• Drama to draw crowd

    Drama to draw crowd

    BAR HARBOR — The Eastern Regional of the Maine Drama Festival, a one-act play competition, will take place at Mount Desert Island High School (MDIHS) this Friday and Saturday, March 6 and 7. Eight schools will take part in the annual event, including Shead High School (Eastport), Washington Academy (East Machias), George Stevens Academy (Blue

  • Hancock County Retired Teachers Association meeting March 10

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Retired Teachers Association will be meeting on Tuesday, March 10, at Jasper’s Restaurant in Ellsworth. Lunch is scheduled for 11:30 a.m., followed by a meeting. The guest speaker will be Janet Lewis, the new director of Healthy Peninsula. She will be speaking on health initiatives affecting Hancock County, including a

  • Input sought in Ellsworth city manager search

    ELLSWORTH — A public meeting has been set for Monday, March 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium at City Hall to get input from residents on the search for a new city manager. Residents are invited to come and “express their expectations on qualities, education, background and experience the new city manager should possess,”

  • George Stevens Academy second quarter honor roll

    The following students at George Stevens Academy were named to the second quarter honor roll: Grade 12 Highest Honors: Abby Andrews, Jasper Benson-Sulzer, Hongan Bian, Nathaniel Boechat, Claire Ciampa, Alice Dillon, Anna Ludlow, Yin Yee Luk, Joseph Maier, Cecily Page, Yixin Ran, Emmaline Richardson, Jordon Soper, Adrian Van der Eb, Taylor Venema, Chun Ye, Tate

  • UMM wildlife forensics students solve mock crime

    UMM wildlife forensics students solve mock crime

    MACHIAS — In Downeast Maine’s war on fictional wildlife crime, the worst criminal offenders are pursued by the men and women of Professor Gerry Zegers’ wildlife forensics class at the University of Maine-Machias. This is their story. On a frigid but sunny afternoon in March, Game Warden Dave Simmons tells the nine wildlife forensics students

  • Hancock County Superior Court Feb. 10-20

    Hancock County Superior Court Feb. 10-20

    The following cases were heard in Hancock County Superior Court, according to official records: Feb. 10 to Feb. 20 Brent S. Davis, 42, Bangor. Operating under the influence at Ellsworth, March 12, 1995. $500. Kayla M. Kalel, 25, Bangor. Unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs at Bar Harbor, Sept. 18, 2012. $400. Department of Corrections three

  • Genealogy talk at Wilson Museum

    CASTINE — The second talk in a series of March genealogical research programs will be held on Thursday, March 12, at 2 p.m. in the Wilson Museum’s Hutchins Education Center on Perkins Street in Castine. Marlene Groves will offer some “Tips on Interpreting Town Clerks’ Handwriting.” Transcribing the handwriting of early clerks, whether for a

  • Hancock Woman’s Club meeting March 7

    HANCOCK — The Hancock Woman’s Club will meet on Saturday, March 7, at 11:30 a.m. at the Hancock Community Center. Those attending should bring a brown bag lunch. The featured guest will be attorney Melissa Hale of the Hale and Hamlin law firm. She will speak about estate planning. Women from all towns are welcome.

  • Downeast Aububon to present falconer program

    BLUE HILL — Downeast Audubon will present a program by falconer Dick Hutchinson of Penobscot on Friday, March 6, at 7 p.m. at the Blue Hill Public Library. Hutchinson has been fascinated by raptors and falconry for over 50 years. He will introduce the audience to Autumn, his red-tailed hawk of eight years, and will