• Hancock County Sheriff: Firearms, coins stolen in Trenton

    Hancock County Sheriff: Firearms, coins stolen in Trenton

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a burglary that occurred last week at a Trenton residence. Firearms and coins were stolen. Deputy Jeff McFarland is investigating a theft of cash from a Deer Isle residence that was reported Jan. 21. Citizen assists Deputies helped a number of residents and others with issues ranging

  • Governor declares state of emergency as blizzard hits

    Governor declares state of emergency as blizzard hits gallery

    ELLSWORTH – The governor declared a state of emergency and shuttered state offices Tuesday morning as a winter storm bore down on the state. “The amount of snow and the high winds, along with blowing and drifting snow, makes this storm dangerous for many Mainers,” Gov. Paul LePage said in a statement. “We want everyone

  • Adult co-ed league dodge ball starting in Ellsworth

    ELLSWORTH — Adult co-ed dodge ball teams will soon be having matches in the newly refurbished Moore Community Center thanks to Union Square — Ellsworth’s young professional’s group. An information and practice session is set for Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 6 p.m. at the Moore Center. The league will have a maximum of 12 teams.

  • Ellsworth Police: Downed drone prompts call to police

    Ellsworth Police: Downed drone prompts call to police

    ELLSWORTH — Detective Dotty Small has been a police officer for almost 30 years, but despite her decades of experience she is still encountering incidents at work that qualify as “firsts.” Take, for example, the report she received this weekend from a resident of Laurel Street who found a video-capable, quad-copter drone that had apparently

  • Woodlawn director serves on planning team for national conference

    Woodlawn director serves on planning team for national conference

    ELLSWORTH — Woodlawn’s executive director, Joshua Campbell Torrance, recently traveled to Louisville, Ky., to participate in the planning of the American Association for State and Local History’s 2015 annual meeting. This year’s event will be held in Louisville from Sept. 16-19. Torrance serves on the Program Selection Committee for this year’s meeting, which is themed

  • Bar Harbor couple plan Thomas Bay oyster farm

    Bar Harbor couple plan Thomas Bay oyster farm

    BAR HARBOR — If Joanna Walls and Jesse Fogg have their way, restaurants on Mount Desert Island may be adding Bar Harbor oysters to their menus. On Jan. 20, the two Hadley Point residents hosted a “scoping session” to discuss their plan to apply to the Department of Marine Resources for 10-year aquaculture leases to