• New city manager outlines his vision for Ellsworth

    New city manager outlines his vision for Ellsworth

    ELLSWORTH — Serving as city manager will be David Cole’s first job in municipal government, but it’s an environment he feels comfortable in. Cole, 60, is the former head of Eastern Maine Development Corp. (EMDC) and commissioner of the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT). In both capacities he spent a lot of time working with

  • Maine State Police Log: Hit-and-run results in charges

    Maine State Police Log: Hit-and-run results in charges

    ELLSWORTH — Maine State Police Trooper Chris Smith assisted Trooper Andrew Foss with a hit-and-run crash on Main Street in Cherryfield July 28, which resulted in charges for a motorist. Police said Priscilla Tenney 32, of Columbia crashed into a vehicle that ran a stop sign at the intersection of North Street and Main Street.

  • John Peters Estate to be auctioned Aug. 29

    John Peters Estate to be auctioned Aug. 29 gallery

    BLUE HILL — DeCaro Luxury Auctions has announced the Aug. 29 auction of the John Peters Estate, an 11-bedroom, 13-bathroom waterfront estate. The property at 31 John Peters Lane encompasses 22.3 acres made up of five lots, including the main home, the cottage, the barn and two pastoral fields. Built in 1815, the Federal-style home

  • Acadia dog rescue a cautionary ‘tail’

    Acadia dog rescue a cautionary ‘tail’

    ACADIA NATIONAL PARK — A pair of dogs that found out about porcupine quills the hard way on top of Parkman Mountain Monday morning illustrates one of the reasons why pets need to be kept on leash, Rangers said. According to reports, James Lyle, no listed age, of the Bahamas, hiked to the top of

  • How to pick the right wine, an expert explains

    How to pick the right wine, an expert explains

    ELLSWORTH — Looking for a good sauvignon blanc to go with the baked halibut tonight or the right pinot noir to serve with baby back ribs this weekend? John Edwards Market’s Dalyne “Day” Tuttle is well qualified to suggest pairings and answer a spectrum of other questions about wine. In her capacity as the health

  • Garden Club hosting discussion, talk

    ELLSWORTH — On Wednesday, Aug. 12, at 9:30 a.m., there will be a meeting in the Ellsworth City Hall Auditorium of people interested in developing a floral designers guild in the Downeast area. This is a follow-up to the very successful St. Croix District Flower Show organized in Ellsworth last year. A workshop led by

  • Ellsworth Concert Band has a new venue in 2015

    Ellsworth Concert Band has a new venue in 2015 video

    The Ellsworth Concert Band has moved from City Hall steps to the Gazebo at Harbor Park on the Ellsworth waterfront. Concert rehearsals run Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:15 and concerts start at 7:30 p.m. There are lots of picnic tables or you can bring a lawn chair or a blanket for the lawn. The

  • On the Road Review: Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

    On the Road Review: Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat gallery

    HELLCAT. By electing to name the hottest version of the Challenger SRT model Hellcat, Dodge had to know that this hyper-performance car would garner lots of attention. Then, the car offered up the kind of high-power speed and outrageous tire-shredding performance of legendary cars such as the Hemi-Cuda, and other outsized hot rods from the

  • Hazardous waste collection scheduled for Aug. 15

    Hazardous waste collection scheduled for Aug. 15

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Planning Commission is providing an opportunity for residents of Cranberry Isles, Dedham, Deer Isle, Eastbrook, Ellsworth, Gouldsboro, Hancock, Mariaville, Sorrento, Sullivan, and Winter Harbor to dispose of household hazardous waste and universal waste. The collection event is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the