• Bucksport finance director stepping down

    Bucksport finance director stepping down

    BUCKSPORT — Town Finance Director Kathryn Hickson is stepping down at the end of this week after tendering her resignation on Oct. 6. In an interview, Hickson emphasized that her decision wasn’t prompted by the Oct. 1 announcement that Verso Paper Corp. is closing the local paper mill. Rather, Hickson said she made the decision

  • Penobscot man guilty of possessing child porn

    BANGOR — A Penobscot man was convicted Tuesday in federal court of possessing child pornography. Kevin Lee Ross, 52, was found guilty of the crime following a one-day jury trial in U.S. District Court. Ross was summoned on the charge in July 2011, after a search warrant was executed at the home in Penobscot he

  • Bazaar/yard sale set for Oct. 25

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth Community of Christ is holding a Christmas bazaar/yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 8 a.m. to noon. The event will include food, books, toys, household items, clothing and more. For more information, call 667-4556.

  • “Far From the Wolf” sold

    “Far From the Wolf” sold

    WINTER HARBOR — A single bid of $1 million was entered Friday in a foreclosure auction of “Far From the Wolf,” a landmark property on Grindstone Neck. But it wasn’t high enough for CitiMortgage Inc. of Missouri, which is owed $3.3 million on the 10-bedroom, 12-bathroom mansion overlooking Frenchman Bay. After unsuccessfully trying to drive

  • Stearns-Johnson

    Stearns-Johnson

    Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Stearns of Springvale are pleased to announce the wedding of their daughter, Sarah Dolliver Stearns, to Nathan B. Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Johnson of Longview, Wash., on June 21. The ceremony took place at the Maine Sea Coast Mission in Bar Harbor, with a reception at the

  • Craft fair set in Trenton

    TRENTON — American Legion Post 207 on the Bar Harbor Road will hold a craft fair on Friday, Nov. 7, beginning at 4 p.m. There also will be a raffle table and door prizes. Crafters are wanted. Eight-foot tables are available to rent for $10. To rent a table and for more information, call Jerri

  • Barbara Barton Lindsey

    SOUTHINGTON, CONN. — Barbara Barton Lindsey of Southington, Conn., passed away Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, after an extended illness. She was 89. Mrs. Lindsey was born in New Haven, Conn., and was daughter to Maude Wedmore Barton Chambers, Clarence Barton and Arthur Chambers. She married Elwin Richard Lindsey in 1949. The couple raised three daughters

  • 8,000 humpbacks … and counting at COA

    8,000 humpbacks … and counting at COA

    BAR HARBOR — Staff at Allied Whale, the marine mammal research organization at College of the Atlantic, entered the image of the 8,000th humpback whale into its photographic database recently. The milestone is the latest in a groundbreaking program that uses photographs of natural markings and patterns to identify and track marine mammals. The effort