• Talk on historic Bucksport May 12

    BUCKSPORT — Historic photographs and vintage film footage of Bucksport from the late 19th and early 20th centuries will be presented on Thursday, May 12, at 6 p.m. in a talk at the Alamo Theatre. The photographs will be of people and places that were important to the residents of Bucksport between 1909 and 1947.

  • May Day 5K supports Beech Hill School

    May Day 5K supports Beech Hill School

    OTIS — Ashlyn Atherton of Otis collects a medal from Darren Easler after finishing the May Day Fun Run on Sunday at the Beech Hill School in Otis. The race took place before the third annual May Day 5K. All proceeds will go to the Beech Hill School Wellness Committee. The top male finisher in

  • Timeline for track restoration still unknown

    Timeline for track restoration still unknown

    ELLSWORTH — A plan for restoring the track on Forest Avenue by the Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School won’t be known until next week. After the April 7 storm tipped the bleachers over onto the track, the manufacturer/installer and an engineer assessed the damage last week. Ellsworth High School Athletics Director Josh Frost said the manufacturer/installer and

  • Black Bear North girls’ basketball team wins state title

    Black Bear North girls’ basketball team wins state title

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth’s Morgan Clifford and Casey Carter won the New England AAU Maine state championship with the Black Bear North fifth grade girls’ basketball team on Sunday at the University of Southern Maine. The Black Bears defeated the Firecrackers in the final game for their fourth straight post-season win, qualifying them for the National

  • Bucksport baseball team snaps three-game losing streak

    Bucksport baseball team snaps three-game losing streak

    ELLSWORTH — The Bucksport baseball team beat previously undefeated Searsport on Friday to snap a three-game losing streak. Bucksport (2-4) erupted for 12 hits and 15 runs for the 15-5 win, dropping Searsport’s record to 4-1. Tanner Stegner, Chase Carmichael, Andy Allan and Matt Vincent each recorded two hits for the Golden Bucks. On Tuesday,

  • Popover perfection

    Popover perfection

    My mother loves popovers; crisp, light and golden brown, with a delicate puffed center, hot from the oven, dripping with butter and jam.  A sublime combination of eggs, milk and flour that makes any dining occasion special. Perfect popovers are a snap to prepare too. Or so I thought. When I volunteered to whip up

  • Ellsworth softball team tops Foxcroft to even record

    Ellsworth softball team tops Foxcroft to even record

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth softball team evened its record to 2-2 with an 11-5 win over Foxcroft on Saturday. Leah Stevens and Arianna Peterson each recorded three hits to help lead Ellsworth past Foxcroft (3-2). Also for Ellsworth, Abby Lynch chipped in with a single and a double while Katelynn Bagley added two singles. Pitcher

  • MDI girls’ tennis team improves to 4-1

    MDI girls’ tennis team improves to 4-1

    ELLSWORTH — The Mount Desert Island girls’ tennis team shut out three of its opponents this week, improving its record to 4-1. The following are results from the past week. GIRLS’ TENNIS Tuesday GSA 5, Dexter 0 GSA singles winners: Erin Niehott, Abbey Frost and Lindsay Nevin. GSA doubles winners: Hunter Morris and Jenna Gray;

  • New Hancock County administrator hired

    New Hancock County administrator hired

    ELLSWORTH — The former Penobscot County finance director has been hired as Hancock County’s new county administrator. Scott Adkins of Charleston replaces Eugene Conlogue, who worked a year before he and the Hancock County Commissioners decided he should depart. The commissioners hired Adkins during a special meeting April 22. Adkins is currently the town manager