• Trenton drug bust nets $8,000 worth of heroin

    Trenton drug bust nets $8,000 worth of heroin

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Maine Marine Patrol seized $8,000 worth of heroin, $1,100 in cash and arrested three people Friday following a traffic stop in Trenton. Maine State Police spokesman Steve McCausland said 200 bags of heroin were seized from one of the passengers. “Agents were able to determine that

  • Hancock County GOP hosting candidates

    ELLSWORTH — As a service to voters in Ellsworth and surrounding areas, the Hancock County Republicans are planning an open house/meet and greet the candidates night. The event will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the organization’s new headquarters, 71 Main St. in Ellsworth. Among those candidates expected to attend are

  • Concert in Castine scheduled Oct. 2

    CASTINE — The Castine Arts Association is presenting a fall concert on Sunday, Oct. 2, at 3 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation Meeting House. Violinist Maeve Espy Feinberg, accompanied by her father, pianist Alan Feinberg, will perform works by Bach, Beethoven, Korngold and Westhoff. Maeve received her Bachelor of Music degree in May 2016,

  • Church hosting benefit concert

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Congregational Church, UCC is hosting a benefit concert featuring Robby Simpson with Chip and Rian on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. A singer/songwriter based in Midcoast Maine, Simpson’s music has its roots in Americana and alt country. Opening the show will be Chip and Rian, an acoustic duo who will

  • I looked up my boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend

    I looked up my boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend

    Dear Carolyn: I made the mistake of looking up my boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend and discovered she’s beautiful and accomplished. They broke up over a year before we got together. She writes to him once or twice a year to wish him a happy birthday or say hello. I can’t help feeling insecure even though my boyfriend

  • Uncle, nephew from Ellsworth win car racing titles

    Uncle, nephew from Ellsworth win car racing titles

    HERMON — Andy Saunders and Asa Jones, an uncle and nephew from Ellsworth, both won car racing titles over the weekend. On Saturday night, Saunders won the Pro Stock Division Championship for the second year in a row when he finished third at Wiscasset Speedway. He later finished second in the Darling’s Ford Late Model

  • Flowers can be blooming delicious

    Flowers can be blooming delicious

    All summer I bring in flowers from the garden and wild ones from the fields. Sometimes they’re in a bouquet, whose bright colors bring the outdoors in. But often they’re just some odd treasure that appeals to me — a handful of daisies picked by a grandchild, or one neon-violet artichoke blossom. I’ll stick it