• Cross Insurance acquires Roland Grindle Insurance Agency

    BANGOR — Cross Insurance, a subsidiary of Cross Financial Corp., and one of the largest independent insurance providers in New England, has announced the acquisition of Sargent, Tyler & West and its Bucksport branch office, the Roland Grindle Insurance Agency. For nearly 200 years, Sargent, Tyler & West has been providing insurance coverage for individuals

  • Honor Roll-Narraguagus

    Honor Roll-Narraguagus

    The following Narraguagus Junior/Senior High School students were named to the fourth quarter honor roll: Seventh Grade High honors:    Riley Grant, Brantley Kane, Brylee McGuire, Karli Williams. Honors: Joshua Denbow, Graydon Holcomb, Daniel Nguyen, Lindsay Poirier, Nicklas Snider, Anna Strout, Brad Thompson. Eighth Grade High honors:    Mackenzie Arey, Hannah Beal, Rowan Michaud. Honors:   Jasmine Church,

  • Rotary welcomes young Mauritian leader

    Rotary welcomes young Mauritian leader

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth’s Noontime Rotary Club frequently hosts interesting speakers. But those speakers don’t usually come all the way from Mauritius, a small island nation off the southeastern coast of Africa. During a recent weekly meeting, the group heard from Koushul Narrian, a Mauritian who is making strides in his country. He was one of

  • Summer in a hat

    Summer in a hat

    Our most used accessory this summer is a straw hat we found last month at Nice Twice on Route 1A. We love it and wear it in the garden, on the beach and even out walking. It’s casual but stylish. Even better, this hat makes working outside in hot sun so much more comfortable. Nice

  • Property Transfers July 13 to July 20

    AMHERST Joshua M. Young and Kathryn A. Young, Amherst, to Steve Gallagher and Laura Gallagher, Amherst, land. Warranty Deed. BAR HARBOR Paul R. Pelletier and Kay L. Pelletier, Trustees of The Paul & Kay Pelletier Living Trust, to Dana Pelletier, Bar Harbor, land with all buildings and improvements. Trustees’ Deed. Brian D. Shaw and Michelle

  • Quarry swimmer hospitalized

    Quarry swimmer hospitalized

    SULLIVAN — A Surry man was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center after bystanders pulled him from the water of Sullivan Quarry Thursday evening, according to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office. “Upon arrival, a 26-year-old male from Surry was pulled from the water by bystanders and CPR was in progress,” Deputy Travis Frost said. Frost

  • Dick Hill, happy warrior

    It can be truly said of Dick Hill that he championed his beliefs to the very end. His final column in The Ellsworth American, in which he once again railed against energy policies grounded more in hope than reality, appeared in this newspaper the day after he died — July 14. At the age of

  • Grass roots democracy

    Ellsworth citizens, like those in any other community, often complain that their views are not being considered in the decision-making process of local government. Between now and November, they have an opportunity to do something about that. And the unexpected departure of Pam Perkins from the Ellsworth City Council will expand that opportunity. The resignation