• Mother arrested after 3-year-olds found wandering

    Mother arrested after 3-year-olds found wandering

    TRENTON — A call about two 3-year-old sisters walking alone on Oak Point Road led to their mother’s arrest Tuesday, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department reported. “The two girls were a hundred yards away from their residence,” Deputy Jake Day said. A hundred yards is the length of a football field. A passer-by saw the

  • Tracy Michelle Lemoine-Butler

    Tracy Michelle Lemoine-Butler

    ELLSWORTH — Tracy Michelle Lemoine-Butler, 38, passed away Aug. 20, 2014, in Ellsworth. She was born June 13, 1976, in Houston, Texas. Survivors include her husband, Dennis Butler; a son, Xzavier Rios; two brothers, Ricky Lemoine and Austin Lemoine; a sister, Tracy Morrison, all from the Ellsworth area; and her mother, Mary Tate, of Townsend,

  • MCMH recognized for patient safety

    MCMH recognized for patient safety

    ELLSWORTH — Maine Coast Memorial Hospital was honored with an “A” grade in the Fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections. The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group

  • Farm to school conference Nov. 1

    ELLSWORTH — The third annual Maine Farm to School Conference will take place at Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School on Saturday, Nov. 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The conference is organized by the Maine School Garden Network, the Maine Farm to School Network, FoodCorps Maine and Maine Agriculture in the Classroom, in partnership with Healthy

  • Classroom tour set at Bay School

    BLUE HILL — The Bay School will host a tour of classrooms in action on Wednesday, Nov. 12. The school will host a walk through the grades from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Visitors will have the opportunity to observe first through eighth grade Main Lesson curriculum, the heart of the Waldorf academic day, in action.

  • Mike’s Country Store to close doors Friday

    Mike’s Country Store to close doors Friday

    ELLSWORTH — Empty shelves and coolers will signal the end of a more than century-long era when Mike’s Country Store on Water Street officially closes its doors for good Friday evening. “It’ll be damn cold and dark inside for now,” said proprietor Jody Colson, who said the decision to close has been necessary for her

  • Tim Tunney wins first-ever Dead Run

    Tim Tunney wins first-ever Dead Run

    ELLSWORTH — Tim Tunney of Ellsworth and Laureen Libby of Frankfort were the overall winners Saturday in the first-ever Union Square Dead Run at Woodlawn Museum. A sizeable field of runners, many of them in Halloween costume, turned out for the two-mile and half-mile runs. Tunney turned in a winning time of 13 minutes and

  • Fall into mushroom season

    Early Greeks and Romans are believed to be among the first cultivators of mushrooms, using them in a wide variety of savory dishes. Sizes, shapes and colors of mushrooms vary tremendously; there are literally thousands of varieties. Although wild foraged mushrooms are delicious, it is vitally important to know which species are edible, as many