• Dale H. Look

    Dale H. Look

    HANCOCK — Dale H. Look, a longtime resident of Hancock County, passed away at the age of 62 on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Bangor. Dale was born Dec. 3, 1951, to Lynn and Emogene (Harmon) Look Sr. in Whiting. He grew up in the local area and graduated from Washington Academy in 1970. Dale

  • Richard W. Dorr

    ELLSWORTH — Richard W. Dorr was born Aug. 31, 1922, in Harrington to Clarence M. and Mabel (Lawrence) Dorr. Richard graduated from Harrington High School in 1942 and then served in the U.S. Army in Europe in World War II. He later became a barber, moved to Ellsworth and operated Dick’s Barber Shop and Sunset

  • Flora L. Zayic

    ELLSWORTH — Flora L. Zayic, 88, passed away Oct. 17, 2014, at Woodlands Senior Living in Brewer. She died of a broken heart following the recent death of her husband, Charles, on Sept. 30, 2014. Flora was born July 7, 1926, in East St. Louis, Ill. She married her husband after World War II and

  • Haystack School director to step down

    Haystack School director to step down

    DEER ISLE — Stuart Kestenbaum, director of Maine’s internationally known Haystack Mountain School of Crafts for the past 26 years, this week announced his intent to step down next year. He informed the staff and the school’s board of trustees. The school has seen a period of unprecedented growth during Kestenbaum’s tenure, establishing many programs,

  • Slow cook and savor rabbit

    Slow cook and savor rabbit

    Since raising rabbits is an important part of our organic farm plan for building the soil, rabbit is quite often on the menu at our house. This year we had a good harvest, 43 fryers, which we smoke, freeze or make in sausage.  Rabbit meat is quite tasty, very similar to chicken.  It does dry

  • Gouldsboro bell saga drags on

    Gouldsboro bell saga drags on

    GOULDSBORO — The saga of the town’s Victoria bell is not quite over. The Canadian Museum of History in Ontario is borrowing the bell from the SS Victoria next month until September 2015 for Canada’s celebration of its confederation. Talks that eventually led to confederation were held aboard the vessel, hence the bell’s significance in

  • 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