• Junior safety-at-sea seminar set for Monday

    Junior safety-at-sea seminar set for Monday

    CASTINE — For the second year in a row, Maine Maritime Academy will host a Storm Trysail Foundation Junior Safety-at-Sea Seminar. The program is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 3, and is open to young sailors ages 13 through 20. “We had a tremendous turnout last year and hope to welcome some more participants this year,”

  • Route 3 rebuild will take years

    Route 3 rebuild will take years

    BAR HARBOR — The planned $18 million rebuild of Route 3 between Ireson Hill near Pirate’s Cove mini golf and Mount Desert Street downtown will take several years, senior project manager Rhobi Moulton told members of an advisory committee July 23. Work is expected to begin in the fall of 2016, she said, and could

  • Camden National reports 14 percent net income increase

    CAMDEN — Camden National Corp. reported net income for the second quarter of 2015 of $7.2 million and diluted earnings per share of 96 cents, representing an increase of 14 percent. The company also reported earnings of 11 cents per share compared to the same period of 2014 and an increase of 28 percent and

  • Area blood drives scheduled

    ELLSWORTH — The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood in August. There will be two blood drives this month in Hancock County: Southwest Harbor: 1 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at the American Legion, 21 Hassan Ave. Ellsworth: noon to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11, at the Down East

  • Holden church hosting supper

    HOLDEN — The Holden Congregational Church is hosting a supper on Saturday, Aug. 8, at 5 p.m. The menu will include home baked beans, hot dogs, cole slaw, casseroles, rolls, salads, dessert and coffee. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12. There is no admission charge for preschoolers.

  • ATV benefit ride for Camp CaPella

    BEDDINGTON — The Airline ATV Riders and Airline ATV Snackbar clubs are co-hosting the sixth annual ATV ride-in to benefit camperships at Camp CaPella on Saturday, Aug. 8, at Airline Diner on Route 9 in Beddington. The event will include a raffle for a kayak package from Old Town Canoe, a 50/50 raffle, a book

  • Rotary pancake breakfast is Aug. 8

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Rotary Club’s 53rd annual blueberry pancake breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 8. The breakfast will be held from 7 to 10:30 a.m., rain or shine, under the tent at R.F. Jordan and Sons on Water Street in downtown Ellsworth. For just $7 for adults and $3 for children 12 and

  • Too good for you, Mr. Magoo

    Too good for you, Mr. Magoo

    It was quiet. Too quiet. We felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. It could mean only one thing: The 3 for $10 sale was under way at Friends & Family Market in Ellsworth Falls. We hastened thereto and instantly understood

  • Medical marijuana a growth industry in Maine

    Medical marijuana a growth industry in Maine

    ELLSWORTH — It’s a warm, midsummer morning when 27-year-old Jeremy Sprague welcomes a visitor to his farm.” It doesn’t look like a farm at first. On the first floor of a small house there’s a bed, a kitchen and a TV running security camera footage. Then Sprague heads upstairs where his horticulture thrives. Sprague, a