• Hinckley Co. President Jim McManus dies

    Hinckley Co. President Jim McManus dies

    TRENTON — The Hinckley Co. has announced that Jim McManus, the company’s president and CEO since June 1, 2007, died Tuesday, Nov. 24. The cause, according to Hinckley, was cancer. McManus joined Hinckley in June 2007 for what he often said was his dream job. He saw the company through its darkest times in 2008-2009,

  • Castine Woman’s Club program Dec. 1

    CASTINE — Everyone is welcome on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 12:30 p.m., to come and share, with the Castine Woman’s Club, “Holiday Treats with Marzipan.” The event will be led by Sam Friedlander and will be held at the Wilson Museum’s Education Center on Perkins Street.  

  • Bucksport Police Log: Two charged with domestic assault

    Bucksport Police Log: Two charged with domestic assault

    BUCKSPORT — Two men were arrested and charged with domestic assault in separate incidents Sunday. Just before 1 a.m. Sunday, officers were called to Harriman Cove Road. Police said 34-year-old Albert C. Curtis of Bucksport had assaulted a female domestic partner, and as a result he was charged with domestic assault. Just after 9 that

  • Jackson Laboratory’s long-term plans are detailed

    Jackson Laboratory’s long-term plans are detailed

    BAR HARBOR — Despite recent growth in The Jackson Laboratory’s California and Connecticut facilities, leaders in the organization will continue to keep Bar Harbor as their headquarters, Facilities Director John Fitzpatrick told the town Planning Board Nov. 4. Activities here may shift over time, though, with less focus on mouse production for sale to other

  • George Hale honored with broadcasting award

    George Hale honored with broadcasting award

    BOSTON — The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presented legendary Maine broadcaster George Hale with the Gold Circle Award on Nov. 19. The academy, which also distributes Emmys, recognized Hale with the prestigious award for his contributions and more than 50 years in the television industry. Below, play-by-play commentators for the Boston Celtics, Mike

  • DEFY beats Bangor Y in first meet of season

    DEFY beats Bangor Y in first meet of season

    ELLSWORTH — The Down East Family YMCA swim team defeated the Bangor YMCA in its first dual meet of the season on Saturday at DEFY. DEFY won with a score of 601-306 and scored first place finishes in 54 of 73 races. Of 101 DEFY swimmers, 16 qualified for the YMCA New England championships: Sam

  • Ryan Detour Memorial Tournament slated for Saturday

    BUCKSPORT — Every year before the winter sports season begins, high school wrestling teams across the state meet at Bucksport High School to compete in honor of the late Bucksport wrestler Ryan Detour. This year’s Ryan Detour Memorial Tournament is set for 11 a.m. Saturday at Bucksport High School. “Ryan was a big goof,” said

  • Church collecting gifts for program

    ELLSWORTH — St. Thomas Anglican Church is collecting donations for the Christmas Program of the Maine Sea Coast Mission. The program distributes gifts to children, families, nursing home residents and prisoners in Hancock and Washington counties at Christmas. Those wishing to contribute may bring a gift or gifts to St. Thomas on Route 1A on

  • Online tutorials from Healthy Acadia

    ELLSWORTH — Healthy Acadia is offering free, interactive workshops and tutorial sessions for navigating Medline Plus, an online resource that provides reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, MedLine Plus provides information about diseases, conditions and wellness issues in a user-friendly format