• Hancock voters set to take up trash disposal issue

    HANCOCK — Voters will wrestle with an issue at Town Meeting May 10 that is facing all of their neighbors — where to haul their trash beginning in 2018. During municipal elections May 9, voters also will be choosing two of three candidates for Board of Selectmen and the Planning Board. Elections are scheduled for

  • Benefit yard sale in Trenton May 14

    TRENTON — The Trenton Elementary School PTC will be having an indoor yard sale/flea market on Saturday, May 14, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the school. Vendor spaces are available for $15 and can be reserved by calling (207) 812-0172. All vendors must bring their own tables. All proceeds from the sale will

  • I-395 to be closed May 6-10

    I-395 to be closed May 6-10

    BANGOR — A portion of Interstate 395 will be closed for bridge work from Friday night until 7 a.m. Tuesday, May 10. S.E. MacMillan Co. announced Monday that it had chosen the upcoming May 6 weekend to replace the Webster Avenue Bridge. The contractor will seal off the section of the highway between I-395’s Exit

  • Garden club to host luncheon

    BAR HARBOR — The Bar Harbor Garden Club’s Annual Meeting and Luncheon will be held on Thursday, May 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kebo Valley Club in Bar Harbor. The keynote speaker is Bruce John Riddell, an award-winning landscape architect who specializes in residential garden design and has also designed a

  • Bucksport Council votes to allow Saturday demolition

    Bucksport Council votes to allow Saturday demolition

    BUCKSPORT — Town councilors voted to allow demolition projects to take place on Saturdays in all but the most densely populated areas of town. The change to the town’s ordinance will allow homeowners to work on small-scale demolition projects and also allow demolition work at the former Verso Paper mill from 7 a.m. to 7

  • Bridge repair projects scheduled over next two years

    Bridge repair projects scheduled over next two years

    VERONA ISLAND — Over the next couple of years, three Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) projects will affect users of the Penobscot Narrows Bridge and the Verona Island-Bucksport bridge. During a public hearing at the Verona Island Town Hall last Thursday, MaineDOT senior project manager and engineer Michael Wight outlined projects to the Penobscot Narrows