• Downeast Births

    Downeast Births

    At Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, Ellsworth MELLEN — to Virginia and Eli Mellen of Southwest Harbor, a son, Avi Lachlan, Jan. 2. SLAUGHTER — to Verronika and Robert Slaughter of Surry, a son, Keane Bennett, Jan. 4. KILLIP — to Amber and Kyle Killip of Orrington, a son, Leonard Wright, Jan. 8. CAMPBELL — to

  • University of Maine at Augusta fall dean’s list

    The following University of Maine at Augusta students were named to the fall 2015 full-time dean’s list: Amherst: Stanley Kosinski, Wesley Shepard; Bucksport: Eric Kettell, Elizabeth Smith, Savannah Swett; Eastbrook: Stephanie Hillock, Harlee Webber; Ellsworth: Erik Bowcock, Morgan Card, Leeanna Conners, Susanne Fay, Kyle Munn, Carly Spear; Franklin: Nathan Eisworth; Hancock: Dana Ralbusky; Hulls Cove:

  • Club offering scholarships

    HANCOCK — The Hancock Woman’s Club is offering scholarships for high school seniors and postsecondary students who are planning to attend college or technical/professional educational institutions in the fall of 2016. Residents of Hancock are eligible. Nonresidents may also apply but must be endorsed by a member of the Hancock Woman’s Club. Completed applications must

  • Climate change talk scheduled

    BROOKSVILLE — Paul Mayewski, director of the University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute, will initiate the 2016 Reversing Falls Sanctuary Lenten Series on Sunday, Feb. 14, at 4 p.m. at the Sanctuary. Mayewski will give a talk titled “Climate Change: Challenges and New Directions for Society.” The internationally recognized climatologist will offer an overview of

  • “Mind Games” at Blue Hill Library

    BLUE HILL — The Blue Hill Public Library invites kids to bring their best “game face” to the library on Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. for an afternoon of board games. The monthly event is called “Mind Games.” The library will supply a range of games from classics such as Candyland and chess to exciting

  • ASA umpires wanted

    ELLSWORTH — The Amateur Softball Association (ASA) is offering clinics for aspiring umpires this spring. Maine ASA Softball District Umpires and Chiefs will prepare this year’s veteran and prospective umpires. Clinics will be held statewide on various dates and at locations. Participants will be taught how to call strikes and balls, fair and foul balls,

  • “Yes Men” film in Blue Hill Feb. 12

    BLUE HILL — “The Yes Men Fix the World,” the true story of two mischief-makers who pose as representatives of companies they despise, will be shown on Friday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. at the Blue Hill Public Library. In a wickedly fun skewering of corporate greed, this second of three “Yes Men” films exposes

  • Grants available for nonprofits

    ELLSWORTH — Nonprofit and public organizations seeking funding for projects that draw on the strengths of the community and foster collaboration are encouraged to apply to the Maine Community Foundation’s Community Building Grant Program. A volunteer committee of Hancock County residents and business leaders reviews grants and makes recommendations for funding. The deadline for applying

  • Snow leads to accidents, closings

    Snow leads to accidents, closings

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Police Department is cautioning motorists about the snowy weather and reports many crashes as well as vehicles off the road. Ellsworth Police advise residents to check whether events have been cancelled before venturing out. Also, Ellsworth Unified Court is closing at noon Friday. Hancock County Emergency Management Agency Director Andrew Sankey

  • Peninsula School seeks funds to acquire scoreboard

    Peninsula School seeks funds to acquire scoreboard

    GOULDSBORO — The K-eighth grade Peninsula School has broken ground for the construction of dugouts for its ball fields in Prospect Harbor. The concrete pads for four dugouts were laid last fall, paving the way for construction and installation of the roofed structures in time for the baseball and softball season this spring. Spearheaded by