• Students, administrators, builders show off new Bucksport High

    BUCKSPORT —Administrators, students, parents, builders and area officials gathered at Bucksport High School last Tuesday for an open house showing off the improvements that took place there last summer. Making those improvements was a painless process, according to one of the builders, because last summer was not windy. “The only surprise was we had good

  • Blue Hill seventh-grader honored at national awards ceremony

    Blue Hill seventh-grader honored at national awards ceremony

    BLUE HILL —  Cameron Stewart, a seventh-grade student at Blue Hill Consolidated Elementary School, was honored last month at a national awards ceremony sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY). The center honored Stewart in Baltimore for his exceptional performance after testing in the top echelon of all students around the

  • MMA sports roundup

    CASTINE — The Maine Maritime Academy Mariner men notched their first win of the basketball season on Friday, rolling over the University of Maine – Augusta 104-73 at Smith Gymnasium. A basket by freshman Tyler Thayer and a three-pointer by sophomore Nick Holt of Ellsworth got the Mariners off to a 5-0 start, and they

  • Maine State Police: Damage to Stonington Fish Pier under investigation

    Maine State Police: Damage to Stonington Fish Pier under investigation

    ELLSWORTH — Maine State Police Trooper Greg Roy is investigating damage wrought on a hydraulic pump at the Stonington Fish Pier. Stonington Town Manager Kathleen Billings-Pezaris estimated damage at $1,000. Motor vehicle offenses A Stonington man was charged with several offenses Sunday after allegedly lying to police that his vehicle had been stolen. “He reported

  • Woodlawn to offer holiday high teas

    Woodlawn to offer holiday high teas

    ELLSWORTH — Woodlawn invites you to experience the elegance and tradition of a holiday high tea this December. Woodlawn has partnered with Chipper’s Restaurant to offer five afternoon teas on Dec. 3, 10, 12, 17 and 19. Tea time is 3 p.m. Holiday high tea is elegantly served in the festively decorated Black House in

  • Crash victim taken to Boston hospital

    FRANKLIN — An Eastbrook woman seriously injured in a head-on collision on Route 200 Saturday was taken by LifeFlight to a hospital in Boston. Angela Young, 42, was struck by a 2012 Dodge van operated by Darrin Smith, 42, of Canaan, according to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department. Young was driving a 2012 Dodge sedan.

  • Hancock woman killed in Trenton crash

    Hancock woman killed in Trenton crash

    TRENTON – A Hancock woman died after her car hit an SUV nearly head-on while navigating a curve in the roadway of Jordan River Road in Trenton Monday morning, reported Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Rob Morang. The deceased, Brenda L. Woods, 53, had been driving north in a 2010 Hyundai, which had traveled left of the

  • Joyce A. (Smith) Carey

    SURRY and BAR HARBOR — Joyce A. (Smith) Carey, 70, died peacefully at home in Bar Harbor on Nov. 24, 2014, after a hard fought battle with brain cancer. She was born May 31, 1944, in Bar Harbor, the daughter of Lawrence M. and Bufford E. (Lane) Smith. Joyce attended Northeast Harbor High School. She

  • Rebecca Boardman (1948-2014)

    WOODSTOCK, VT. And EAST BLUE HILL — Eleanor Rebecca Silliman Boardman, known to all as Rebecca, died suddenly and unexpectedly, but peacefully in the early afternoon of Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, as she lay on a couch reading “Freaky Green Eyes” by Joyce Carol Oates while she waited to go on a dog walk with