• Man arrested in error: paperwork was misfiled

    Man arrested in error: paperwork was misfiled

    ELLSWORTH — This week’s Hancock County Jail Log and last week’s Ellsworth Police Log listed the arrest of Adam Chavez, 38, of Southwest Harbor on a charge of failure to appear. But District Attorney Matt Foster, the court clerk’s office and the lawyer for Chavez say Chavez should not have been arrested. Defense attorney Robert

  • Hitting those grouse

    A grouse — by any other name, pa’tridge, biddie, or thunder chicken — is no easy target. In fact, this game bird’s ability to escape and evade the best of wing shooters is legendary. Outdoor writer Jim Harrison writes about the grouse hunt: “Surely it is a dream world: the nearly thundering flush and the

  • Avid sailor shares his love of the sea, Maine

    Avid sailor shares his love of the sea, Maine

    BAR HARBOR — At a time when many youngsters are content to learn how to ride a bicycle, David Rockefeller Jr. was spending his summers learning to sail on the waters surrounding Mount Desert Island. It is a pastime that would instill in him an incredible affinity for the sea and become one of his

  • Hancock County Jail log Aug. 15-22

    Hancock County Jail log Aug. 15-22

    ELLSWORTH — The following individuals were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail between Aug. 15 and 22: Aug. 22 Michelle L. Chaloult, 47, of Waltham, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. Kyle T. Baughman, 24, of Deer Isle, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and two counts of failure to appear in court. Aug.

  • Potato leek gratin warms the soul

    Potato leek gratin warms the soul

    What inspires you to cook? Is it the aroma of freshly baking bread, the smell of onions sizzling in bacon fat or the earthy fragrance of chopped rosemary and garlic? Perhaps it’s the bright array of red tomatoes, yellow squashes and greens at the farmers market, or watching the dazzling array of dishes prepared on

  • City police make first Narcan save

    City police make first Narcan save

    ELLSWORTH — Only a week after the department added the opioid-overdose antidote to its cruisers, Ellsworth police recorded their first save of an overdose victim Tuesday night with the use of Narcan. Officers were called to an apartment on the Bucksport Road around 9:40 p.m. “for the report of an unresponsive male who had overdosed.”