• Oyster lease draws little fire

    Oyster lease draws little fire

    TRENTON — Residents voiced no major concerns in a preliminary public meeting Tuesday about a proposed new oyster farm in Goose Cove. Joe Porada, who does business as Acadia Bays Clam and Oyster and currently holds three contiguous “experimental” aquaculture leases in Goose Cove, plans to apply for a new non-experimental lease from the state

  • MAINEiacs Charities plans annual sportsmen’s supper

    MAINEiacs Charities plans annual sportsmen’s supper

    BANGOR — MAINEiacs Charities of the Maine Air National Guard will host the 53rd annual Sportsmen’s Supper on Sunday, Dec. 6, at the Elks Lodge on the Odlin Road. Over the years, the Sportsmen’s Supper, open to Guard personnel and the general public, has attracted sportsmen who enjoy the camaraderie, music, guest speakers, door prizes,

  • When family is far away, and friends are close at hand

    When family is far away, and friends are close at hand

    GOULDSBORO—Thanksgiving is a time for families, but sometimes those families are hundreds, if not thousands, of miles away. For that reason, two women in the village of Corea — Rosemary Levin and Gail Ruland — decided eight years ago that staging a group Thanksgiving would fill the vacuum. Plus, the Corea Grange had just replaced

  • Two injured in head-on collision in Franklin

    FRANKLIN – Two people were injured Saturday morning in a head-on collision on Route 200. The accident occurred at 9:50 a.m. when a 2012 Dodge van driven by Darrin Smith, 42, of Canaan collided with a 2012 dodge sedan operated by Angela Young, 42, of Eastbrook, according to Hancock County Deputy Sheriff Robert Morang. “It

  • Seven departments battle Penobscot house fire

    Seven departments battle Penobscot house fire

    PENOBSCOT — A fire early Friday evening completely leveled a single-story home on the Bagaduce River and required the attention of almost every first response unit on the Blue Hill Peninsula, and then some. The structure was a second home belonging to a New Gloucester couple, according to Penobscot Fire Chief Dennis Robertson. Neither homeowner

  • Sheet music, songs inspire picture stories

    Sheet music, songs inspire picture stories

    ELLSWORTH — Artist Jessica Harris has used vintage sheet music as her canvas to capture scenes of nature, both fierce and whimsical, for several years. Her work has been the focus of “Artfully Orchestrated: Illustrations on Vintage Sheet Music” this past month at the Blue Hill Public Library this month. The show ends Nov. 29.