• TradeWinds and Fuddruckers to open on Monday

    TradeWinds and Fuddruckers to open on Monday

    ELLSWORTH — Everything from burgers to beer to frozen yogurt with more than five dozen choices for toppings will be available at Whitney Field starting Monday, as TradeWinds and Fuddruckers will open their doors to the public. The third business in the 9,500-square-foot building, a Tim Hortons coffee shop, is expected to open within a

  • Alumni Association to meet at EHS

    ELLSWORTH — The annual meeting of the Ellsworth High School Alumni Association will be held on Wednesday, May 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. The association will be announcing the recipients of the 2015 association scholarships. The Ellsworth High School Show Choir will perform after the meeting. Prior to the meeting, a

  • Dancing to the beat of the drums in Blue Hill

    Dancing to the beat of the drums in Blue Hill video

    North Yarmouth Academy’s student band Steel Industry had audience members dancing at the 25th annual Pan New England Steelband Festival in Blue Hill on Sunday. The group was one of 20 steel drum bands from around the region who converged on Blue Hill for a two-day celebration of the Caribbean-inspired steel drum music.

  • Bucksport Police Log: Reportedly stolen vehicle rolls over on county line

    Bucksport Police Log: Reportedly stolen vehicle rolls over on county line

    BUCKSPORT — Two area police departments are investigating circumstances surrounding a single-vehicle accident that took place at the Bucksport-Orrington town line last week, according to Detective Sgt. David Winchester of the Bucksport Police Department. The accident was reported at 4 a.m. on the morning of Wednesday, April 29. It happened when a 2006 Toyota Corolla

  • Coffee house music buffet May 15

    PENOBSCOT — The Penobscot United Methodist Church will host a coffee house music buffet on Friday, May 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. There will be open mic from 7 to 8, followed by refreshments and the featured artist, Carl Karush. A free will donation will benefit the Community Fuel Assistance Fund and the Tree

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log: Deputies break up Frenchboro fracas

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log: Deputies break up Frenchboro fracas

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies rode out to Frenchboro Friday evening after a resident reported a drunken melee. Deputies arrested the following three Frenchboro residents on a charge of disorderly conduct: Zachary Ransom, 26, Andrew Smith, 38, and Joshua Smith, 36. A fourth resident, Monica Polchies, 27, was charged with disorderly conduct and terrorizing.

  • Cancer in clams is no big deal

    Cancer in clams is no big deal

    MACHIASPORT — Last year, Maine clam diggers harvested more than 9.7 million pounds of soft-shell clams and took home a little more than $19.2 million. The average price of clams was $1.98 per pound, the highest in the last 65 years. Great news? Not so fast. In 1977, the clam harvest was more than 38

  • Retired teachers meeting May 12

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Retired Teachers Association will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, May 12, at 11:30 a.m. the Hancock County Technical Center in Ellsworth. Students from the school’s culinary program will prepare lunch for the meeting and new officers will be elected. Also at the meeting, the Ellsworth High School Show Choir