• Designer denim boutique opens in Blue Hill

    Designer denim boutique opens in Blue Hill

    BLUE HILL — A passion for denim has led a Deer Isle woman to open a boutique featuring designer denim downtown. “I’m all about denim, that’s how this started,” said Goldie Boyce, who has opened Boyce’s Boutiques at 54 Main St. Boyce said Portland was the only place with shops that carried the designer brands

  • Student Notes: Hancock County students excel

    Joseph Swanson of Trenton received a Masters in Business Administration with honors from Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tenn. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sports management from Husson University in 2012. His sister, Brooke Swanson, received a master’s degree with honors in occupational therapy from Husson University, where she also received an undergrad

  • Local businesses struggle to find seasonal employees

    Local businesses struggle to find seasonal employees

    ELLSWORTH — Within a half-mile stretch of High Street, at least seven marquees at local businesses plead: “Help Wanted.” Pharmacies, restaurants, gas stations and tune-up shops are among the local businesses that are having difficulty finding full- or part-time employees during the busy summer months. Jason Sprague, a manager at Governor’s Restaurant in Ellsworth, said

  • DMR announces research grants worth $284,000

    AUGUSTA — The Department of Marine Resources recently announced four grant awards from the DMR Research, Education and Development fund totaling $284,139. The four organizations receiving funding include the Penobscot East Resource Center, the Maine Lobstermen’s Community Alliance, the University of Maine System and Colby College. Each responded to a request for proposal issued last

  • Trust, art gallery launching open-air arts initiative

    BLUE HILL — Blue Hill Heritage Trust (BHHT) and the Cynthia Winings Gallery are launching an Open-Air Arts Initiative with a kickoff event on June 4. The mission of the initiative is to inspire creativity in the young people who live on the Blue Hill Peninsula by encouraging them to get outside and explore nature.