• DMR wrong on rockweed

    Dear Editor: There are many problems facing the health and well-being of Maine’s coastline and of our local bays and estuaries in terms of ongoing health and productivity of our fisheries. The Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) has recently decided to classify Rockweed as a marine fishery. While rockweed certainly supports many of Maine’s

  • Dangerous territory

    Dear Editor: As president of Katahdin Area Council, BSA, I am writing to express our great concern and opposition to Governor LePage’s proposed taxation of real estate owned by nonprofit organizations. We, like a lot of other nonprofits, are financially fragile. The proposed legislation would have a devastating effect on our mission of giving 3,000

  • A standard for everyone

    Dear Editor: Early in March, Michael Willette, a Republican representative from Presque Isle, posted on Facebook a photo of President Obama originally posted by Conservative News Daily that featured a caption saying, “Why haven’t I done anything about ISIS? Because I’ll deal with them at the family reunion.” Such humor. Obama is Muslim. He is

  • A modern-day Herod

    Dear Editor: A beautiful Olde English ballad references the New Testament: “And King Herod, in his raging…” In Israel’s Netanyahu, we witness a contemporary reincarnation, turning a subservient Congress, on its feet, clapping deliriously, into reasonable facsimiles of the American Israel Political Action Committee, found to be our country’s most powerful lobby. Israel, of course,

  • A fitting tribute

    Dear Editor: The recent commentary by Pat Perry concerning the passing of Bud Holland of Gouldsboro was a beautifully written tribute to a man who is like so many Maine people who go about their lives, little realizing the positive effects they are having on their friends and neighbors. Pat really captured the essence of

  • Woodlawn Over Coffee series set

    ELLSWORTH — Woodlawn is presenting “If the Black House Were For Sale (which it is not!)” as the fourth session in its Woodlawn Over Coffee series on Wednesday, April 1, from 10 to 11 a.m. This session, purposely scheduled on April Fools Day, will be a light-hearted, fictitious real estate broker’s tour of the historic

  • College planning workshops set

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine Educational Opportunity Center is hosting free college planning workshops on April 16, 23 and 30 at the Hancock County Higher Education Center. Each session starts at 9 a.m. The workshops are for adults 19 and over. To register or for more information, call (800) 281-3703 or visit www.meoc.maine.edu.  

  • Ellsworth Garden Club program set

    ELLSWORTH — On Tuesday, March 31, the Ellsworth Garden Club will be offering an illustrated talk by Reeser Manley and Marjorie Peronto on “Cultivating Strawberries, Highbush Blueberries and Raspberries in the Organic Garden.” The program is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Ellsworth City Hall Auditorium and is open to the public. The talk will

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log: ID theft, fraudulent tax returns reported

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log: ID theft, fraudulent tax returns reported

    ELLSWORTH — Two residents of Lamoine and Castine reported that their Social Security numbers had been stolen and used to file fraudulent federal tax returns, the Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies reported. At least one of the residents wanted the information documented for future reference, according to Deputy Ben Astbury. Criminal mischief A vehicle spinning around

  • Peninsula School registration set

    GOULDSBORO — Kindergarten registration at the Peninsula School in Prospect Harbor will be held on Friday, April 10. Children must be 5 years of age on or before Oct. 15, 2015. Parents are requested to bring their child, his/her birth certificate, immunization record and proof of residency to the school on registration day. Health records