• Winter Harbor awards latest Boston Post Cane

    Winter Harbor awards latest Boston Post Cane

    WINTER HARBOR — The newest recipient of the town’s Boston Post Cane, Alfreda Bacon, also is Winter Harbor’s last living telephone operator. The dates are fuzzy, but Bacon recalls working in a room at the back of what was then the Grover house at the corner of Main Street and Harbor Road. “I worked for

  • Next Step gets help for legal services program

    Next Step gets help for legal services program

    ELLSWORTH — Providing legal assistance to victims of domestic violence is a key part of what The Next Step Domestic Violence Project does. That can range from assisting women in obtaining protection from abuse orders or helping them understand the requirements of obtaining child custody, as well as providing paralegal services and other supports. “For

  • Maine’s hunting heritage

    Whether Maine should ban baiting, hounding and leg-hold traps in the hunting of bear will come before voters, for the second time in a decade, in Question 1 of the Nov. 4 general election ballot.  In 2004, the same proposal was defeated — after emotional campaigns conducted by both proponents and opponents — in a

  • Bond issues

    Two bond issues among the six proposals totaling $50 million on November’s ballot will provide major economic boosts to Hancock County if they pass. But they also will do much more. While neither Question 4 or Question 5 spells out the beneficiary of the proposals, the money — a total of $13 million — is

  • BAR HARBOR — A special one-hour indoor cycling class with hauntingly good music is set for Friday, Oct. 31, at 6 p.m. at the Mount Desert Island YMCA. Space is limited. For fee information and to reserve a bike, contact Angela at 288-3511 or [email protected]

  • Back the biologists on Question 1

    Dear Editor: The bear referendum was not brought about by a groundswell of Mainers concerned about our traditional methods of bear hunting. It was brought to us and funded almost entirely by the anti-hunting Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).

  • Do the right thing, Eliot

    Dear Editor: Memo to Eliot Cutler: Dear Sir, when will you live up to your promise you made long ago that you would retire from the gubernatorial campaign if your polling did not improve? Your polls have declined steadily and have remained flat at 12-13 percent for two months.