• Pressing issues being ignored

    Dear Editor: I will turn 80 next March. Most men in my ancestry don’t make it past 85, but that doesn’t concern me. Given the problems confronting the world, I expect to be one of the more fortunate ones. There are 7.2 billion people now in the world, and that is expected to increase to

  • A big weekend at UMaine

    Dear Editor: As a proud alumnus, I have served this year as a co-chairman of the 150th Celebration Committee at the University of Maine. The original land grant institution was established as the College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts in 1865, as a result of the enactment of the Morrill Act by President Abraham

  • Gravel pit proposal not a solution

    Dear Editor: “Gravel Pit Solution Proposed in Lamoine” was the title of an article in this paper’s Oct. 1 edition. It refers to a new gravel ordinance created by Lamoine’s Board of Selectmen up for vote on Nov. 3. Because I was quoted as being opposed to this document, I want to explain my position.

  • Perils of the Sea tribute set

    SOUTH LUBEC — “Songs of Fishermen, Shipwreck, and Survival,” a tribute to the men and women who work on our waters and a fundraiser for the Lubec Lost Fisherman’s Memorial, is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Crow Town Gallery. The gallery is located at 406 South Lubec Road in Lubec

  • SUV crashes after motorist falls asleep

    DEDHAM — A Bar Harbor man was injured after he fell asleep while heading to Bangor on Route 1A early Thursday morning, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department reported. Deputy Dana Austin said Capitol Ambulance took Stephen Hopkins, 35, to Eastern Maine Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. “It appears he fell asleep and

  • Authors to visit Ellsworth Library

    ELLSWORTH — Three Maine authors talk will about their novels and the most terrifying parts of the creative process in a program at the Ellsworth Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 15, at 6 p.m. Whether it’s a murder trial of a Downeast fisherman, a central Maine werewolf pack in search of an alpha or powerful

  • Hancock County Dems to meet Oct. 15

    ELLSWORTH — On Thursday, Oct. 15, the Hancock County Democrats’ monthly meeting will feature Nicole Brown, deputy field director for Mainers for Accountable Elections. She will focus on Referendum Question No. 1 on November’s ballot, a proposal to improve Maine’s election system. The County Democrats urge all Maine voters to attend and learn about this

  • Institute to host community music night

    ELLSWORTH — With its second season of operation now under way, the Ellsworth Community Music Institute is inviting friends and neighbors from the Hancock County region to attend its first annual Community Music Night on Thursday, Oct. 15, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Bryant E. Moore Community Center. Those attending will have an