• Potato leek gratin warms the soul

    Potato leek gratin warms the soul

    What inspires you to cook? Is it the aroma of freshly baking bread, the smell of onions sizzling in bacon fat or the earthy fragrance of chopped rosemary and garlic? Perhaps it’s the bright array of red tomatoes, yellow squashes and greens at the farmers market, or watching the dazzling array of dishes prepared on

  • City police make first Narcan save

    City police make first Narcan save

    ELLSWORTH — Only a week after the department added the opioid-overdose antidote to its cruisers, Ellsworth police recorded their first save of an overdose victim Tuesday night with the use of Narcan. Officers were called to an apartment on the Bucksport Road around 9:40 p.m. “for the report of an unresponsive male who had overdosed.”

  • Horoscope August 24, 2016

    To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Today is an 8 — Organize facts and write your thesis over the next few days. Study and research. Incorporate what you’re learning. Slow down around sharp objects. Use your rapier wit. TAURUS (April

  • Book explores early Western dominance in world

    Book explores early Western dominance in world

    GOULDSBORO — Back in the days when the British, French, Dutch and Americans — among others — were selling opium in Asia, Captain David Porter led the U.S. frigate Essex on another criminal venture across the Pacific Ocean. Porter took the vessel with 300 men onboard on a 17-month journey that included disrupting the Chilean

  • Rockland boat show a hit

    Rockland boat show a hit

    ROCKLAND — For three days earlier this month, the 14th annual Maine Boats Homes & Harbors show drew throngs of visitors to Rockland’s waterfront park to enjoy the wares of some 200 exhibitors, ranging from custom boats to marine hardware and fittings, sun hats, custom-built furniture and crafts. More than 40 of the exhibitors were

  • Acadia issues black bear advisory

    Acadia issues black bear advisory

    ACADIA NATIONAL PARK — Managers here issued a notice to visitors Tuesday that a black bear has been spotted in the vicinity of the Blackwoods Campground in Otter Creek. While black bears are seldom a threat to humans, rangers are urging visitors to take sensible precautions. Bears, like moose, are seldom seen on Mount Desert

  • Maine State Police Log: Paintings, jewelry taken in burglary

    Maine State Police Log: Paintings, jewelry taken in burglary

    ELLSWORTH — A burglary that occurred sometime this month is under investigation in Sedgwick. On Aug. 15, Trooper Owen Reed responded to the complaint. Paintings, jewelry and ladders were reportedly stolen “sometime since the end of July.” Reed found no signs of forced entry. The case remains under investigation. Dam troubles On Aug. 15, Trooper