• The merits of Meritage

    The merits of Meritage

    Age is a wonderful thing in mustards, mahogany and the better wines. With people, the benefits outweigh the drawbacks, but not by much. On our last birthday, one of our older sisters wrote in her card: “Just think: you’ll never have to worry about dying young.” The comments from our other sisters were less sensitive,

  • Maine State Police: Stolen street sign recovered

    Maine State Police: Stolen street sign recovered

    ELLSWORTH — While searching for a wanted suspect in Stonington, Trooper Jake Ferland located a road sign that had been stolen from the town of Stonington. Ferland charged Timothy Jones, 23, of Stonington with receiving stolen property. Missing road signs makes it difficult for firefighters and EMTs to respond to emergencies, the trooper said. Burglary

  • Duo to perform free noon concert

    Duo to perform free noon concert

    ELLSWORTH — Guitarist Hugh Bowden and bassist John Gallagher will present a program of jazz standards and original compositions on Thursday, March 12, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Bryant E. Moore Community Center. Their performance is the third in a series of free noontime concerts presented by the Ellsworth Community Music Institute(ECMI). Bowden

  • Fish Pier Ordinance changes approved

    Fish Pier Ordinance changes approved

    STONINGTON — Annual Town Meeting voters narrowly approved (28-23) ordinance changes that will allow fish pier users to leave unattended vehicles and gear on the pier with harbormaster permission. The meeting, which lasted three hours this year, was held Monday. Fisherman Marsden Brewer had asked residents to vote “no” on the revision. “Those two changes