• GSA track teams take first

    GSA track teams take first gallery

    ELLSWORTH — The George Stevens Academy boys’ and girls’ track teams collected a total of 13 wins at the Ellsworth meet on Friday. Of the seven schools that competed, the GSA boys and girls both took first overall. For the boys, GSA finished with 183 points, and Central took second with 144. Sumner placed fourth

  • Paint and Sip event at Moore Center

    ELLSWORTH — The Down East Family YMCA Early Learning Center is hosting a Paint and Sip fundraiser at the Moore Community Center on Friday, May 15, from 6 to 9 p.m. The class will be taught by Twilla Manheim. All are welcome to come on out for a night of creativity, good company and spirited

  • Ellsworth-Sumner football team receives $1,500 grant

    Ellsworth-Sumner football team receives $1,500 grant

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth-Sumner high school football team has received a $1,500 grant from the National Football Foundation. Ellsworth-Sumner coach Duane Crawford’s team was selected by the Coach Mac/Huard Committee of the NFF’s Maine chapter. The charitable private fund is given out to help advance the growth and development of amateur football in Maine. “We’re

  • May Day 5K in Otis

    May Day 5K in Otis

    OTIS — The second annual May Day 5K was held at the Beech Hill School in Otis on Sunday afternoon. All of the proceeds from the race and the Fun Run will go toward a new sound system for the school. The top male and female winners were Chris Wentworth (21:24) and Sandy Walcyk (22:32).

  • Opera House seeks cleanup volunteers

    STONINGTON — Opera House Arts is looking for volunteers to help at the annual cleanup and maintenance day for the Stonington Opera House on Saturday, May 16, from 1 to 4 p.m. Tasks include indoor and outdoor painting, gardening and spring cleaning of windows, the artists’ green room and dressing room areas, concessions, etc. Simply

  • Photographer waits for arrival of foxes

    Photographer waits for arrival of foxes

    SULLIVAN — Come springtime, photographer Scott Simpson waits for the arrival of fox pups in their dens in Sullivan and Sorrento. “I’ve been visiting the same dens each year this time of year,” said Simpson, who lives in Sullivan. “I’m never disappointed.” He spots the dens while hiking or driving, where he might see a

  • Kickstarter has lots of gray areas

    Kickstarter has lots of gray areas

    Dear Nicole: What do you do when a friend starts a Kickstarter for something you don’t think is appropriate? — Fundless I think as a society we are collectively sick of people using these social fundraising sites to, say, fundraise for a lavish wedding or a vacation. No one is making you have a $20,000

  • Maine State Police Log: Traffic stop leads to OUI arrest

    Maine State Police Log: Traffic stop leads to OUI arrest

    ELLSWORTH — A traffic stop on Route 1A Saturday led to arrest for a motorist. Maine State Police Trooper Caleb McGary and Detective Greg Roy arrested Charles Ashmore, 58, on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant and operating beyond license restrictions. More arrests Police arrested Jeffrey Brown, 45,

  • Duck Cove group meeting May 12

    BUCKSPORT — The Duck Cove group of MEHC will meet on Tuesday, May 12, at 10 a.m. at the home of Pam Dupont in Bucksport. This month’s program is Master Mixers. A silent auction and potluck lunch will follow the meeting. All are welcome.