• Bicyclist uninjured after car swipes bike

    ELLSWORTH — A local man was reportedly unhurt after a car swiped the bicycle he was riding on Downeast Highway on Friday morning. Police said Richard A. Powell, 71, of Ellsworth was riding along Downeast Highway near Myrick Street around 7:40 a.m. with another, unidentified cyclist. Jonathan Labrecque, 28, of Ellsworth was headed up the

  • Warrior Connection Conference set for Nov. 7-9

    Warrior Connection Conference set for Nov. 7-9

    ELLSWORTH — The Christian Ridge Church will host and sponsor the North East Regional Warrior Connection Conference on Nov. 7-9. The church’s Ministry to the Military organization invites everyone to attend this free, three-day event filled with trainings, food and fellowship. CRC Senior Pastor Daniel Jones organized the event to offer veterans and their loved

  • Troupe nails wit and absurdity in comedies

    Troupe nails wit and absurdity in comedies

    LAMOINE — It was a bit disconcerting walking into the Lamoine-Bayside Grange Hall last Sunday afternoon. Sitting in the wooden chairs lining the walls and facing the hall’s little stage were about two dozen people dressed in their Sunday best — the women in long taffeta or velvet gowns, with lacey Bertha collars pinned in

  • Dedham man one of three arrested in Bangor drug bust

    Dedham man one of three arrested in Bangor drug bust

    BANGOR — Three individuals have been arrested on drug charges after one of them, Timothy Thorpe, 34, of Dedham, was stopped for a traffic infraction Wednesday night. Subsequent investigations by Bangor Police and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency (MDEA) turned up $25,000 worth of cocaine and heroin, nearly $5,000 in cash, a loaded .44-magnum handgun

  • Choosing a governor

    In electing a governor, Maine is very much in need of a runoff procedure. No matter how you slice it, support from fewer than 50 percent of those casting ballots cannot be considered a mandate. Only once in the last seven gubernatorial elections — independent Angus King’s re-election in 1998 — has a governor been

  • Dedham woman running across Route 1A struck by car

    Dedham woman running across Route 1A struck by car

    HOLDEN — A Dedham woman running across a four-lane section of Route 1A was struck by a southbound vehicle Wednesday afternoon. At the time of the accident, Alyssa Libbey, 19, was running from G and M Variety Market to Dorsey Furniture store, according to Sgt. Eugene Fizell of the Holden Police Department. As she ran