• Races get rough as outside money pours in

    Races get rough as outside money pours in

    ELLSWORTH — Maybe you’ve seen the mailer — the one with the photo of a cute child that said protecting such children “from toxic chemicals seems like a simple choice.” Below that is a photo of state Sen. Brian Langley (R-Hancock County) and the caption in capital letters: “Not for Senator Brian Langley.” That mailer

  • Hassett, Driscoll are PVC champs

    Hassett, Driscoll are PVC champs

    BUCKSPORT — A pair of Hancock County runners turned in winning performances at Saturday’s Penobscot Valley Conference cross-country championships. Just a week after claiming county titles, sophomore John Hassett of the George Stevens Academy Eagles and senior Caroline Driscoll of the Mount Desert Island Trojans were first across the finish line over Bucksport’s five-kilometer course.

  • Local candidates square-off at forum

    Local candidates square-off at forum

    ELLSWORTH — Eight of the candidates vying to represent local communities in Augusta or the county courthouse met at City Hall Monday night for a forum to explain their views and make their case to voters. Six legislative candidates and two candidates for the office of district attorney attended the forum, which was jointly sponsored

  • Girls’ soccer roundup

    Girls’ soccer roundup

    ELLSWORTH — Barring a major surprise, five of Hancock County’s six girls’ soccer teams will move on to the Eastern Maine high school playoffs. In the Maine Principals’ Association Class B standings, the 10-3-1 Mount Desert Island Trojans wrapped up their regular season Monday night with a close 2-1 win over the 3-11-0 Ellsworth Eagles.

  • High school volleyball roundup

    High school volleyball roundup

    ELLSWORTH — The Mount Desert Island Trojans will enjoy a first-round bye and the Ellsworth Eagles will host Kennebunk in a preliminary playoff today (Thursday) at 4:15 p.m. as the state high school volleyball tournament gets under way. The 13-1 Trojans finished the regular season ranked second in the Class A standings after posting 3-0

  • Boys’ Soccer roundup

    Boys’ Soccer roundup

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Eagles completed their fourth undefeated regular season in five years Tuesday night as they downed the Mount Desert Island Trojans 3-1 in Bar Harbor. The Eagles scored all three of their goals in the first half. Dagan Berenyi struck first 15 minutes into the game on an assist from Anthony Gardner.

  • Cadillac Mountain Sports named top retailer

    Cadillac Mountain Sports named top retailer

    Cadillac Mountain Sports has been selected by “Outdoor USA Magazine” as one of the Top 100 Retailers in the nation. Cadillac Mountain Sports was one of three retailers in the state selected for this honor. “Outdoor USA Magazine” chose their list based on nominations provided by leading industry brands and distributors. Stores also were able

  • Martin wins again

    Martin wins again

    BANGOR — Husson University junior Greg Martin of Ellsworth continued his winning ways last weekend, taking the individual title at the North Atlantic Conference golf championship at the Black Swan Country Club in Georgetown, Mass. Martin carded a 75 in round one but finished strong with a one-under-par 71 for a 146 total. Husson’s Eagles

  • Gerry Clapper is inducted  into UM Sports Hall of Fame

    Gerry Clapper is inducted into UM Sports Hall of Fame

    ORONO — Gerry Clapper of Bucksport was one of six former athletes to be inducted into the University of Maine Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday. One of the top runners in Maine history, Clapper was a 12-time letter-winner in cross-country and track and field at UMaine. He was a two-year cross-country captain and won