• Book explores early Western dominance in world

    Book explores early Western dominance in world

    GOULDSBORO — Back in the days when the British, French, Dutch and Americans — among others — were selling opium in Asia, Captain David Porter led the U.S. frigate Essex on another criminal venture across the Pacific Ocean. Porter took the vessel with 300 men onboard on a 17-month journey that included disrupting the Chilean

  • Rockland boat show a hit

    Rockland boat show a hit

    ROCKLAND — For three days earlier this month, the 14th annual Maine Boats Homes & Harbors show drew throngs of visitors to Rockland’s waterfront park to enjoy the wares of some 200 exhibitors, ranging from custom boats to marine hardware and fittings, sun hats, custom-built furniture and crafts. More than 40 of the exhibitors were

  • Acadia issues black bear advisory

    Acadia issues black bear advisory

    ACADIA NATIONAL PARK — Managers here issued a notice to visitors Tuesday that a black bear has been spotted in the vicinity of the Blackwoods Campground in Otter Creek. While black bears are seldom a threat to humans, rangers are urging visitors to take sensible precautions. Bears, like moose, are seldom seen on Mount Desert

  • Maine State Police Log: Paintings, jewelry taken in burglary

    Maine State Police Log: Paintings, jewelry taken in burglary

    ELLSWORTH — A burglary that occurred sometime this month is under investigation in Sedgwick. On Aug. 15, Trooper Owen Reed responded to the complaint. Paintings, jewelry and ladders were reportedly stolen “sometime since the end of July.” Reed found no signs of forced entry. The case remains under investigation. Dam troubles On Aug. 15, Trooper

  • Nibbles: Seaweed and ribs

    Nibbles: Seaweed and ribs

    From the ocean to your salad Japanese women are said to have a lower incidence of breast cancer because they routinely consume nori and other seaweeds. In a program from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29, hosted by the Edible Island Culinary and Ecological Center, Atlantic Holdfast Seaweed Co. owner Micah Woodcock will introduce

  • Woman’s Club to meet Sept. 1

    HANCOCK — The September meeting of the Hancock Woman’s Club will be held on Thursday, Sept. 1, at 6:30 p.m. at the Hancock Community Center on Route 1. After a brief business meeting, there will be a presentation by Jean Guyette and Pam Murphy of Maine Coast Sea Vegetables. Maine Coast Sea Vegetables specializes in

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  • Ellsworth church hosting supper

    ELLSWORTH — The First Congregational Church of Ellsworth is hosting a public supper on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The menu includes roast beef and gravy, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, string beans, Caesar salad, rolls, tea, coffee or lemonade and homemade pies. Admission is $9 per person or $25 per family. Children