• Hancock County Court March 2 to April 1

    Hancock County Court March 2 to April 1

    The following cases were heard in Hancock County Court, according to official records: March 2 to April 1 Melissa M. Grant, 33, Princeton. Operating vehicle without a license at T22-MD, April 13, 2003. $100. John F. Carr, 67, Sullivan. Theft by unauthorized taking or transfer at Trenton, March 11, 1999. Dismissed. Randall E. Bickford, 61,

  • The art of nature

    BLUE HILL — Inspiring creativity among young people and encouraging them to get outside and explore nature is the aim of Blue Hill Heritage Trust and the Cynthia Winings Gallery’s joint “Open-Air Arts Initiative” kicking off this Saturday, June 4. Children whose ages fall in the pre-kindergarten to 12 range are invited to discover Blue

  • Fire destroys garage in Franklin

    Fire destroys garage in Franklin

    FRANKLIN — A Memorial Day weekend fire destroyed a garage with two vehicles inside and melted the side of the house, which is built of Styrofoam blocks. Fire Chief Bob Grindle said the fire alarm was sounded about 10:30 p.m. on May 30. When firefighters arrived at the home at 11 Lonely Oak Way, the

  • Nibbles: Casserole, medicinal herbs and ice cream

    Nibbles: Casserole, medicinal herbs and ice cream

    What’s for supper? Looking for a modestly priced option for taking the family out to eat? Baked beans, casseroles, salads, hot dogs, rolls, beverages and pies are on the menu of the Union Congregational Church in Ellsworth Falls’ public supper from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 4. Admission costs $8 per adult and

  • Dedham looking to add new firefighting position

    DEDHAM — Voters will decide whether to add another position to the Dedham Fire Department June 18 at the annual Town Meeting. The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. the Dedham School. The proposed $1.2-million municipal budget is up $174,000, or 16 percent, over current spending. It includes $54,000 for an additional firefighter. “It is

  • Local Variety to reopen under new ownership

    Local Variety to reopen under new ownership

    BUCKSPORT — With a few tweaks, a fresh coat of paint and some menu additions, The Local Variety & Bake Shop will reopen June 1 under the ownership of Jessica and Caleb Carter. “We are revamping a little bit, but we are keeping a lot of it the same,” Jessica said. The previous owners put

  • On the Road Review: Nissan Maxima SL Sedan

    On the Road Review: Nissan Maxima SL Sedan gallery

    In 1970, Nissan — then known in this market as Datsun — gave us the 240Z, the first real Japanese sports car for the masses. It was powered by a straight-six engine, had rear wheel drive, and that sports car upset all of the preconceived notions about what an Asian car company could do. That