• Police offer tips to motorists in advance of blizzard

    Police offer tips to motorists in advance of blizzard

    ELLSWORTH — With the weather forecast calling for up to 2 feet of snow and winds between 25 and 35 miles per hour, with gusts up to 55 mph, police are making a request of the traveling public. “Generally speaking, if there’s no emergency, we’re asking motorists to stay home if at all possible,” said

  • Storm to dump up to 2 feet of snow on Downeast Maine

    Storm to dump up to 2 feet of snow on Downeast Maine

    ELLSWORTH — A late January storm is expected to dump up to 2 feet of snow on Downeast Maine Tuesday. A blizzard warning will be in effect from 4 a.m. Tuesday to 4 a.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service in Caribou. The agency reports that the highest snowfall totals will be across Downeast

  • Step lively with the slop bucket

    Step lively with the slop bucket

    “It’s your turn to take out the compost.” Whether said peevishly or as a gentle reminder, it’s a remark heard even in households that are joyful about their compost bucket. Returning the remains of their meals to the soil in which they were grown, thereby adding to it fertility and good tilth, is a blessed

  • Woodlawn trustees hold annual meeting

    Woodlawn trustees hold annual meeting

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Trustees of Public Reservations, governing board of Woodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park, held its annual meeting on Jan. 15 at The Black House in Ellsworth. Presentations on two new plans were given. Robert Brais, vice president of ConsultEcon, presented the recently completed business plan for Woodlawn and Phyllis Young, marketing

  • Brooklin welcomes new Planning Board members

    BROOKLIN — The town of Brooklin has a new slate of Planning Board members. The board had resigned nearly en masse last fall after the Board of Selectmen declined to reappoint the Planning Board chairman, Catherine Rees, in the spring of 2014. The planners were upset for several reasons but chiefly that there was no

  • Concert/dance to benefit SPCA

    Concert/dance to benefit SPCA

    BAR HARBOR — The Crown Vics, a popular local rockabilly band, will be performing at a special Valentine’s event to raise money for the SPCA of Hancock County. The concert/dance will be held from 7:30 to 11 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 6, at the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel on Eden Street in Bar Harbor. Food and

  • After slow start, Eagle boys surge past Caribou 49-36

    ELLSWORTH — It wasn’t the kind of start the Ellsworth Eagle boys were hoping for when they faced off against the visiting Caribou Vikings on Saturday. Junior forward Nick Bagley scored the opening basket of the game for Ellsworth and the Eagles then went scoreless for the rest of the period. Caribou jumped out to

  • Ellsworth girls dominate in 40-23 win over Caribou

    ELLSWORTH — With just an 8-7 lead after one period, the Ellsworth Eagle girls scored 15 unanswered points in the second quarter and went on to down the Caribou Vikings 40-23 on Saturday afternoon at Katsiaficas Stadium. The Eagles, ranked sixth in the Eastern Maine Class B standings, upped their record to 10-6 with the

  • Fire destroys Bucksport mobile home

    Fire destroys Bucksport mobile home

    BUCKSPORT — Several area fire departments responded late Friday evening to a structure fire on Poverty Ridge Road. No one was in the mobile home at the time of the blaze, according to a report from the Orland Fire Department. Despite getting to the scene quickly, the responders weren’t able to prevent the structure from