• Flowers can be blooming delicious

    Flowers can be blooming delicious

    All summer I bring in flowers from the garden and wild ones from the fields. Sometimes they’re in a bouquet, whose bright colors bring the outdoors in. But often they’re just some odd treasure that appeals to me — a handful of daisies picked by a grandchild, or one neon-violet artichoke blossom. I’ll stick it

  • Becton Cup Regatta may be in perilous waters

    Becton Cup Regatta may be in perilous waters

    BLUE HILL — Fall sailboat racing can be a tough sell to Downeast high school students. The weather can be lousy — cold or wet or both — and there are also plenty of other athletics to keep competitive high school students busy. Even so, soccer and cross-country and other activities notwithstanding, each October for

  • Sedgwick eighth-graders learn about suicide awareness

    Sedgwick eighth-graders learn about suicide awareness

    SEDGWICK — Eighth-grade students at Sedgwick Elementary School learned ways to identify friends and classmates who might be suicidal and how to help. Counselors from Aroostook Mental Health Services gave a presentation to students on Sept. 9 as part of Suicide Prevention Week, which was Sept. 5-11. Suicide is the second leading cause of death

  • A cathartic blend

    A cathartic blend

    Every wine has a story. Maybe it’s a tale about the little vineyard that could or the Italian immigrant who landed in Northern California. Even the industrial, mass-produced plonks have a story to tell, grim though it will be. What’s cool is when a wine has something beyond a story: a history. So it is

  • Contested race for City Council seats in Ellsworth

    Contested race for City Council seats in Ellsworth

    ELLSWORTH — Four candidates will vie for three seats on the City Council in November, marking the only contested race on the municipal ballot. Candidates for the Ellsworth School Board and Ellsworth Public Library’s Board of Trustees will run unopposed. The City Council candidates are incumbents Gary Fortier and Marc Blanchette, who will be joined

  • On the Road Review: Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

    On the Road Review: Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

    An auto designer once said that you can create a great looking car that performs exceedingly well, but if it doesn’t make the perfect sounds too, it is not a complete car. Go back to 1969. Dodge dealers are finally preparing for the introduction of the new Challenger coupe, a companion vehicle to the Plymouth

  • Historical society hosting talk

    GOULDSBORO — Robert and Kathe Bartlett, founders and owners of Bartlett’s Spirits of Maine Distillery and Maine Estate Winery, will be speaking at the Gouldsboro Historical Society Museum on Monday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. The museum is located at 452 U.S. Route 1. All are welcome and donations are appreciated. Refreshments will be available

  • Time to sow, grow baby greens

    Time to sow, grow baby greens

        By Barbara Damrosch We all want a healthy diet, and we each have our own way of getting it. Some people take a daily multivitamin as an insurance policy, to make up for any vitamins or minerals they might have skimped on between the onset of breakfast and the last bite of dinner.