• Property Transfers March 19-25

    AURORA Tania S. McIntyre, Eddington, to Machias Realty Trust LLC, Camden, land with any improvements. BAR HARBOR U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for Citigroup Mortgage Loan Trust 2007-WFHE2, Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-WFHE2, Fort Mill, S.C. to U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for Citigroup Mortgage Loan Trust 2007-WFHE2, Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-WFHE2,

  • DA’s aging caseload the industry standard

    DA’s aging caseload the industry standard

    ELLSWORTH — Lady Justice wears a sword and blindfold, but no watch. As criminal cases grow old, prosecutions and defendants’ lives are placed on hold. What’s behind the backlog? It depends on who you ask. Most in and around the court system say it depends on the facts of the case in question. “It’s all

  • LMF funds hold hostage

    Governor Paul LePage has thumbed his nose at Maine voters — and not for the first time — with his refusal to allow the sale of voter-approved bonds totaling $11.4 million for the Land for Maine’s Future program. LePage dispatched Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Chandler Woodcock to last week’s LMF board meeting with word that

  • Kudos to Collins and King

    Once again, Maine’s Susan Collins has rejected the stance taken by a majority of her Republican colleagues in the U.S. Senate. And once again, she is deserving of a full measure of respect from her Maine constituents. Collins and just six other senators refused earlier this month to  join 47 Republicans who signed an open

  • Clinton and secrecy

    There are those who contend that the firestorm over Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email system during her tenure as U.S. secretary of state is tantamount to making a mountain out of a molehill. We don’t agree. Why would a person who holds one of the nation’s top offices take steps to keep her

  • The roots of Russian conflict

    In case you missed it, early this week Kremlin authorities produced a large public celebration, replete with fireworks, on the first anniversary of Russia’s takeover of Crimea. It was accompanied by a fawning TV documentary featuring President Putin in which he reveals that he put Russian nuclear forces on highest alert during the takeover to

  • In defense of the Maine Lottery

    By Gregg Mineo The Maine State Lottery was enacted by the people of Maine in a statewide referendum in 1973. The Maine Lottery had its first drawing in June 1974 and is one of 45 state-run lotteries across the United States. Since its inception, the Maine Lottery has provided revenue to the state of Maine

  • Don’t believe everything you think (or hear)

    Dear Editor: Four of the five most listened to radio talk show hosts these days are Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck and Michael Savage. All four are conservatives, with Limbaugh holding the dubious distinction of hosting the most listened to radio talk show in the world. To a certain extent their focus and commentary