• Local Variety to reopen under new ownership

    Local Variety to reopen under new ownership

    BUCKSPORT — With a few tweaks, a fresh coat of paint and some menu additions, The Local Variety & Bake Shop will reopen June 1 under the ownership of Jessica and Caleb Carter. “We are revamping a little bit, but we are keeping a lot of it the same,” Jessica said. The previous owners put

  • On the Road Review: Nissan Maxima SL Sedan

    On the Road Review: Nissan Maxima SL Sedan gallery

    In 1970, Nissan — then known in this market as Datsun — gave us the 240Z, the first real Japanese sports car for the masses. It was powered by a straight-six engine, had rear wheel drive, and that sports car upset all of the preconceived notions about what an Asian car company could do. That

  • The end is nigh for elver season

    The end is nigh for elver season

    ELLSWORTH — The season for legally harvesting elvers from Maine’s streams and rivers ends Tuesday, June 7, but practically speaking the elver fishing season was all but over last week. The Department of Marine Resources reported that, as of last Wednesday evening, harvesters had landed all but 429.34 pounds of the state’s total 9,688-pound quota.

  • How to kill weeds naturally

    How to kill weeds naturally

    It’s the moment of truth. In the 1980s, I was a casual user of Roundup, a popular herbicide that I mostly applied to poison ivy. By spraying or painting the foliage I could kill the whole plant, roots and all. In those days Roundup, though toxic, was considered safe if handled carefully. In the 1990s,

  • HCTC student excelling in video production

    HCTC student excelling in video production

    ELLSWORTH — A Hancock County Technical Center (HCTC) senior and filmmaker is winning a slew of awards for video production and hopes to pursue a career in the field. Connor Petros, 18, recently won a New England Newspaper and Press Association award for a news video. Petros created a news video for The Ellsworth American

  • EHS summer camps scheduled for June-August

    ELLSWORTH — The following Ellsworth High School-sponsored athletic summer camps will take place over the course of the summer: Eagle Cheering Camp: June 20-23 from 5:30-8 p.m. for grades 3-8. Fee of $45 includes camp T-shirt. Contact Kat Dickens at 460-1264 or [email protected] Eagle Wrestling Camp: June 20-24 for grades K-12. Contact Logan Walsh at

  • WHCA announces 50th anniversary fundraising campaign

    ELLSWORTH — 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the Washington Hancock Community Agency (WHCA). WHCA is a community action program created out of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty. A nonprofit, social service organization, WHCA provides direct service to over 5,000 families in Hancock and Washington counties annually with programs designed to alleviate the

  • Dam’s fate to be decided in Orland

    Dam’s fate to be decided in Orland

    ORLAND — Orland residents will decide the future of the Orland Village Dam ahead of the June 15 Town Meeting. Voters will choose whether to keep and maintain the dam on the Narramissic River, or to work toward removing it completely. Voting will take place from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on June 14 at

  • College planning workshops set

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will be hosting free workshops titled “Essentials of College Planning” for adults 19 and over at the following times and locations: Hancock County Higher Education Center/UC Ellsworth, 248 State St, Suite 1, on Thursday, June 2 and 16, at 9 a.m. Sullivan Learning Center of RSU 24 Adult