• “Plucked: A History of Hair Removal”

    “Plucked: A History of Hair Removal”

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — According to some estimates, virtually all American women have tried facial and bodily hair removal, and most remove some regularly, if not daily. And for most men, despite the fad for the full “lumbersexual” beard, a clean shave is still the look. But if hair removal is common, that doesn’t make it

  • Pingree seeks study of ocean acidification

    Pingree seeks study of ocean acidification

    ELLSWORTH –U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) has introduced a bill that would require federal officials to study the effects of ocean acidification on coastal communities in Maine and around the country. The bill is similar to legislation Pingree, who represent’s Maine’s 1st Congressional District, sponsored in the previous Congress and now has bipartisan and bicoastal

  • Both sides make closing arguments; now it’s up to the judge

    Both sides make closing arguments; now it’s up to the judge

    BANGOR — Justice Ann Murray heard closing arguments in the jury-waived, Christopher Saenz murder trial Thursday morning. Arguments by defense attorney Jeff Toothaker and assistant attorney general Deb Cashman ended at 11:35 a.m. Saenz, 32, is accused of murdering his wife, Hilary, 29, with “depraved indifference” on Christmas Day 2013 at their Central Street residence

  • Community health forum at MCMH

    ELLSWORTH — Maine Coast Memorial Hospital will be hosting a free community health forum titled “The Diabetic Foot” on Monday, June 15, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the hospital classroom. Dr. Nicholas Vachon will discuss different foot issues specific to patients with diabetes, offer guidance on how to avoid common injuries and discuss common

  • RSU 24 budget approved

    RSU 24 budget approved

    SULLIVAN — With fewer than 75 voters in attendance, Regional School Unit 24 (RSU 24) on Wednesday night overwhelmingly approved its $15.4-million budget for the upcoming year. Although the budget is 2.5 percent lower than the current year’s spending, it still means hefty increases for some communities. The increases are due to a number of

  • Write a review? Ha! How hard can that be?

    Write a review? Ha! How hard can that be?

    Editor’s note: Today’s “Cheers” column is guest written by Dr. Robert Scovin of Ellsworth. Dr. Scovin has, in the past, delivered himself of observations regarding “Cheers” that might be interpreted, by some, as criticisms. One of the thoughtful suggestions he has tendered involved a long leave of absence for “Cheers” author Stephen Fay. Instead, we

  • Kneisel Hall hosts week-long residency

    BLUE HILL — “Together in Music!”, Kneisel Hall’s four-day chamber residency, is taking place May 26-29, around town. The remaining concerts will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28, at Parker Ridge Retirement Community and at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 29, at Kneisel Hall (137 Pleasant St). For more info, visit www.kneisel.org.