• MDI Girls claim team championship; Ellsworth’s Haley Lawrence Wins EM Class B cross-country title

    MDI Girls claim team championship; Ellsworth’s Haley Lawrence Wins EM Class B cross-country title

    BELFAST — Running the f inest race of her high school career, senior Haley Lawrence pulled away from senior Caroline Driscoll of the Mount Desert Island Trojans in the final half-mile to win the Eastern Maine Class B girls’ cross-country championship at the Troy Howard Middle School on Saturday. Lawrence finished 15 seconds ahead of

  • Hancock County Jail log

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail since Oct. 9: Darren R. Smith, 33, Warren, back for court. Delwin R. Faulkingham, 44, Southwest Harbor, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Zachary J. Morneault, 28, Steuben, failure to pay fine. Sherri M. Butler, 36, theft by unauthorized taking

  • Pier work progressing in Gouldsboro

    Pier work progressing in Gouldsboro

    GOULDSBORO — Work on a new 100-foot seawall and pier to enhance public and commercial access to Frenchman Bay is progressing in South Gouldsboro. The project on Shore Road began in October 2012 with demolition of a barge donated to the town by John Archer. The Department of Environmental Protection at the time told town

  • DVD Review: The Fault in Our Stars

    DVD Review: The Fault in Our Stars

    Get out your hankies. This is “Love Story” with not one but two adorable young people dying of cancer. It’s good for a cry, provided you feel like crying. If you don’t, it’s drippy. Though manipulative to the max, the movie gets a lot of street cred from the fine acting of Shailene Woodley and

  • Presidential appointee Clement Silvestro dies at 90

    Presidential appointee Clement Silvestro dies at 90

    ELLSWORTH — Clement M. Silvestro, 90, of Hancock, former chairman of the Advisory Council for Historic Preservation, a presidential appointment, died Monday, Oct. 20, according to an obituary received from the Jordan-Fernald Funeral Home. Silvestro also was a director and advisor to many of the country’s premier history institutions, helping to educate and interest the

  • Candy conjures strange dreams in picture book

    Candy conjures strange dreams in picture book

    PENOBSCOT — Dave Weigel said the text of his recently published first book — “Castine Halloween” — came to him in a daydream three years ago on Halloween afternoon. “These verses started coming to me one at a time,” he said. The children’s book is a fun, quirky, rhyming poem of 164 words that tells

  • Pazdro-Ashcroft

    Pazdro-Ashcroft

    Russ and Suzie Pazdro of Corinth, Vt., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Olesia Pazdro, to Stephen Ashcroft. Stephen is the son of Marilyn Ashcroft and Robert Croul of Blue Hill and Newburgh. Olesia is a 2006 graduate of Spaulding High School in Barre, Vt., and a 2010 graduate of the University