• Concert in Castine scheduled Oct. 2

    CASTINE — The Castine Arts Association is presenting a fall concert on Sunday, Oct. 2, at 3 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation Meeting House. Violinist Maeve Espy Feinberg, accompanied by her father, pianist Alan Feinberg, will perform works by Bach, Beethoven, Korngold and Westhoff. Maeve received her Bachelor of Music degree in May 2016,

  • Church hosting benefit concert

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Congregational Church, UCC is hosting a benefit concert featuring Robby Simpson with Chip and Rian on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. A singer/songwriter based in Midcoast Maine, Simpson’s music has its roots in Americana and alt country. Opening the show will be Chip and Rian, an acoustic duo who will

  • I looked up my boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend

    I looked up my boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend

    Dear Carolyn: I made the mistake of looking up my boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend and discovered she’s beautiful and accomplished. They broke up over a year before we got together. She writes to him once or twice a year to wish him a happy birthday or say hello. I can’t help feeling insecure even though my boyfriend

  • Uncle, nephew from Ellsworth win car racing titles

    Uncle, nephew from Ellsworth win car racing titles

    HERMON — Andy Saunders and Asa Jones, an uncle and nephew from Ellsworth, both won car racing titles over the weekend. On Saturday night, Saunders won the Pro Stock Division Championship for the second year in a row when he finished third at Wiscasset Speedway. He later finished second in the Darling’s Ford Late Model

  • Flowers can be blooming delicious

    Flowers can be blooming delicious

    All summer I bring in flowers from the garden and wild ones from the fields. Sometimes they’re in a bouquet, whose bright colors bring the outdoors in. But often they’re just some odd treasure that appeals to me — a handful of daisies picked by a grandchild, or one neon-violet artichoke blossom. I’ll stick it

  • Becton Cup Regatta may be in perilous waters

    Becton Cup Regatta may be in perilous waters

    BLUE HILL — Fall sailboat racing can be a tough sell to Downeast high school students. The weather can be lousy — cold or wet or both — and there are also plenty of other athletics to keep competitive high school students busy. Even so, soccer and cross-country and other activities notwithstanding, each October for

  • Sedgwick eighth-graders learn about suicide awareness

    Sedgwick eighth-graders learn about suicide awareness

    SEDGWICK — Eighth-grade students at Sedgwick Elementary School learned ways to identify friends and classmates who might be suicidal and how to help. Counselors from Aroostook Mental Health Services gave a presentation to students on Sept. 9 as part of Suicide Prevention Week, which was Sept. 5-11. Suicide is the second leading cause of death

  • A cathartic blend

    A cathartic blend

    Every wine has a story. Maybe it’s a tale about the little vineyard that could or the Italian immigrant who landed in Northern California. Even the industrial, mass-produced plonks have a story to tell, grim though it will be. What’s cool is when a wine has something beyond a story: a history. So it is