• GSA athletics director retires after 31 years

    GSA athletics director retires after 31 years

    BLUE HILL — When Jim Murphy began working for George Stevens Academy in 1973, he only intended to stay for a year. “Then one year turned into two, and two years turned into three, and three turned into 41,” Murphy said. “It’s a great place to work.” Murphy, who has served as GSA’s athletics director

  • America’s ‘Song Dog’ focus of talk

    America’s ‘Song Dog’ focus of talk

    BLUE HILL — Maine conservation biologist Geri Vistein will present an educational slide show and discussion, “Coyote: America’s Song Dog” starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, at the Blue Hill Public Library. Vistein invites the public to come and learn about “this important, resilient carnivore in a way you have never heard before.” The

  • New deck on deck for schooner Bowdoin

    New deck on deck for schooner Bowdoin

    CASTINE — Maine Maritime Academy has awarded a contract to replace the deck of the schooner Bowdoin this fall to Andros Kypragoras Shipbuilding Inc. of Whitefield. The company was one of five potential service providers, all of them from Maine, that submitted proposals. “Andros Kypragoras Shipbuilding Inc. has significant experience working with vessels such as

  • Forum on dementia scheduled at MCMH

    ELLSWORTH — Maine Coast Memorial Hospital will be hosting a free community health forum titled “Dementia, Not What We Planned” on Monday, July 13, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the hospital classroom. Amy Kennedy will discuss different methods to help patients with memory loss issues stay safer at home. Refreshments will be served. Call

  • Property Transfers June 25 to July 1

    BAR HARBOR Robert T. Davis Jr., Bar Harbor, to Robert T. Davis Jr., land with all improvements. Quitclaim Deed. Diane R. Hamlin, Topsham, and Elson Robbins, Pittston, to Elson Robbins, Elizabeth Robbins, and Nancy Sparrow, Pittston, Brian Robbins, Lewiston, and Timothy Robbins, Jefferson, as joint tenants, land with buildings. Quitclaim Deed. Edward B. Gilmore and

  • Maine State Police Log: Horse spooked by fireworks

    Maine State Police Log: Horse spooked by fireworks

    ELLSWORTH — Fireworks spooked a horse, which ran from a Hancock property down Route 1 to the Sullivan Bridge on Saturday, July 4. Maine State Police Trooper Jacob Ferland blocked the bridge with his cruiser and nearby citizens captured the horse before anyone was injured, police reported. The owner was contacted and retrieved the animal

  • Dedham teacher’s methods honored by Gulf of Maine Research Institute

    Dedham teacher’s methods honored by Gulf of Maine Research Institute

    DEDHAM — Like many of Maine’s students, Rhonda Tate’s eighth-graders are now on summer break. In fact, they’re no longer eighth-graders at all. Soon, they’ll enter the wider world of high school, filled with equal parts stress, opportunity and wonder. Thanks to Tate’s class, they may bring a little more from column C to their

  • A home for the hoe and trowel

    A home for the hoe and trowel

    Garden tools don’t just run away and hide, but often it seems that way. Where’s the trowel I was using before lunch? And the weed bucket? For that matter, where’s that phone? When you’re moving around the yard it’s easy to forget where you set something down in order to pick up something else. A