• Benefit brunch in Brooksville Aug. 2

    BROOKSVILLE — Brooksville Elementary School eighth-graders are hosting a brunch to raise money for their graduation and class trip. The brunch is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 2, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the school. The menu includes bacon, sausage, French toast, eggs and beverages. Admission is $6 per person and $20 per family.

  • Bridge club holds game

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Duplicate Bridge Club held a regular game on July 23. Finishing first were Lorna Goodrich of Lamoine and Richard Mittenthal of Winter Harbor. Placing second were Bucky Brooks and Stephen Johnson, both of Trenton. Finishing third were Beverly Spahr of Bass Harbor and Ed Soper of Ellsworth. The next game will

  • Calais pediatrician fined

    Calais pediatrician fined

    AUGUSTA — A Calais pediatrician has agreed to pay a $1,000 fine after obtaining a license under false pretenses, according to state officials. On July 13, the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine entered into a consent agreement with Dr. Olugbenga Adedipe. The disciplinary action is based on Dr. Adedipe’s obtaining an emergency medical license

  • Skateboarder struck in Blue Hill hit-and-run

    Skateboarder struck in Blue Hill hit-and-run

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for the driver of a white Honda Accord that drove off after hitting a skateboarder on Mill Street in Blue Hill Saturday. Deputy Ben Astbury said Austin Carver, 21, suffered scrapes and abrasions on his lower back, elbows and hands but declined medical treatment at the scene.

  • Well prepared waterfowl a seasonal treat

    Well prepared waterfowl a seasonal treat

    As the blueberry barrens start to turn from mottled green to golden-red and the daylight recedes, the skies fill with the v-shaped flocks of geese and ducks. This seasonal flight of migratory waterfowl heading south is beautiful to watch, and the honking and quacking on the ponds and coves at night is a delight to

  • Nature’s rhythms inspire indie-folk band

    Nature’s rhythms inspire indie-folk band

    GOULDSBORO — Home is looking awfully good to Ryan O’Keefe, who will perform with his band, River Whyless, on Aug. 6 at the Oceanside Meadows Institute of Arts and Sciences in Prospect Harbor. After months on the road, the Sumner Memorial High School graduate and his fellow band members also will kick back for several

  • Water monitoring workshops scheduled

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Soil & Water Conservation District is sponsoring the 12th Annual Lakes Survey Week Aug. 17-23. During this week, volunteers take to the local waters to monitor for invasive plants. Early detection can make a critical difference in limiting the spread of invasive plants. To participate in the Lakes Survey, volunteers

  • Property Transfers July 16 to July 22

    BAR HARBOR Piece of the Rock Builders, LLC, Bar Harbor, to Charles C. Thomas and Elise G. Thomas, West Hartford, Conn., as tenants in common, land with buildings. Quitclaim Deed. Elizabeth D. Hodder, Cambridge, Mass., Mary O. Naftzger, Chicago, Ill., Rebecca O. Newman, to Westbridge Associates, LLC, land with any improvements. Quitclaim Deed. Kebo Properties

  • On the Road: Toyota Sienna XLE

    On the Road: Toyota Sienna XLE gallery

    Two long days in the saddle are ahead and this week’s Silver Sky Metallic Sienna minivan seems like a bit of overkill for a one-person business trip. Virtues will be revealed and shortcomings exposed as the Toyota is hustled down the highway towards New Hampshire and Vermont. Minivan sales are not as great as they