• The most popular baby names in the U.S. in 2015

    The most popular baby names in the U.S. in 2015

    ELLSWORTH — For the second year in a row, Emma and Noah are America’s most popular baby names, according to the Social Security Administration. This marks the third year at number one for Noah and the second for Emma. New to the top 10 lists this year are Benjamin and Harper. Here are the top

  • GSA announces honor parts recipients

    GSA announces honor parts recipients

    BLUE HILL — Seventy-six seniors are expected to graduate in George Stevens Academy’s Class of 2016 on Sunday, June 19, at 1 p.m. Valedictorian Hanna Ann Gutow, daughter of Amy and Tom Gutow of Castine, participated in cross-country, basketball and track and field. She was a student ambassador for two years and a member of

  • Property Transfers April 28 to May 4

    AMHERST Paul Deane Archer Jr., Jefferson, Personal Representative of the Estate of Lucilla S. Archer, to Duane Kenniston Archer, Jefferson, land. Personal Representatives’ Deed of Distribution – Testate Estate. BAR HARBOR Johanna R. Pasha, Bar Harbor, to Darron A. Collins and Karen M. Collins, Bar Harbor, as joint tenants, land. Quitclaim Deed. Bar Harbor Main

  • Rebuilding Mouse brings back memories

    Rebuilding Mouse brings back memories

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Jarvis Newman made a mold from a Bunker and Ellis 36 wooden lobster boat when he began making fiberglass versions in the 1970s. One of those wooden originals, called Mouse after its original owner, Wilfred Lloyd of Vinalhaven, is being rebuilt in Southwest Harbor for Newman’s daughter Kathe Walton and her husband,

  • Winter Harbor to vote on wastewater plant upgrades

    Winter Harbor to vote on wastewater plant upgrades

    WINTER HARBOR — Residents will be asked at Town Meeting June 15 to approve $5.2 million in updates to the town’s more-than-40-year-old wastewater treatment plant. Peter Drinkwater, chairman of the Winter Harbor Utility District, said officials are hoping to secure $3.4 million in grants, but the remaining $1.8 million would be borrowed and shouldered by

  • Schoodic Chamber holding pair of meetings

    SULLIVAN — Trying to unite employers with potential summer employees, the Schoodic Area Chamber of Commerce is holding two related meetings May 10 and May 17. The meetings will be held in the library at Sumner Memorial High School. The chamber invites employers May 10 to meet local teenagers and other possible employees at 2:40

  • Safe turkey hunting

    Safe turkey hunting

    In most wildlife management districts (WMDs), spring turkey hunting in Maine begins a half-hour before sunrise on May 2. There is a special Youth Day that is held April 30. There is probably no better way to introduce a youngster to hunting than in the turkey woods. For adult or youngster, the primitive sound of

  • Gun show set in Orland

    ORLAND — The fifth annual Bucksmills Rod & Gun Club gun show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, at the Orland Community Center, 21 School House Road. There will be snacks, treats and drinks available. Admission is