• Financial details coming on Fiberight plan

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County communities that will decide in 2016 where to haul their trash will receive more details this month on the economic viability of an alternative disposal site. The Municipal Review Committee, which is tasked with representing members’ interests in handling their solid waste, is supporting a new technology that would convert solid

  • Ellsworth Police Log: Graham Lake break-ins probed

    Ellsworth Police Log: Graham Lake break-ins probed

    ELLSWORTH — Police are investigating three burglaries that were reported on a private road along Graham Lake last week. The burglaries were reported on Nov. 28, all at seasonal residences on Graham Way. Two homes were broken into and in the third case, a storage shed was burglarized. Officer Gil Jameson is investigating the burglaries,

  • Canada approves exploratory oil lease near Georges Bank

    BAR HARBOR — The Norwegian energy company that lost out on a bid to build an experimental floating wind energy farm off the Maine coast won approval Monday explore for oil off the coast of Nova Scotia at the edge of Georges Bank. Last month, the Canadian-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board recommended that Statoil be

  • Industry confronts access issues as scallop season opens

    Industry confronts access issues as scallop season opens

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine scallop fishery opened Tuesday morning, with predictions that the boat price will be high, the season short and the pressure to let more people into the fishery intense. Last week, Trisha Cheney, the Department of Marine Resources’ scallop resource coordinator, hosted an outreach meeting in Ellsworth to give industry members a

  • New Acadia superintendent named

    New Acadia superintendent named

    ACADIA NAT’L PARK — Kevin Schneider, deputy superintendent at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming for the past four years, has been chosen as Acadia’s new superintendent. He succeeds Sheridan Steele, who retired at the end of October. “Kevin’s outstanding work in his previous assignments, coupled with his ability to work in partnership with others,

  • Book sales, film at Blue Hill Library

    BLUE HILL — The Friends of the Blue Hill Public Library are holding Saturday book sales on Dec. 5 and 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The sales will feature many new and like-new books, CDs and DVDs for gift giving to children and adults. There are books for everyone: cooks, poets, artisans and

  • Christmas at Woodlawn celebrates trees

    Christmas at Woodlawn celebrates trees

    ELLSWORTH — It will be “A Celebration of Trees” as Christmas at Woodlawn makes its annual return to Woodlawn in Ellsworth this December. The month-long celebration runs from Dec. 1-23 with a variety of seasonal offerings to celebrate the holiday season with family, friends and co-workers. This year, 22 area businesses and organizations have decorated

  • Black ice and speed lead to Dedham rollover

    Black ice and speed lead to Dedham rollover

    DEDHAM — A northbound pickup truck on Route 1A struck a patch of black ice and rolled over Tuesday morning, sliding across the opposite lane and slamming into a guardrail. The driver, Joseph Thompson, 24, and his only passenger, Justin Weaver, 24, were not injured in the accident. Both men are from Roque Bluffs. The incident