• New state budget means Ellsworth schools to get more state subsidy

    New state budget means Ellsworth schools to get more state subsidy

    ELLSWORTH — The state budget enacted Tuesday by the Maine Legislature has more money for school systems around the state, including the Ellsworth School Department, than the original budget proposal anticipated. Superintendent Dan Higgins said Thursday afternoon that the city school department will see an increase of $272,009.88 in state funding. Most of that is

  • Seaside Grange sale July 11

    GOULDSBORO — The members of the Seaside Grange of Corea will hold their annual rummage and bake sale on Saturday, July 11, at the Grange Hall, 64 Crowley Island Road in Corea. The sale will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. In addition to baked goods, this year’s sale includes lots of household items,

  • Killer confesses at sentencing

    Killer confesses at sentencing

    ELLSWORTH — Convicted murderer William Morse at his sentencing Thursday admitted to killing Richard Bellittieri, describing how he shot the Trenton accountant twice in the head and once in the foot in July 2012. Speaking against the advice of his attorneys, Jeffrey Toothaker and David Bate, Morse told the court that he flew into a

  • Witherle Library hosting programs

    CASTINE — The Witherle Memorial Library is hosting a book talk and reading on “The Court-Martial of Paul Revere” on Tuesday, July 28, at the Unitarian Univeralist Parish House in Castine. The program is scheduled for 1 p.m. and will be led by author and historian Lynn Parsons. Come to the library beforehand to borrow

  • Deer Isle-Stonington High School fourth quarter honor roll

    The following Deer Isle-Stonington High School students were named to the fourth quarter honor roll: Ninth Grade Honors with highest distinction: Madison Eaton, Ennis Marshall, Brendan Penfold, Orly Vaughn. Honors: Kinsey Bartlett, Silas Bates, Shaylee Bray, SooZin Cha, Stephen Cochrane, Shawn Haskell, Jeff-Marcus Jordan, Tony Nevells, Mason Oliver, Aja Quintal, Aidan Weed, Nathan Winchester. 10th

  • Ellsworth library hosting author

    ELLSWORTH — Carolyn Locke, author of “Not One Thing: Following Matsuo Basho’s Narrow Road to the Interior,” will present a reading and slide show at the Ellsworth Public Library on Thursday, July 9, at 6 p.m. Using a combination of prose, haiku and photography, Locke’s book explores her travels around the Island of Honshu, the

  • Do you know your wine IQ?

    Do you know your wine IQ?

    You drink, therefore you am. But what do you know about those wines you drink? Test your wine IQ here.  Which of these whites is considered full-bodied? Chardonnay Pinot Grigio Scarlett Johansson Riesling Scarlett Johansson is the correct answer. Chardonnay finishes second. A distant second.  What is a decanter? A wine expert A person who