• MCMH health forum scheduled Dec. 7

    ELLSWORTH — Maine Coast Memorial Hospital is hosting a free community health forum on neck and back pain on Monday, Dec. 7, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The speaker is Glenn McPherson, an APTA certified orthopedic specialist and McKenzie certified therapist. The event will be held in the MCMH Classroom (Door C). This forum focuses

  • Downeast births

    Downeast births

    At Mount Desert Island Hospital, Bar Harbor SULLIVAN — to Brittany Carter and Chris Sullivan of Southwest Harbor, a daughter, Serenity Sullivan, Nov. 3. PICKERING — to Lindsay Eysnogle and Jason Pickering of Islesford, a daughter, Marina Pickering, Nov. 6. RUMILL — to Rebecca Kebarian and George Rumill of Bar Harbor, a son, Maddox Rumill,

  • Man reunited with lost $8K thanks to mystery woman

    Man reunited with lost $8K thanks to mystery woman

    ELLSWORTH — Call it a tale of two cities. In the fictional 1945 Bedford Falls, N.Y., of “It’s a Wonderful Life,” the scatterbrained Billy Bailey loses $8,000 when he unwittingly hands it over to the curmudgeonly banker Mr. Potter — who then keeps it for himself. Thankfully, in real-life 2015 Ellsworth, Maine, there was no

  • Financial details coming on Fiberight plan

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County communities that will decide in 2016 where to haul their trash will receive more details this month on the economic viability of an alternative disposal site. The Municipal Review Committee, which is tasked with representing members’ interests in handling their solid waste, is supporting a new technology that would convert solid

  • Ellsworth Police Log: Graham Lake break-ins probed

    Ellsworth Police Log: Graham Lake break-ins probed

    ELLSWORTH — Police are investigating three burglaries that were reported on a private road along Graham Lake last week. The burglaries were reported on Nov. 28, all at seasonal residences on Graham Way. Two homes were broken into and in the third case, a storage shed was burglarized. Officer Gil Jameson is investigating the burglaries,

  • Canada approves exploratory oil lease near Georges Bank

    BAR HARBOR — The Norwegian energy company that lost out on a bid to build an experimental floating wind energy farm off the Maine coast won approval Monday explore for oil off the coast of Nova Scotia at the edge of Georges Bank. Last month, the Canadian-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board recommended that Statoil be

  • Industry confronts access issues as scallop season opens

    Industry confronts access issues as scallop season opens

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine scallop fishery opened Tuesday morning, with predictions that the boat price will be high, the season short and the pressure to let more people into the fishery intense. Last week, Trisha Cheney, the Department of Marine Resources’ scallop resource coordinator, hosted an outreach meeting in Ellsworth to give industry members a

  • New Acadia superintendent named

    New Acadia superintendent named

    ACADIA NAT’L PARK — Kevin Schneider, deputy superintendent at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming for the past four years, has been chosen as Acadia’s new superintendent. He succeeds Sheridan Steele, who retired at the end of October. “Kevin’s outstanding work in his previous assignments, coupled with his ability to work in partnership with others,