• Lamoine voters approve school budget

    LAMOINE — Voters at a special town meeting May 24 quickly and with no debate approved a $2.5-million school budget for the coming year, which represents a 4.4 percent increase over current spending. However, the added cost to property owners will be about 2 percent, or $43,008.98, according to Superintendent Katrina Kane. The vote was

  • Hancock County Jail Log May 18-22

    Hancock County Jail Log May 18-22

    The following were arrested or booked in the Hancock County Jail between May 18 and 22: Miche M. Lymburner, 22, Franklin, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, operating without a license, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Jason J. Clough, 32, Stonington, 10 days for assault. Arnold J.

  • The Allagash sting operation

    If per chance you missed it, spring is not the only thing busting out all over. There has been an explosive confrontation recently between the Portland Press Herald and the Maine Warden Service. In fact, I, as an elder Maine journalist, outdoor writer and former press officer for the Maine Warden Service, have never seen

  • Rhubarb more than just for show

    Rhubarb more than just for show

    We have a bountiful crop of rhubarb this year; lush, ruby red stalks with huge, green leaves. An herbaceous perennial, rhubarb likes well-drained soil that is rich in organic material. Our soil here at Rabbit Hill is enriched with composted rabbit manure and lobster shells. Driving around the state, I love to admire farmyards decorated

  • Grass fire on Long Island destroys an acre

    Grass fire on Long Island destroys an acre

    BLUE HILL — Over a dozen Blue Hill firefighters with help from a Maine Forest Service helicopter fought a grass fire on Long Island Saturday that claimed over an acre of land. Blue Hill Fire Chief Denny Robertson said the property owner did have a burn permit. Forest Ranger John Cousins said, “The criteria of

  • Lamoine voters reject proposed Fiberight plant

    Lamoine voters reject proposed Fiberight plant

    LAMOINE — Residents of Lamoine May 24 voted not to back construction of a new refuse plant in Hampden, and backers now say the outcome of the entire project could be in jeopardy. Greg Lounder, executive director of the Municipal Review Committee (MRC), said the issue is not that Lamoine’s 550 tons of trash were