• Area blood drives scheduled

    BANGOR — The American Red Cross is hosting several blood drives throughout Hancock County in June in honor of World Blood Donor Day on June 14. The Red Cross seeks eligible donors of all blood types, but especially types O, A and B negative. The schedule of area blood drive events is as follows: Bar

  • Bucksport home destroyed in Saturday night fire

    Bucksport home destroyed in Saturday night fire

    BUCKSPORT — A Millvale Road home is considered a total loss after a structure fire Saturday night, according to the Bucksport Fire Department. Firefighter and paramedic John Gavelek said that the fire department was called at 6:50 p.m. on May 23 to a structure fire at 153 Millvale Road. The family of five that lives at

  • Bucksport on top of Class C

    Bucksport on top of Class C

    SULLIVAN — The Bucksport softball team improved its record to 9-1 with a shutout at Sumner on Wednesday. Samantha Goode pitched a five-hitter, striking out 10 and walking only one, to lead the Golden Bucks to the 13-0 win. Madysen Robichaud homered, doubled and singled for Bucksport, and Darian Jellison had three singles. Brittney Dyer

  • Bean supper at Orland church

    ORLAND — The Orland United Methodist Church, located by the river in Orland Village, will be holding its second bean supper of the season. It will be held on Saturday, June 6, from 5 to 6 p.m. The meal will consist of baked beans, casseroles, salads, biscuits, beverage and pie. The meal is all you

  • DVD Review: 50 Shades of Grey

    DVD Review: 50 Shades of Grey

    Pouty sado-masochist Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) comes across like one of the protagonists in a Dick Francis mystery: a focused, immaculate weenie. Christian’s young and nice looking, but the real catnip is his billionaire status. Without that wealth he would not get the girl; he would be just another controlling geek who would get, at

  • Ellsworth chess club members play blindfolded

    Ellsworth chess club members play blindfolded

    ELLSWORTH — Three words summed up the Ellsworth chess club’s practice Thursday evening inside the Ellsworth Public Library. “My brain hurts,” said member Steven Tucker, who was playing blindfolded. For the past two weeks, the club has offered members the option to wear a blindfold while competing. Club organizer Dick Powell proposed the additional challenge

  • Ellsworth wrestlers recognized at Portland Sea Dogs game

    Ellsworth wrestlers recognized at Portland Sea Dogs game

    The Ellsworth High School wrestling team was recognized for its Class B state championship in a pregame ceremony before the Portland Sea Dogs hosted the Altoona Curve on Thursday at Hadlock Field in Portland. Above are some photos taken of the team’s trip courtesy of coach JF Burns.

  • Ellsworth baseball team wins sixth straight

    Ellsworth baseball team wins sixth straight

    ELLSWORTH — Things are finally clicking for the Ellsworth baseball team. After a 1-4 start, the Eagles have won their past six straight games. Ellsworth is now ranked ninth in the Class B standings. This week, Ellsworth (7-4) beat John Bapst (3-9) on Tuesday, Caribou (4-6) twice in Saturday’s doubleheader and Hermon (4-5) on Thursday.