• Franklin News of Neighbors

    Jenna Shorey Correspondent This summer has certainly been one of fantastic weather, which has made all of the events around town that much more exciting to enjoy. The Franklin Historical Society invites you to its annual blueberry pancake breakfast this Saturday, Aug. 1. Breakfast will be served at the Franklin Veterans Club from 7-10 a.m.

  • State dumps latest standardized test

    State dumps latest standardized test

    ELLSWORTH — Maine is saying buh-bye to the Smarter Balanced standardized testing system after just one year due to complaints from educators, parents and the Maine Department of Education. “You hear, from the folks out on the front lines, ‘Pick something and stay with it,’” said Sen. Brian Langley (R-Hancock County). “But you also have

  • Josh Frost named new athletic director at Ellsworth High School

    Josh Frost named new athletic director at Ellsworth High School

    ELLSWORTH — A new athletic director has been hired at Ellsworth High School. Josh Frost was hired Tuesday, according to Superintendent Dan Higgins, and will start work in the full-time post on Thursday, Aug. 6. Frost has 13 years of teaching experience and has most recently worked in the Union 76 (Deer Isle-Stonington) school system.

  • Hancock County Jail Log July 22-26

    Hancock County Jail Log July 22-26

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail from July 22-26: Kevin R. Ames, 52, Orland, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Jon J. Mylen Jr., 28, Bucksport, unlawful sexual contact, assault. Dustin J. Johnson, 33, Ellsworth, probation violation. Kevin S. Chipman, 36, Southwest Harbor, bail violation. Bryan

  • Doe permits available

    Doe permits available

    The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIF&W) is now accepting applications online for its annual Sept. 9 drawing for any-deer hunting permits. The application deadline is midnight on Aug. 17. MDIF&W no longer mails applications, so hunters shopping for a doe permit need to be on their toes. To apply online, go to:

  • Take a dip

    Take a dip

    The recent spell of hot weather has inspired all the heat-loving vegetables to thrive; crisp, green cucumbers, shiny yellow summer squash, perfectly ripe tomatoes, green beans, wax beans and zebra-striped zucchini. Chopped veggies, grilled veggies, veggies poached in butter, we are literally swimming in fresh veggies. A nice, tasty dip encourages lots of fresh veggie

  • Google lodging glitch appears to be fixed

    Google lodging glitch appears to be fixed

    ELLSWORTH — The Google snafus indicating lodging was not available at a number of hotels and inns worldwide appear to have been resolved. U.S. Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) intervened initially and then again when a second problem was discovered. Inns, among them Acadia’s Oceanside Meadows Inn in Prospect Harbor, complained that a Google search of