harrington to Clarence M. and Mabel (Lawrence) Dorr. Richard graduated from Harrington High School in 1942 and then served in the U.S. Army in Europe in World War II. He later became a barber, moved to Ellsworth and operated Dick’s Barber Shop and Sunset

  • Flora L. Zayic

    ELLSWORTH — Flora L. Zayic, 88, passed away Oct. 17, 2014, at Woodlands Senior Living in Brewer. She died of a broken heart following the recent death of her husband, Charles, on Sept. 30, 2014. Flora was born July 7, 1926, in East St. Louis, Ill. She married her husband after World War II and

  • Haystack School director to step down

    Haystack School director to step down

    DEER ISLE — Stuart Kestenbaum, director of Maine’s internationally known Haystack Mountain School of Crafts for the past 26 years, this week announced his intent to step down next year. He informed the staff and the school’s board of trustees. The school has seen a period of unprecedented growth during Kestenbaum’s tenure, establishing many programs,

  • Slow cook and savor rabbit

    Slow cook and savor rabbit

    Since raising rabbits is an important part of our organic farm plan for building the soil, rabbit is quite often on the menu at our house. This year we had a good harvest, 43 fryers, which we smoke, freeze or make in sausage.  Rabbit meat is quite tasty, very similar to chicken.  It does dry

  • Gouldsboro bell saga drags on

    Gouldsboro bell saga drags on

    GOULDSBORO — The saga of the town’s Victoria bell is not quite over. The Canadian Museum of History in Ontario is borrowing the bell from the SS Victoria next month until September 2015 for Canada’s celebration of its confederation. Talks that eventually led to confederation were held aboard the vessel, hence the bell’s significance in