• Hancock County Jail Log Jan. 20-25

    The following were arrested or booked into the Hancock County Jail from Jan. 20 to 25: George T. Pickard IV, 25, Franklin, 35 days for eluding an officer. Jennifer G. Thurston, 22, Sullivan, failure to pay fine. Aaron C. Foss, 23, East Machias, six months for driving to endanger. Peter T. Benson, 31, Southwest Harbor,

  • As predicted, DMR will likely shorten scallop season

    As predicted, DMR will likely shorten scallop season

    ELLSWORTH — When Department of Marine Resources Commissioner Patrick Keliher took the advice of his Scallop Advisory Council last year and set a 70-day fishing season for this winter (just 50 days in Cobscook Bay) he warned fishermen that DMR was likely to cut the season short. At an SAC meeting in Ellsworth last Thursday,

  • Hancock County Sheriff: Firearms, coins stolen in Trenton

    Hancock County Sheriff: Firearms, coins stolen in Trenton

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a burglary that occurred last week at a Trenton residence. Firearms and coins were stolen. Deputy Jeff McFarland is investigating a theft of cash from a Deer Isle residence that was reported Jan. 21. Citizen assists Deputies helped a number of residents and others with issues ranging

  • Governor declares state of emergency as blizzard hits

    Governor declares state of emergency as blizzard hits gallery

    ELLSWORTH – The governor declared a state of emergency and shuttered state offices Tuesday morning as a winter storm bore down on the state. “The amount of snow and the high winds, along with blowing and drifting snow, makes this storm dangerous for many Mainers,” Gov. Paul LePage said in a statement. “We want everyone

  • Adult co-ed league dodge ball starting in Ellsworth

    ELLSWORTH — Adult co-ed dodge ball teams will soon be having matches in the newly refurbished Moore Community Center thanks to Union Square — Ellsworth’s young professional’s group. An information and practice session is set for Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 6 p.m. at the Moore Center. The league will have a maximum of 12 teams.

  • Ellsworth Police: Downed drone prompts call to police

    Ellsworth Police: Downed drone prompts call to police

    ELLSWORTH — Detective Dotty Small has been a police officer for almost 30 years, but despite her decades of experience she is still encountering incidents at work that qualify as “firsts.” Take, for example, the report she received this weekend from a resident of Laurel Street who found a video-capable, quad-copter drone that had apparently

  • Woodlawn director serves on planning team for national conference

    Woodlawn director serves on planning team for national conference

    ELLSWORTH — Woodlawn’s executive director, Joshua Campbell Torrance, recently traveled to Louisville, Ky., to participate in the planning of the American Association for State and Local History’s 2015 annual meeting. This year’s event will be held in Louisville from Sept. 16-19. Torrance serves on the Program Selection Committee for this year’s meeting, which is themed