• Crews battle structure fire in Penobscot

    Crews battle structure fire in Penobscot

    PENOBSCOT – Firefighters from several communities were at the scene of a structure fire Friday night. The fire was reported shortly after 5 p.m. as a hay fire in a barn attached to a house at the end of Dales Lane, a short road off of Wardwell Point Road. That road, in turn, is off

  • Sheet music, songs inspire picture stories

    Sheet music, songs inspire picture stories

    ELLSWORTH — Artist Jessica Harris has used vintage sheet music as her canvas to capture scenes of nature, both fierce and whimsical, for several years. Her work has been the focus of “Artfully Orchestrated: Illustrations on Vintage Sheet Music” this past month at the Blue Hill Public Library this month. The show ends Nov. 29.

  • Harland L. Dunham

    Harland L. Dunham

    ELLSWORTH — Harland L. Dunham, 89, passed away on Nov. 19, 2014, at an Ellsworth hospital. Harland was the son of Rodney and Violet Dunham. After graduating from Bangor High School, he joined the Army and fought in World War II as a member of the 5th Armored Division. After returning from the war, he

  • Douglas Roger Sargent

    Douglas Roger Sargent

    BANGOR — Douglas Roger Sargent, 44, passed away Nov. 20, 2014, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Bangor after a long illness. He was born Oct. 22, 1970, in Ellsworth, the son of Paul and Frances Sargent. He is survived by his daughters, Jessica and Abigail Sargent, of Brewer; father, Paul Sargent and stepmother, Suzanne, of

  • Council nixes lobster trap ban

    Council nixes lobster trap ban

    ELLSWORTH — Meeting in Newport, R.I., this week, the New England Fishery Management Council voted not to ban lobster traps from portions of the Gulf of Maine. The vote came as the council considered a comprehensive set of new fishing rules designed to protect the dwindling cod population in New England waters. “I appreciate the

  • Have a ball

    Have a ball

    Maine Coast Memorial Hospital’s annual Poinsettia Ball is fast approaching. Do you know where your gown is? If you’re planning to go all Cinderella with a floor-length gown and elbow-length gloves, we can’t help you. However, we found several knee-length cocktail dresses at T.J. Maxx. We found a strapless blue number for $49.99 made by