• Offshore, homegrown scams undo the unwary

    Offshore, homegrown scams undo the unwary

    ELLSWORTH — Police dealt with two different scams in the past week, one which cost a woman $5,000 and another that left a local non-profit out more than $700 and without a place to hold a scheduled retreat. On July 20, a local woman reported falling victim to what Detective Dotty Small called the Nigerian

  • Bangor Road speeders cited

    Bangor Road speeders cited

    ELLSWORTH — If it seems like there are a lot of drivers traveling at speeds exceeding the legal limit on the Bangor Road these days, the Ellsworth Police Department is here to tell you that you are not imagining things. After ticketing 28 drivers on the busy highway July 14, officers ticketed a total of

  • Lobster dinner in Brooksville Aug. 6

    BROOKSVILLE — The Brooksville Historical Society is once again sponsoring its annual lobster dinner. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 6, at 5:30 p.m. at the Community Center in South Brooksville. This traditional dinner includes hot boiled lobster with butter, coleslaw, chips, iced tea and lemonade and blueberry cake for dessert. The Little Island

  • Horoscope July 27, 2016

    To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Today is a 7 — Harmony requires effort today. Solo melodies slide softly by. Hide away and enjoy peaceful productivity. Avoid idle chatter and gossip. Discover a clever way to save resources. You can

  • Hancock County Jail log July 15-23

    Hancock County Jail log July 15-23

    The following were arrested or booked into the Hancock County Jail between July 15 and 23: Milton C. Allen, 57, Stonington, domestic violence assault. Elizabeth M. Barbato, 33, Deer Isle, 24 hours for speeding 30-35 over the posted limit. Eben M. Allen, 36, Sedgwick, domestic violence assault. Alexandra J. Harris, 31, Bar Harbor, two counts

  • Woman injured while hiking Blue Hill Mountain

    Woman injured while hiking Blue Hill Mountain

    BLUE HILL — A visiting hiker broke her leg after slipping on Blue Hill Mountain Tuesday. The 26-year-old Missouri woman broke her left leg after slipping on a damp rock while descending the mountain on the Osgood Trail, according to a statement from the Blue Hill Heritage Trust. The accident occurred about three-quarters of the

  • Blue Hill-Surry going with Fiberight after split vote

    Blue Hill-Surry going with Fiberight after split vote

    ELLSWORTH — The Blue Hill-Surry Transfer Station Committee voted 4-2 Tuesday to pursue a contract with Fiberight, a company creating a trash-to-biogas facility in Hampden. Blue Hill Selectmen John Bannister and Vaughn Leach and Surry Selectmen Steve Bemiss and Rebecca Collison voted in favor of the Fiberight plan. Committee Chairman and Surry Selectman Bill Matlock

  • The Boucher boats

    If you look closely, especially in the garages, barns and back workshops of Maine people, you will discover people making things with their hands — talented, creative people with the gift of true craftsmanship. Pete Boucher from Hampden is one of those people. He makes boats, drift boats for serious fishermen who want a stable

  • Put on an open face

    Put on an open face

    With this spell of glorious hot, summer weather, we’ve been firing up the grill and cooking like crazy…summer squash, zucchini, carrots, sliced red onions, fennel, and even potatoes. Grilled vegetables have a smoky, savory flavor and the high heat intensifies their natural sweetness. In addition to creating a more complex taste, grilling vegetables seals in