• Clam prices up as holiday approaches

    Clam prices up as holiday approaches

    ELLSWORTH — When you run a restaurant in Maine with “lobster” in the name, you’ve got to have lobster on the menu no matter what it costs. With the July Fourth weekend almost here, lobster costs a lot but, at least according to some along the waterfront, not as much as soft-shell clams. “Clams are

  • Woman arrested for prior charges

    Woman arrested for prior charges

    BUCKSPORT — Amanda Williamson, 29, of Bucksport was arrested for allegedly failing to appear in court on an earlier charge of operating a vehicle after her license had been suspended. Police made the arrest June 23 at the Wenbelle Apartments after receiving a warrant out of Hancock County for the failure to appear charge. Williamson

  • Hancock County divorces

    The following divorces were granted in Ellsworth District Court: Alex Wiken of Bar Harbor and Jessica Wiken of Bar Harbor. Married June 9, 2012, at Bar Harbor. Margaret Jill Kanter of Gorham and Mark D. Kanter of Bar Harbor. Married Jan. 22, 2009, at Jamaica. Denise Blanchard of Rockland and Gary R. Blanchard of Searsport.

  • Cole is Council’s choice to be Ellsworth’s next city manager

    Cole is Council’s choice to be Ellsworth’s next city manager

    ELLSWORTH — Interim City Manager David Cole is likely to soon be named the new city manager, pending the conclusion of negotiations over a contract, salary and benefits. City Council Chairman Bob Crosthwaite said Cole is the candidate with whom search committee members and staff from Eaton Peabody Consulting Group “are presently negotiating for the position

  • Dad feels left out

    Dad feels left out

    Dear Carolyn: I have the privilege of being a stay-at-home mom to our 6-year-old twins. My husband works full time and is out of town once a week. I think we have a good relationship. However, this is a constant issue: My husband would like to be included in our activities — going to the

  • Memorial service set for Vic Levesque

    Memorial service set for Vic Levesque

    BAR HARBOR — A memorial service for the late Victor “Vic” Levesque is set for Friday, July 3, at the Maine Sea Coast Mission’s Colkett Center on West Street. The Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co. has donated a cruise aboard Atlanticat following the service, from 5-7 p.m. Boarding begins at 4:30 at Harbor Place. Please

  • Hospice Regatta is just around the corner

    Hospice Regatta is just around the corner

    MOUNT DESERT — Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County will host the 19th annual Hospice Regatta of Maine on Friday, July 10, and Saturday, July 11, in and around Mount Desert Island’s Great Harbor. Friday will feature a series of races for Luders 16 and Bulleye-class sloops organized by the Southwest Harbor Fleet and a Junior

  • Crockett Cove homes featured in house tour

    STONINGTON — “Emily Muir: A Retrospective” is the theme of the Stonington Public Library’s 13th annual house tour taking place on Saturday, July 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. The four homes were highlighted on a tour 11 years ago. In addition, the Burnt Cove Church will host an art show exhibiting works by Emily

  • Danny Harper to perform free concert

    Danny Harper to perform free concert

    ELLSWORTH — Maine country music legend Danny Harper will perform at 6 p.m. Friday, July 3, at the Ellsworth Harbor Park and Marina. The Waterfront Concerts, the first of The Grand’s 2015 Summer Waterfront Concerts, are sponsored by the city of Ellsworth. Admission is free. Running the gamut from country to jazz to an all-steel