• After slow start, Eagle boys surge past Caribou 49-36

    ELLSWORTH — It wasn’t the kind of start the Ellsworth Eagle boys were hoping for when they faced off against the visiting Caribou Vikings on Saturday. Junior forward Nick Bagley scored the opening basket of the game for Ellsworth and the Eagles then went scoreless for the rest of the period. Caribou jumped out to

  • Ellsworth girls dominate in 40-23 win over Caribou

    ELLSWORTH — With just an 8-7 lead after one period, the Ellsworth Eagle girls scored 15 unanswered points in the second quarter and went on to down the Caribou Vikings 40-23 on Saturday afternoon at Katsiaficas Stadium. The Eagles, ranked sixth in the Eastern Maine Class B standings, upped their record to 10-6 with the

  • Fire destroys Bucksport mobile home

    Fire destroys Bucksport mobile home

    BUCKSPORT — Several area fire departments responded late Friday evening to a structure fire on Poverty Ridge Road. No one was in the mobile home at the time of the blaze, according to a report from the Orland Fire Department. Despite getting to the scene quickly, the responders weren’t able to prevent the structure from

  • Ellsworth school budget in early stages of formation

    Ellsworth school budget in early stages of formation

    ELLSWORTH — City residents will vote on the Ellsworth School Department’s proposed 2015-2016 school budget in less than five months. Between now and then, city and school officials will be hard at work building the financial plan. Superintendent Dan Higgins said Tuesday that building principals and department heads have worked with their respective staffs to

  • DVD Review: The Equalizer

    DVD Review: The Equalizer

    It’s the return of “Death Wish” with Denzel Washington playing a thinking man’s Charles Bronson. Stylish, very well acted and pretty good in an eye-gouging, throat slashing, face-mauling, corkscrew-through-the-Adam’s-apple sort of way. Not to everyone’s taste. Most suitable for boys between the ages of 10 and 10½. Unfortuantely, it’s R-rated so they can’t see it.

  • Ellsworth boys cruise to 60-29 win over Presque Isle

    ELLSWORTH — The Presque Isle Wildcats stayed within striking distance through the first period, but Ellsworth junior Lukas Firestone and senior Mitchell Domagala scored six points each in the second quarter while the Eagles held the Wildcats to a single basket and opened up a 33-12 lead by the halftime break. And though the Wildcats continued

  • Presque Isle buries Eagle girls with 15 three-pointers

    ELLSWORTH — Unleashing a barrage of 15 three-pointers, six of them in the first period, the Presque Isle Wildcats raced out to a 20-8 lead and rolled to a 69-42 win over the Ellsworth Eagles in Class B girls’ basketball action Friday night at Katsiaficas Gymnasium. Back-to-back threes by senior Hannah Graham and sophomore Emily

  • Artists crafts whimsical figures from trash

    Artists crafts whimsical figures from trash

    BLUE HILL — Tin cans, paper cups and other household objects are given new life in Blue Hill artist Ken Weeks’ whimsical pieces on display through February in the Children’s Larchwood exhibit case at the Blue Hill Public Library. Early in his adult life, Weeks studied medicine but gave it up for acting, comedy and

  • 20 years of procrastination

    Twenty years ago, President Bill Clinton appointed Sens. J. Robert Kerrey and John Danforth, both now retired, to head a Bipartisan Commission on Entitlement and Tax Reform. That commission produced a report in which 30 of its 32 members concluded that “current trends are not sustainable.” As the saying goes, the more things change, the