• SUV crashes after motorist falls asleep

    DEDHAM — A Bar Harbor man was injured after he fell asleep while heading to Bangor on Route 1A early Thursday morning, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department reported. Deputy Dana Austin said Capitol Ambulance took Stephen Hopkins, 35, to Eastern Maine Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. “It appears he fell asleep and

  • Authors to visit Ellsworth Library

    ELLSWORTH — Three Maine authors talk will about their novels and the most terrifying parts of the creative process in a program at the Ellsworth Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 15, at 6 p.m. Whether it’s a murder trial of a Downeast fisherman, a central Maine werewolf pack in search of an alpha or powerful

  • Hancock County Dems to meet Oct. 15

    ELLSWORTH — On Thursday, Oct. 15, the Hancock County Democrats’ monthly meeting will feature Nicole Brown, deputy field director for Mainers for Accountable Elections. She will focus on Referendum Question No. 1 on November’s ballot, a proposal to improve Maine’s election system. The County Democrats urge all Maine voters to attend and learn about this

  • Institute to host community music night

    ELLSWORTH — With its second season of operation now under way, the Ellsworth Community Music Institute is inviting friends and neighbors from the Hancock County region to attend its first annual Community Music Night on Thursday, Oct. 15, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Bryant E. Moore Community Center. Those attending will have an

  • Firearm safety course scheduled

    BLUE HILL — The Blue Hill Public Library will again be hosting the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife’s firearms safety course for hunters. The free course meets two times: on Friday, Oct. 16, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Both class meetings are required

  • City sells former Collier’s Nursing Home building

    City sells former Collier’s Nursing Home building

    ELLSWORTH — City councilors unanimously approved selling the former Collier’s Nursing Home building to a local couple at a special meeting Sept. 25. Barbara Buza said Wednesday morning that she and her husband, Kevin, intend to operate an assisted living facility there. The sale price for the building and the property it sits on at

  • Family movie night at Moore Library

    STEUBEN — The Henry D. Moore Library and Community Center is hosting a family movie night on Friday, Oct. 16, at 6 p.m. The movie to be shown is “Hotel Transylvania” (2012, PG). When monsters want to get away from it all, they go to Count Dracula’s (Adam Sandler) Hotel Transylvania, a lavish resort where