• Harvest supper in Steuben Oct. 23

    STEUBEN — The annual harvest supper to benefit the H.D. Moore Library and Community Center will be held on Friday, Oct. 23, at the community center, starting at 5:30 p.m. On the menu will be turkey, stuffing and gravy, mashed potato, squash, green beans, rolls and cranberry sauce with a beverage and choice of pies

  • Memorial Ambulance crucial to community

    Memorial Ambulance crucial to community

    DEER ISLE — The nearest hospital, Blue Hill Memorial, is 25 miles away for Deer Isle-Stonington residents. Getting there means navigating a causeway, a suspension bridge and a two-lane, pothole-pitted road. So it’s impossible to overstate the role Memorial Ambulance serves in the community. “It’s a one-ambulance rural ambulance service,” said Assistant Director Walt Reed.

  • Accused embezzler’s bail reduced

    Accused embezzler’s bail reduced

    BROOKLIN — A man accused of embezzling $732,000 from Brooklin Boat Yard has been released from Hancock County Jail after his cash bail was reduced. Steven Nygren’s attorney, Roger Brunelle Jr. of Portland, filed a motion Sept. 23 seeking a reduction in the cash bail from $20,000 to $10,000. District Attorney Matt Foster agreed with

  • Fundraiser at Elks Lodge Oct. 17

    ELLSWORTH — There will be a potluck dinner, raffle and fundraiser for Miranda Tefft from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, at Elks Lodge, 317 High St., Ellsworth. In 2008, Tefft was diagnosed with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia, or HTT. Recently, the 21-year-old Surry native has experienced liver complications and will undergo experimental chemotherapy over the

  • Rowe welcomed by business community

    Rowe welcomed by business community

    ELLSWORTH — Steve Rowe, president and CEO of the Maine Community Foundation, met members of the greater Ellsworth business community at a Business After Hours event Oct. 8 at the Community Foundation’s office on Main Street. Rowe, a former speaker of the Maine House and the state’s attorney general from 2001 to 2009, succeeds Meredith

  • Rotarians volunteer to clean up Union River

    Rotarians volunteer to clean up Union River

    ELLSWORTH — Some nine Ellsworth Rotary Club members trudged through the foggy bank of the Union River at the crack of dawn Tuesday, picking up trash and rusted metal as they went. “There is enough metal down there for about two more cars,” Past President David Wells said. The group holds at least one service

  • Nine fire departments participate in Touch-A-Truck

    Nine fire departments participate in Touch-A-Truck

    ELLSWORTH — Some nine Hancock County fire departments from Gouldsboro to Ellsworth were on hand at the Darling’s Chevrolet Touch-A-Truck event on Oct. 7 as part of National Fire Prevention Week. Ellsworth Fire Department Lt. Gary Saunders has been going to Hancock County schools for over 20 years to teach kids about fire safety. Students