• Dr. Donald Joseph White

    Dr. Donald Joseph White

    GOULDSBORO — Dr. Donald Joseph White, 80, died peacefully Dec. 19, 2014, at home surrounded by family after a lengthy illness. He was born June 14, 1934, in Orono, beloved son of Alice Elizabeth Myers of Orono. Don grew up in Orono and attended Orono High School, where he excelled in varsity football, playing tailback.

  • New owners of Mike’s Country Store identified

    New owners of Mike’s Country Store identified

    ELLSWORTH — Jeff and Melissa Clark have been identified as the new owners of Mike’s Country Store on Water Street. The Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce announced the new owners in a news release late Monday afternoon. The chamber said the Clarks “plan to reopen the historic store sometime in January.” The Clarks have been

  • Ernest Joseph Gelinas Jr.

    Ernest Joseph Gelinas Jr.

    NAPLES, FLA. — Ernest Joseph Gelinas Jr. passed away on Dec. 15, 2014, under the compassionate care of Vitas Hospice in Naples, Fla. Ernie was born on March 14, 1939, in Port Jefferson, N.Y., and was raised in Springfield, Mass. He eventually moved to East Longmeadow, Mass., with his wife, Judy, where they raised five

  • Victor J. Forest

    TRENTON — Victor J. Forest, 68, of Trenton died on Dec. 16, 2014, at his home. He was born in Hartford, Conn., on April 9, 1946, son of John J. and Helen (Angeliwicz) Forest. Victor graduated from Berlin High School. He owned and operated a hotel and septic business in Connecticut, and moved to Maine

  • Arnold Maurice “Jesse” James Jr.

    Arnold Maurice “Jesse” James Jr.

    LAMOINE — Arnold Maurice “Jesse” James Jr., 84, passed away on Dec. 18, 2014, at his home in Lamoine. He graduated from Bar Harbor High School, Class of 1948, Colby College, Class of 1952, and attended MIT during his USAF career (1952–1962). A longtime Revere, Mass., resident, he retired from the National Weather Service in

  • Lillian Marian (Hill) Sherman

    Lillian Marian (Hill) Sherman

    BROOKLYN, N.Y. and TRENTON — Lillian Marian (Hill) Sherman, 86, died at a Bangor hospital, Dec. 17, 2014, surrounded by her loving family after a four-year struggle with a heart condition and cancer. She was born April 7, 1928, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the daughter of William E. and Violet Louise (Weekes) Hill. Lillian graduated from

  • Orland man charged with heroin trafficking

    Orland man charged with heroin trafficking

    ORLAND — The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency (MDEA) has charged two individuals in Orland with Class B trafficking in heroin following a month-long investigation into the distribution of the drug in western Hancock County. Over the past several weeks, investigators from MDEA’s Down East Task Force, based in Ellsworth, have been conducting an investigation into