• Acadia Fire offers soccer fun and fitness all year long

    Acadia Fire offers soccer fun and fitness all year long

    TRENTON — The Acadia Fire FC soccer academy is gearing up for its winter-spring season. It will be the first full winter in its new “Fire House” indoor turf field across from the Hancock County SPCA. Programs for the upcoming 10-week season begin Dec. 1 and include groups for ages 5-18. “For all the kids,

  • Cod rules could trap lobstermen

    Cod rules could trap lobstermen

    ELLSWORTH — A proposal to restrict lobster fishing in certain designated spawning areas for cod is on the agenda at the New England Fishery Management Council meeting in Newport, R.I., this week. A groundfish subcommittee voted last week to recommend that, “due to the high bycatch of cod in the lobster fishery and potential disruption

  • Ode to a wine of warmth, charm and cheapness

    Ode to a wine of warmth, charm and cheapness

    No need to spend a million to drink a wine Sicilian. John Edwards’ Villa Pozzi (which we found hotsy-totsy) is going for nine dollars, which oenophilic scholars, will tell you is a deal bordering on a steal.   Drink deeply of the Villa and you will sense vanilla and blackberries and solar and Francis Ford

  • Computer repair scam leaves woman out $2,100

    Computer repair scam leaves woman out $2,100

    ELLSWORTH — A local woman is out more than $2,000 after she reportedly fell victim to a computer repair scam. Detective Dotty Small said the woman received an unsolicited call one day recently from someone offering to improve the operating speed of her computer. Anyone who has experienced technology troubles might understand the tempting nature

  • MMA ends football season with 28-23 loss to Curry

    MMA ends football season with 28-23 loss to Curry

    CASTINE — A fourth-period touchdown lifted the Curry College Colonels to a 28-23 season-ending football win over the Maine Maritime Academy Mariners on Saturday in Milton, Mass. The Mariners struck first in the seesaw battle, completing a nine-play, 47-yard drive with a two-yard touchdown run by freshman fullback James Ferrar just nine seconds into the

  • Commissioners approve new admin

    ELLSWORTH — County commissioners have decided to hire an administrator to oversee county operations. The decision came in a split vote during a meeting on Nov. 7. Commissioner Antonio Blasi abstained from the vote, saying he was not convinced the position would be funded until the budget process for the upcoming year had been finalized,