• Bucksport’s Mavis Taungatu’a breaks school record in shot put

    Bucksport’s Mavis Taungatu’a breaks school record in shot put

    ORONO — When Mavis Taungatu’a broke the Bucksport High School record in shot put at Saturday’s Eastern Maine Indoor Track League meet, she immediately ran to the man working the scoreboard and gave him a hug. That man was both her coach and her dad. “Her father is not only a supporting parent, but Mavis’

  • Verso mill sale completed

    Verso mill sale completed

    BUCKSPORT — The sale of the local paper mill to a Canadian scrap metal recycler was completed Thursday, according to a spokesman for Verso Paper Corp. AIM Development, a U.S. subsidiary of Montreal-based American Iron & Metal, now owns the 85-year-old Bucksport fixture, Verso spokesman Bill Cohen said. Verso announced it was selling the mill

  • Wind power health effects need more study

    Dear Editor: Wind power in Orland? That may depend on whether the wind power ordinance stands as is or is changed. In order to change it, a moratorium will have to be approved by a vote by residents at the Orland Community Center Jan. 20. I am passionate about alternative energy, especially wind and solar.

  • Talk to focus on Quaker aid during Irish Potato Famine

    Talk to focus on Quaker aid during Irish Potato Famine

    MOUNT DESERT — Mary Harney, a College of the Atlantic graduate, will present an overview of the little known life-saving activities of Quakers in Ireland during the worst years of the Irish Potato Famine, 1845-1848. The presentation will take place at the Neighborhood House in Northeast Harbor on Saturday, Feb. 7, from 1:30 to 3

  • Illness forces Midori to cancel residency

    Illness forces Midori to cancel residency

    BANGOR — Acclaimed violinist Midori has cancelled her Jan. 28-Feb. 1 residency program with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra (BSO) and the Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestras (BSYO)due to illness. “I’m so disappointed not to be joining the Bangor Symphony and its youth orchestra this week,” she said Thursday. “I know they have done so much work

  • Christian Rock Group With Local Ties To Perform

    Christian Rock Group With Local Ties To Perform

    TRENTON — The Rev. Todd Crosthwaite, co-pastor at Faith Community Fellowship, first heard of Unspoken after his teenage daughter returned from summer camp and introduced him to the Christian rock band. “She would come back from camp playing their music and I was like, ‘Wow, this is actually really good,’” he said. Crosthwaite’s “excited” daughter,

  • City’s annual Winter Carnival returns Saturday, February 7

    City’s annual Winter Carnival returns Saturday, February 7

    ELLSWORTH — It’s once again time for what organizers call “the ‘coolest’ celebration Downeast,” Ellsworth’s annual Winter Carnival event. This year’s carnival is set for Saturday, Feb. 7, with events taking place throughout the day. First on the schedule are the cardboard sled races on the hill at Woodlawn. Registration starts at 9 a.m. There

  • Schoodic Winter Festival Debuts Feb. 19-21

    WINTER HARBOR — One never knows when tracking an animal, camping in the snow or building one’s own igloo might come in handy. With that thought in mind, the Schoodic Institute is holding its first Winter Festival Feb. 19, 20 and 21, with classes and events for adults and children. The festival will include science,